Hope you are having a fantasy week so far! I had a very busy weekend packing and shipping some of my paintings to a CWA(California Watercolor Association) show. I want to go over one of the painting that got accepted and share with you the process. It is a landscape painting of a golf resort. I'm not a golf player, but I always enjoy the beautiful golf courses. I have no idea how do they keep hundreds of acres of grass perfectly green and flat (I can't even keep my few square feet backyard lawn look nice). But I can understand why so many people enjoy this sport! To be able to get away from the noise and commotion to places like these is such a luxury experience.
Most golf paintings I saw were done in oil and in photo-realism. But I personally like to leave that to a good high mega pixel camera. I want the painting to "feel" real and let you experience the emotion of being there. The fresh air, the cool breeze, the crisp sound of the club hitting the golf ball!
The mid-ground land
The Foreground and some last touches.
The finished painting
I hope you like the painting and the process I'm sharing. As you can see, if you know where the shapes are separated, you can work your way down section by section. You don't have to paint everything at once and get confuse. It's worth noting that I spend quite sometime drawing so I don't have to second guess myself when I paint. Of course there are still some spontaneity when I paint, but a good drawing prevented me from getting confused.
If you are in the Northern California, near Brentwood, WA. Hope you can visit Delta Gallery in Brentwood, CA between April 1 - April 29. =) You will be able to see this painting in person along with my other two paintings.