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Friday, 26 July 2013


Sometimes golf is a four letter word in our house. As much as I like to watch it on tv, sometimes a four letter word springs to mind when it is on for hours, kind of overkill.  Well at the moment the men's Seniors Open is a 10 min walk from our house. It is at the Royal Birkdale Golf Club.

For the sketch I dodged underneath the security ropes, before there were any golfers on the 18th hole, to paint this. A large security lady said you shouldn't be here! Gulp.  Well she said I'll let you know if anyone comes. This was done for the Ladies Open a couple of years ago.  It is on khadi paper.

On Monday I went to the pro am, which was free!  Yes I said FREE. Sketch book in my little rucksack I went to the practice ground to sketch, and my hubs went off to do his marshalling stint.
The pesky professional golfers, just wouldn't keep still, so I had to sketch the spectators.  Just on cartridge paper with a waterproof pen.  These are by far the best I did, the rest were, yes you guessed a four letter word  beginning with 'C'.  Can you guess what it is?

You never know what you might find to sketch, so I usually have a small set in my bag.

All day a light aircraft has been circling every 5 mins overhead for tv coverage, and it's been getting on my nerves, so am off out tomorrow.

I may go on the last day, yes actually pay, I love the atmosphere.

I wish you all a wonderful weekend and thank you for looking at my blog.