Thursday, December 31, 2020

Patrick Saunders Fine Arts December 2020 Art Newsletter - The Right Reds

Happy New Year's Eve to all!
 
Even though I didn't travel much in 2020, I was often distracted from painting because it's been such a turbulent year. My new year's resolution is to tune out the noise and re-focus on my art. I'm going to end the year by sharing some of my thoughts on color.
 
Red is one of the most difficult colors to work with in painting. If you struggle to get just the right reds in your work, there are steps you can take to simplify the mixing process.
 
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Monday, December 28, 2020

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Variegated Pothos

 I love Pothos for its resiliency and forgiving nature, and this little heart-shaped, nicely variegated leaf makes me smile every time I look at it. - Kimberly


 

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Thursday, December 24, 2020

Merry Christmas!

 Merry Christmas to all!

 

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Quivering Aspens in Telluride, Colorado

#TakeMeBackTuesday to a sunrise on quivering aspens in Telluride, Colorado.


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Saturday, December 12, 2020

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Purple Coneflowers - Easton, Maryland

I know it's not even Christmas yet, but if I post warm photos, spring will come faster. - Kimberly


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Thursday, December 10, 2020

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Sunrise On An Old Barn in Augusta, Missouri

For #ThrowbackThursday, a photo of what is still one of my best plein air event memories of all time, back in 2016, when Patrick Saunders and I spent a beautiful, peaceful sunrise at an old barn in Augusta, Missouri.

Patrick was painting the back of the barn for the Augusta Plein Air Festival (you can see the top of his easel in the far back left), while I photographed the morning light on the front.

Good times.
 

 
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Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Texas Bluebonnets

#TakeMeBackTuesday to photographing a field of bluebonnets on a warm spring day in 2016 in Marble Falls, Texas while Patrick was plein air painting. Another nice memory of roaming freely in a new town and snapping whatever caught my eye. - Kimberly

 

 

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Saturday, December 5, 2020

Patrick Saunders Fine Arts - Southwest Art Magazine Cover, December 2020

Two Southwest Art Magazine covers in two years - so proud of my hubby! - Kimberly


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Thursday, December 3, 2020

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - The Doorways of Valladolid, Yucatan, Mexico

For #ThrowbackThursday, one of many beautiful doorways in Valladolid, a city built by Spanish settlers in the 16th Century on top of a formerly Maya town.

Can't wait to go back and explore more of Mexico. - Kimberly
 

 
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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Tankah Bay, Quintana Roo, Tulum, Mexico

#TakeMeBackTuesday to Tulum, Mexico, in 2013, where Patrick Saunders was able to lounge in a hammock on the beach in Tankah Bay at a little cottage we rented for the holidays.

We wish we were there now - even Texas is too cold for us in November!

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Saturday, November 21, 2020

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Philodendron Brasil

Plants have been my distraction this year since we are staying in place due to Covid-19. I've stuck to the hard to kill, because I'm no green thumb.

Patrick doesn't want me to buy any more, because they are all "just gonna die" when we hit the road again, but little does he know, I'm going to stuff them all into the truck cab somehow. Where there's a will, there's a way.

This Philodendron Brasil is my latest plant crush. That pop of lime green striping - LOVE IT. - Kimberly

 

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Thursday, November 19, 2020

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Japanese Tea Garden, San Antonio, Texas

For #ThrowbackThursday, an image from one of our many visits to the Japanese Tea Garden in San Antonio, Texas.

Can't wait to go back again.

 

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Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Cloud Gate Sculpture, Chicago, Illinois

#TakeMeBackTuesday to the Cloud Gate sculpture in Millennium Park in Chicago, Illinois.

Yes, I laid down on the dirty tile for this shot, but I was wearing black, so I figured why not. - Kimberly

 


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Thursday, November 12, 2020

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - A Flock of Sheep in Marshfield, Missouri

For #ThrowbackThursday, a memorable sunrise on a farm we camped on in Missouri in 2016, where Patrick Saunders was teaching a painting workshop.

This was our view one morning when we opened the door of our Airstream Bambi. These sweet things were patiently waiting for their breakfast.

 

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Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Wildseed Farms, Fredericksburg, Texas

#TakeMeBackTuesday to a beautiful fall afternoon spent at Wildseed Farms in Fredericksburg, Texas in 2016, one of our favorite towns in Texas.

 

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Thursday, November 5, 2020

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Spanish Frescos, Mission San Jose - San Antonio, Texas

For #ThrowbackThursday, reconstructed Spanish frescos at the base of the cathedral bell tower at Mission San Jose.

