Saturday, September 15, 2018

Floral Painting Workshop - Rockport Center for the Arts

Texas artists, I’m teaching a floral painting workshop next January in Rockport, Texas, sponsored by the Rockport Center for the Arts.

I might sound like a broken record on this, but it's true: whether you are a beginner or more advanced, florals are a perfect subject for adding energy to all of your paintings. 

Come paint with me and learn about choosing a subject, composition, values, color temperature, simplification, how to start and when to stop. Each day of my January 15th - 17th workshop will include a full demonstration, followed by opportunities to create multiple paintings with frequent one-on-one instruction. 

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Pet Portrait - Angel

My finished portrait of "Angel" (oil on linen, 16"x20"). 

There were two big challenges for me on this one. I had to carefully capture the subtle changes within her white coat, making it more about temperature than value. I also had to be sure that such a light colored subject integrated into the background. The key to that was avoiding a lot of hard edges.

Reference and painting photos by Saunders Fine Arts.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

First Brush of Spring Painting Workshop

Indiana artists, I'm teaching a painting workshop hosted by the Hoosier Salon Patrons Association and Fine Art Galleries next April at their 20th Annual First Brush of Spring event in New Harmony, Indiana.

Come explore the essential techniques for painting from direct observation and photography with me. Learn to paint any subject, from the most simple to complex, with one approach.

Class size is limited, so register soon to secure your spot:

http://bit.ly/Patrick-Saunders-First-Brush-of-Spring-Workshop

Saturday, September 8, 2018

The Artist Cove Painting Workshop

Florida artists, I’m teaching another painting workshop next March at The Artist Cove in Panama City March 19th - 21st.

Do you want to learn to paint absolutely anything? 

I teach the same approach for painting any subject, from the most simple to the complex. This class is open to beginners as well as advanced painters. I can get you started in painting, or take you to the next level.

Class size is limited so that everyone gets plenty of one-on-one instruction, so register now to secure your spot:




Thursday, September 6, 2018

Pet Portrait - Betty

For #ThrowbackThursday, a portrait of my sweet Betty girl, my constant studio companion and sometimes muse.

Here she is back in 2009, lounging on her favorite rug in our Brooklyn apartment, waiting patiently for me to take a painting break, which meant playing ball in the park with her brother Barney.

"Betty" (oil on canvas, 30"x40"). Painting photo by Saunders Fine Arts.



Saturday, September 1, 2018

Tybee Island, Georgia Painting Workshops

Georgia artists, come paint with me on beautiful Tybee Island, Georgia next February.

I'm teaching two workshops sponsored by The Tybee Tourist next year. The first one has already sold out, but the second class, February 5th - 7th, still has space available.

Whether you're a beginner or more advanced, I can teach you to paint any subject, from the most simple to complex, with one approach. Each day will begin with a short lecture and full demonstration painting, followed by one-on-one instruction.

Class size is limited to 15, so register now to secure your spot: 
http://bit.ly/Patrick-Saunders-Tybee-Island-Workshop


Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Portrait Painting - Día de los Muertos Celebration

There's so much color in Day of The Dead celebrations that I've been hoping to paint a scene from one for awhile. Kimberly shot some great photos of one of the many yearly parades in San Antonio, Texas, which gave me the perfect opportunity.

"Día de los Muertos" (oil on linen, 12"x16").

Reference and painting photos by Saunders Fine Arts.