Sunday, June 6, 2021

"Plexus no. 34" by Gabriel Daw - Amon Carter Museum of American Art

We finally made it to the Amon Carter Museum of American Art this weekend, and I'm so glad we did, because this artwork is the best thing I've seen in a museum in a long time.

My photograph, which is the view from the ground floor looking up to the ceiling of the museum's atrium, just doesn't even begin to do this large piece justice. It's like a Rothko - you have to see it in person to really appreciate it. I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to experience it.

More than 80 miles of thread. 80 MILES. It just glows, and even moves a bit as the air flow of the museum passes through it. Looking at it, you can imagine how different it looks at various times of day, depending on the light filtering through it from the atrium windows above. - Kimberly
 
"Plexus no. 34" • Gabriel Dawe • Amon Carter Museum of American Art

 

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Friday, May 14, 2021

Patrick Saunders Fine Arts - Airstream Life Magazine Globetrotter Gallery

My thanks to Airstream Life Magazine editor Rich Luhr and writer Jo Steigerwald for including me in their summer issue as one of the artists in the magazine's new online art gallery, www.globetrottergallery.com.

The article includes a painting I did of the Baked Potato, our first Airstream, a Bambi Sport 16, and the gallery has a plein air painting I did of our current Airstream, the Sweet Potato, a 25FB Flying Cloud. - Patrick Saunders

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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Pink Roses - Atlanta Botanical Garden

Loved this dappled light on pink roses at the Atlanta Botanical Garden.

 

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Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Orchids - Atlanta Botanical Garden

After the Olmsted Plein Air Invitational in Atlanta, Patrick and I were lucky enough to catch the tail end of the Fuqua Orchid Center's annual Orchid Daze exhibition at the Atlanta Botanical Garden.

It was heaven.

I think this orchid is what is called a Vanda Gordon Dillon hybrid, but I'm not certain. - Kimberly


 
 
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Saturday, May 1, 2021

Patrick Saunders Fine Arts - Western Art - "Amor a la Vida"

 There's something about seeing a moment that I captured with my camera become a painting by Patrick Saunders.

It's happened many times now, and it's always a joy to see a good memory transcend a photograph. But sometimes, Patrick does a painting of such moments that grabs my heart even more than usual.

This painting is one of them. When I look at this, I'm not only taken back to what I saw in the moment, but how I felt on that beautiful sunny day in Dallas, enjoying the chance to catch these lovely young women practicing their dancing for a Dia de los Muertos parade.

It’s extra thrilling when one of Patrick’s paintings just radiates what we both felt in a moment, not just what we saw. Patrick was able to capture that because even though it happened to be one of my images he ultimately painted from, he was there alongside me taking pictures, and he felt the same thing too. Maybe there’s even some wistfulness now in my reaction to the painting, because it was the last time we were part of a large crowd of people before Covid-19 hit.

Either way, whenever I look at this painting, or an image of it, I’m right back in that moment, enjoying a beautiful day doing something I love. - Kimberly

 

 Amor a la Vida"• Oil on Linen • 48" x 38" • Available at www.PatrickSaunders.com

 

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