This morning, we woke to temperature that were 25 degrees lower than yesterday. Factor in wind and rain, and golf and out of door site seeing was clearly out of the question. We decided to explore the World Golf Hall of Fame which is within walking distance of our condo.
The World Golf 's Hall of Fame provides an extensive look at the game of golf through stories, artifacts, videos, art and photography of its members within 75,000 square foot exhibition space. Included in the museums exhibits is a replica of the famous Swilcan Bridge at St. Andrews. Of course we had to have our photo taken on the bridge as a souvenir.
|Hall of Fame Swilcan Bridge Replica|
Needless to say, the Hall of Fame was not going to allow me to set up inside the museum to paint the bridge, but I did get some photos of the replica to use as the basis for this little study.
|Swilcan Bridge at St Andrews 5"x 7" pastel|
Initially I had painted the background buildings more realistic, but decided that was too much detail for such a small painting. All I really wanted was to convey the sense of age and history, so I made the buildings' shapes more obscure and emphasized the roughness of the bridge.