GOLF LINKS

PORTRAITURE

Custom Paintings of Your Favorite

Golf Hole or Club Scene

      

 

 

 

INFORMATION ABOUT COMMISSIONING A GOLF LINKS PORTRAIT

To initiate a Golf Links Portrait commission, please call to discuss your requirements.  We will review all relevant issues relating to size, framing, schedule, and price. 

Golf Links Portraits are painted in oil from life.  Therefore they begin on the golf course not in a photograph.  It is at the site that the geometry of the composition is determined.  It is at the site that each course's differences are gauged.  It is from life that true values, tones, and temperature of colors are derived.  It is also at the site that the always-critical sources of light and shadow are observed.  Photos are useful in determining values, that is, the scale of light to dark.  They are useful in correcting sizes and shapes but are lacking when determining subtle differences in hue and temperature.  The artist believes it is essential to arrange at least one drawing/painting session at the course.  As an experienced golfer, the artist is sensitive to the issues of golf etiquette and has been able to maximize the value of on site sessions without interfering with member play.  The goal is to complete the "'foundation  phase" of a Golf Links Portrait in one on site session. The portrait is then completed in the artist's Connecticut studio. 

Portrait sizes are usually 16x20, 18x24, or 24x30.  When making a size decision, please consider frame sizes as well.  Our preferred classic gold frames add between 3 and 4 inches to each side of the painting.  Contemporary frames are also available and add between 1 and 2 inches to each side.  Prices are dependent upon size. 

Please E-mail mgrafferty@golflinksportraiture.com and provide your name and contact details, club name and location.  Please note if your club has a “closed Monday” policy.  Also note if your commission is time-sensitive (e.g. birthday, retirement, event, etc.) Studio hours are M-F 10:30 AM to 8:00 PM.  Telephone: 203-470-3687.