Thursday, September 30, 2021

Patrick Saunders Fine Arts - Floral Painting - "Daffodils"

Something simple for #throwbackthursday. This one's from 2018. I didn't plan for it to be so loosely painted, it just developed that way. When I reached this point in the painting, I felt that anything more would make the flower feel too heavy. - Patrick Saunders

 
                            "Daffodils" • Oil on Board • 5" x 7" • Private Collection

Painting photo by Saunders Fine Arts.
 
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Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Patrick Saunders Fine Arts - Art Review - "Lime Tree Shade" by Amy Katherine Browning

Today's #museumtourtuesday features a work by British impressionist Amy Katherine Browning. This painting resides in the collection of the Ipswich Museum in Ipswich, Massachusetts.

The piece is simplistic in its approach, with thick impasto dabs of paint and almost no attention to detail. It's the color temperatures and values which make it appear so striking to me. The skin tones of the girl's face perfectly capture the sense of light coming through the leaves of the tree. Adding vibrancy to the scene are the cool areas of blue shade in the far background, as well as her dress. It's an excellent study in dappled light, especially on the back of the dog.

Born in 1881, Amy Katherine Browning was a favorite student of Gerald Moira, who often asked her to teach his male student painters. She went on to win a number of medals from the Paris Salon, including a gold medal for the painting featured here. Her portrait commissions included Sir Winston Churchill, as well as his wife, Clementine. She would sign her work "A.K. Browning" to avoid any gender discrimination. - Patrick Saunders

"Lime Tree Shade" • Amy Katherine Browning • Oil on Canvas • 114 x 107 cm • 1913

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Saturday, September 25, 2021

Patrick Saunders Fine Arts - September 2021 Art Newsletter - Mistakes, Measurements & Movement

 

Art is rarely created without error, or editing. Not even Mozart wrote music perfectly straight from his head.

Sign up for my latest art newsletter on how to embrace the unexpected, including your mistakes, when painting. - Patrick Saunders

 

 
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Thursday, September 23, 2021

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Electric Peak

For #throwbackthursday, a great memory of our trip to Yellowstone National Park in 2016.

Electric Peak at sunrise, with a band of steam rising below it from Swan Lake Flats.



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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - The Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco, California

#TakeMeBackTuesday to the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco.

 

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Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Patrick Saunders - Art Review - "Night Herd" by Frank Tenney Johnson

One more #MuseumTourTuesday post featuring art from the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. Today it's a painting by Frank Tenney Johnson.

Johnson was trained as an illustrator and became known for his moonlight technique. Even though most of his paintings appear to be night scenes, my guess is that he painted them from models lit by daylight, altering color temperature and saturation to make the scene appear to be a nocturne.

In this particular piece, what strikes me most is the relaxed pose of the rider, clearly in a moment of respite as he drapes both legs over one side of the horse. While he is most likely rolling a cigarette, he could just as easily be checking his phone if this were a modern day scene. - Patrick Saunders
 
"Night Herd" • Frank Tenney Johnson • Oil on Canvas • 1936

Painting photo by Saunders Fine Arts.
 
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