Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Unique Take on an Original Oil Painting

Greetings Golfers...

Well this was a first for me. A diamond shaped Original oil painting. USGA official and friend of mine commissioned this perspective from the California Golf Club, "Cal Club". Visible are holes 3, 4 and 8. The Red Colored background is not part of the oil painting, but rather filler created by photoshop.

The owner had a hunch this would make a great painting and perspective and had the perfect spot in his home to display it.

Alister MacKenzie rebunkered the Cal Club along with Robert Hunter in 1927. Interestingly, if you were to walk about 4 or 5 miles directly forward and over the hill in the backdrop of the painting you would end up at Sharp Park Golf Course. An original Alister MacKenzie "golden age" seaside layout.

This was a really interesting project for me and I'm looking forward to the next one...Bel Air Country Club.


Josh CF Smith