The Golden Bell – Augusta National
The first day of spring for many people is not truly here until after The Master’s. I have been to The Master’s twice and each time was breathtaking for the human eye. To have been in such a place that has an enduring history of great golfers can’t be described in one word. Almost like a holiness. The Masters’ dramatic golf moments are played against a backdrop of manicured plants, blooming azaleas and soaring pines. Each hole gets its name from the tree or shrub associated with the tee, fairway or green (“Juniper,” “Yellow Jasmine,” “Holly”).
This painting was painted in three panels and is by far the biggest painting I have ever attempted to complete. The complete painting process took me a little over two weeks, working on it several hours a day. I have taken a lot of the painting techniques I have learned over the years and put them all in this one painting. Below I have basically outlined my process for this painting so that you can see each step. In order to get my goal end-product I had to focus on the layering of colors to capture the realism of how beautiful this place really is. I wanted to do the justice it very well deserves.
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This painting was a joy to create; however, it did challenge me in so many ways as an artist. I can say one thing for sure, my abilities as an artist have grown so much so in 1 years time. Who knows what next year may bring.
Hoping everyone had a very Merry Christmas and will have a very bright New Year!
Cheers to 2018!
~ Tim Ellmers