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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Friday, April 30, 2021

Patrick Saunders Fine Arts - April 2021 Art 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 the latest Patrick Saunders Fine Arts art newsletter to find out how context can make right look wrong in your work, and what to do when it does.
 
 

 
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Sunday, April 25, 2021

Patrick Saunders Fine Arts Dog Portait - "Joey"

Our gift to our wonderful housing hosts for the Olmsted Plein Air Painting Invitational in Atlanta, Georgia.
 
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. 
 
"Joey" • Oil on Panel • 9" x 12" • One Hour • Private Collection

Reference and painting photos by Saunders Fine Arts.
 
 
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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Patrick Saunders Plein Air Painting - The Deepdene, Olmsted Linear Park, Atlanta, Georgia

Patrick Saunders plein air painting in a lovely spot in the Deepdene, part of Olmsted Linear Park in the historic Druid Hills neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia, for the 2021 Olmsted Plein Air Painting Invitational.

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