Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - "Peacocks and Peonies" by John La Farge - Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.

#TakeMeBackTuesday to the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

My photos don't do this beautiful work justice. Definitely something to appreciate in person if you can. - Kimberly

"Peacocks and Peonies" • John La Farge • 1882 • Stained Glass






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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - America's Presidents Exhibition, Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington D.C.

#TakeMeBackTuesday to our most recent visit last summer to the America's Presidents exhibition at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery.



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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Augustus Saint Gaudens' Bronze Bust of Abraham Lincoln, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.

#TakeMeBackTuesday to the Smithsonian American Art Museum - SAAM. A bronze bust by Augustus Saint-Gaudens.

If Abraham Lincoln could be here today, I wonder what he would have to say to us. - Kimberly



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Thursday, June 4, 2020

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Striped Rose, Loose Park Rose Garden, Kansas City, Missouri

For #ThrowbackThursday, a striped rose at the Loose Park Rose Garden in Kansas City, Missouri, photographed in 2014.


 
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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Downtown Bisbee, Arizona

For #ThrowbackThursday, from our last visit to Bisbee, Arizona, in September 2018, one of our favorite spots in Arizona.



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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Granite Dells, Watson Lake, Prescott, Arizona

#TakeMeBackTuesday to a beautiful day spent at Granite Dells at Watson Lake in September 2018.

We really liked Prescott, Arizona, and look forward to spending time there again.


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Thursday, May 21, 2020

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Airstream Bambi Sport 16, Marshfield, Missouri

For #ThrowbackThursday, a photo of our first Airstream, the Bambi Sport 16, that we ended up calling 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. Patrick also did a painting of our Bambi against this barn that ended up on the cover of Airstream Life magazine.



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Thursday, May 14, 2020

Throwback Thursday - Saunders Fine Arts Portrait Photography

I haven’t shot any portraits in a long time, so for #ThrowbackThursday, here are a few of my old favorites. 

Maybe it’s time to talk Patrick Saunders into sitting for another portrait. - Kimberly



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Sunday, May 10, 2020

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Mother's Day White Lilies

Some white lilies for all the moms on Mother's Day.



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Thursday, May 7, 2020

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Dia de los Muertos, San Antonio, Texas

For #ThrowbackThursday, a 2015 image from the Las Monas Performance Group procession on Dia de los Muertos at the Historic Market Square in San Antonio, Texas.

Makes me wistful for the days when you didn't think twice about being part of a large gathering. - Kimberly



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Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Maui, Hawaii

#TakeMeBackTuesday to our 2018 trip to Maui.

We explored the entire island, and there were stunning sights and views everywhere, but we will especially never forget the bamboo forest in Haleakalā National Park, and a beautiful morning spent on the trail to Honoloa Bay.

A beautiful sunset at the Montage Kapalua Bay.
Hiking the Pipiwai Trail through the bamboo forest in Haleakalā National Park.

Massive Banyan tree on the Pipiwai Trail at Haleakalā National Park.

Detail of a massive banyan tree on the Pipiwai Trail at Haleakalā National Park.

Waimoku Falls, Haleakalā National Park

The trail to Honoloa Bay leads you through an enchanting tropical forest so beautiful it doesn't seem real. Photos hardly do it justice.

Prop roots dangling from a banyan tree near the trail's opening to Honoloa Bay.

Patrick Saunders painting for the 2018 Plein Air Painting Invitational on the Honoloa Bay Trail.

Rooster crowing on the Honoloa Bay Trail.

Curious baby chicken on the Honoloa Bay Trail.


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Thursday, April 30, 2020

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - National Adopt A Shelter Pet Day

For #NationalAdoptAShelterPet day, here's an image of one thousands of adoptable dogs I have photographed who especially tugged at my heart. 

Gypsy the collie mix was scared and shy at the shelter, afraid even to look directly at me or the camera, but oh so gentle and sweet. She was adopted, fortunately. 

There are so many like her in shelters everywhere who would make wonderful additions to any family. - Kimberly



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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Preamble, Mike Wilkins, The Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.

#TakeMeBackTuesday to a favorite piece at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery.

"Preamble" • Mike Wilkins • 1987 • License Plates on Vinyl and Wood
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Thursday, April 23, 2020

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Sunrise at Dana Point Harbor, Dana Point, California

For #ThrowbackThursday, a foggy sunrise on Dana Point Harbor in Dana Point, California

We've enjoyed quite a few sunrises at this beautiful harbor in the last few years while Patrick Saunders did paintings there for Laguna Plein Air Painters Association painting invitationals, and we hope we'll get to enjoy more this October, as Patrick has been invited back again. Fingers crossed this great event will happen this year.



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Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Koreatown, Manhattan, New York

#TakeMeBackTuesday to Koreatown, Manhattan.

This is the first summer we won't be back to visit a city we used to call home, and one that somehow still feels like home whenever we are there. 

Fingers crossed for next year. Hard to go so long without a good dose of art, architecture, and great pizza. And yes, summer is still our favorite time of year in New York, because all the right people are gone. 😊



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Thursday, April 16, 2020

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Street Photography in Amsterdam, Holland

For #ThrowbackThursday, some favorite photos of our time in Amsterdam during our trip to Europe last fall.

The "Dancing Houses" at Damrak Canal.
Amsterdam Flower Market

Wooden tulips at the Amsterdam Flower Market

Houses, hotels, and restaurants on the #OudezijdsAchterburgwal Canal

The Rijksmuseum research library

The Stedelijk

Amsterdam night life

Amsterdam night life

Amsterdam night life

Our favorite of all the night scenes shot in Amsterdam - the Oldbridge Alley bar

Amsterdam night life

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Monday, April 13, 2020

Patrick Saunders Fine Arts "The Artful Painter" Podcast - No Preconceptions

Hey friends, the Patrick Saunders "The Artful Painter" podcast with Carl Olson, Jr. is now live, as part of REimagining the 6th annual Olmsted Plein Air Invitational in Atlanta, Georgia.

Patrick's conversation with Carl truly ran the art gamut - everything from what he paints, and why, to social media and his thoughts on modern art and making art videos. 

You can listen to the podcast here: 
  https://bit.ly/Patrick-Saunders-The-Artful-Painter


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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Travel Photography in London, England

#TakeMeBackTuesday to our trip to Europe last fall. Here are a few more of my favorite photos of London, United Kingdom, our first stop. - Kimberly

Peter Rabbit at King's College
A view of Saint James Palace through St James's Park
Sunset on the old and the new along the River Thames, London, UK at Southwark Bridge.
Never quite worked up the nerve to give the Starflyer a whirl.

The Red Lion on Parliament Street
The courtyard of the historic St James's Hotel and Club
Cildo Meireles' Babel 2001 at the Tate Modern

The Tate Britain dome
Unrepaired bombing damage on the west wall of the Tate Britain as a reminder of World War II

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