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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Patrick Saunders Fine Arts Plein Air Painting - "Deepdene Escape - Olmsted Plein Air Invitational, Atlanta, Georgia

I really love painting in secluded forest settings, especially ones that feel that way even though they are actually in the midst of a bustling metropolis, like the Deepdene in Olmsted Linear Park in Atlanta, Georgia.

This piece is coming soon to the Olmsted Plein Air Invitational. - Patrick Saunders
 
"Deepdene Escape" • Oil on linen • 14" x 18" • www.OlmstedPleinAir.com

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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Honorable Mention - 30th Annual Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition

My thanks to judge Jeffrey R. Watts for giving my painting of the Louis Bar in Amsterdam an Honorable Mention Award at the 30th Annual Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition.

The show is open at the California Center for the Arts Museum in Escondido, California through May 16th. If you can’t make it to the exhibition in person, you can view the show online at www.oilpaintersofamerica.com. - Patrick Saunders
 
"Bars & Bikes, Amsterdam" • Oil on Linen • 18" x 24”

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Thursday, April 1, 2021

Patrick Saunders Fine Arts Cityscape Painting - "West On Pell" - Manhattan, New York

Biking around Manhattan is both exhilarating and terrifying. The sensory explosion of sights and sounds can be somewhat disconcerting. After a near death experience involving the sudden appearance of a cab door, Kimberly and I limited our bike excursions to Sunday mornings. It's just one of the many things I miss about New York.

Here's my latest painting, an attempt at capturing a wonderful memory of our time spent living in the city. - Patrick Saunders
 
"West On Pell" • Oil on Linen • 20" x 30"  • Available at www.PatrickSaunders.com

Reference and painting photos by Saunders Fine Arts.

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Sunday, March 28, 2021

THREE SPOTS LEFT - Painting Workshop - The Galleries at Heartland Art Club, Saint Louis, Missouri

Midwestern artist friends, my spring painting workshop at The Galleries at Heartland Art Club only has three spots left, so register now to secure your spot.

Click here for more information, and to register:
https://bit.ly/Patrick-Saunders-St-Louis-Painting-Workshop

Join me May 20th - 22nd in Saint Louis, Missouri to explore the essential techniques for painting from direct observation and photography. Learn to paint any subject, from the most simple to complex, with one approach. I will demonstrate the process of simplifying the subject and moving to finish as rapidly as possible in order to add more energy and excitement to your painting.

Each day will begin with a short lecture and full demonstration, followed by one-on-one instruction with students. My class is highly tailored for each participant, and beginners as well as advanced artists are welcome. - Patrick Saunders

 

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Thursday, March 25, 2021

Patrick Saunders Fine Arts - March 2021 Art Newsletter - Break It To Make It - Using Broken Color

One way to add more energy and vibration into your paintings is through the use of broken color.

Sign up for my latest newsletter to learn more about ways to achieve this effect:
 

 
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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Patrick Saunders Fine Arts Painting Sale - The Trippe Gallery

My thanks to the Trippe Gallery for sending this Plein Air Easton piece home with a new collector.

We stumbled across this scene at Campbell's Boatyard at Jack's Point one evening on a walk through Oxford, Maryland, and I really liked the simplicity of this silhouetted composition.
 
"Fire Water, Jack's Point" • Oil on Linen • 18"x24" • Private Collection


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Monday, March 22, 2021

Patrick Saunders Fine Arts Plein Air Painting Workshop - Driggs Digs Plein Air, Driggs, Idaho

West Coast artist friends, my painting workshop this July at Driggs Digs Plein Air, which I'm honored to be judging again this year, is sold out.

Click on the link below if you would like to join the wait list for this plein air workshop. - Patrick Saunders
 
 

 
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Saturday, March 20, 2021

Small Works Sale - 8th Annual Lighthouse ArtCenter Plein Air Festival

TODAY, 10 AM - 4 PM

Plein Air Festival Small Works Sale!
 
                        "Pink!" • Oil on canvas • 8" x 8" • Available at Lighthouse ArtCenter

If you are in the Palm Beach County area in Florida, you can stop by the Lighthouse ArtCenter gallery today for the festival's special small works sale. Entry to the gallery is free and open to the public, where you can view the 8x8 paintings, along with larger pieces for sale at the event. Masks and social distancing are required in the gallery.
 
