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.




© Patrick and Kimberly Saunders, Patrick Saunders Fine Arts, 2019. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s authors/owners is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Patrick Saunders for painted works, or to Kimberly Saunders for photographs and/or videos, with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.
 

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!





© Patrick and Kimberly Saunders, Plein Air Streaming, 2019. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s authors/owners is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Patrick Saunders for painted works, or to Kimberly Saunders for photographs and/or videos, with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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




© Patrick and Kimberly Saunders, Plein Air Streaming, 2019. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s authors/owners is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Patrick Saunders for painted works, or to Kimberly Saunders for photographs and/or videos, with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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


© Patrick and Kimberly Saunders, Plein Air Streaming, 2019. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s authors/owners is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Patrick Saunders for painted works, or to Kimberly Saunders for photographs and/or videos, with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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


© Patrick and Kimberly Saunders, Plein Air Streaming, 2019. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s authors/owners is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Patrick Saunders for painted works, or to Kimberly Saunders for photographs and/or videos, with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.




Saturday, May 18, 2019

Plein Air Streaming in Missouri

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


© Patrick and Kimberly Saunders, Plein Air Streaming, 2019. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s authors/owners is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Patrick Saunders for painted works, or to Kimberly Saunders for photographs and/or videos, with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.


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.





© Patrick and Kimberly Saunders, Plein Air Streaming, 2019. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s authors/owners is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Patrick Saunders for painted works, or to Kimberly Saunders for photographs and/or videos, with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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.





© Patrick and Kimberly Saunders, Plein Air Streaming, 2019. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s authors/owners is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Patrick Saunders for painted works, or to Kimberly Saunders for photographs and/or videos, with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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.



© Patrick and Kimberly Saunders, Plein Air Streaming, 2019. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s authors/owners is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Patrick Saunders for painted works, or to Kimberly Saunders for photographs and/or videos, with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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


© Patrick and Kimberly Saunders, Plein Air Streaming, 2019. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s authors/owners is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Patrick Saunders for painted works, or to Kimberly Saunders for photographs and/or videos, with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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"


© Patrick and Kimberly Saunders, Plein Air Streaming, 2019. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s authors/owners is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Patrick Saunders for painted works, or to Kimberly Saunders for photographs and/or videos, with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.


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"


© Patrick and Kimberly Saunders, Plein Air Streaming, 2019. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s authors/owners is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Patrick Saunders for painted works, or to Kimberly Saunders for photographs and/or videos, with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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



© Patrick and Kimberly Saunders, Plein Air Streaming, 2019. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s authors/owners is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Patrick Saunders for painted works, or to Kimberly Saunders for photographs and/or videos, with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.



Olmsted Plein Air Invitational - Petite Plein Air Gallery Stroll Painting

A one-hour study Patrick Saunders did Monday for the Olmsted Plein Air Invitational's Petite Plein Air Gallery Stroll Thursday night in Atlanta, Georgia.

“Oysters and Beer in Roswell" • Oil on Linen • 6”x8”


© Patrick and Kimberly Saunders, Plein Air Streaming, 2019. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s authors/owners is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Patrick Saunders for painted works, or to Kimberly Saunders for photographs and/or videos, with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.