Saturday, December 7, 2019

Pet Portrait - "Study of Opal"

Here's a quick study for today of one of our cats. The surface is a very slick panel which forced me to work with thicker paint than I normally do from the very start. I've included a couple of in progress images with comments. 

Opal passed away from cancer 6 years ago. We miss her dearly.

"Study of Opal" • Oil on Panel • 9"x12" • 1.5 Hours • Available at www.patricksaunders.com



About 10 minutes in. I started with thicker paint than normal. Almost no medium (mineral spirits) at all - any more and it would not cover the board.


This is at about 30 minutes in. At this point, I'm using paint straight out of the tube.
 
Painting photo by Saunders Fine Arts.

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

War Dancer - Full Figure Painting

Here's a work in progress of a new piece I've started. I've painted this subject before, but this piece will be a larger, full figure painting.



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Sunday, December 1, 2019

Pet Portrait - Chester the English Bulldog

I finally revisited an old painting that I started a year ago. 

We met Chester the English Bulldog in Missouri during one of my plein air workshops. Kimberly was able to get some great photos of him, but more pressing paintings kept getting in the way. 

I was so happy to finally be able to finish this portrait of a really cool dog who waves hello on command.

"Chester" • Oil on Linen • 12"x12" • Available at www.patricksaunders.com
Reference and painting photos by Saunders Fine Arts.


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Friday, November 29, 2019

Fine Art Prints & Cards for the Holidays

It's #BlackFriday2019, and if you are struggling with gift ideas this year, considering making a present of art. 

If you missed your chance to buy a painting of mine that you had your eye on, you can gift yourself, a friend, or a loved one with a fine art print of the piece, or a set of greeting cards.

Click here to see my complete gallery of available prints and cards:
http://bit.ly/Patrick-Saunders-Fine-Art-Prints-And-Cards


"Holiday Poinsettias" • Oil on Canvas • 16"x12" • Private Collection

"Warm & Bright • Oil on Linen • 9"x12" • Private Collection

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

"The Sun On the Sill" Floral Painting

Here's one last memory of summer, before the next winter storm blankets much of the country for the holidays.


Painting photo by Saunders Fine Arts.

"The Sun On the Sill" • Oil on Linen • 10"x10" • Available at patricksaunders.com

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Sunday, November 24, 2019

Floral Workshop - Winslow Art Center, Bainbridge Island, Washington

Artist friends, I’m teaching my first studio workshop in the Pacific Northwest region next summer at the Winslow Art Center Studio & Gallery.

Join me August 17th - 19th on Bainbridge Island, Washington for a floral workshop. The Art Center website lists a variety of accommodations you can book for your stay on this beautiful island.

Click here to register: http://bit.ly/PSFA-Floral-Workshop-Bainbridge-Island



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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

November Newsletter - The Influence of the Unfamiliar

Click on the link below to receive my latest newsletter, and find out why this 25-year-old watercolor still influences my oil painting today.

http://bit.ly/PSFA-Newsletter-Sign-up



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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

2020 Floral Painting Workshop - First Brush of Spring

Indiana artist friends, my April painting workshop sponsored by the Hoosier Salon at their 2020 First Brush of Spring event in New Harmony, Indiana is already half full.

Join me April 14th - 16th at the Hoosier Salon New Harmony Gallery to learn how the painted floral is a perfect subject to practice for adding energy to all of your paintings, because it requires a balance of spontaneity and accuracy. 

Register now to secure your spot:
http://bit.ly/patrick-saunders-floral-workshop-April-2020



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Sunday, November 17, 2019

Painting Workshop - The Woman's Club of Fort Worth

Artist friends, there are only three spots left in my painting workshop at The Woman's Club of Fort Worth next year.

Join me February 19th - 21st in Fort Worth, Texas to explore the essential techniques for painting from direct observation and photography. This oil and acrylics class is open to beginners as well as more advanced artists.

Call Carolyn Watson at (214) 850-4926 to register.



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Saturday, November 16, 2019

Portait Painting In Progress - Round Two

Here is a quick shot of round two with my latest portrait. I'm just beginning to move outward from the face.



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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Portrait Painting In Progress Detail - Round One

Just getting started on a new portrait. This photo is from less than an hour in.

I'll post in progress shots as I move forward with this one. Having fun with it so far.



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