Scotland's Gleneagles promises to be a spectacular site for the 2014 Ryder Cup matches for both players and fans alike. And who better to capture the feeling of the spectacle than a talented French painter?
Yves Perron -- a newspaper cartoonist at one point in his career, according to his biography -- has three passions: watercolor painting, World War I and golf. And it's no surprise that he's combined those passions into some amazing works of art.
He's done several pieces on golf, combining overhead views of the course, portraits and a sense of history, to give the artwork added value. As you can see, he's already geared up for the Ryder Cup in three weeks, having painted a scene with both U.S. Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson and Team Europe's Paul McGinley.
Some of Perron's other golf-related artwork can be found at his website here.
According to his bio, colorwater painting "is both a demanding and a flexible medium that requires a permanent thinking of color design and perfect drawing. You need to be ready when you paint a water color."
Perron, born in 1964, has now settled his easel in Montlouis-sur-Loire, close to Tours, in the Loire valley. Right in the middle of vineyards and castles, it is a special atmosphere and a wonderful light which undoubtedly makes it a fertile ground for artists.
Merci beaucoup, Yves!