Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Floral Workshop - Rockport Center for the Arts

Texas artists, there are only a few spots left in my floral painting workshop next month in Rockport, Texas, sponsored by the Rockport Center for the Arts.

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.

Register now to secure your spot:
http://bit.ly/Patrick-Saunders-Rockport-Floral-Workshop




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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Flower Girl Portrait Painting

I'm stretching back 20 years with today's throwback Thursday post. 

I painted this portrait of my niece for a show in Kansas City in 1998. It was during the preparation for this exhibition that I first discovered my love for coffee. 

I don't know if it was the coffee or a frantic need for more paintings, but my approach to painting also changed considerably at this moment. This was one of my very first alla prima paintings, as I created it start to finish in one evening. 

"Flower Girl" (oil on canvas, 15"x20")


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Saturday, December 8, 2018

Painting Workshop - The Art Loft, Dahlonega, Georgia

Georgia artists, I'm teaching a four day painting workshop next summer at The Art Loft in Dahlonega, Georgia, just north of Atlanta, Georgia.

Join me June 6th - 9th for my most in-depth class of the year. 

Explore the essential techniques for painting from direct observation, including plein air and photography. Learn to paint any subject, from the most simple to complex, with one approach.

Class size is limited, so register soon:
http://bit.ly/patrick-saunders-art-loft-workshop


"Good Morning, Church Road" (oil on panel, 14"x18") Private Collection


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Monday, December 3, 2018

Painting Workshop - Hoosier Salon, New Harmony, Indiana

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

Join me April 23rd - 25th at the New Harmony Gallery to explore the essential techniques for painting from direct observation and photography. Learn to paint any subject, from the most simple to complex, with one approach.

Class size is limited, so register soon:
http://bit.ly/Patrick-Saunders-First-Brush-of-Spring-Workshop



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Saturday, December 1, 2018

Holiday Gift Ideas - The Gift of Art

Need gift ideas?

If you'd like to give the gift of art to friends and loved ones, you can shop online for my paintings, fine art prints or cards, and painting workshops.

Click here to see my digital art gallery of available paintings:
http://bit.ly/Patrick-Saunders-Online-Art-Gallery

For fine art prints and cards of my sold work, browse here:
http://bit.ly/Patrick-Saunders-Fine-Arts-Prints

Check here to see my complete 2019 class schedule and sign up for a workshop near you: http://patricksaunders.com/classes.html
 

Happy Holidays!




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Thursday, November 29, 2018

Throwback Thursday - Sacre Coeur From Musee d'Orsay

For #ThrowBackThursday, here's a painting from 2012, "Sacre Coeur From Musée d'Orsay" (oil on canvas, 3'x5', private collection). 

We're looking forward to returning to the Musée d'Orsay next year.

Prints of this piece are available at my online store: http://patricksaunders.com/store.html



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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Painting Workshop II - Tybee Island, Georgia

Want to learn to paint anything? Even your dog?

I'm not kidding when I say that I can teach you to paint any subject, from the most simple to the complex. If you are a beginner, I can get you started. If you're more advanced, I can take you to the next level.

Artist friends in Georgia and the Southeast, there are only four spots left in my second painting workshop on beautiful Tybee Island next February. My first workshop sponsored by The Tybee Tourist at The Official Crab Shack sold out, but the second one we added on February 5th - 7th is almost full too.

Click here to register: http://bit.ly/Patrick-Saunders-Tybee-Island-Workshop

For those traveling in from out of town to the Savannah, Georgia area, Mermaid Cottages Vacation Rentals is offering discounted housing for all workshop registrants.

Give yourself the gift of art and escape the cold to come paint with me!

"Angel" (oil on linen, 16"x20") Available for Purchase


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Saturday, November 17, 2018

Floral Workshop - Rockport Center for the Arts

Artist friends, just a reminder that I’m teaching a floral painting workshop next January in Rockport, Texas sponsored by the Rockport Center for the Arts.

Average daily temperatures in this part of Texas are in the mid-60s in January. Escape the cold and come to the Texas Coast to paint with me.

Register now to secure your spot:
http://bit.ly/Patrick-Saunders-Rockport-Floral-Workshop


I know I'm 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.

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.

"Holiday Poinsettia" (oil on canvas, 16"x12") Private Collection
"Amongst the Green" (oil on canvas, 16"x12") Private Collection

"Waterlily, Brooklyn Botanic Garden" (oil on canvas, 32"x48") Private Collection

"White Rose" (oil on canvas, 9"x12") Private Collection
"Mandevilla" (oil on panel, 6"x8") Private Collection

"Poppy Morning, Telluride, Colorado" (oil on panel, 9"x12") Private Collection

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Architectural Painting - The Unisphere, Queens, New York

For throwback Thursday, here's a painting I did in 2008 while we were living in Park Slope

I was fascinated by the Unisphere, a 12-story high, stainless steel representation of the Earth, built in Queens, New York for the 1964 World's Fair. I decided to paint it in an early morning scene, which added a tremendous amount of depth as the sun rose and lit it from one direction.

We kept this painting for a long time in our personal collection. It represented a great memory of our time in New York.

"Corona Park" (oil on board, 19"x29"), now available for purchase at my online art gallery:

http://bit.ly/Patrick-Saunders-Online-Art-Gallery




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Sunday, November 11, 2018

Floral Painting Workshop - Whistle Stop Corner, San Antonio, Texas

Artist friends, come spend your Presidents Day weekend painting with me in Texas.

I now have a floral painting workshop scheduled February 16th - 18th at the beautiful Whistle Stop Corner studio. This is currently my only San Antonio workshop in 2019.

For those traveling from out of town, a limited number of great guest accommodations are available on-site for this workshop.

This class is already a third full. Don't miss this one-of-a-kind, immersive weekend workshop!

Click here to register:

http://bit.ly/Patrick-Saunders-Whistle-Stop-Corner-Floral-Workshop

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Friday, November 9, 2018

Floral Workshop - Lighthouse ArtCenter

Florida artists, I'm teaching a three-day floral painting workshop at Lighthouse ArtCenter March 5th - 7th, the week before I participate in their annual plein air festival.

This is the ONLY workshop I'm teaching in the Tequesta and Jupiter area in 2019. There are only four spots left in this class, so register now to secure your spot:

http://bit.ly/Patrick-Saunders-Lighthouse-ArtCenter-Floral-Workshop

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. Come join me for a fun three days in Florida.

"A Splash of Red" (oil on panel, 5"x7") Private Collection

"Fireworks" (oil on linen, 12"x12") Private Collection
"Jungle Sharp" (oil on linen, 12"x12") Private Collection
"Heart of the Banyan" (oil on linen, 16 "x20")
Winner, 2nd Place, Lighthouse ArtCenter 5th Annual Plein Air Festival
"Riverbend Breeze" (oil on linen, 14"x18") Private Collection

Winner, Honorable Mention, 2017 Lighthouse ArtCenter Plein Air Festival
Winner, 2nd Place, 2017 Laguna Plein Air Painters Association Best of Plein Air Awards


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