Sports projects for Sports Artist John Robertson, Golden State Warriors new arena, Milwaukee Bucks new arena. Paintings for Atlanta Braves Stadium and Green Bay Packers re-model of Lambeau Field. Created Sports Art for Minnesota Vikings, San Francisco 49er's, Fox Sports, Fox Sports Net, Prudential Sports Arena (New Jersey Nets New Jersey Devils), the Amway Sports Arena Orlando Magic, etc. Other commerical projects, museums and private clients.
What did they tell me when I wanted to play pro golf? Nope. Not this year – or any. Who was I informed by? My old golfing boss who ran the golf driving
range where I had worked. Twice I asked him why and the third time he
told me: “Well, when you putt you are
trying to putt straight, just like you are shooting arrows.” He said, “with all
your practice you’d think you would be getting closer to the hole.” But I wasn’t.
I still hadn’t learned to hook properly either on the greens or on the
fairways. At least I don’t cry after my
sixth putt to the flag.
The fairway – I
don’t spend much time there. I’m usually
off to looking for my golf ball on either the left or right side of all that
nice green grass. And I walk the course,
never using a caddy. I have enough
people in a foursome to laugh at my play – I don’t want to be paying for one
more person to join in on the laugh track.
I lug that bag myself – with two ball retrievers – just in case I break
I’m not saying I don’t take my game seriously. I do – I do everything possible to lower my
scores. I go to the driving range almost
every day to hit a bucket of balls, bouncing them off of the golf picker out
around a hundred and sixty yards - which is about as far as I can drive a ball. I take
lessons from a golf pro. At least I
think he is a pro because he does wear Bermuda shorts. And the best thing I do to lower my score is
to cheat. Yeah, cheat. Some days you’d think I was playing soccer
out there, the way I can kick a ball around.
And I am good with a pencil too.
I certainly know how to add. But
I am much, much better at subtraction.
About the painting in the golf video
So where does all of this leave me? Painting.
To relax I was told by my doctor take golf. It can be a relaxing
hobby. Nope. Not relaxing.
So I took up painting. The time
lapse golf video you see here is a sample of what I do with paint. It’s short – the demonstration is about 35
seconds and the actual sports art is about seven feet. If you are on my blog you surely know that I
am a sports artist, painting professionally for sports stadiums and arenas and
other commercial projects. I take
commissions and would be happy to do a sports selfie of you playing your
favorite sport. You can reach me through
my contact pages and I will be happy to discuss the possibilities with you.