Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Patrick Saunders Fine Arts Paintings - Olmsted Plein Air Online Collectors Gallery

I was honored to participate in the Olmsted Plein Air Painting Invitational again this spring. We love any excuse to visit Atlanta, one of our favorite cities.

Olmsted's online art gallery will remain live for browsing and collecting through July 17th. Here are some of my paintings that are currently available through the invitational. - Patrick Saunders
 
 
After the Blooms Have Fallen” • Oil on linen • 12" x 16”
• Available at www.OlmstedPleinAir.com

"Deepdene Escape” • Oil on linen • 14" x 18"
• Available at www.OlmstedPleinAir.com

"Awaiting" • Oil on Linen • 24"x30"
• Available at www.OlmstedPleinAir.com
  

“Bombadil” • Oil on linen • 12” x 16”
• Available at www.OlmstedPleinAir.com




“Bombadil” • Oil on linen • 12” x 16”
• Available at www.OlmstedPleinAir.com

“Bunches" • Oil on Linen • 9" x 12"
• Available at www.OlmstedPleinAir.com

“Betty" • Oil on Panel • 9"x12"
• Available at www.OlmstedPleinAir.com
  

“Prism" • Oil on Linen • 9"x12"
• Available at www.OlmstedPleinAir.com

"Yellow Daisies” • Oil on Linen • 9"x12"
• Available at www.OlmstedPleinAir.com

"Yellow Daisies” • Oil on Linen • 9"x12"
• Available at www.OlmstedPleinAir.com

"Green Eyes” • Oil on linen • 6" x 8"
• Available at www.OlmstedPleinAir.com

 

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Saturday, May 1, 2021

Patrick Saunders Fine Arts - Western Art - "Amor a la Vida"

As Kimberly and I are finally beginning to travel again, I remember how commonplace it once was for us to wander into large groups of people at outdoor events, responding to the energy of the crowd. Concerts, parades, and festivals all seem so distant at the moment, but I'm hopeful that we will see normalcy begin to return in the near future.

One of my most ambitions paintings yet, this scene is from a 2019 Dia De Los Muertos parade in Dallas. I wanted to capture the combination of figures, colors and patterns all coming together to create a sense of a celebration of life. - Patrick Saunders

"Amor a la Vida" • Oil on Linen • 48" x 38" • Available at www.PatrickSaunders.com

Reference and painting photos by Saunders Fine Arts.

 

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Friday, April 30, 2021

Patrick Saunders Fine Arts April 2021 Newsletter - When Right Feels Wrong

When you are having trouble with a painting, it's usually not the thing you think is wrong that is the actual problem. 

Sign up for my latest art newsletter to find out how context can make right look wrong in your work, and what to do when it does. - Patrick Saunders
 
 

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Monday, April 26, 2021

Patrick Saunders Fine Arts - Olmsted Linear Park Award - Olmsted Plein Air Invitational, Atlanta, Georgia

My thanks to the Olmsted Plein Air Invitational judges for giving "Deepdene Escape" the Olmsted Linear Park Award last night.

My thanks also to everyone who worked so hard to make the invitational happen, especially during such challenging times. It's a pleasure to have the opportunity to capture any part of a beautiful city like Atlanta on canvas. - Patrick Saunders
 
 
 
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Sunday, April 25, 2021

Patrick Saunders Fine Arts - Community QuickPaint Judging - Olmsted Plein Air Invitational, Atlanta, Georgia

I was honored to be asked to judge the Olmsted Plein Air Invitational's Community PaintQuick Competition today at Ansley Park in Atlanta, Georgia.

Congratulations to First Place winner Millie Gosch!
 
This painting is incredibly confident in its approach. Everything, from the value contrasts, the color temperature contrasts, and even the textural contrasts, draws the viewer in to the focal point, the house. Beautifully executed. - Patrick Saunders
 

 
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Patrick Saunders Fine Arts Pet Portrait - "Joey"

Our gift to our wonderful housing hosts for the Olmsted Plein Air Painting Invitational in Atlanta.

This is Joey, the sweetest, softest, happiest seven-month-old puppy, who always came to greet us when coming or going. We thought about trying to lure him into the truck with us when we leave. - Patrick Saunders
 
“Joey" • Oil on Panel • 9" x 12” • One Hour • Private Collection

Reference and painting photos by Saunders Fine Arts.
 
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Saturday, April 24, 2021

Patrick Saunders Fine Arts Landscape Painting - "After the Blooms Have Fallen" - Olmsted Plein Air Painting Invitational, Atlanta, Georgia

This week, Kimberly and I encountered the largest maple leaf hydrangea we have ever seen. The flowers were spent, but the huge leaves themselves are quite beautiful, and at a certain time of day the sunlight shines on them, creating the perfect presentation. It's almost like the leaves have stepped out onto a stage.

 
"After the Blooms Have Fallen" • Oil on linen • 12" x 16"


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Friday, April 23, 2021

Olmsted Plein Air Painting Invitational Nocturne & Quick Paint - Chateau Elan Winery & Resort, Braselton, Georgia

Chateau Elan Winery & Resort is a gorgeous place for Patrick Saunders to paint a nocturne tonight, and participate in a quick paint tomorrow morning that is open to the public.

Our thanks to the Olmsted Plein Air Painting Invitational for choosing such a dreamy location for these events!
 


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Thursday, April 22, 2021

Olmsted Plein Air Painting Invitational - Pop-Up Gallery Stroll & Petite Plein Air Painting Reveal - Druid Hills, Atlanta

Atlanta artists and collector friends, I hope to see you today at the Olmsted Plein Air Invitational’s Pop-Up Gallery Stroll & Petite Plein Air Painting Reveal.


I and the other invited artists will be painting this afternoon in one of the city’s most beautiful private gardens in the historic Druid Hills neighborhood.

Click here for more information, and to purchase entry tickets:
https://www.olmstedpleinair.com/calendarofevents/garden-gallery-stroll
 
 
 
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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

SOLD - "Swan Descending, A Staircase" - Olmsted Plein Air Painting Invitational, Atlanta, Georgia

So pleased that my interior painting of the Swan House staircase at the Atlanta History Center sold today at the Olmsted Plein Air Invitational. - Patrick Saunders

"Swan Descending, A Staircase" • Oil on Linen • 18"x24" • Private Collection

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