Saturday, December 25, 2021

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all!

"Holiday Star" • Oil on Linen • 9"x12"
  

Reference and painting photos by Saunders Fine Arts

 
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Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Mission Concepcion


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Sunday, December 19, 2021

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Guanyin Bodhisattva

Guanyin Bodhisattva (Avalokiteshvara)

Wooden sculpture at the San Antonio Museum of Art

A Buddhist deity of compassion and mercy, and the only one to be represented as both male and female.


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Thursday, December 16, 2021

Patrick Saunders December 2021 Art Newsletter - The Ever Evolving Process

It may look effortless, but science has proven that even master artists make changes throughout their process.

Sign up for my latest art newsletter on the importance of keeping an open mind. - Patrick Saunders
 
 

 
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Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Patrick Saunders Art Review - "The Horse Wrangler" by W. Herbert Dunton

Kimberly and I were finally able to visit the San Antonio Art League & Museum this past week. While only a portion of the collection is on view at any given time, the work displayed does not disappoint. This painting by Herb Dunton, now considered one of the jewels of the league's collection, was submitted to the 1928 San Antonio Competitive Exhibition, and surprisingly won only an honorable mention.

The stylized flowing shapes of Dunton's work have influenced a number of contemporary western painters. In this particular piece, the rider is the focal point, but for me it's the horse and foreground shrubs that stand out as masterful. The warm, lit edges of the forms portray an incredible sense of depth despite the overall simplicity of the shapes. - Patrick Saunders
 
"The Horse Wrangler" • W. Herbert Dunton • Oil on Canvas • 25" x 20" • 1928
 
Painting photo by Saunders Fine Arts
 
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Monday, December 13, 2021

Kathy Sosa - San Antonio Art League & Museum

The work of artist Kathy Sosa, currently at the San Antonio Art League & Museum as part of their 2021 Invitational show.




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Thursday, December 2, 2021

Patrick Saunders Spring 2022 Booth Art Academy Painting Workshops - Filling Fast

Georgia artist friends, my painting workshops at the Booth Western Art Museum’s Booth Art Academy next spring are filling fast, so sign up now to secure your spot.

My Painting Without Borders class is on May 1st - 3rd, 2022, and my Dynamic Floral in Oils workshop is on May 4th - 6th.

Click on either link below for more information, and to register:

https://bit.ly/Patrick-Saunders-Booth-Museum-Workshop-2022

https://bit.ly/Patrick-Saunders-Booth-Museum-Floral-Workshop-2022

I’m really looking forward to returning to the Booth. It’s a premier teaching facility, and I want to thank Kent Mullinax and the entire staff in advance for all of their hard work in making the academy such a first-class art education destination. - Patrick Saunders


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