Thursday, May 14, 2020

Throwback Thursday - Patrick Saunders Fine Arts Airstream Demonstration Painting - Alumapalooza 2017

For #ThrowbackThursday, here’s a great memory of an afternoon spent at the Airstream factory for Alumapalooza 2017, when Patrick Saunders Fine Arts did a free demonstration painting of a vintage Airstream trailer as part of his Laguna Plein Air Painters Association membership.


It was our first time at the factory in Jackson Center, Ohio, and it was great to meet so many fellow Airstreamers, and to see where all the riveted aluminum magic happens. 

This video shows Patrick starting a painting of a gorgeous 1965 Safari Land Yacht that is the Kabine, a wonderful mobile "Tiny Shiny Shop" stationery store. We quickly fell in love with Americone Dream, the Kabine shop dog and greeter, and Patrick ended up gifting the unfinished demo to the Kabine’s lovely owner, Kim Hayes. (You can catch this dynamic duo in the background of the video.) Meri is truly the perfect dog, and we still covet her via her Instagram account, @twogirlsandatrailer.



The Kabine is so much more than a stationery store. It’s the perfect place to find a unique, truly special gift for someone you really care about, and you will be supporting a small business during this difficult time that is near and dear to many, many hearts. You can learn more about Kim and Meri and the Kabine at https://thekabine.com/

We look forward to the day when our paths cross again with Kim & Meri, and all of the other wonderful Airstreamers we’ve met on the road during our plein air streaming journey.

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Monday, May 11, 2020

Patrick Saunders Fine Arts - "Swan Descending, A Staircase" - 2020 Olmsted Plein Air Invitational, Atlanta, Georgia

I just finished up my latest painting for the Olmsted Plein Air Invitational. Last year, I had the privilege of painting the dining room of the Swan House at the Atlanta History Center. This year, I chose to paint the grand staircase that greets visitors as they enter the mansion.

I was drawn to the scene not only because of the flowing lines of the staircase, but also the dueling sources of cool natural light from the windows and warm interior lights that create interesting contrasts throughout the room.

While the staircase dominates the room and the painting, there are so many textures and details that it was a very difficult balance to achieve. - Patrick Saunders


"Swan Descending, A Staircase" • Oil on Linen • 18"x24"
• Available soon at www.olmstedpleinair.com
Painting photo by Saunders Fine Arts.

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Thursday, May 7, 2020

Patrick Saunders Fine Arts - Olmsted Plein Air Invitational Online Gallery Page

The Olmsted Plein Air Invitational’s new OLMSTED GALLERY is now live!

Click here to see the Patrick Saunders Fine Arts page of available works: https://bit.ly/Patrick-Saunders-Olmsted

I can’t say thank you enough to Lillian Kirbo Ansley and everyone at Olmsted, as well as Hindman Auctions, for all of your hard work in reIMAGINING your event by bringing it online. - Patrick Saunders







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Monday, May 4, 2020

MORE REVIEWS - Patrick Saunders "The Dog Portrait In Oils" Pet Portrait Instructional Video

The reviews of "𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗗𝗼𝗴 𝗣𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗶𝘁 𝗜𝗻 𝗢𝗶𝗹𝘀", my first instructional painting video, keep rolling in, and I’m thrilled that so many people are enjoying it and finding it helpful.

You can read the reviews of my pet portrait video, and rent it here: https://bit.ly/Patrick-Saunders-Dog-Portrait-Video


Watch as I demonstrate painting a dog portrait in oils, capturing a likeness as rapidly as possible. Within the video, I clearly explain my focus on the accuracy of drawing, values, edges, texture, and color. You will learn to paint the portrait alla prima, with dynamic brushwork and texture, achieving not only a likeness, but an energetic and engaging painting.

My simple steps for evaluating your paintings in progress will improve not only your skills as a pet portrait painter, but your painting abilities in general. - Patrick Saunders


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Sunday, May 3, 2020

FULL - Patrick Saunders Painting Without Borders at Home Online Mentoring Program

Artist friends, my first online mentoring program, 𝗣𝗮𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗪𝗶𝘁𝗵𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗕𝗼𝗿𝗱𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗮𝘁 𝗛𝗼𝗺𝗲, is now full!

Click here to sign up at my website for the wait list, so you can be notified of any future openings in the program: 
https://bit.ly/Patrick-Saunders-Online-Mentoring

Happy painting everyone! - Patrick Saunders



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Wednesday, April 29, 2020

REVIEWS - Patrick Saunders "The Dog Portrait In Oils" Pet Portrait Instructional Video

The reviews of "𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗗𝗼𝗴 𝗣𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗶𝘁 𝗜𝗻 𝗢𝗶𝗹𝘀", my first instructional video are in, and I'm overwhelmed by all the great feedback - thanks everybody! - Patrick Saunders


𝗢𝗠𝗚 ... I just watched your dog portrait video, and it was over the top 𝗙𝗔𝗕𝗨𝗟𝗢𝗨𝗦!!! I learned so much and will rewatch many times in the next three months of the rental. You are just awesome and a great teacher!! I look forward to taking another “video workshop” or a face-to-face workshop from you soon!!! Thanks again for making the video!!! - 𝗞𝗮𝘁𝗵𝘆 𝗛.

