Saturday, March 10, 2018

Lighthouse ArtCenter Plein Air Festival 2018

Patrick was pleased to be a juried artist again this year at the Lighthouse ArtCenter's 5th Annual Plein Air Festival in Jupiter, Florida.

Patrick's one hour painting, "Big Boats, Little Boat" (oil on linen, 9"x12"), was completed at Flagler Park for the opening quick paint at the festival.

Patrick Saunders "Big Boats, Little Boat" (oil on linen, 9"x12") SOLD

We visited Blowing Rocks, Florida, and found the walk to the beach as beautiful as the beach itself, so Patrick painted the trail.

Patrick Saunders' "Towards the Beach, Blowing Rocks" (oil on linen, 16"x20") SOLD

Patrick decided the jumble of palm trees, palmettos and vines at Riverbend Park in Jupiter called for an almost abstract painting. 

Patrick Saunders' "Jungle Sharp" (oil on linen, 12"x12") SOLD

We arrived at Riviera Beach Marina Village before dawn to catch the light just as it began to illuminate the moored boats. 

Patrick Saunders' "First Spark" (oil on linen, 14"x18").

Patrick painted this banyan tree in Zeus Park in Hobe Sound, Florida, while neighborhood residents recounted their stories and memories of this tree. Our thanks to festival judge Nancy Tankersley for awarding this painting 2nd Place at the festival. Patrick was really drawn to the root system of this tree, a testament to its history and endurance. Our thanks also to all of the festival organizers and volunteers, and congratulations to all of the artists who won awards and honorable mentions.

Patrick Saunders' "Heart of the Banyan" (oil on linen, 16"x20").

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