Thursday, February 20, 2020

Patrick Saunders Fine Arts Plein Air Painting Workshop - Driggs Digs Plein Air, Driggs, Idaho

Artist friends, registration for the Patrick Saunders Fine Arts plein air painting workshop this summer in Driggs, Idaho is now open, so sign up soon to secure your spot.

Click here to register: http://bit.ly/Patrick-Saunders-Driggs-Plein-Air-Workshop


Join Patrick Saunders July 24th - 25th for his class, and stay for the Driggs Digs Plein Air event he'll be judging this year. The festival awards ceremony and reception will be held at the Teton Arts Council's Teton Arts Gallery in Driggs Center on July 31st.

Many artists tell Patrick they are afraid of outdoor painting, but there is no reason to be. Come plein air paint with Patrick in Idaho and he'll prove it to you!

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Saturday, February 15, 2020

Fetch Dog Park (There's An Airstream In It!) - Atlanta, Georgia

Our favorite part of our most recent trip to Atlanta, Georgia, besides seeing a John Singer Sargent plein air painting we didn't know about?

Hands down it was our visit to Fetch Park

A great place for pooches, and the humans owned by the lucky dogs who get to play there enjoy a converted Airstream International travel trailer that now serves as a coffee shop and bar.

Best dog park idea ever.



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Sunday, February 9, 2020

2020 Plein Air Easton Competition and Arts Festival - Easton, Maryland

I'm honored to learn that I will be a juried artist at the 2020 Plein Air Easton Competition and Arts Festival next July.

This will be my fifth year participating in this great festival, which is truly the premier plein air event in the entire country.

Here's some of my past work for #PAE2019, #PAE2018, #PAE2017, and #PAE2016. - Patrick Saunders

"Where the Wild Things Are" • Oil on Linen • 20"x24" • Private Collection
"Coneflower" • Oil on Linen • 6"x8" • Private Collection
"Cloudscape over St. Michaels" • Oil on linen • 18x24 • Private Collection
"Back on the Choptank"  • Oil on Linen • 24"x30" • Private Collection
Tidewater Refuge" • Oil on Linen • 18"x24" • Private Collection
"Burst" • Oil on Panel • 6"x8" • Private Collection
"Van Winkle House" • Oil on Linen • 6"x8" • Private Collection
"Respite" • Oil on Panel • 18"x24" • Private Collection
"Like Stained Glass" • Oil on Canvas • 19"x28" • Private Collection
"Mandevilla" • Oil on Panel • 6"x8" • Private Collection
"Along the Choptank" • Oil on Linen • 16"x20" • Private Collection
"Wake" • Oil on Linen • 18"x24" • Available at www.patricksaunders.com
"Fire Water, Jack's Point" • Oil on Linen • 18"x24" • Available at The Trippe Gallery
"Hinckley Yacht Marina" • Oil on Linen • 14"x18" • Private Collection
Two Hinckleys" • Oil on Panel • 12"x16" • Private Collection
"Wind Song" • Oil on Linen • 14"x18" • Available at The Trippe Gallery
"Before the Heat, Knapp's Narrows" • Oil on Linen • 14"x18" • Private Collection
"Knapps Narrows Shine" • Oil on Linen • 14"x18" • Private Collection

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Thursday, January 30, 2020

2020 Lighthouse Plein Air Festival - Tequesta, Florida

We're looking forward to heading back to Florida again this March for the 2020 Lighthouse ArtCenter Plein Air Festival, which will mark Patrick Saunders' fifth year at this great event!



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Friday, January 24, 2020

Patrick Saunders Fine Arts Floral Workshop Demonstration Painting - Newnan ArtRez, Newnan, Georgia

Patrick Saunders' demonstration painting from life this morning on day two of his floral workshop as part of his Newnan Artist in Residence Program this month. 

"Daisy Patch" • 9"x12" • 1.5 hours • SOLD

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Sunday, January 19, 2020

Patrick Saunders Fine Arts Painting Demonstration - Piedmont Driving Club, Atlanta, GA

Artist friends, on January 29th I'm giving a painting demonstration and artist talk hosted by the Olmsted Plein Air Invitational at the Piedmont Driving Club.

