Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Capturing the Day

Rob had a tee time of 10:30 at Old South Golf Links.  He loves to arrive early and warmup at the driving range.

It was a beauty of a morning.  I brought my Stillman & Birn 8.5 x 11 journal and a few empty pages from my unbound journal.  While Rob warmed his golf game up, I did the same in the S&B journal.  I began a list of 'Birds of Note, tried to do a memory sketch of a Wood Stork flying over, captured a Live Oak that flanked the first tee and wrote general notes about the morning.

I decided to capture as many scenes around the course as I could and drew boxes to help me keep things simple.


Here's a shot of my setup.  The base is a piece of foam core. The clip that holds my paper is also securing the the fold in the foam core so it remains flat and sturdy.  I use the same type of clip to hold my palette to the foam core.

The front nine of this course is soooo pretty!  I'd love to have the opportunity to spend quality time on each of the holes and really do them justice.  As we made our way around the course, I honed the five sketches and mainly enjoyed the day and all the birds.

4 comments:

  1. Wonderful pages! Thanks for sharing your set-up with the foam core - great idea!

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    1. Thanks, Ann! I'm also going to try the corrugated plastic that for sale and yard sale signs are made of. I've seen images of another artist using this. May be even lighter... less bulky, too!

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  2. Sounds and looks like it was a great day for golfing and painting :) Looking forward to the SuperMoon and your spread on that - wishing you clear skies!

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    1. Thanks, Rhonda! And, for the hope for clear a clear sky!

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