The sun rises early in the morning behind the Royal and
Ancient at the Old Course, St. Andrews, Scotland. From the eleventh
century through the 1500's when Mary Queen of Scots played here, to the
1700's when it contained 22 holes, the Old Course has challenged golfers
from across the world. Golf has been played here for over 800 years.
My painting in ink and watercolor, captures that
fleeting moment when the course is still in semi-darkness. The rising sun
lights the colorful sky, which is slightly reflected on the fairways. The
Royal and Ancient and other buildings of the small town of St. Andrews are
in the half-light of the morning sun. The Switcan Burn (creek) is crossed
by an ancient stone bridge in the foreground. We are reminded of the many
feet crossing that the old bridge and the excitement of the golfers who
have played here through the ages.
The original ink/watercolor painting was donated to the
Older Persons Commission, Rochester, Michigan.
17" color print, $60.00