Thursday, October 15, 2020

"Mustang Sally's" - Plein Air Texas, 2016

I painted this on the first morning of Plein Air Texas in 2016. I remember it very well, as it was cold enough in Texas Hill Country that I needed to wear gloves.

The upside of the freezing weather was that it forced me to work faster, keeping everything as simple as possible. - Patrick Saunders

"Mustang Sally's" • Oil on Panel • 12" x 16" • Private Collection
• Winner, Second Place, 2016 Plein Air Texas

Painting photo by Saunders Fine Arts.

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Thursday, October 8, 2020

Patrick Saunders Fine Arts - "Iris" Floral Painting

Reflecting back on some older plein air florals for #ThrowBackThursday, I came across this iris painted at the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens in 2014.

I can distinctly remember not understanding the structure of the flower at all, which worked to my advantage. With such a confusing subject, it's easier to just paint shapes, values and colors. - Patrick Saunders

 

"Iris" • Oil on Canvas • 8" x 9" • Private Collection • First Place Winner 2014 Stems Plein Air

Painting photo by Saunders Fine Arts.

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Tuesday, October 6, 2020

The Sweet Potato - Rocky Mountains, Utah

#TakeMeBackTuesday to the Sweet Potato's first pass through the Rocky Mountains in Utah.

Such a gorgeous drive. Can't wait to make it again.



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Sunday, October 4, 2020

2020 Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational

I'm disappointed not to be in Laguna Beach, California today for the beginning of the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association's 2020 Plein Air Painting Invitational, but am looking forward to participating in this great event next fall. My thanks to LPAPA for inviting me back.

Here are some of the paintings I've done at past LPAPA invitationals. - Patrick Saunders

 

"Morning Spills Into The Cove" • Oil on Linen • 18"x24" • Private Collection

“Fronds of Paradise” • Oil on linen • 16”x20” • Private Collection
 

"230 Forest Ave" • Oil on Linen • 14"x18" • Private Collection

“The Light Dims on Laguna Canyon Road” • Oil on Linen • 18”x24” • Private Collection

“Soft Morning at Dana Point Harbor” • Oil on Linen • 20”x24” • Available at www.patricksaunders.com

"Through the Trees, Salt Creek Beach" • Oil on Linen • 18"x24" • Private Collection

"Nyes Night" • Oil on Linen • 16"x20" • Available at www.patricksaunders.com

"First Rays at Badlands" • Oil on Linen • 16"x20" • Private Collection

"Howdy" • Oil on Linen • 14"x18" • Private Collection

"Nyes Place" • Oil on Linen • 18"x24" • Private Collection

"Crystal Cove Morning" • Oil on Linen • 14"x18" • Private Collection


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Thursday, October 1, 2020

SOLD - "Renee Michelle Azaleas" - 2020 Olmsted Plein Air Invitational

Thank you so much to everyone at the Olmsted Plein Air Invitational for their dedication to making this event such a success. It was a challenging year, but the organizers pioneered an entirely new approach to connecting collectors with artists' work.

I was pleased to find out that another of my paintings, "Renee Michelle Azaleas," found a home with a new collector during the final night of the show. - Patrick Saunders

"Renee Michelle Azaleas" • Oil on linen • 6" x 8" • Private Collection


Painting photo by Saunders Fine Arts.

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Thursday, September 24, 2020

Patrick Saunders Fine Arts - First Plein Air Painting, Kansas City, Missouri

Seven years ago this week, I created my first ever "plein air" painting. Not my best work, but everyone has to start somewhere. Kimberly even filmed the entire experience:

http://bit.ly/patricksaunders-1stEverPleinAir

I never imagined that painting outdoors would become such an integral part of our lives and forever change my approach to painting. - Patrick Saunders

"Plaza At Sunrise" • Oil on Canvas • 12" x 16" • Private Collection 

Winner, Best In Show
2013 Brush Creek Art Walk

Painting photo by Saunders Fine Arts.

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Thursday, September 17, 2020

Patrick Saunders Fine Arts - "Gerbera Study" - Plein Air Floral Art

I've always found gerbera daisies to be my nemesis. Maybe it's the struggle to get past their iconic sunburst shape and see them as they really are, or maybe it's the battle to avoid painting all of the individual petals.

In this study, I challenged myself even further by painting a light flower on a light background. - Patrick Saunders

"Gerbera Study" • Oil on Linen • 6"x8" • Available at www.PatrickSaunders.com

Painting photo by Saunders Fine Arts.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

The Sweet Potato - First Campsite

#TakeMeBackTuesday to a great 2017 memory of our first campsite with our new Airstream 25FB Flying Cloud, the 'Sweet Potato.'

We can't wait to really get moving again. Airstreams aren't meant to sit still.

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Thursday, September 10, 2020

Fort Funston Beach - San Francisco, California

This was our almost daily view when we lived in San Franciso.

We took our dogs every morning to the Fort Funston beach dog park. They got great exercise, and we got to enjoy this beautiful place.

We hope the skies there clear soon.

 

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Thursday, September 3, 2020

Throwback Thursday - Sonoma Plein Air Festival

For #ThrowBackThursday, here is a piece I painted during the 2015 Sonoma Plein Air Art Festival.

If you've ever been to the lighthouse at Point Reyes National Seashore, then you know how far it is from everything. It's way out there. No cell reception. Once you hit the parking lot, you've still got a mile long hike, and much of that is stairs. As I made the hike, dense fog rolled in obscuring everything. The wind can be brutal. I backed myself into a nice corner and lashed my easel to a metal railing. Just then, the sun broke through the clouds. - Patrick Saunders

 

 
"The Sun Breaks On Point Reyes" • Oil on Panel • 12" x 16" • Private Collection

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