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image golfer swinging a golf club in a black and white impressionistic and expressionistic manner.

Are You Playing in the Masters?

No Masters No Golf Not This Year

As a sports artist one would think that I played golf as it is a leisurely sports activity for a guy getting into my age bracket.  There are not many sports I can play at my age, much less in the Masters.   I once managed a golf driving range and took quite a few lessons so you’d think I would want to get out on the links and bang the ball around.  But that is the problem – I would just bang the ball and chase it in to high grass on either side of the fairways.  I lugged my golf bag around with two ball retrievers – just in case I broke one.   Even after all the practice and golf lessons and videos I watched the only way I could lever lower my score was to cheat.  My best method was

using the “close enough to the hole” as if you were tossing grenades.   That grenade method of measurement of success (close enough) could turn a four put into a two.

Time-lapse Video (34 seconds) Speed Painting of Golfer

So for relaxation I took up the “sport” of painting – with a bit of success.  If you visit some of the newest sports stadiums or arenas in this country you may stumble upon a few of my paintings.  (See Bio)  .  The time lapse golf video you see here is a sample of what I do with paint.  It’s short – the demonstration painting in an expressionistic and impressionistic manner is about 34 seconds and the actual sports art is about seven feet.  If you are on my blog you surely know that I am a sports artist, painting professionally for sports stadiums and arenas and other commercial projects.  I take commissions and would be happy to do a sports selfie of you playing your favorite sport.  You can reach me through my contact pages and I will be happy to discuss the possibilities with you.

Painting of tattoo artist Luis standing net to his large-scale painting on canvas

Artist John Robertson Painting Demonstration Santa Paula Museum

Painting Demonstration by Sports Artist John Robertson

The Santa Paula Art Museum has invited artist John Robertson to speak and and give a painting demonstration of large-scale figurative painting. 3:00 PM, Thursday, March 10. Please join me

Painting of tattoo artist Luis standing net to his large-scale painting on canvas
Life size figurative painting on brown paper of Luis the tattoo artist who has body covered in tattoos

at:

Santa Paula Art Museum,117 North 10th Street, Santa Paula, Ca.

$4 Adults, $3 Seniors, Students and museum members free

The painting you see in the photograph is of Luis, a tattoo artist who works in a tattoo shop in the same complex where my studio is located. As you can see, he is covered in tattoos including his face. He has plenty of piercings also. Luis has been tattooing for about twenty years and is quite an accomplished artist. He paints in oils and not surprisingly his subject matter tends towards the dark side. This painting is 40″ by 84″ ink and acrylic on unstretched canvas.

The Santa Paula Art Museum has gallery talks every second Thursday of the month at 3:00 pm for talk and tour through the Museum’s galleries led by guest curators, artists, and experts.