Sunday, October 23, 2011

St. Andrews and the Swilcan Bridge

Well it took a little longer than I expected, but it's a wrap.  This was an exercise in patience and a steady hand.  Lots of delicate lines and a rock bridge that was the main attraction.  I'm going to have Giclee prints made of this painting.  I'll post the comparison when I get them back in a few weeks.

I'm off to the Federal Duck Stamp Competition judging at the end of this week.  I'll post the outcome next week.  Thanks for checking in.
Cheers!  Mark

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

St. Andrews, Scotland

Time for a golf painting.  In May 2010, I joined 23 fellow golfers for some golf competition at the home of golf.  Over the next 6 months I am going to do a series of paintings from that trip.  To kick things off I'm doing a painting of the 18th fairway at The Old Course, St. Andrews Links.  The following photos are 2 closeups from this painting.  Top photo is the Rusacks Hotel and street scene, the bottom photo is the Clubhouse of the R & A.  The foreground will have the most famous bridge in golf, "the Swilcan Bridge".  The finished work should be complete in about 7-10 days.  The size of the painting is approx. 20x30 inches.
Thanks for checking in - Mark