Galgorm Castle 19th - 22nd AUG
Well, packed me sox . Didn't bother to wash em (not really).
I'm really looking forward to my third N I Open as Artist in Residence. What does that mean? Good question.
It means that....
Through thick and thin, Droughts & Hurricanes, wayward pro am golf balls with no "FOUR!" attached, Nial Horan fans, Weekend painters, uncle tom, cobley and all, he ,the artist, perseveres. Also, when the brilliant golfers of the European Challenge Tour and advertised food, music & fun times at Galgorm Castle are all over for another year... the poor starving artist will still have to toil away in his shack like hovel to produce a landscape capturing the final moments..... through all this, It's a hard gig but someone has to do it, after all this, spare a thought for the poor starving artist on the 18th Sunday afternoon, checking if he has enough schrapnel for the bus ride to the airport. Maybe hand him money and small gifts (credit cards accepted) and sweets to help him on his journey. Notes preferred. Praise him and tell him that you love his work, you might just get a smile, or it could be gas. An artist's work is never done. As an American lady once said about Van Gogh's sunflowers "Oh, you can see how he suffered" (LOL)
but it's so true. We suffer for our art..... "make that out to cash will you". That my friends is an Artist in Residence's lot. (sigh) Be kind. See you there......
DDF Irish open 2018 meeting
Great to meet Padraig again at the 2018 DDF Irish Open at Ballyliffin G C. We discussed various design subjects with the three time Major Winner showing off his painting skills. It was a fleeting visit but very productive. Since then I have been working on the globe, in between commissions and I feel happy with the results so far. I am painting the fibre glass Globe using, Acrylics, Gold Leaf, Antique Gold Wax on a gesso primer. The final work including Padraig's and my own signatures will be varnished, photographed, Exhibited and Auctioned along with 99 other Globes by Artists all over Ireland. If you would like to know more about dates of the shows around Ireland and Estimates please go to www.goal.ie
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first time to let padraig see the progress on the globe and to add his artistic input.
official photos from the charity 'goal global', showing team harrington/robinson to follow shortly
Globe arrives on the hottest day of the year- PHEW! what a scorcher.
Ah memories of terrible tabloid headlines. Well it arrived today and of first viewing I'll need to adjust the surface in the places allocated to Padraig's portraits. But lets not get ahead of ourselves, deep breath and mix the primer. Two coats of that and a base layer should be fine then the addition of any further filling, a sanding and finally the a final base coat. That's before we get creative!! I haven't got long before the 2018 Irish Open, NEXT WEEK!! better get going. more later
Padraig Harrington's Globe
I am proud to announce my partner in this brilliant project... Mr Padraig Harrington! We have worked together on a design to bring this globe to life ⛳️ Padraig is pictured here at our meeting during the 2018 PGA Championship at Wentworth. We came up with a join design for our fibre glass globe. The plan is to meet again soon after I have started things off. Padraig with paint brush in hand will selflessly donate some of his time to realise the design. Get ready with your plastic, we want someone to pay a great deal of cash to help people less fortunate. Goal Global do a fantastic job with humanitarian projects worldwide. For further info please go to their site www.goalglobal.org
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The GOAL - What On Earth project is a 3D Sculpture Project. 100 resin globes of the world will be painted by selected Artists or two man teams of a VIP & an Arist. The Globes will be displayed and eventually auctioned off in Oct 18 to help in GOAL-Global's humanitarian efforts around the World.
I was asked to join this project in May and ever since have been raring to go. The Globes will arrive this week and I will get started setting out my design. I already met my VIP golfing partner at the BMW Championship at Wentworth. He is a three time Major winner and a nice fella to boot. We discussed my ideas, he put forward his views and I was set off on this artistic challenge. I will keep you all up to date with my efforts and I hope this will inspire you to look into GOAL's great work worldwide. I will meet up with my team mate at times and keep you posted. Next meeting The Irish Open. Can you guess who my guest artistic partner/golfer is?
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