My floral in the small works show is also available for viewing online, since the event is virtual as well as in person this year. Click on the link below to learn more about this piece, and all of the art for sale at the festival. - Patrick Saunders
 

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Friday, March 19, 2021

Patrick Saunders Fine Arts Floral Painting - White Daisies - Lighthouse ArtCenter Plein Air Festival

UPDATE: I was pleasantly surprised to learn that this painting won 3rd Place today at the 8th Annual Lighthouse ArtCenter Plein Air Festival.

I painted a whole bunch of white daisies on a windy day. They're not the most cooperative models, as they tend to squirm around quite a bit. This type of piece always starts out as a mess for me, until the brushstrokes suddenly transcend paint and become flowers.
 
"Bunches" • Oil on linen • 9" x 12" • https://bit.ly/Patrick-Saunders-Lighthouse-Plein-Air-Paintings

This piece will be available tonight at the Lighthouse ArtCenter. Since the event is virtual as well as in person this year, Lighthouse has a virtual catalog and online store (link above) where collectors can learn more about this piece, and all of the art for sale at the festival.
 
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Thursday, March 18, 2021

Patrick Saunders Fine Arts Floral Painting - Olmsted Plein Air Invitational Collectors' Preview Gallery

The Olmsted Plein Air Invitational Collectors' Preview Gallery goes live today. My submission is one of my favorite flowers, and also one that I find the most challenging.

I've always considered gerbera daisies to be my nemesis. Maybe it's the struggle to get past their iconic sunburst shape and see them as they really are, or maybe it's the battle to avoid painting all of the individual petals. In this piece, I challenged myself even further by painting a light flower on a light background.
 
"Gerbera" • Oil on Linen • 6"x8" • Available at https://online.flippingbook.com/view/380455780/62-63/
 
I will be painting in person throughout the Atlanta, Georgia, area April 18th through the 25th. The show has a virtual catalog and online store (link above) where collectors can learn more about this piece, and all of the preview works of art for sale.
 
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Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Patrick Saunders Fine Arts Floral Paintings - Lighthouse ArtCenter Plein Air Festival

Roses never cease to interest me as a painter. Here are just a few of the pieces I currently have available at the 8th Annual Lighthouse ArtCenter Plein Air Festival.

Since the event is virtual as well as in person this year, Lighthouse has an online catalog and store where collectors can learn more about each of these pieces, and all of my art for sale at the festival at this link:
 

"Unfolding" • Oil on linen • 8" x 8" • Available at Lighthouse ArtCenter

"Aflame" • Oil on linen • 9" x 12" • Available through Lighthouse ArtCenter

"Prism" • Oil on panel • 12" x 9" • Available at Lighthouse ArtCenter


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Monday, March 15, 2021

Patrick Saunders Fine Arts Floral Study - Lighthouse ArtCenter Plein Air Festival, Tequesta, Florida

This Patrick Saunders Fine Arts plein air floral study is now available at the 8th Annual Lighthouse ArtCenter Plein Air Festival.

"Yellow Daisies" • Oil on Linen • 9"x12"

Since the event is virtual as well as in person this year, Lighthouse has a virtual catalog and online store (link above) where collectors can learn more about this piece, and all of the art for sale at the festival.
 
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Sunday, March 14, 2021

8th Annual Lighthouse ArtCenter Plein Air Festival

The 8th Annual Lighthouse ArtCenter Plein Air Festival begins today, marking my sixth year of participation in this great event.

I will be painting remotely this year, and missing out on some great weather. Florida is the perfect place to be in March.
 
Here are some of the plein air paintings I've done in the past for Lighthouse. - Patrick Saunders
 
"Maggy's Path, Blowing Rocks" • Oil on Linen • 16"x20" • Private Collection

"Dockside At Guanabanas" • Oil on Linen • 16"x20" • Available at www.PatrickSaunders.com

"Backlit Blooms" • Oil on Canvas • 8"x8" • Private Collection

"U-Tiki Beach" • Oil on Linen • 16"x20" • Private Collection

"Another Leaf In the Wall" • Oil on Linen • 12"x16" • Private Collection

"Patterns at Blowing Rocks" • Oil on linen • 16"x20" • Private Collection

"Towards the Beach, Blowing Rocks"  • Oil on Linen • 16"x20" • Private Collection

"Jungle Sharp" • Oil on Linen • 12"x12" • Private Collection

"Heart of the Banyan" • Oil on Linen • 16"x20" • Available at www.PatrickSaunders.com

"Riverbend Breeze" • Oil on Linen • 14"x18" • Private Collection

"In At Dusk" • Oil on Panel • 14"x18" • Private Collection 

 

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