Every once in a while, a painting comes along that changes your travel wish list. This small but mighty oil painting of Pelican Hill did just that. Pelican Hill is another Tom Fazio designed course located in Newport Coast, California. This view of the 18th hole on the South Course overlooking the Pacific and showcasing a multitiered green is nothing short of stunning.
I enjoyed every bit of the painting process for this commission for Stephanie. Her fiancé played at Pelican Hill, and she had the sweet idea of giving this as a birthday gift. We used photos taken by the couple from that trip for the painting, and added two small and subtle sail boats to the ocean view.
One of my favorite parts is seeing small parts of the painting SLOWLY come together, like this section of greenery in the foreground.
Hope they love this little commission as much as I do! For more information on Pelican Hill, check them out here.
We’re sad to see this landscape leave the studio, but are SO excited to get it ready for a large classic. Follow along on Instagram to see which course made the cut.
As always, thanks for following along