Saturday, September 3, 2022

ONE SPOT OPEN - Patrick Saunders Fine Arts North Shore Arts Association Painting Workshop

Massachusetts artist friends, one last-minute spot has opened up in my October painting workshop at the North Shore Arts Association.

Click here to reserve it:
https://bit.ly/Patrick-Saunders-Gloucester-Workshop

Join me October 10th - 12th in Gloucester to explore the essential techniques for painting from direct observation and photography. I can teach you to paint any subject, from the most simple to complex, with one approach. My class is highly tailored for each individual, so beginners as well as advanced artists are welcome. - Patrick Saunders

“Morning After the Holiday” • Oil on Panel • 16” x 20" • Private Collection

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Saturday, July 2, 2022

Patrick Saunders Fine Arts - Interview - Voyage San Antonio

My thanks to Voyage San Antonio magazine for the write-up this week. I'm proud to now call myself a San Antonian. - Patrick Saunders

https://bit.ly/Patrick-Saunders-Voyage-San-Antonio

"Weathered" • Oil on Linen • 18" x 24" • Private Collection


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Saturday, June 18, 2022

Patrick Saunders Fine Arts - June 2022 Art Newsletter - Making the Most of Your Tools: Brushes

Like most endeavors, good painting involves using the right tools.

Sign up for my latest art newsletter on how to choose the right paint brushes for you. - Patrick Saunders

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


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Saturday, June 11, 2022

ONLY TWO SPOTS LEFT - Patrick Saunders Fine Arts North Shore Arts Association Painting Workshop

Massachusetts artist friends, there are only three spots left in my painting workshop this fall at the North Shore Arts Association.

Click here to reserve your spot:
https://bit.ly/Patrick-Saunders-Gloucester-Workshop

Join me October 10th - 12th in Gloucester to explore the essential techniques for painting from direct observation and photography. I can teach you to paint any subject, from the most simple to complex, with one approach. My class is highly tailored for each individual, so beginners as well as advanced artists are welcome. - Patrick Saunders


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Thursday, June 9, 2022

Patrick Saunders Fine Arts Portrait Study - Open Model Session

Here is last night's portrait study from a Coppini Academy open model session. The model's haircut and my low angle point of view made for an interesting and challenging study. - Patrick Saunders

"Jared, Portrait Study" • Oil on Linen • 12" x 16" • 1.5 Hours

Painting photo by Saunders Fine Arts.

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Saturday, June 4, 2022

FILLING FAST - Patrick Saunders Fine Arts Still Life Workshop - Telfair Museums

Georgia artist friends, my still life painting workshop this fall at the Telfair Museums' Jepson Center is filling fast, so register now to secure your spot.

Click here for more information, and to sign up:
https://bit.ly/Patrick-Saunders-Telfair-Workshop

Join me September 16th - 18th in Savannah to learn about choosing a subject, composition, values, color temperature, simplification, how to start, and when to stop. The painted still life tells a story through the composition and the elements represented, requiring a balance of spontaneity and accuracy, making it a perfect subject to practice adding energy and excitement to all your paintings.

Each day will include a full demonstration, followed by opportunities to create multiple paintings, with frequent one-on-one instruction. We will work from both photos and still life set-ups in the studio. My classes are highly tailored for each individual, so beginners as well as advanced artists are welcome. - Patrick Saunders


“Late Afternoon” • Oil on Canvas • 22” x 24” • 1994  • Private Collection

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Sunday, May 29, 2022

Patrick Saunders Fine Arts - Plein Air Study - "Grey Forest Gate"

Here's a quick plein air study from yesterday, painted in Grey Forest, Texas. I was drawn to both the purple door and the iconic "lone star" on the front gate. Very Texas. I didn't begin this one until 10 a.m., and learned my lesson. It's always a good idea to start at dawn in this kind of heat. - Patrick Saunders

"Grey Forest Gate" • Oil on Linen • 12" x 12" • 2 Hours

Painting photo by Saunders Fine Arts.

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Thursday, April 7, 2022

SOLD - "President Tyler's Eternal View" Plein Air Painting

This piece is now with a collector who’s had an eye on it for some time.

I painted this scene for a plein air event a few years ago, and when I turned it in, I was asked why I would paint a cemetery, but my choice had nothing to do with the location’s purpose. I just liked the way the morning sunlight filtered through the trees and struck this beautiful wrought iron gate, creating a strong vertical shadow pattern in this quiet, peaceful spot. I wasn’t sure I could pull it off, which made me want to try, because facing my painting fears is honestly the best way I know how to try to get past them.

It’s still one of my favorite plein air paintings, and I’m glad it now belongs to someone who feels the same way about it that I do. - Patrick Saunders

“President Tyler's Eternal View” • Oil on Linen • 16” x 20” • Private Collection


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Thursday, March 31, 2022

Patrick Saunders Fine Arts - Plein Air Landscape Painting - "Trails of Jupiter"

It's been a few years since I've been able to visit one of my favorite tranquil spots, Blowing Rocks Preserve on Jupiter Island in Hobe Sound, Florida. I couldn't resist getting in a bit of plein air painting this week. I've always loved the way the palm trees meld together into a protective canopy, creating a beautiful pattern of dappled light. - Patrick Saunders

 
"Trails of Jupiter" • Oil on Linen • 16" x 20" • Available at www.PatrickSaunders.com
 
Painting photo by Saunders Fine Arts

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Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Plein Air Painting - Jupiter Island, Hobe Sound Florida

It's been awhile since I've painted outdoors just for fun. Nice to get back to it. - Patrick Saunders

 

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