Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Orchids - Atlanta Botanical Garden

After the Olmsted Plein Air Invitational in Atlanta, Patrick and I were lucky enough to catch the tail end of the Fuqua Orchid Center's annual Orchid Daze exhibition at the Atlanta Botanical Garden.

It was heaven.

I think this orchid is what is called a Vanda Gordon Dillon hybrid, but I'm not certain. - Kimberly


 
 
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Saturday, May 1, 2021

Patrick Saunders Fine Arts - Western Art - "Amor a la Vida"

 There's something about seeing a moment that I captured with my camera become a painting by Patrick Saunders.

It's happened many times now, and it's always a joy to see a good memory transcend a photograph. But sometimes, Patrick does a painting of such moments that grabs my heart even more than usual.

This painting is one of them. When I look at this, I'm not only taken back to what I saw in the moment, but how I felt on that beautiful sunny day in Dallas, enjoying the chance to catch these lovely young women practicing their dancing for a Dia de los Muertos parade.

It’s extra thrilling when one of Patrick’s paintings just radiates what we both felt in a moment, not just what we saw. Patrick was able to capture that because even though it happened to be one of my images he ultimately painted from, he was there alongside me taking pictures, and he felt the same thing too. Maybe there’s even some wistfulness now in my reaction to the painting, because it was the last time we were part of a large crowd of people before Covid-19 hit.

Either way, whenever I look at this painting, or an image of it, I’m right back in that moment, enjoying a beautiful day doing something I love. - Kimberly

 

 Amor a la Vida"• Oil on Linen • 48" x 38" • Available at www.PatrickSaunders.com

 

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Friday, April 30, 2021

Patrick Saunders Fine Arts - April 2021 Art Newsletter - When Right Feels Wrong

When you are having trouble with a painting, it's usually not the thing you think is wrong that is the actual problem. 
 
Sign up for the latest Patrick Saunders Fine Arts art newsletter to find out how context can make right look wrong in your work, and what to do when it does.
 
 

 
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Sunday, April 25, 2021

Patrick Saunders Fine Arts Dog Portait - "Joey"

Our gift to our wonderful housing hosts for the Olmsted Plein Air Painting Invitational in Atlanta, Georgia.
 
This is Joey, the sweetest, softest, happiest seven-month-old puppy, who always came to greet us when coming or going. We thought about trying to lure him into the truck with us when we leave. 
 
"Joey" • Oil on Panel • 9" x 12" • One Hour • Private Collection

Reference and painting photos by Saunders Fine Arts.
 
 
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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Patrick Saunders Plein Air Painting - The Deepdene, Olmsted Linear Park, Atlanta, Georgia

Patrick Saunders plein air painting in a lovely spot in the Deepdene, part of Olmsted Linear Park in the historic Druid Hills neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia, for the 2021 Olmsted Plein Air Painting Invitational.

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Monday, April 19, 2021

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Breakfast at Homegrown - Atlanta, Georgia

We haven't had a sit down meal in a restaurant for over a year, due to Covid-19.

We could not have found a better place to finally enjoy restaurant dining again, sitting outside on a beautiful Atlanta day in the morning sun.
 
Thank you Homegrown for a fantastic breakfast!




Sunday, April 18, 2021

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Purple Tulips - Fort Worth Botanic Garden

Couldn't get enough of these purple tulips at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden.

 

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Friday, April 16, 2021

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Poppies, Fort Worth Botanic Garden

Gorgeous poppies at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden.



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Thursday, April 15, 2021

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Rain Forest Conservatory, Fort Worth Botanic Garden

The Rain Forest Conservatory at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden is actually my dream house. I'd love to live in a greenhouse someday. - Kimberly


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Saturday, April 10, 2021

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Purple Tulip, Fort Worth Botanic Garden

Words can't express how good it feels to finally be able to do something normal. It will be a long time before we take a photo walk at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, or anywhere else for that matter, for granted again.


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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Yellow Primrose, Texas

Who can resist spring wildflowers?

Not us, that's for sure.

This stemless common yellow primrose only opens in the evening, because it knows how to set itself apart from all the other flowers, by making a dramatic entrance.


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Sunday, March 28, 2021

THREE SPOTS LEFT - Patrick Saunders Fine Arts Painting Workshop - The Galleries at Heartland Art Club, Saint Louis, Missouri

Midwestern artist friends, my spring painting workshop at The Galleries at Heartland Art Club only has three spots left, so register now to secure your spot.

Click here for more information, and to register:
https://bit.ly/Patrick-Saunders-St-Louis-Painting-Workshop

Join me May 20th - 22nd in Saint Louis, Missouri to explore the essential techniques for painting from direct observation and photography. Learn to paint any subject, from the most simple to complex, with one approach. I will demonstrate the process of simplifying the subject and moving to finish as rapidly as possible in order to add more energy and excitement to your painting.

