Friday, September 15, 2017

Botanical Gardens Golf Course


A painting of the park behind the Erie County Botanical Gardens.
Botanical Gardens Golf Course
Acrylic on gessobord
8"x10"
Chris Breier © 2017
Last winter I visited the Erie County Botanical gardens and when I was finished touring the greenhouses I explored the grounds outside which includes a golf course. There's also a few ponds that attract ducks and Canadian geese.

There wasn't any snow on the ground but it was still cold and very windy. It wasn't very pleasant for photography, but I still managed to get a few good reference photos to work from. I focused on the mix of trees in the foreground and the strip of bright green grass in the background. I simplified some of the branches to strengthen the design and to create a bold pattern.

2 comments:

  1. This is nice. It reminds me of stained glass. Also of the Bizarro's - you'd have to have been reading Superman comics in the early 60's to know what I'm talking about. But it's striking and beautifully executed!

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    1. Thanks Sharon! Stain glass...yep. Bizarro is before my time, but I do remember Seinfeld referenced it a number of times. I will have to check it out.

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