Thursday, May 29, 2014

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Pink Rose

June 1st is Rose Day at the Loose Park Rose Garden, which is lovingly tended by the Kansas City Rose Society. If you love roses, try to stop by the park for the show Sunday afternoon if you can - the garden is in full bloom right now and looks amazing.



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Saturday, May 24, 2014

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Patrick Saunders At Stems

My favorite artist, Patrick Saunders, hard at work on a painting for the Stems Plein-Air Competition at the Overland Park Arboretum.



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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - White Bleeding Hearts



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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Patrick Saunders' Katarina Portait Painting


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Monday, May 19, 2014

Patrick Saunders' Sawyer Portrait Painting

I am just knocked out by Patrick's portrait of little Sawyer. He really captured her personality and smile, and I think this is his best portrait yet. Such a joy to see an already talented artist reach new and greater heights. I am very proud of him. With each painting now, I can't wait to see what Patrick achieves next.



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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Striped Tulips



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Sunday, May 11, 2014

Best In Show at 2014 Penn Valley Plein Air Fest

I'm so pleased for artist Patrick Saunders that he won Best In Show at the first Penn Valley Park Plein Air Fest, and a Quick Paint award as well.

Congratulations to Patrick, and a big thanks to the Penn Valley Park Conservancy, Berkowitz Oliver, and Buttonwood Art Space, as well as festival judge Phil Starke.

This competition was created as a fundraiser for Penn Valley Park, one of Kansas City, Missouri's great public parks, and it is slated to become an annual event. It's a great opportunity for artists to enjoy plein air painting while helping to promote and support a vital public space.



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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Penn Valley Plein Air Fest

Patrick Saunders is participating in the Penn Valley Plein Air Fest this year. He got started Wednesday night at sunset with a study of the Pioneer Mother sculpture by A. Phimister Proctor, which was dedicated in 1927. Patrick was kept company by his two loyal groupies, Betty and Barney, who love to hang with him when he paints.




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Monday, May 5, 2014

Saunders Fine Arts Photography - 50th Wedding Anniversary Party

I had the privilege of photographing the 50th wedding anniversary party Diana Erickson arranged for her lovely parents John and Avis. Can't wait to finish processing this lovely event.

Here's an outtake Patrick Saunders shot of me getting a photo of the entire group - how fun is this family? I love my job.



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Friday, May 2, 2014

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - A Tulip's Center



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