The 2nd at Burley

The 2nd at Burley

I know of it from golfing buddies of mine,one who has been a member there for years, the other at South Winchester. Certainly nicely done Michael.

I always like paintings of golf coures and this is very attractive. I especially like the bare trees on the right.

Thank you Derek & Stephen. I have come to the conclusion that this hole is possibly easier to paint than play! A short par 3, you drive over the water and deep bunker on to a green that resembles an upturned dinner plate - devilishly difficult to land the ball in the right spot so that it doesn't run off the green. Golf can be almost as frustrating as watercolour painting!

Sounds really easy! Ponies as extra hazards is unique probably. Do you get a penalty stroke if you hit one? A nice (and well executed) painting of a nice subject- Is it going to hang in the clubhouse? I have often thought i would like to do a golf painting perhaps with hubby on the tee, and seeing your painting is quite inspiring.

Judith - thank you. Yesterday, my tee shot finished less than three feet from the hole and I missed the putt! Set the tone for the remaining 16 holes. Looks easy but isn't - like trying to land the ball on an upturned dinner plate - wicked crossfalls and almost no level spots at all. No, no penalty for striking a poor pony and no, I haven't offered it to the clubhouse. Have come to the conclusion, I might be a slightly more competent painter than golfer - but then, at 75 I might improve as the former but never as the latter!

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This is where I play golf, 10 minutes from home on a beautiful New Forest course. Ponies are part of the course hazards! Painting is 14 x 10 in. on Arches Rough

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Michael Trask

Hello. I am a retired Chartered Building Surveyor who took up watercolours at the age of 66 fifteen years ago. It is never too late! Whilst I could always draw and understood perspective ( my training helped that) I had never painted other than a few sketches for clients as an articled pupil 60…

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