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!
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Saturday, May 24, 2014
My favorite artist, Patrick Saunders, hard at work on a painting for the Stems Plein-Air Competition at the Overland Park Arboretum.
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Monday, May 19, 2014
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!
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Click here to check out artist Patrick Saunders' three-part blog post on his experience at the 2014 Penn Valley Park Plein Air Fest, where he won Best In Show!Patrick Saunders' Penn Valley Park Plein Air Fest Blog
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Sunday, May 11, 2014
Patrick Saunders Wins A Quick Paint Award and Best In Show At The First Annual 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! Congratulations Patrick, and a big thanks to the Penn Valley Park Conservancy, Berkowitz Oliver, and Buttonwood Art Space, as well as judge Phil Starke, Phil Starke Fine Art. 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 en plein air painting while helping to promote and support a vital public space.
Thursday, May 8, 2014
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 en plein air.
Monday, May 5, 2014
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 group photo of the entire group - how fun is this family? I love my job.