Thursday, January 23, 2020

Demonstration Painting - Newnan ArtRez Floral Workshop, Newnan, Georgia

My demonstration painting from a photograph this morning on day one of my floral workshop as part of my Newnan Artist in Residence Program this month.

"Rose Study" • 9"x12" • 1.5 hours • SOLD

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

January Newsletter - Color: Everything In Moderation

Should you stick with a limited palette, or switch to a more expansive one?

Read my latest newsletter to learn what I believe is the most important factor in deciding which colors to add to your palette.

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Sunday, January 19, 2020

Painting Demonstration - Piedmont Driving Club, Atlanta, GA

Artist friends, on January 29th I'm giving a painting demonstration and artist talk hosted by the Olmsted Plein Air Invitational at the Piedmont Driving Club.

This demonstration is open to the public. Tickets are $40.00. RSVP to info@olmstedpleinair.com.

Attendance is complimentary for 2020 Friends of Olmsted Plein Air, and for members of the Piedmont Driving Club. 

If you're in the Atlanta, Georgia area, I hope to see you there!



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Saturday, January 18, 2020

Plein Air Painting Workshop - Driggs Digs Plein Air, Driggs, Idaho

Artist friends, registration for my plein air painting workshop this summer in Driggs, Idaho is now open, so sign up now to secure your spot.

Click here to register: http://bit.ly/Patrick-Saunders-Driggs-Plein-Air-Workshop

Join me July 24th - 25th for my class, and stay for the Driggs Digs Plein Air event I'll be judging this year. The festival awards ceremony and reception will be held at the Teton Arts Council's Teton Arts Gallery in Driggs Center on July 31st.

Many artists tell me they are afraid of outdoor painting, but there is no reason to be. Come plein air paint with me in Idaho and I'll prove it to you!



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Thursday, January 16, 2020

"Awaiting" - Animal Portrait, Fort Worth Stockyards, Texas

This handsome guy patiently greeted visitors to the Fort Worth Stockyards. He was very curious and attentive to everyone that approached him.

This is a larger piece for me, as I wanted to depict him closer to life size in order to capture the impact of his expression.

"Awaiting" • Oil on Linen • 24"x30" • Available at www.patricksaunders.com
Reference and painting photo by Saunders Fine Arts.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Newnan Artist in Residence Open House - Newnan, Georgia

Georgia artist friends and art lovers, I'm having an open house next week as part of my Newnan Artist in Residence Program this month. 

If you're in the Newnan, Georgia area, stop by to say hello and see my latest work, created all over the country and here in Newnan, on location and in the great studio space at Gray Cottage. 

Hope to see you there!



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Sunday, January 12, 2020

Newnan ArtRez Open House - Newnan Times-Herald

 My thanks to the Newnan Times-Herald for their Saturday article on my residency at the Newnan Artist Residency Program.

I hope to see you at my open house at the Gray Cottage in Newnan, Georgia on January 23rd from 6 - 9  p.m. 




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Painting Workshop - The Centerpiece Gallery, Raleigh, North Carolina

North Carolina artists, my painting workshop this spring at The Centerpiece Gallery is already half full, so register now to secure your spot.

Click here to sign up: http://bit.ly/Patrick-Saunders-Workshop-Raleigh-2020

Join me in Raleigh, North Carolina May 6th - 8th to explore the essential techniques for painting from direct observation and photography. You will learn to paint any subject, from the most simple to complex, with one approach. This oil and acrylics workshop is open to beginners as well as more advanced artists.



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Saturday, January 11, 2020

Newnan ArtRez Open House - Newnan, Georgia

Join me for wine and appetizers at my open house as part of my Newnan Artist in Residence Program residency this month. Come see paintings from my travels across the country, including my latest stop and muse, the town of Newnan, Georgia. I hope to see you there!



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Friday, January 10, 2020

Still Life Painting Demonstration - Newnan Carnegie Library, Newnan, Georgia

My thanks to everyone in Newnan, Georgia who attended my still life painting demonstration last night at the Newnan Carnegie Library as part of my Newnan Artist in Residence Program, Inc this month.

You were a fantastic group and you asked a lot of great questions. I hope you had as much fun as I did.



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Thursday, January 9, 2020

Portrait Painting Demonstration - Newnan, Georgia

I had a great group of advanced placement art students for my portrait demonstration painting from life this morning at The Donald W. Nixon Centre for Performing & Visual Arts, as part of my Newnan Artist in Residence Program program this month. They asked great questions, and it was inspiring to see in them the effort that the community of Newnan, Georgia is making not only to support the arts, but also to develop future artists.


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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

"Lily Study" - Newan Artist Residency, Newnan, Georgia

Warming up for tomorrow's demonstration painting in Newnan, Georgia at the Newnan Carnegie Library, I decided to do a plein air study of a beautiful lily. Once again, I've included some in progress photos, so you can see how this came together.

