Saturday, February 27, 2021

Patrick Saunders Fine Arts February 2021 Art Newsletter - Repaint, Reuse, & Recycle

Have a painting that just didn't work out?

Don't be so quick to discard it.

Read my latest art newsletter on ways to repaint, reuse, and recycle your canvases and panels. - Patrick Saunders



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Thursday, February 25, 2021

Patrick Saunders Fine Arts Entry - Oil Painters of America 30th Annual National Juried Exhibition

I'm honored that one of my Amsterdam paintings has been accepted into the Oil Painters of America's 30th Annual National Juried Exhibition at the California Center for the Arts at the Escondido Museum April 9th - May 16th.

As you might expect, Amsterdam nightlife is incredibly vibrant, and the combination of historic architecture and modern signage makes for some interesting compositions. This is the Louis Bar, a beautiful patchwork of windows and colors. - Patrick Saunders
 
"Bars & Bikes, Amsterdam" • Oil on Linen • 18" x 24"
 
Reference and painting photos by Saunders Fine Arts.
 
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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Patrick Saunders Fine Arts - Art Review - "Emma Zorn, Lasande" by Anders Zorn

It's our first #MuseumTourTuesday after the big freeze, and as I sit here drinking coffee and reading the morning news with my lovely wife, here is the first painting that comes to mind.

In this portrait by Anders Zorn, the artist depicts his wife Emma in the simple act of reading a newspaper. While the scale of the paper dominates the image, we are drawn to the careful rendering of her face concentrating on the news.
 
The real excitement in the painting comes from the loosely painted background with broad strokes of paint and occasional bright dashes of color. The large splash of red on the left, the small dashes of red behind her head, and the spot of complimentary green on her ring create a movement throughout the piece. I have no idea what the dark calligraphic strokes represent in the upper left corner of the painting, but they beautifully balance the dark values of her hair, and the wall behind her back. - Patrick Saunders
 
"Emma Zorn, Läsande" • Anders Zorn • Oil on Canvas • 15.8" x 23.8" • 1887

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Saturday, February 20, 2021

Patrick Saunders Fine Arts Painting Workshop - The Woman's Club of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Texas

Texas artist friends, my summer painting workshop at The Woman's Club of Fort Worth is filling fast, so register now to secure your spot.

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Join me June 2nd - 4th 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. I will show you how to simplify your subject and move to finish as rapidly as possible in order to add energy and excitement to your painting.
 
Each day starts with a short lecture and a full demonstration painting, followed by one-on-one instruction with each artist. My class is highly tailored for each participant, and beginners as well as advanced artists are welcome. - Patrick Saunders


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Thursday, February 18, 2021

Patrick Saunders Fine Arts Painting Workshop - Heartland Art Club, Saint Louis, Missouri

Midwestern artist friends, my spring painting workshop at The Galleries at Heartland Art Club is already more than half full, so register now to secure your spot.

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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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Sunday, February 14, 2021

Patrick Saunders Fine Arts Floral Painting - 2021 Lighthouse ArtCenter Plein Air Festival - Tequesta, Florida

With temperatures heading into the teens this weekend, I'm dreaming of warmer weather. This painting is heading to Florida for the Lighthouse ArtCenter's 8th annual Plein Air Festival.

Be sure and check out all of the work featured during the festival from March 14-20th.
 
"Pink!" • Oil on canvas • 8" x 8"
 
Painting photo by Saunders Fine Arts.
 
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Saturday, February 6, 2021

Patrick Saunders Fine Arts Floral Painting Workshop - Booth Western Art Museum's Booth Art Academy, Cartersville, Georgia

 

Georgia artist friends, my floral painting workshop at the Booth Western Art Museum's Booth Art Academy May 5th - 7th only has six spots left, so register now to secure your spot.

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The painted floral requires a balance of spontaneity and accuracy, making it a perfect subject to practice for adding energy to all of your paintings. Learn about choosing a subject, composition, values, color temperature, simplification, how to start and when to stop. 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 cut flowers in the studio.
 
 
 
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Thursday, February 4, 2021

Patrick Saunders Fine Arts Floral Painting - "Aflame"

This one was quite a challenge. Getting the color temperature and value changes just right was critical to keeping these roses from feeling too heavy.

I'm very happy with how it turned out. - Patrick Saunders
 
"Aflame" • Oil on linen • 9" x 12" • Available at www.PatrickSaunders.com

Painting photo by Saunders Fine Arts

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