Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - A Tulip's End



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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Saunders Fine Arts Photography - Sawyer Portrait Painting Photo Shoot

Some fun outtakes of a photo shoot I did for artist Patrick Saunders for a head and shoulders portrait he has been commissioned to do of this adorable little girl Sawyer.

I photographed her on Easter Sunday, and she showed up to the Eva Reynolds Fine Art Gallery with her pony and rabbit ears, in her beautiful new Easter dress. Too cute for words. It's been quite an education learning how to photograph people for Patrick's paintings. What makes a good portrait photograph, and what makes for good photographic reference for a portrait painting, are two very different things.



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Friday, April 25, 2014

Patrick Saunders Solo Art Show - Eva Reynolds Fine Art Gallery

I actually started crying when Patrick Saunders removed this painting from our bedroom wall to take it to his gallery once it was dry. In just a few months, without realizing it, I had become very attached to this painting. My reaction surprised me, and made poor Patrick feel terrible. It just goes to show you how much art in your environment really enhances your daily life, and it's a real loss if suddenly it is gone.

This is a painting you really have to see in person to appreciate, and you can do that tonight at Patrick's first solo show at Eva Reynolds Fine Arts Gallery from 6-9 p.m. We hope to see you there.



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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Patrick Saunders Solo Art Show - April 25th, 2014

I am so excited and proud for my husband Patrick Saunders that his first solo show opens this Friday night at Eva Reynolds Fine Art Gallery in Leawood, Kansas. More than 40 works of his art will be on display, including "Photographing the Chinese Temple Gallery, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art" (oil on board, 18"x24").

Come join us for refreshments and live music from 6-9 p.m. and see this incredible painting before it ships off to the Oil Painters of America's 23rd Annual National Juried Exhibition in Vermont.



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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Patrick Saunders Solo Art Show

Come see "Pink Rose" (oil on canvas, 9"x12") at Patrick Saunders'solo show this Friday, April 25th, at Eva Reynolds Fine Arts Gallery, 4851 W. 134th Street, in Leawood, Kansas. Enjoy live music and refreshments from 6-9pm.



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Monday, April 21, 2014

Patrick Saunders Solo Art Show

You can see this painting by Patrick Saunders of the Western Auto Building, and more than 40 other works, at his solo show this Friday April 25th at the Eva Reynolds Fine Art Gallery in Leawood. Join us from 6-9 p.m. for live music and refreshments while you view Patrick's entire body of work to date. "Western Auto" (oil on canvas, 9"x17").




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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Saunders Fine Arts Photography - Katarina Portrait Painting Photo Shoot

Reagan's parents loved Patrick Saunders portrait painting of her so much that they decided to commission a portrait painting of their other daughter, Katarina. I photographed her at Eva Reynolds Fine Arts Gallery last weekend, and she was such a joy to work with - Katarina is an angelic girl. I can't wait to see Patrick's portrait of her.



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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Dandelion




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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Patrick Saunders Fine Art Print Cards

Patrick's gallery representative, Eva Reynolds of Eva Reynolds Fine Art Gallery, asked Patrick to have some 5x7 cards made of some of the paintings he will have for sale at his one-man show at the gallery on April 25th. The cards just arrived today, and they look incredible - they will definitely be snapped up quickly.



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Friday, April 4, 2014

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Purple Thistle Flower

This is my favorite image of the series I shot at 4th Friday last week. Thanks to Andrea Grist of Andrea K. Grist Floral Designs, I have a serious thing for purple thistle flowers now.



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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - The Bay Bridge from Chinatown



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