Painting photo by Saunders Fine Arts.

My Thursday painting demonstration is free and open to the public, but registration is requested at this link:

http://bit.ly/Patrick-Saunders-Newnan-Demonstration

"Lily Study" • Oil on Linen • 8"x10" • 1 Hour • Available at www.patricksaunders.com

In progress shot of "Lily Study." One minute in.

In progress shot of "Lily Study." Twenty minutes in.

In progress shot of "Lily Study." Forty minutes in.

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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Pet Portrait Painting - Chardonnay the Bichon Frise

The first painting I did after settling in at the Newnan Artist in Residence Program this week, a fun little warm-up of a pup named Chardonnay, who really enjoyed posing for photos. There's pure happiness in that expression.

I've included some in progress images as well.

Reference & painting photo by Saunders Fine Arts.

"Joy" • Oil on Linen • 8"x8" • 1.25 Hours • Available at www.patricksaunders.com
In progress shot of "Joy." Five minutes in.
In progress shot of "Joy." Twenty minutes in.
In progress shot of "Joy." Forty minutes in.
In progress shot of "Joy." One hour in.

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Monday, January 6, 2020

Painting Demonstration & Artist Talk - Piedmont Driving Club, Atlanta, Georgia

Artist friends, I have a painting demonstration and artist talk this month sponsored by the Olmsted Plein Air Invitational and the Piedmont Driving Club.

Join me January 29th at the Driving Club from 5 - 7:30 p.m. for my demonstration and talk. This event is open to the public. Tickets are $40.00. RSVP to info@olmstedpleinair.com.

Admission is complimentary for Friends of Olmsted Plein Air and Driving Club members.

I hope to see you there!



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Still Life Demonstration - Newnan Carnegie Library, Newnan Georgia

Georgia artists, my floral workshop as part of my Newnan Artist in Residence Program this month has been sold out for a long time, but if you'd like to see me paint while I'm in Newnan, Georgia, I have a still life demonstration at the Newnan Carnegie Library this Thursday at 7 p.m.

My demonstration is free and open to the public, but registration is requested at this link: http://bit.ly/Patrick-Saunders-Newnan-Demonstration

I hope to see you there!




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Saturday, January 4, 2020

Floral Workshop - First Brush of Spring, New Harmony, Indiana

Indiana artist friends, there are only five spots left in my 2020 floral painting workshop at the Hoosier Salon Patrons Association and Fine Art Galleries' First Brush of Spring Event.

Click here to sign up: http://bit.ly/patrick-saunders-floral-workshop-April-2020

Join me April 14th - 16th in New Harmony, Indiana, where each day will include a full demonstration followed by opportunities to create multiple paintings with frequent one-on-one instruction. This class is open to beginners as well as more advanced artists.

Patrick Saunders • "Coneflower" • Oil on Linen • 6"x8" • Private Collection
Patrick Saunders • "Fireworks"  • Oil on Linen • 12"x12" • Private Collection
Patrick Saunders • "Aglow" • Oil on Linen • 9"x12" • Private Collection
Patrick Saunders • "Renee Michelle Azaleas"  • Oil on Linen • 6"x8" Available at www.patricksaunders.com

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Thursday, January 2, 2020

2020 Painting Workshop - Pershing Studios, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Artist friends, registration just opened yesterday for my 2020 painting workshop at PS14 : Pershing Studios, and the class is already half full, so register now to secure your spot.

Click here to sign up: http://bit.ly/Patrick-Saunders-Pershing-Studios-Workshop

Join me May 29th - 31st in Tulsa, Oklahoma 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.



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Wednesday, January 1, 2020

2020 Plein Air Workshop - Stokes County Arts Council

Artist friends, registration just opened today for my 2020 Stokes County Arts Council plein air painting workshop in North Carolina, and the class is already a third full, so register now to secure your spot.

Click here to sign up:
http://bit.ly/Patrick-Saunders-Workshop-Westfield

I’ve met a lot of artists in my workshops who are intimidated by outdoor painting because speed is required to capture changing light. I can help you overcome that fear, because my whole approach to painting lends itself to plein air, as it’s all about simplifying the subject and moving to finish rapidly in order keep energy and excitement in your work.

The way I paint, the way I will teach you to paint, will help you to meet the challenges inherent in painting plein air.


"Historical Record, Savage River Forest" • Oil on Panel • 16"x20" • Private Collection
"Like Stained Glass" • Oil on Canvas • 19"x28" • Private Collection
"Burst" • Oil on Panel • 6"x8" • Private Collection
"Light Dancing At the Clapp Barn" • Oil on Panel • 16"x20" • Private Collection

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