Thursday, November 16, 2017

Saunders Fine Arts Pet Portrait Photo Shoot - Mia

Another cutie Patrick Saunders Fine Arts has been commissioned to paint. 

Mia is such a love bug that it was hard to get a good photo of her. She doesn't want that much distance from you, because you can't rub her belly from that far away.





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Monday, November 6, 2017

Saunders Fine Arts Photography - Suzy the Huacaya Alpaca

Some favorite photos from our visit to San Angelo, Texas, for Plein Air Texas

We made a new friend at the competition this year. We're not sure what we like most about Suzy the huacaya alpaca - the fact that she is actually a he (mistaken gender identity at purchase, but the name stuck), or that incredible underbite. 

We were very sad to hear that Suzy passed away a few months after this photo was taken.


Suzy
Dinner Time - Christoval, Texas
Our sweet mooch docking spot during Plein Air Texas


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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Saunders Fine Arts Photography - Sedona, Arizona

Some favorite photos from our time in Sedona, Arizona, for the the 2017 Sedona Plein Air Festival.

Cathedral Rock, Sedona, Arizona
Bell Rock, Yavapai County, Arizona, at sunset
Patrick Saunders painting for the Sedona Plein Air Festival

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Saunders Fine Arts Photography - Laguna Beach, California

Some favorite photos from the Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational.

Our housing hosts at this event were fantastic, and we fell for their adorable labrador retriever Kobe immediately. Patrick Saunders used this photo to create a gorgeous portrait of Kobe, as a gift to our housing hosts, that you can see on our Plein Air Streaming blog.

Kobe. Pet portrait by Saunders Fine Arts.

Patrick did a great painting of this tree thanks to our housings hosts, who were kind enough to show us all of their favorite places in the area. This Laguna Niguel park has trails all along the cliffs above the beach. It's a beautiful place for a walk or hike that our hosts frequently visit. Patrick was drawn to this tree jutting out of a cliff when we explored the trail with our hosts, and decided to paint it. You can see the painting on the Plein Air Streaming blog.


Patrick Saunders painting for the 2017 LPAPA Plein Air Invitational. Photo by Saunders Fine Arts.


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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Plein Air Streaming's Two Year Anniversary

We were watching this beautiful sunset last night when it occurred to us that it was the second anniversary of the day we left our bricks and sticks life to start Plein Air Streaming. Time just keeps flying faster and faster.



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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Saunders Fine Arts Photography - Easton, Maryland

A sunrise view from our host housing for Plein Air Easton this year. Imagine seeing this every day, in all four seasons. Heaven. Our thanks to our fantastic host family for having us, and for taking us kayaking in this gorgeous bay. It was the highlight of our trip.




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Monday, June 12, 2017

Saunders Fine Arts Photography - Bucks County, Pennsylvania

It's not hard to see why the New Hope, Pennsylvania, area became an artist colony, or why impressionist Daniel Garber settled here. Rain or shine, the light on this property is beautiful. On our first visit to Cuttalossa Farm in the Cuttalossa Valley Historic District, it was a rainy, overcast day, but what light there was still made the trees in this meadow glow, and gave the whole property the feeling of an enchanted forest. Another special place we are lucky to have visited, and won't ever forget.





A bit of nature's serendipity at our host housing in Pennsylvania

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Saturday, June 3, 2017

Saunders Fine Arts Photography - Alumapalooza

As part of his membership requirements, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association Signature Member Patrick Saunders did a free demonstration painting of a vintage airstream trailer today at Alumapalooza 2017, at the Airstream factory in Jackson Center, Ohio. It was our first time there, and it was great to meet many fellow streamers, and to see where all the riveted aluminum magic happens.






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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Saunders Fine Arts Pet Portrait Photo Shoot - Socks

We had a portrait photo shoot this morning with three dogs, and this one kept showing up. We were told that Socks apparently thinks he's a dog, so he was curious about what we were up to with his canine family members. Socks all but photo bombed us a few times, but the sound of the camera shutter would make him bolt. Such a handsome fellow. Three adorable dogs and a cat who thinks he's part of the pack. Love it.



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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Bird Nest




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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Rocky The Yorkshire Terrier

A fun outtake from a photo shoot we did this month for a pet portrait commission of Rocky the Yorkshire Terrier. 




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