Each day will begin with a short lecture and full demonstration, followed by one-on-one instruction with students. My class is highly tailored for each participant, and beginners as well as advanced artists are welcome. - Patrick Saunders

 

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Thursday, March 25, 2021

Patrick Saunders Fine Arts - Art Newsletter - Break It To Make It - Using Broken Color

One way to add more energy and vibration into your paintings is through the use of broken color.
 
Sign up for my latest newsletter to learn more about ways to achieve this effect:
 

 
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Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Unisphere At Sunrise, Queens, New York

For #ThrowbackThursday, a great memory of a sunrise spent photographing the Unisphere in Queens.

We're in a New York state of mind today, making plans to get our annual visit there back on track in 2022.
 

 
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Sunday, March 14, 2021

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Telluride, Colorado

Great memory of a sunrise hike on the San Miguel River Trail in Telluride, Colorado.

We'll finally be safe to be back on the road again in about a month! Can't wait to go on photo walks like this again.
 

 

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Wednesday, March 3, 2021

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

It's finally warming up again in Texas, so here's a nice memory of another warm day when we woke up to this sunning, hunting pelican on a beach in Tulum, Mexico.



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Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Honoloa Bay Trail, Maui Hawaii

A warm picture will make us warmer, right?

One of the most beautiful places we've been yet - the Honoloa Bay Trail in Lahaina, on Maui, Hawaii.


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Monday, February 15, 2021

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Texas Winter Storm

We hit the road six years ago to AVOID this.

Apparently winter has been nursing a grudge, and decided to get us back for trying to permanently break up with it.

 

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Sunday, February 14, 2021

Patrick Saunders Fine Arts Floral Painting - 2021 Lighthouse ArtCenter Plein Air Festival, Tequesta, FL

Patrick Saunders Fine Arts pink roses for Valentine's Day!
 
• Oil on canvas • 8" x 8"

Painting photo by Saunders Fine Arts.
 
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Sunday, February 7, 2021

Saunders Fine Art POTD - Baby Chicken, Maui, Hawaii

Chickens run free on Maui, and I will never forget this cute little chick who marched right up to me near Honoloa Bay, probably hoping for a snack. - Kimberly

 

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Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France

 #TakeMeBackTuesday to a great day spent at the Musée d'Orsay.
 
Museum hopping is one of our favorite parts of our travels. Can't wait to get back to it.

 
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Saturday, January 30, 2021

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Cast Iron District, SoHo, New York

Dreaming of being able to freely wander the streets of SoHo again.

Not sure yet if our annual Manhattan visit is going to happen. Fingers crossed.


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Patrick Saunders Fine Arts - January 2021 Art Newsletter - Labels and Limitations

People will always want to label your art.

It's understandable, but don't let categories define you.

Read the latest Patrick Saunders Fine Arts art newsletter to learn why labeling and categorizing your own work can box you into a corner.

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Sunday, January 24, 2021

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Lovelocks on the Brooklyn Bridge

Love on a bridge in 2016 Manhattan.


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Saturday, January 23, 2021

Patrick Saunders Fine Arts - 2021 Plein Air Painting Workshop - Downtown Driggs' Driggs Digs Plein Air - Driggs, Idaho

I’m honored to be asked back to judge the Downtown Driggs Driggs Plein Air event again this year, and to teach a workshop during the event.

In the spirit of positive thinking that by late summer we will be able to safely paint together again outdoors, registration for my two-day plein air workshop in Driggs, Idaho July 25th - 26th is now open.
 
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Artist friends, if you would like to paint plein air with me, this is your opportunity. I can teach you to paint any subject, from the most simple to complex, with one approach. This workshop is open to beginners as well as more advanced artists. If you're a beginner, I can get you started, and if you are an experienced painter, I can take you to the next level. Acrylic and pastel artists are also welcome.

I can’t wait to teach in person workshops again! - Patrick Saunders

“Cornet Creek” • Oil on Board • 12”x16" • Private Collection



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Thursday, January 21, 2021

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Covered In Snow In Texas

One more photo taken during the recent snowfall in Texas.

We were worried this big beautiful Eastern Red Cedar might be damaged by the heavy snow, but it came through just fine.
 

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Sunday, January 10, 2021

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Snow In Texas!?!

We have been wintering in Texas ever since we hit the road in 2015 in order to avoid this very cold white stuff, but we will concede that it is quite pretty when you don't have to drive in it or shovel it.

Just hurry up and melt quickly, because we don't own snow boots anymore. - Kimberly


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