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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Sunday, June 23, 2019

21st Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational

We're pleased to learn that Laguna Plein Air Painters Association signature member Patrick Saunders will participate in the 21st Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational again next October. This will mark Patrick's third year at this great event.





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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Patrick Saunders Fine Arts Plein Air Workshop - Pacific Northwest Plein Air - One Spot Open

Washington artists, one spot has just opened in the sold out Patrick Saunders Fine Arts plein air workshop at Pacific Northwest Plein Air, due to a conflict. 

Click here to claim that last spot: http://bit.ly/Plein-Air-Workshop-PNPA

Learn to paint any subject, from the most simple to complex, with one approach during this one-day August 2nd workshop. Patrick will demonstrate the process of simplifying the subject and moving to finish as rapidly as possible in order to add more energy and excitement to your painting. Students will learn about composition, value, texture, color temperature and accuracy in paint application.

Oil and acrylic painters of all skill levels are welcome to this workshop sponsored by the Maryhill Museum of Art.






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Friday, June 14, 2019

Patrick Saunders Fine Arts Floral Workshop - OnTrack Studios - Floral Demonstration - Day Two

Patrick Saunders' demonstration painted from life this morning on day two of his floral workshop at OnTrack Studios.

"Peonies" • Oil on Linen • 12"x16" • 1.5 Hours • SOLD

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

ONLY A FEW SPOTS LEFT - Patrick Saunders Fine Arts Floral Workshop - Chesapeake Fine Art Studio - Stevensville, MD

Artist friends, the Patrick Saunders Fine Arts floral workshop at Hai-Ou Hou's Chesapeake Fine Art Studio July 6th - 8th is one of only two workshops Patrick has left in 2019 that are not sold out, and there are only a few spots left in this class, so register now to reserve your spot!

The painted floral requires a balance of spontaneity and accuracy, making flowers a perfect subject to practice adding energy to all of your paintings. Learn about choosing a subject, composition, values, color temperature, simplification, how to start and when to stop. 

Patrick will start each day with a full demonstration painting, followed by one-on-one instruction. This oil and acrylics class is open to beginners as well as experienced painters.



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Sunday, June 9, 2019

Patrick Saunders Fine Arts Painting Workshop - The Art Loft, Dahlonega, Georgia - Plein Air Demonstration - Day Four

Patrick Saunders' plein air demonstration painting this morning at his The Art Loft workshop in Dahlonega, Georgia.

A gray and rainy day made this piece a good opportunity for a demonstration in exaggerating value and color temperature contrasts.

"Rainy Morning in Dahlonega"
• Oil on Linen
• 12"x16"
• 1.5 Hours
• Available




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Saturday, June 8, 2019

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - North Georgia Mountains

Hanging with the clouds in the North Georgia Mountains.
 
 
 
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Patrick Saunders Fine Arts Painting Workshop - The Art Loft - Floral Demonstration - Day Two

Sometimes flowers become even more beautiful as they begin to wilt and droop.

Patrick Saunders' floral demonstration painted from life this morning at his The Art Loft workshop in Dahlonega, Georgia.

"Tattered Sunflowers"
• Oil on Linen
• 9"x12"
• 1.5 Hours
• SOLD



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Thursday, June 6, 2019

ONLY FOUR SPOTS LEFT - Patrick Saunders Floral Workshop - OnTrack Studios, Franklin, Tennessee

Tennessee artists, there are only four spots left in the Patrick Saunders Fine Arts floral workshop June 13th - 15th at OnTrack Studios, so register now to secure your spot!

Join Patrick near Nashville to learn about choosing a subject, composition, values, color temperature, simplification, and more. Each day will include a full demonstration followed by opportunities to create multiple paintings with frequent one-on-one instruction.

Artists will work from both cut flowers in the studio and subjects on location. This oil and acrylics class is open to beginners as well as experienced painters.




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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Plein Air Streaming - Tennessee Mountains Campsite

All we heard when we woke up in this campsite in Tennessee were woodpeckers and other birds. 

LOVE IT.