Patrick - thank you so much for offering this video. It's so, so good. I rented it because I decided to take on a dog portrait (for a gift for daughter-in-law since I can't go shopping) and thought I needed a bit of guidance. And it did that in spades. The best part is the lessons are applicable to 𝗘𝗩𝗘𝗥𝗬𝗧𝗛𝗜𝗡𝗚 we paint. It's so well done too. Loved seeing every stroke, every decision so clearly and your narration was so helpful. Thanks again for doing these - a little silver lining in these crazy times! It was one of the best I’ve seen. Can’t wait for additional offerings. - 𝗟𝗮𝗻𝗲𝘆 𝗛.

Patrick, I just rented your video and think it's fantastic!! It is a wonderful refresher of all the things you demonstrated in your workshop. The three-month rental term is great and a wonderfully affordable value. I look forward to your future videos! Thanks! - 𝗟𝗼𝗿𝗿𝗮𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗦.

I just finished watching it. It was such a great, succinct way of explaining all that is needed for a painting to be successful. At the same time, the way you paint, laying each brushstroke down (without blending) is fantastic! Also you handle edges differently, which is great. I think one of the most important things you do is not to make a line drawing! Your paintings are very expressive with beautiful brushwork. There are many other great things that I liked but won’t divulge. I don’t want to give away too much. This video is great for beginners and for intermediate to advanced! I believe it will definitely put one’s paintings to the next level if they follow your method of painting. I’m so glad that I have a workshop with you in September. It will help me try your method before then!
- 𝗖𝗮𝘁𝗵𝘆 𝗭.

If you haven't yet, you can watch the trailer for my video, and rent it here:
https://vimeo.com/ondemand/thedogportraitinoils


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Thursday, April 23, 2020

ALMOST FULL! Patrick Saunders Online Art Mentoring Program - Painting Without Borders at Home

Artist friends, there are only 6 spots left in my first online mentoring program - 𝗣𝗮𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗪𝗶𝘁𝗵𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗕𝗼𝗿𝗱𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗮𝘁 𝗛𝗼𝗺𝗲.

I just launched the program last weekend, and it is already almost full! 

Click here to get one of the few spots left:
https://bit.ly/Patrick-Saunders-Online-Mentoring


This mentoring program is NOT just a series of prerecorded videos or written lessons, but actual one-on-one instruction. You will receive direct, in-depth, personalized feedback from me on a recurring basis. Your monthly subscription to my program includes weekly e-mail critiques, a monthly video or phone consultation, and a monthly live group Q&A session. - Patrick Saunders


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Saturday, April 18, 2020

RE-imagining the 2020 Olmsted Plein Air Festival - Atlanta, Georgia

Thanks to the very hard work of Lillian Kirbo Ansley and everyone involved in the Olmsted Plein Air Invitational, the 2020 Olmsted Plein Air Invitational is still going to happen, and I am honored to be a part of this great event again this year.

Join us at Olmsted's Facebook page at 6:30 p.m., when they go live tonight to kick-off the 6th Annual Plein Air Invitational in Atlanta, Georgia with a ‘Virtual’ Collectors Preview Gallery Exhibit + Sale! - Patrick Saunders


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Monday, April 13, 2020

Patrick Saunders Fine Arts "The Artful Painter" Podcast - No Preconceptions

Hey friends, the Patrick Saunders "The Artful Painter" podcast with Carl Olson, Jr. is now live, as part of REimagining the 6th annual Olmsted Plein Air Invitational in Atlanta, Georgia.

Patrick's conversation with Carl truly ran the art gamut - everything from what he paints, and why, to social media and his thoughts on modern art and making art videos. 

You can listen to the podcast here: 
  https://bit.ly/Patrick-Saunders-The-Artful-Painter


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Sunday, April 5, 2020

Patrick Saunders Fine Arts Plein Air Painting - Muir Woods Cathedral, Marin County, California

We're already thinking about some of the places we'd like to travel to again when we are able.

The best way to experience Muir Woods National Monument is to be there as it opens, before the crowds swell, so you can experience the sun just beginning to break through the columns of the trees. 

It's awe inspiring.

“Cathedral, Muir Woods” • Oil on Panel • 16"x20” • Private Collection
Painting photo by Saunders Fine Arts

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