San Antonio is still our favorite city in Texas, and we look forward to spending time there again, and revisiting all of the beautiful missions.

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Monday, November 2, 2020

Patrick Saunders Fine Arts - October 2020 Art Newsletter

Painting is a lifelong journey, and while it's all about moving forward, it's also important to keep an eye on where you've been.

Read the latest Patrick Saunders Fine Arts newsletter to learn more about how to look back at your work in order to move forward as an artist.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Turk's Cap, Texas

My new favorite plant, Turk's Cap. 

No offense to Texas gold columbine. - Kimberly

 

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Monday, October 12, 2020

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Esperanza Blooms in Texas

 Esperanzas still going strong in Texas this month.

 

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Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Fort Worth Botanic Garden

#TakeMeBackTuesday to a peaceful morning with some mallards in the Japanese Garden at Fort Worth Botanic Garden last year.

 

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Friday, September 25, 2020

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Columbus Tower, San Francisco, California

 For #ThrowbackThursday, the Columbus Tower in San Francisco, California.


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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Sunrise on Frederick, Maryland

#TakeMeBackTuesday to a vivid sunrise in June 2016 on the Monocacy National Battlefield in Frederick, Maryland, where Patrick Saunders Fine Arts was painting for Easels in Frederick.

Frederick is up there with Bisbee, Arizona on our favorite American towns list.

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Thursday, September 10, 2020

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Goldent Gate Bridge in Fog, San Francisco Bay, San Francisco, California

Normally when you can't see well in San Francisco, it's because of the beautiful effects of fog.

We loved our time living in this gorgeous city, and it hurts to see what the sky looks like there right now.

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Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Templo del Dios del Viento, Tulum México Ruinas Mayas, Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico

#TakeMeBackTuesday to Templo del Dios del Viento at the Tulum México Ruinas Mayas in Quintana Roo, Mexico.

 
We spent the 2012/2013 winter holidays in a cottage on the beach of Tankah Bay, not far from these ruins. Our favorite town on this trip was Valladolid. Looking forward to exploring other parts of Mexico again someday.
 
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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Petit Palais Musée des Beaux-arts de la Ville de Paris

#TakeMeBackTuesday to the Petit Palais Musée des Beaux-arts de la Ville de Paris

 

I was more drawn to the art of the architecture even than to the paintings inside. This is a view of the central dome of the museum from its beautiful outdoor courtyard and garden. It has a ship sculpture (Emile Peynot?) that represents the coat of arms of Paris, and amazing round stained glass windows by Louis-Charles-Marie Champigneulle.

There is so much to see and appreciate just in this courtyard, let alone the rest of the building by Charles Girault. Definitely a wonderful place to pause and take in art and architectural history. - Kimberly

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Thursday, August 20, 2020

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - The Baked Potato in California

For #ThrowbackThursday, our first Airstream, a Bambi, on the road near the Chandelier Tree in Leggett, California.

 

This photo from the fall of 2016 is out of focus, but I kept it because I really liked it anyway. It's out of focus because I was taking pictures while driving, which I shouldn't do, or admit to, because it's dangerous, but our 'Baked Potato' looked so good on the road that sometimes I just couldn't help myself. Traveling the West Coast with our Bambi is an experience we'll never forget, and that we can't wait to do again with our Flying Cloud. - Kimberly

 

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Monday, August 17, 2020

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Sunflowers In A Windowsill, Texas

Here's my take on the sunflower bouquet Patrick Saunders painted from life last week. Couldn't let these beauties go without trying to get some pictures.

Patrick felt like they were dancing when he painted them. When I grouped them in this small blue vase to photograph them, it was like a pretty girl with untamable hair. - Kimberly

 

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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Cape Flattery, Neah Bay, Washington

 For #TakeMeBackTuesday, a few more images from our unforgettable trip to Cape Flattery and Neah Bay, Washington in August 2016.

Our Bambi Sport 16 (the Baked Potato) on the road near Cle Elum, Washington.
 
 A sea stack off the coast of Ruby Beach in Olympic National Park.
 
A later in the day image of the same sea stack off of Ruby Beach in Olympic National Park.
 
Polished beach stones on Ruby Beach at Olympic National Park.
 
Detail of sea kelp on Ruby Beach, Olympic National Park.
 
Beach barnacles on Ruby Beach, Olympic National Park. 
 
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