Friday, May 1, 2020

My Way to Play

For years I gave playing the game of golf a go.  I loved the scenery and happened to see a lot of the courses we played with my particular game...  I came to look on golf the same way Mark Twain did - a good walk spoiled.

Then, the last 5 years I played, I began to bring my sketchbook and watercolor pencils with me.  My husband and I would always play with 2 other men.  I had time to sketch little bits of things when they were on the tee box.  I immersed myself into what I loved and would forget the last lousy shots made.  This practice helped me take 10 strokes off of my game!!!

I no longer play the game, but do join my husband in the cart with my plein air setup.

These two small studies were started while the foursome finished one hole and teed up on the next.  I finished them from memory as we rode along.  
My little lap desk was purchased at an office supply store.  They also come in a light aluminum.  Their original use is for workers in the field that have forms to store inside.  When closed it acts like a clipboard.  I use blue tack to hold my brushes and small mixing palette.  Lots of clips to hold things in place.  It can be a bouncy windy ride around the courses!


  1. Great idea to go along and sketch while they play golf. I love the set up and wish I could go to the office supply and browse for something like that. Hope you are keeping safe.

  2. Good to hear from you! Yes, a fun way to take in the lovely scenery around courses. You stay well, too!

  3. Hi Pam - I was enjoying your lovely post from today and noticed your nifty clip board set up. Such a great idea!!!
    I'm interested in how you attached your water cup to the clipboard. It appears you use some clips that are unusual. Is there a blog or you tube video where you show this? I also am interested in your plein aire set-up - your tripod intrigues me. Thanks Pam! You inspire me every time I read your blog!!

    1. Hi Dorothy! Thank you so much for making my day! I'm an honored that you are reading my blog and that I can inspire. Makes my heart sing!
      Regarding the water container in photo above. The cup is actually sitting in the golf cart's cup holder. If you look at my most recent post, you'll see the tops of two water containers. I made a pouch for 2 nalge bottles out of duck tape and attached it to the lime green lap desk. Real snazzy ; ) The tripod/easel setup you see in some posts is by Plein Air Pro. Love it! I am prepping to do some FB live sessions. I will make one about the supplies I use and have come to depend on. Stay tuned!