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Monday, June 3, 2019

Patrick Saunders Fine Arts Painting Workshop - Carmel, Indiana Campsite

The Sweet Potato had a nice moochdock spot this week at Patrick Saunders' private painting workshop in Carmel, Indiana

Our thanks to the lovely family who hosted Patrick's class on their beautiful property.


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Saturday, June 1, 2019

Patrick Saunders Fine Arts Painting Workshop Demonstration - Indiana Workshop - Day Five

We have officially retired this photo reference series from the Patrick Saunders Fine Arts demonstration painting rotation as of today. Patrick lets the artists in his workshops choose the images for his demos from photos, and scenes of Neah Bay, Washington have been such a popular choice that Patrick has painted them a number of times now.

We actually don't ever get tired of these scenes ourselves, because the whole Makah Reservation area is of the most beautiful places in the country, in our opinion, and it brings back great memories, but it's time now for some new boats reference. Good thing we're headed to Easton soon!
 
"Last Light, Neah Bay" • 12"x16" • Oil on Linen • 1.5 Hours • SOLD



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FOUR SPOTS LEFT - Patrick Saunders Floral Painting Workshop - OnTrack Studios, Franklin, Tennessee

Tennessee artists, there are only four spots left in the Patrick Saunders Fine Arts floral workshop June 13th - 15th at OnTrack Studios, so register now to secure your spot!

Click here to sign up:
http://bit.ly/Patrick-Saunders-OnTrack-Studios-Floral-Workshop


Join Patrick near Nashville to learn about choosing a subject, composition, values, color temperature, simplification, and more. Each day will include a full demonstration followed by opportunities to create multiple paintings with frequent one-on-one instruction.

Artists will work from both cut flowers in the studio and subjects on location. This oil and acrylics class is open to beginners as well as experienced painters.




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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

SOLD OUT - Patrick Saunders Fine Arts Painting Workshop - The Art Loft, Dahlonega, Georgia

UPDATE: This workshop is sold out.

Georgia artist friends, there is only ONE SPOT left in the Patrick Saunders Fine Arts four day painting workshop June 6th - 9th at The Art Loft just north of Atlanta.

Register here for the last space:
http://bit.ly/patrick-saunders-art-loft-workshop

Join Patrick for his most in-depth class of the year, where you will explore the essential techniques for painting from direct observation, including plein air and photography. Patrick can teach you to paint any subject, from the most simple to complex, with one approach. Beginners as well as more advanced artists are welcome to this workshop.




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Tulum Tabby Painting - Olmsted Plein Air Invitational 2019 Artists Online Gallery

We're so pleased to learn that Patrick Saunders' painting of a tabby cat, a great memory from a trip to Tulum, Mexico, was sold today through the Olmsted Plein Air Invitational's online painting gallery of 2019 artists.

Our thanks to the Olmsted organizers, and to the new collector. We're glad to know that this painting is off to a great home!





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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Patrick Saunders Fine Arts Indiana Painting Workshop Floral Demonstration - Day One

Patrick Saunders' floral demonstration this morning, painted from life, on day one of a private workshop he's teaching this week in Indiana

"Spring Peonies"
• Oil on Linen
• 9"x12"
• 1.5 Hours
• SOLD




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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Patrick Saunders Fine Arts Newsletter - Social Media Marketing

GO ORGANIC.

And we don't mean produce.

Sign up for Patrick Saunders' latest newsletter on social media marketing, and for information about new workshops, events, recent works, and painting tips.

http://bit.ly/PSFA-Newsletter-Sign-up


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Sunday, May 19, 2019

Patrick Saunders Fine Arts Floral Workshop - Vanessa Lacy Gallery - Demonstration Painting, Day Two

Patrick Saunders' demonstration this morning painted from life on the last day of his floral workshop at the Vanessa Lacy Gallery in Kansas City, Missouri.

"The Orange Rose" • Oil on Linen • 9"x12" • 1.5 hours • SOLD


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Saturday, May 18, 2019

Plein Air Streaming in Missouri

A soggy but lush and peaceful campsite for the Sweet Potato this week.


