This golf print features my second painting commissioned by Augusta National Golf Club. This time around, I used the natural sunlight to
accentuate the 3 dimensional effect of how the light played upon the bunkers and area around the 12th green. I felt that my first painting of
the 12th hole lacked this element along with the true color and real beauty of the azaleas and mums on the 13th tee box.
It is interesting to note that the light coming from the east (left) washes out any detail in the greenside bunkers at the 11th hole since they
are more shallow than the bunkers on the 12th hole and they also face the sun. While working on the vast canopy of trees, I used the same
technique that I used on the 12th hole; taking the strong light and subduing it so that more detail in the beautiful trees would not be lost in
dark shadow. For instance, the large willow tree behind the 11th green blocked the light to the pines next to it; until I made them visible
with artistic license!
This view is from 185 yards from the green. The fairway has huge mounds that block the player's view of the right side of the green bringing
the pond into play. You can see that the fairway on the 12th hole is mowed towards the green; that is because this day was the Monday after
The original limited edition of 1,000 prints sold out in one week at the 1990 Masters, breaking all previous records! The remaining prints and
artist proofs in my collection sold out very quickly afterwards and after years of unrelenting pressure from collectors, I decided to produce a
2nd limited edition of the painting - thus Augusta Revisited was born.
This print has a slightly smaller image size along with a creme colored border with the title centered below the painting.
It is also printed on Karma 80 lb. cover stock - an archival paper that has reproduces the colors of the original painting much better.
The original painting is in the permanent collection of Augusta National Golf Club.