Monday, April 18, 2022

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Street Art Mural

One of the many street art murals in San Miguel.


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Saturday, April 16, 2022

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Flower Crowns

 Hand-made flower crowns for sale in main square of San Miguel.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Otomi Dolls

Otomi dolls for sale in the garden of the Church of San Francisco in San Miguel.


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Monday, April 11, 2022

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - San Miguel de Allende

Hola San Miguel. Thrilled to finally meet you.


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Monday, April 4, 2022

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Muir Woods National Monument

Another image from our latest visit to Muir Woods National Monument, with a few more to come, because we just can't get enough of this enchanted place.


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Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Male Cardinal

This handsome fella kept me company this morning while Patrick Saunders was painting. - Kimberly

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Saturday, March 26, 2022

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Red Sorrel

How charming is this redwood sorrel that blankets the floor of Muir Woods National Monument?

Should have posted it on Saint Patrick's Day, even though it's not clover.


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Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - White Calla Lily

We were lucky enough to catch calla lily season in northern California this month. 


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Sunday, March 20, 2022

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Muir Woods National Monument

We're struck by something different every time, no matter how often we return.

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Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Daffodils

Hello spring.

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Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Chickens of Petaluma

We've made some new friends. Love it that this shy but curious flock has the run of their whole neighborhood. Just one of many reasons to love Petaluma, California.

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Friday, March 4, 2022

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Marin French Cheese Company

Cheese!


 
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Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Pismo Beach, California

We've missed you, California.
 

 
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Friday, February 4, 2022

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Wildseed Farms, Fredericksburg, Texas

Memories of a warmer day at Wildseed Farms in Fredericksburg, Texas.

 

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Monday, January 31, 2022

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - "F.I.S.H." by Donald Lipski

We can't pass this inventive sculpture without smiling, and we haven't even seen it at night yet, when it lights up. This school of native sunfish transformed the underside of a brutalist urban overpass into something delightful. A great example of the power and necessity of public art.

Just one more reason why we fell in love with San Antonio almost a decade ago, and kept coming back.
 
"F.I.S.H" • Donald Lipski • 2009 • Commissioned by the San Antonio River Foundation
 
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Monday, January 24, 2022

Saundes Fine Arts POTD - "Retrato de lo Eterno" by Manuel Alvarez Bravo

This photograph stopped me in my tracks last month at the San Antonio Museum of Art. My terrible photo of it doesn't begin to do it justice. Grateful that I got to see it in person, and for the deeper dive into Manuel Alvarez Bravo's work that it led to. - Kimberly

"Retrato de lo Eterno" (Portrait of the Eternal) • Manuel Álvarez Bravo  • 1935

 

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Friday, January 21, 2022

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - The Museum of Fine Arts Houston

We especially enjoyed the modern and contemporary art galleries at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston this week.

Subodh Gupta • India • Untitled • 2008

Olafur Eliasson • Iceland • "Your Lunar Nebula" • 2015

Tone Vigeland • Norway  • "Wall Piece I" • 2002

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Thursday, January 20, 2022

Honorable Mention Award - Oil Painters of America Fall 2021 Online Showcase

My thanks to juror Stuart Fullerton for awarding my painting an Honorable Mention in the Signature Division of the Oil Painters of America’s Fall 2021 Online Showcase. - Patrick Saunders

 
"Amor a la Vida" • Oil on Linen • 48" x 38" • Private Collection
 
Painting and reference photos by Saunders Fine Arts
 
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Monday, January 10, 2022

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - Food Photography

We make a good team in the kitchen. We're having a fling with Havarti for grilled cheese. It makes everything taste even better.


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Sunday, January 2, 2022

Saunders Fine Arts POTD - San Antonio Riverwalk on New Year's Eve

This made us smile on our New Year's Eve stroll along the San Antonio River Walk ...


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