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Friday, May 17, 2019

Patrick Saunders Fine Arts Floral Workshop - Chesapeake Fine Art Studio, Stevensville, MD

Maryland artists, if you would like to paint florals with Patrick Saunders this summer, sign up for his floral workshop at Chesapeake Fine Art Studio near Annapolis.

Join Patrick for this Fourth of July weekend floral class on July 6th - 8th, just before he participates again this year in the Plein Air Easton Competition and Arts Festival.


Click here to register:

http://bit.ly/Patrick-Saunders-CFAS-Floral-Workshop

The painted floral requires a balance of spontaneity and accuracy, making flowers a perfect subject to practice adding energy to all of your paintings. Learn about choosing a subject, composition, values, color temperature, simplification, how to start and when to stop. Patrick will start each day with a full demonstration painting, followed by one-on-one instruction.


This oil and acrylics class is open to beginners as well as experienced painters.





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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

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

Washington artists, there's only ONE spot left in the Patrick Saunders Fine Arts plein air workshop at Pacific Northwest Plein Air

Click here to sign up: http://bit.ly/Plein-Air-Workshop-PNPA

Learn to paint any subject, from the most simple to complex, with one approach during this one-day August 2nd workshop. Patrick will demonstrate the process of simplifying the subject and moving to finish as rapidly as possible in order to add more energy and excitement to your painting. Students will learn about composition, value, texture, color temperature and accuracy in paint application.

Oil and acrylic painters of all skill levels are welcome to this workshop sponsored by the Maryhill Museum of Art.





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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Patrick Saunders Fine Arts Painting Workshop - The Woman's Club of Fort Worth

Patrick Saunders finishing his still life demonstration this morning on day two of his painting workshop at The Woman's Club of Fort Worth.



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Sunday, May 5, 2019

Olmsted Plein Air Painting Invitational - Best Architectural Award

Our thanks to 2019 Olmsted Plein Air Invitational judges Nancy Franke, Kelly Seiter Kane of Plein Air Magazine, and Robert W. Pillsbury for awarding Patrick Saunders' painting of the Swan House dining room at the Atlanta History Center with the Best Architectural Award tonight at the Artist Awards & Collectors Soirée.

"Dining at the Swan" • Oil on Linen • 18"x24" • Private Collection


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Saturday, May 4, 2019

Olmsted Plein Air Invitational - Jackson Street Bridge View Painting

One of the few times you'll see lighter traffic in Atlanta, Georgia - at midnight.

Patrick Saunders painted this iconic view of the city skyline from the Jackson Street Bridge, which was featured in the premier episode of The Walking Dead, for the 2019 Olmsted Plein Air Invitational.

"The Ins and the Outs, Atlanta" • Oil on Linen • 20"x24"


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Thursday, May 2, 2019

Olmsted Plein Air Invitational - Swan House Exterior Painting

The 2019 Olmsted Plein Air Invitational artists were invited to paint on the grounds of the Atlanta History Center this week.

While the front of the iconic Swan House is the more famous facade, Patrick Saunders chose to paint the back of the house due to the beautiful dappled light raking across it in the early morning hours. 

The light spots move so quickly, you just have to choose which ones to paint and when.

"The Swan Dappled" • Oil on Linen • 14"x18"


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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Olmsted Plein Air Invitational - Swan House Dining Room Painting

This week, for the Olmsted Plein Air Invitational, Patrick Saunders was allowed to paint in the dining room of the world famous Swan House at the Atlanta History Center (shout out to all The Hunger Games fans).

Donald Sutherland did not make an appearance, but the docents were incredibly gracious and encouraging as Patrick tried to capture the sense of this beautiful room. This is actually the first chandelier Patrick has ever painted. It's definitely a case of having to forget what you know and only painting what you see.

Some define plein air painting very narrowly as only working outdoors, but Patrick'a definition of plein air is obviously broader, and includes painting from life outside the studio. Plein air literally means in the open air, and the term came about when paints became available in portable tubes, allowing artists to venture outside the studio and paint on location, both indoors and outside.

"Dining at the Swan" • Oil on Linen • 18x24



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