Hole 18, “Home”, Redlands Country Club
Nearly two decades ago Redlands Country Club commissioned me to paint selected scenes of its golf course. A dozen or more years have passed since my last assignments there, so this latest commission required getting reacquainted with the golf course.
Redlands Country Club is a beautiful place with an interesting story (one nicely recorded in Redlands Country Club: A Centennial History by a friend, historian Larry Burgess). The toughest part of this commission was winnowing-down my pick to a single view. I ended up selecting two: an uphill view of Hole 6 and Hole 18’s panoramic view of the clubhouse, valley basin and distant San Bernardino Mountains. I painted two small studies (below) and presented these to Club for it to select a favorite.
I began the 36” x 60” acrylic painting of Hole 18 by roughly sketching the scene with a #12 and #24 filbert brush, the pastel study as my reference.