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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Thursday, March 24, 2022

Patrick Saunders Fine Arts Floral Still Life Painting - "Nest"

My latest painting is a floral/still life that is a bit larger than normal for me.

Due to the pandemic, Kimberly and I spent more time in one place than we have in a number of years, and we actually enjoyed nesting a bit, so to speak, in my temporary studio space. This piece is not only representative of that feeling of home, but also a kind of closure on our months of quarantine. Now that we're back to traveling and making art, home is wherever we are. - Patrick Saunders

"Nest" • Oil on linen • 24" x 30" • Available at www.PatrickSaunders.com

Painting and reference photos by Saunders Fine Arts.
 
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Saturday, February 26, 2022

Entry - Oil Painters of America 31st Annual National Juried Exhibition

I'm honored that one of my paintings, "Night at the Red Lion", has been accepted into the Oil Painters of America's 31st Annual National Juried Exhibition at the Steamboat Art Museum in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, June 3rd through August 27th.

This piece presented some major challenges, with three-point perspective and numerous color gradations.

The original Red Lion has existed on the same site since at least 1434, and the pub that was there during the Victorian era was visited by Charles Dickens as a young boy. The current building, erected in 1890, was visited by a number of Prime Ministers, including Winston Churchill.

Congratulations to every artist accepted into the exhibition! - Patrick Saunders

"Night at the Red Lion" • Oil on Linen • 30" x 40"

Reference and painting photos by Saunders Fine Arts

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Sunday, January 23, 2022

Patrick Saunders Fine Arts January 2022 Art Newsletter - Through Thick & Thin

Is it better to paint with a thick, luscious brushstroke, or to let your paint flow in glowing, thin glazes of color?

Sign up for my latest art newsletter about exploring a combination of both approaches. - Patrick Saunders

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"Enter the Garden" • Oil on Panel • 16" x 20" • Private Collection

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Thursday, January 20, 2022

Honorable Mention Award - Oil Painters of America Fall 2021 Online Showcase

My thanks to juror Stuart Fullerton for awarding my painting an Honorable Mention in the Signature Division of the Oil Painters of America’s Fall 2021 Online Showcase. - Patrick Saunders

 
"Amor a la Vida" • Oil on Linen • 48" x 38" • Private Collection
 
Painting and reference photos by Saunders Fine Arts
 
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Thursday, December 30, 2021

Patrick Saunders Pet Portrait Commission - "Dutch"

My latest dog portrait commission. I had to wait until after the 25th to post this one, as it was a Christmas present.

 
There's always something exciting about painting a black lab, finding all of those subtle values and color changes within the dog's coat. As always, I had a blast. I never tire of painting dogs. - Patrick Saunders
 
"Dutch" • Oil on Linen • 12" x 16" • Private Collection

Painting photo by Saunders Fine Arts
 
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Saturday, December 25, 2021

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all!

"Holiday Star" • Oil on Linen • 9"x12"
  

Reference and painting photos by Saunders Fine Arts

 
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Thursday, December 16, 2021

Patrick Saunders December 2021 Art Newsletter - The Ever Evolving Process

It may look effortless, but science has proven that even master artists make changes throughout their process.

Sign up for my latest art newsletter on the importance of keeping an open mind. - Patrick Saunders
 
 

 
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