Thursday, December 27, 2018

Holiday Pet Portrait - Guido the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

For #throwbackthursday, this is still my favorite holiday pet portrait, taken at a 2012 photo shoot I did in San Francisco, California, as a fundraiser for Animal Care & Control San Francisco at Bernie's Grooming City Dogs.

This handsome Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Guido trotted in with a Santa hat in his mouth. It was supposed to end up on his head, but he was so pleased to be carrying it that we just left him to it. So cute we could hardly stand it.

Patrick Saunders particularly liked Guido because he didn't need any help posing. (Patrick was roped into playing Santa that day to help wrangle nervous dogs, and survived the experience with only one minor head injury.) - Kimberly




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Friday, December 21, 2018

Pet Portrait Photo Shoot - Perry the Yorkshire Terrier

It was hard waiting to post outtakes from this pet portrait photo shoot, and Patrick Saunders' painting, because Perry is a hoot, and so stinking cute. His lovely family pulled off a great Christmas surprise.

Patrick Saunders' "Perry" (oil on linen, 12"x16") Private Collection






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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - The Baked Potato

For #tbt our favorite image of our first Airstream, the Bambi Sport 16 that we called the Baked Potato. 

This is a great memory for us of a beautiful morning on the Young farm near Marshfield, Missouri in 2016, where Patrick Saunders taught a plein air workshop. The Bambi looked right at home next to this gorgeous old barn.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Rincon de la Vieja National Park - Liberia, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a paradise. For us, it was the trees we were drawn to, even more than the wildlife.




Patrick Saunders standing next to a banyon tree for scale at Rincon de la Vieja National Park

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