Thursday, July 29, 2021

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Valley View from the Bannock Trail at Grand Targhee Resort

Beautiful views on our Bannock Trail hike this morning at the Grand Targhee Resort.


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Patrick Saunders Fine Arts July 2021 Art Newsletter - Prioritizing Color Over Value

When the values are too close to provide the drama you need in your painting, color takes the spotlight.

If you haven’t already, sign up now for my latest art newsletter to find out how color saturation and color temperature can provide both form and depth in your paintings. - Patrick Saunders

 

 
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Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Kimbell Art Museum

We finally got a chance to visit the Kimbell Art Museum not long ago, and while the museum's art collection is impressive, the building itself is what really captivated us.

Louis I. Kahn designed a museum that takes advantage of the bright Texas sun, but in a way that protects the art. The natural light filtering in through plexiglass at the top of a series of concrete domes is reflected by aluminum panels onto the interior of the domes, resulting in a beautiful, diffused light that brightens the entire museum without being harmful to the art. Just incredible. It would be wonderful to have lighting like this in your home!

We had the same experience at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. Sometimes the architecture is the art that steals the show at a museum.


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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Sailing in Talbot County, Maryland

We're on the road headed west this morning, but hoping to hold on to a Talbot County, Maryland state of mind for a little bit longer.


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Sunday, July 18, 2021

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Kayaks in Saint Michaels, Maryland

Blue Heron Coffee, then kayaking.


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Friday, July 16, 2021

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Pink Orchids - Fuqua Orchid Center, Atlanta, Georgia

One more from the the Fuqua Orchid Center's annual Orchid Daze exhibition at the Atlanta Botanical Garden last May.

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Sunday, July 11, 2021

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Rise Up Coffee Roasters

Artists come here in July for the Plein Air Easton Competition and Arts Festival.

I come for Rise Up Coffee Roasters' perfect latte. - Kimberly




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Thursday, July 1, 2021

Patrick Saunders Fine Arts Painting Workshop - Coppini Academy of Fine Art

Texas artist friends, my painting workshop next fall at the Coppini Academy of Fine Art is filling fast, so sign up now to secure your spot.

Click here for more information, and to register:

Join me November 5th - 7th in San Antonio, Texas to explore the essential techniques for painting from direct observation and photography. I can teach you to paint any subject, from the most simple to complex, with one approach. I will show you how to simplify your subject and move to finish as rapidly as possible in order to add energy and excitement to your painting.

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