Wednesday, October 30, 2013

New painting completed

Fresh off of the easel. "Betty on the Rocks" (oil on board, 15"x18") by Patrick Saunders. A painting of Betty enjoying the trails of the Taos Ski Valley.


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Painting up for auction

"Pink Roses, New York Botanical Garden" (oil on canvas, 18"x13") by Patrick Saunders will be up for auction during the Hooray For Holidays at Mission Farms event, benefitting the Variety Children's Charity. The tree lighting and unveiling of the artwork will be Thursday, Nov 21st at 6pm. A last chance bidding party will take place on December 5th at VanBrock.
Mission Farms is located at Indian Creek Parkway (106th Street) and Mission Road.
http://www.varietykc.org
http://www.mission-farms.com/Calendar055000000.htm

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Portrait Commission Sketches

I just finished a new commission, but I can't share it yet, as the subject has yet to see it. What I will share are the sketches. I did two layouts and a number of head studies before moving onto the painting. I'll post the final piece soon.






Monday, October 21, 2013

Oil Sketch of Mikayla

Here's an oil sketch of Mikayla, painted as a demo during Saturday's class.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Oil Sketch of Stanley

Here's a demonstration from last night's painting class. Thanks to Stanley for sitting.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Parkville In Art entries

Here are the 3 paintings I submitted to the Parkville In Art annual plein air painting competition. The paintings are on display now at the Cathy Kline Art Gallery - 173 English Landing Drive, Parkville, MO. In addition to other prizes, there is a people's choice award, so Parkville friends, please go and vote for me.




Friday, October 11, 2013

Portrait of Chardonnay

Here's my latest pet portrait. The lovely Chardonnay. Check out the initial sketches as well. She gave me multiple facial expressions to choose from.



Brush Creek Art Walk Award Winner

Thank you to Brush Creek Art Walk for honoring me with the First Place, Zone 1 Award for my painting "Morning On Brush Creek." Painted over the course of 3 sunrises, you can view a quick video of the process here.