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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