Golf in Scotland: The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship

Fantagolf Alfred Dunhill Links Championship 02 S

My favourite Sportsmen, The European PGA players, are golfing this weekend in Scotland, on the legendary Saint Andrews course. It had always been my dream to golf in Scotland, but it never came true, although some concrete plans had been made. But today I must say, after my 4 weeks experience in Scotland 2 years ago, where it was raining cats and dogs all the time, I have abandoned this dream. And to prove me right, the third day of the Championship yesterday, has been cancelled because of

Gale forces winds across the north and east of Scotland have forced the abandonment of Saturday’s planned third round in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship…”

Anyway. I made some sketches on the first 2 days, and here are some of the resulting paintings. I am aware that this European PGA golf series, which I started about 4 weeks ago now, are not in my current style, less wild, more classical. But somehow if I want to feature the  golf courses where the tournaments take place, I have to stay quite realistic in my painting style. There would be surely a less classical way, but I would need more time for that, and I haven’t got it: first because there is a tournament each week, and I have other things to do  (like for example following the tournaments!) than to reflect about a golf painting style, and second and more importantly, because I never reflect about how to paint something, I just do it, following my impulses and inspirations.

For example, I loved the following scene, but I am not sure that the putting player in the background loved it too… it is well-known that golfers are very sensitive to any kind of noises… I am sure they would classify pipe music as noise too when they are trying to concentrate themselves.

Well, this really very classical painting, I wouldn’t believe myself that it comes from me! Although, when one looks closer, it looks quite messy in some places… I had neither the time nor the patience to take more care of it!  🙂

Fantagolf Alfred Dunhill Links Championship 03 SSo, I am gone now, I have to see if the weather is better today in Saint Andrews and if yes, I will sit down in my wonderful armchair (that we bought as surplus from a new Lap-Dancing club) and watch golf for hours and hours… Heaven!

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  3. Joël Says:

    Miki, ces peintures plus “classiques” sont une autre facette de ton art et j’aime beaucoup ces jeux avec la lumière qu’on trouve dans cette série sur le golf.
    Sur la première scène, spontanément, malgré l’absence de bleu, j’ai pensé à une aurore boréale, c’est dire !
    Bravo encore.

  4. Susan Cornelis Says:

    There is such a dreamy feel to these. One really gets the feeling of your passion for golf.

  5. Miki Says:

    @ Susan!
    Nce to see you here! I guess the reason for the “dreamy” is that I actually dream of golf…

    @Joël
    Merci pour ce beau commentaire. Tu sais, cette facette classique est en fait le résultat de mon caractère, qui explique totalement la diversité de mes tableaux. Je l’ai souvent expliqu, je m’ennuie très vite, et j’ai toujours besoin de changer radicalement de style (couleurs, technique, matériel, outils, etc…).
    Des gens qui croient savoir tout en art m’ont dit que je devrais me fixer sur un style, pour être reconnaissable. Et bien, NON! La pensée seule m’en horrifie!
    Premièrement je n’a aucun besoin d’etre reconnaissable, au contraire. Et puis, ma note personnelle, c’est la diversité. en fait, j’ai une multipersonnalité… bien au delà de la schizophrénie!!! 🙂 .

  6. Joël Says:

    Miki, please, ne change pas ! Cet aspect multi-facettes rend pour une grande part ton travail extrèmement attachant, on ne peut se lasser : on saute d’un style à un autre, mais toujours avec le même désir de découvrir autre chose !

    Imposer un style unique deviendrait sans doute lassant et de toutes façons, ta diversité picturale s’accorde parfaitement avec l’écclectisme musical de Kevin, n’est-ce pas ? Alors…

  7. Miki Says:

    Merci Joël! Et pour dire la vérité, l’aspect multi-facettes c;est tout d’abot pour ne pas m’ennuyer moi-même! Aucun danger de changer, le changement étant ancré très profondément dans ma personnalité!


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