This demonstration is open to the public. Tickets are $40.00. RSVP to info@olmstedpleinair.com.

Attendance is complimentary for 2020 Friends of Olmsted Plein Air, and for members of the Piedmont Driving Club. 

If you're in the Atlanta, Georgia area, I hope to see you there! - Patrick Saunders



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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Patrick Saunders Fine Arts - Newnan Times-Herald, Newnan, Georgia

Our thanks to Jeffrey Cullen-Dean for this great article in The Newnan Times-Herald on Patrick Saunders' Newnan Artist in Residence Program residency this month.

If you're in the Newnan, Georgia area, we hope you'll stop by for the Patrick's open house January 23rd at 6 p.m. at the Newnan ArtRez Gray Cottage.

Click here to learn more:
http://bit.ly/Patrick-Saunders-Newnan-Times-Herald




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Patrick Saunders Fine Arts Plein Air Painting Workshop - Westfield, North Carolina

Artist friends, my plein air workshop in Pennsylvania next June is already sold out, and my North Carolina class next April is already half full, so sign up now to secure your spot.

Click here to register: http://bit.ly/Patrick-Saunders-Workshop-Westfield

Join me near Westfield, North Carolina April 30th - May 1st for my plein air class sponsored by the Stokes County Arts Council.

I’ve taught workshops of all kinds across the country, and many artists in my classes tell me they are afraid of outdoor painting, mainly because of the speed required to capture changing light. I can help you overcome that fear. My approach to painting, indoors or out, lends itself to plein air, because it’s all about simplifying the subject and moving to finish rapidly to keep energy and excitement in your work. 

The way I paint, the way I will teach you to paint, will help you meet the challenge of painting outdoors. Plein air, after all, is just a term for painting in the “open air” on location, which can actually mean indoors or out, so if you’ve ever painted even one still life, you’re already on your way! - Patrick Saunders



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Thursday, January 9, 2020

Patrick Saunders Fine Arts Portrait Painting Demonstration - Newnan, Georgia

I had a great group of advanced placement art students for my portrait demonstration painting from life this morning at The Donald W. Nixon Centre for Performing & Visual Arts, as part of my Newnan Artist in Residence Program program this month. They asked great questions, and it was inspiring to see in them the effort that the community of Newnan, Georgia is making not only to support the arts, but also to develop future artists. - Patrick Saunders



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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Patrick Saunders Fine Arts 2020 Plein Air Painting Workshops - North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Idaho

Artist friends, I’m so pleased to have been asked to teach three plein air painting workshops in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Idaho next year, and I hope you’ll consider joining me at one of them.

I’ve met a lot of artists in my workshops who are intimidated by outdoor painting because sometimes a bit of speed is required to meet the challenge of changing light. But I promise you, I can help you overcome that fear, because my whole approach to painting, indoors or outside, lends itself to plein air, as it’s all about simplifying the subject and moving to finish as rapidly as possible in order keep energy and excitement in your work.

The way I paint, the way I will teach you to paint, will help you to meet the challenges inherent in painting plein air.

Click here to register: http://bit.ly/Patrick-Saunders-Plein-Air-Workshops

Come plein air paint with me in 2020! - Patrick Saunders

"Historical Record, Savage River Forest"  • Oil on Panel • 16"x20" • Private Collection

"Cathedral, Muir Woods"  • Oil on Panel • 16"x20" • Private Collection

"Like Stained Glass"  • Oil on Canvas • 19"x28" • Private Collection
"Burst"  • Oil on Panel • 6"x8" • Private Collection

"Good Morning, Church Road" • Oil on Panel • 14"x18" • Private Collection

"Light Dancing At the Clapp Barn"  • Oil on Panel • 16"x20" • Private Collection

"Sentinel"  • Oil on Panel • 12"x16" • Private Collection

"Mandevilla"  • Oil on Panel • 6"x8" • Private Collection

"Cornet Creek"  • Oil on Board • 12"x16" • Private Collection

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