Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Watercolor Painting "The 12th at Augusta"

©Becky Brocato
"The 12th at Augusta"
8" x 10"
Watercolor on Aquabord

This painting, aptly titled "The 12th at Augusta", depicts the 12th (Golden Bell) hole at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. This particular hole is in a segment of the course which is known as the Amen Corner. Since 1934, this famous golf club has played host to the annual Masters Tournament, one of the four major championships in professional golf. The painting is now in the collection of an appreciative winner, as it was in the lineup of prizes for the Williams United Way Golf Tournament yesterday at Blackhorse Golf Club in Houston, Texas.

This was a fun painting to create. Lots of color in the azaleas made it a pleasure to paint. The real challenge was getting a variety of greens in the trees and foliage, and I think I achieved that.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Watercolor Commission "Marcus at 9"

©Becky Brocato
"Marcus at 9"
12" x 9"
Watercolor on 300lb Arches

Here is my most recent portrait commission. Marcus is my niece's son, so he's my great nephew. My source was a photo that his mom said is one of her favorites. Marcus is now 13, so this is a sweet reminder of when her little man was not a teenager!

Here's what she had to say: "You are amazingly talented!! I LOVE my painting "Marcus at 9"."