Saturday, April 3, 2021

Pet Portrait - "Dignan"

This is Dignan. He was one of our rescue cats, named for a character in the 1996 Wes Anderson film "Bottle Rocket". Like the character, Dignan was somewhat eccentric, which was understandable, as we found him and his sister in a Kansas City dumpster.

He spent a lot of his time sneaking around our home, hiding under anything and everything. We'd often catch glimpses of him peering out at us from above or below. That's not to say he didn't want to be close to us. He was just a natural hunter, and we were the only thing around to hunt! He was a good snuggler when he did decide to relax. I miss that sweet little face.
 
"Dignan" • Oil on canvas • 16" x 30" • Private Collection
 
Painting photo by Saunders Fine Arts.
 
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Thursday, April 1, 2021

Cityscape Painting - "West on Pell" - Manhattan, New York

Biking around Manhattan is both exhilarating and terrifying. The sensory explosion of sights and sounds can be somewhat disconcerting. After a near death experience involving the sudden appearance of a cab door, Kimberly and I limited our bike excursions to Sunday mornings. It's just one of the many things I miss about New York.

Here's my latest painting, an attempt at capturing a wonderful memory of our time spent living in the city.
 
"West On Pell" • Oil on Linen • 20" x 30"  • Available at www.PatrickSaunders.com

Reference and painting photos by Saunders Fine Arts.

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