Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Patrick Saunders Fine Arts Plein Air Painting Workshop - Lehigh Arts Alliance, Allentown, Pennsylvania

Artist friends, my plein air painting workshop next summer in Pennsylvania, sponsored by the Lehigh Art Alliance, will be open for registration January 1st.

Learn to paint any plein air subject, from the most simple to complex, with one approach in my three-day class June 5th - 7th in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

This oil painting and acrylics workshop is open to beginners as well as more advanced artists. If you're a beginner, I can get you started, and if you are an experienced painter, I can take you to the next level.

Mark your calendars to sign up in January, or send me an email at contact@patricksaunders.com to be notified when registration opens. - Patrick Saunders

"Sentinel" • Oil on Panel • 12"x16" • Private Collection

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Patrick Saunders Fine Arts Plein Air Painting Workshop - Stokes County Arts Council, Westfield, North Carolina

Artist friends, just a heads up that my plein air painting workshop next spring in North Carolina, sponsored by the Stokes County Arts Council, will be open for registration January 1st.

Learn to paint any plein air subject, from the most simple to complex, with one approach in my two-day class April 30th - May 1st in Westfield, North Carolina.

This oil painting and acrylics workshop is open to beginners as well as more advanced artists. If you're a beginner, I can get you started, and if you are an experienced painter, I can take you to the next level.

Mark your calendars to sign up in January, or send me an email at contact@patricksaunders.com to be notified when registration opens. - Patrick Saunders


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Saturday, October 12, 2019

2019 Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational - Soft Morning at Dana Point Harbor

Just before the sun crests the hills to rise on Dana Point Harbor, the edges are soft in everything. This can make for a big challenge in painting, but can also produce some interesting effects. It’s my favorite time of day to paint.

“Soft Morning at Dana Point Harbor” • Oil on Linen • 20”x24” • Available
This painting will be available for sale tonight at the 21st Annual Laguna Plein Air Collectors Gala at Festival of Arts/Pageant of the Masters. - Patrick Saunders

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Friday, October 11, 2019

2019 Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational - "The Light Dims on Laguna Canyon Road"

As Kimberly and I left California after the 2018 Laguna Plein Air Painters Association's #LPAPA20th, we were both struck by the glow of the eucalyptus trees along the highway to San Diego as the sun set over the ocean.

I thought about that scene all year, wanting to capture the way the light faded from top to bottom on those trees. I finally got my wish.

“The Light Dims on Laguna Canyon Road” • Oil on linen •18”x24” • Private Collection

This painting will be available for sale Saturday at the 2019 Laguna Plein Air Collectors Gala at the Festival of Arts/Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach. - Patrick Saunders

10/12 Update: SOLD 

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

2019 Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational - Fronds of Paradise Painting

Sometimes, what you expect to paint isn’t what you end up painting. 

I was looking for the perfect bird of paradise flower to paint for #LPAPA21st, but found that many in the area were already just a bit past their prime. Then I realized that sometimes the plant is just as beautiful as the bloom, especially this one, which provides shade and privacy in the cozy backyard of our hosts.

“Fronds of Paradise” • Oil on linen • 16”x20” • Private Collection

This painting will be available for sale this Saturday at the 2019 Laguna Plein Air Collectors Gala at the Festival of Arts/Pageant of the Masters. - Patrick Saunders

10/12 Update: SOLD 

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Sunday, October 6, 2019

2019 Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational - Quick Draw

My quick draw this afternoon at Heisler Park for the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association's 21st Annual Laguna Beach, California Plein Air Painting Invitational

This painting is available for sale this afternoon at the Festival of Arts/Pageant of the Masters. - Patrick Saunders

"Late Day at Heisler" • Oil on Linen • 9"x12" • 1.5 Hours

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Friday, October 4, 2019

Karl Yens - "The Ride with a Snap" - Laguna Art Museum

We're back in California for #LPAPA21st, and one of our first stops will be to visit the Laguna Art Museum again. We're especially looking forward to seeing this fascinating piece by artist Karl Yens that is currently on view.

If you're in or passing through the Laguna Beach area and haven't yet made it to the #LAM, treat yourself to the longest established art museum in the state that is dedicated solely to California art. This small museum, the oldest cultural center in the area, has a world class art collection.

Photo Credit: Laguna Art Museum

Karl Yens
"The Ride with a Snap", Venice, California
• 1918
• Oil on Canvas
• Laguna Art Museum Collection
• Gift of Mrs. John Grier

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

2019 Laguna Beach California Plein Air Painting Invitational

I'm honored to have been invited to participate in the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association's annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational again this year. #LPAPA21st will mark my third year at this great event.

There is certainly no shortage of painting inspiration in the Laguna Beach, California area. Here are some plein air pieces I painted for #LPAPA20th and #LPAPA19th. - Patrick Saunders

"Morning Spills Into The Cove" • Oil on Linen • 18"x24" • Private Collection

Winner, Strada Easel & Revelite awards

"Through the Trees, Salt Creek Beach" • Oil on Linen • 18"x24"
• Available at www.patricksaunders.com

"Nyes Night" • Oil on Linen • 16"x20"
• Available at www.patricksaunders.com

"Tall Against The Surf"  • Oil on Linen • 9"x12" • Private Collection

"First Rays at Badlands" • Oil on Linen • 16"x20" • Private Collection

"Nyes Place" • Oil on Linen • 18"x24" • Private Collection

"Crystal Cove Morning" • Oil on Linen • 14"x18" • Private Collection

"Howdy" • Oil on Linen • 14"x18" • Private Collection

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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.