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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Saturday, August 29, 2020

Patrick Saunders Fine Arts - Magazine Article - Texas Co-op Power

My thanks to writer Brenda Kissko for this article in the September issue of Texas Co-op Power about my experience painting as a juried artist for Plein Air Texas.

My thanks also to collector Gretchen Noelke for allowing me to paint on her beautiful ranch near San Angelo. Kimberly and I have fond memories of that day, and that painting. - Patrick Saunders

 

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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Campsite Throwback - Saint Louis, Missouri

#TakeMeBackTuesday to our first campsite with the Sweet Potato, our Airstream 25FB Flying Cloud.

We were enjoying this beautiful sunset at a campground outside Saint Louis, Missouri on August 1st, 2017, when it occurred to us that we had just passed the second anniversary of the day we left our bricks and sticks life to start plein air streaming.

July 31st, 2015, was a big milestone in our lives, and time has flown ever since.

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Thursday, August 20, 2020

Throwback Thursday - The Baked Potato on the Pacific Coast Highway in California

For #ThrowbackThursday, a moment in September 2016 when we stopped with our first Airstream to enjoy a scenic overlook on the Pacific Coast Highway near Westport, California. We were on our way from a plein air event in Port Angeles, Washington, to the Sonoma Plein Air Art Festival.

A great memory from a beautiful trip with the 'Baked Potato' along the West Coast. Can't wait to take the 'Sweet Potato' to the coast. Hopefully next summer.


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Sunday, August 16, 2020

Patrick Saunders Fine Arts - Floral Art - "Trio" Sunflowers Painting

I love the almost tattered look of sunflowers. They are rarely if ever that perfect iconic shape that we drew them as when we were children.

Grouping a few of them together suggests the movement of a frenetic dance, and I always feel like I only have a few moments to capture them before the music ends. - Patrick Saunders

"Trio" • Oil on Linen • 12"x12" • 1.5 hours • Available at www.PatrickSaunders.com

Painting photo by Saunders Fine Arts.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Patrick Saunders Fine Arts - "Guest House" - Invited Artist, Airstream Life Magazine Globetrotter Online Art Gallery

Airstream art fans, I am pleased to announce that I have been invited to show in Airstream Life Magazine's new online Globetrotter Art Gallery. It's a fitting place for my work to be, as Airstreams have been home, studio, and muse for Kimberly and I ever since we hit the road full-time in July 2015.

My current painting in this new gallery was created en plein air for Plein Air Texas on a cold October morning in Christoval, Texas, while camping on the property of some good friends. This painting went on to win the Third Place award at the Alumapalooza 9 Fine Art Invitational at the Airstream factory in Jackson Center, Ohio. - Patrick Saunders

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