Sunday, August 4, 2019

2019 Pacific Northwest Plein Air Event - Maryhill Museum of Art

Congratulations to all of the juried artists at  Maryhill Museum of Art's 2019 Pacific Northwest Plein Air event for the beautiful work you made this week. I find judging art to be very challenging because there are always many more works deserving of awards than there are prizes to hand out. It's such an honor and responsibility to be asked to judge a plein air event.
 
This was my first visit to the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, and it was a pleasant surprise to find so many of my first impressions of the landscape captured in paint at #pnwpleinair2019.


The work created by these artists goes beyond the rendering of the scenes and evokes subtle emotions usually only experienced by visiting an area first hand. The best of these paintings give me a sense of not just the visual beauty, but often the heat of the sun, the coolness of a shadow, blinding light reflecting off of water, or even that sense of awe artists feel at standing in the presence of something greater than ourselves. - Patrick Saunders

Photo Credit: Maryhill Museum of Art

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Friday, August 2, 2019

Patrick Saunders Fine Arts Pacific Northwest Plein Air Workshop - Demonstration Painting

My demonstration painting this morning for my plein air workshop at the Maryhill Museum of Art.

This is another one where I did more talking than painting, because I had a really inquisitive group of artists who asked a lot of great questions. - Patrick Saunders

"Maryhill Through Trees" • 12"x16" • Oil on Linen • Two Hours • SOLD

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Patrick Saunders Fine Arts Plein Air Painting Workshop - Maryhill Museum of Art

A gorgeous spot and beautiful morning at the Maryhill Museum of Art for a Patrick Saunders Fine Arts plein air workshop!



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Saturday, July 20, 2019

Plein Air Easton 2019 - Small Painting

I never found coneflowers particularly paint worthy. They're somewhat awkward as flowers go. Kimberly pointed out to me how beautiful they looked in the sun as we took a break late one afternoon this week, and it was then that I realized I wanted to paint this flower.

Sometimes we all need someone else's eye on things that we normally take for granted. - Patrick Saunders

"Coneflower"
• Oil on Linen
• 6"x8"


Available at the Plein Air Easton Competition and Arts Festival's Judges Talk & Small Painting Sunday Awards at the Waterfowl Building.

Painting photo by Saunders Fine Arts.



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Friday, July 19, 2019

Plein Air Easton 2019 - Cloudscape over St. Michaels Painting

Dramatic clouds tend to form just before a change in the weather. This time I was ready for it, and captured one in paint. - Patrick Saunders

"Cloudscape over St. Michaels"
• Oil on linen
• 18x24


Available Friday evening at the Plein Air Easton Competition and Arts Festival's Collectors Preview Party at the Academy Art Museum.

Painting photo by Saunders Fine Arts.



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Saturday, July 13, 2019

Plein Air Easton 2019 - Painting at the Meet the Artists Party

I couldn't pass up the opportunity to paint this little 1957 Nash this afternoon at the Plein Air Easton Competition and Arts Festival Meet the Artists Party. - Patrick Saunders

"A Dashed off Nash" • Oil on Panel • 16"X20" • Available - $2,400.00

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Monday, July 8, 2019

Patrick Saunders Fine Arts Floral Workshop Demonstration - Chesapeake Fine Art Studio - Day Three

My final demonstration painting from life on the last day of my floral workshop at Chesapeake Fine Art Studio. - Patrick Saunders


"A Blast of Petals" • 8"x8" • Oil on Linen • 2 Hours • SOLD

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Sunday, July 7, 2019

Patrick Saunders Fine Arts Floral Workshop Demonstration Painting - Chesapeake Fine Art Studio - Day Two

My demonstration painting from life this morning on day two of my floral workshop at Chesapeake Fine Art Studio. - Patrick Saunders 


"Blooming Pinks Demo" • 9"x12" • Oil on Linen • Two Hours • SOLD


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Saturday, July 6, 2019

Carolus-Duran Painting - Study of Lilia

Here’s a jewel by Carolus-Duran that we were able to see during our visit last week to the National Gallery of Art.

Such an effortless painting that captures the beauty of the woman’s hair. It’s interesting compositionally in that the background and the dress are so similar in color and value that they never draw attention away from the head.

Also of particular note: John Singer Sargent was a pupil of Duran’s, and it is easy to see the similarities in their approach. - Patrick Saunders

Carolus-Duran "Study of Lilia" • Oil on Canvas • 21 5/8”x18 1/8” • 1887
Carolus-Duran "Study of Lilia" Detail • Oil on Canvas • 21 5/8”x18 1/8” • 1887

Photos by Kimberly at Saunders Fine Arts.

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Friday, June 28, 2019

Patrick Saunders Fine Arts Plein Air Painting Workshop - Richmond, Virginia - Group Photo

Kimberly and I had a great time in a city we love catching up with old friends and making some new ones.

My thanks to Patti Harris for organizing my plein air workshop, and to her and Cabell Harris for hosting us. It was wonderful to see you both again. You are an incredibly talented creative team and just being in your company is inspiring.

My thanks also to everyone in my class for coming out to paint with me in Richmond, Virginia. You braved the heat and worked hard. Keep at it. - Patrick





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