Thursday, June 17, 2021

SOLD - "Bars & Bikes, Amsterdam"

My cityscape of the Louis Bar in Amsterdam, which won an Honorable Mention award last month at the 30th Annual Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition at the California Center for the Arts, will soon be on its way to a collector and artist that I met in one of my painting workshops.

It's a great feeling when your work goes to a fellow artist who really appreciates it, and feels as strongly about the piece as you do. Can't ask for better than that.
 
"Bars & Bikes, Amsterdam" • Oil on Linen • 18" x 24" • Private Collection

 
Reference and painting photos by Saunders Fine Arts.


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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Art Review - "The Allen Brothers (Portrait of James and John Lee Allen)" by Henry Raeburn - Kimbell Art Museum

Kimberly and I were able to visit the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, last week. The architecture of the building was incredible, with some of the best lighting I have ever experienced in any museum. For today's #museumtourtuesday, I'd like to feature one of the pieces from this museum's extensive collection.

I have never been a big fan of 18th Century painting, but every time I come across a piece by Henry Raeburn, I am struck by how ahead of his time his work appears. A full century before the bravura brushwork of John Singer Sargent and Joaquín Sorolla, Raeburn was producing similarly decisive and solid images. While his contemporaries, such as Jacques-Louis David and Gilbert Stuart produced dramatic and beautiful work, they lack the same character of paint application. For me, Raeburn is the stepping stone between the boldness of Diego Velázquez and Frans Hals a century before him, and modern realism, where paint in itself becomes a character within the work.
 
Raeburn never produced preliminary sketches, and instead jumped straight into the painting. This approach produced a spontaneity and boldness in his work. Notice the solid forms, edges and shapes throughout the piece.
 
"The Allen Brothers (Portrait of James and John Lee Allen)" • Henry Raeburn 
• Early 1790s • Oil on canvas • 60" x 45.5"

 
Painting photo by Saunders Fine Arts.
 
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Saturday, June 12, 2021

Artist Focus - Western Art Collector Magazine

My thanks to Western Art Collector Magazine for my Artist Focus page in their June 2021 issue. It’s an honor to be featured in this magazine.


 

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Wednesday, June 9, 2021

The Woman's Club of Fort Worth Painting Workshop - Group Photo

My thanks to The Woman's Club of Fort Worth for having me back for my painting workshops this week.

My thanks also to this group of artists for painting with me. Remember to paint with intention, and make every stroke count.
 

 
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Pet Portrait Demonstration - Day Three - The Woman's Club of Fort Worth Painting Workshop

My pet portrait demonstration painting this morning on day three of my second painting workshop at The Woman's Club of Fort Worth.
 
"Yorkie Portrait Demonstration" • Oil on Linen • 12" x 16" • 2 Hours • SOLD

 
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Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Floral Demonstration Painting - Day Two - The Woman's Club of Fort Worth Painting Workshop

My floral demonstration painting from life this morning on day two of my second painting workshop at The Woman's Club of Fort Worth.
 
"Pink Roses Study" • Oil on Linen • 9"x12" • 1.5 Hours

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Monday, June 7, 2021

Landscape Demonstration Painting - Day One - The Woman's Club of Fort Worth Painting Workshop

My landscape demonstration painting from a photograph this morning on day one of my second painting workshop at The Woman's Club of Fort Worth.
 
 
"Augusta Barn Study" • Oil on Linen • 12"x16" • 2 Hours • SOLD


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Sunday, June 6, 2021

Group Photo - The Woman's Club of Fort Worth Painting Workshop

It’s great to be back at The Woman's Club of Fort Worth painting with old friends, and some new ones.
 
My thanks to all of you who took risks and tried new things. The gains you made in your paintings are so worth the struggle.
 

 

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Friday, June 4, 2021

Dog Portrait Demonstration Painting - Day Three - The Woman's Club of Fort Worth

My pet portrait demonstration painting this morning on day three of my painting workshop at The Woman's Club of Fort Worth.
 
"Dog Portrait Demonstration" • Oil on Linen • 12" x 16" • 2 Hours


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Thursday, June 3, 2021

Floral Demonstration Painting - Day Two - The Woman's Club of Fort Worth

My floral demonstration painting from life this morning on day two of my painting workshop at The Woman's Club of Fort Worth.
 
"Sunflowers Study" • Oil on Linen • 10"x10" • 2 Hours

 
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Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Landscape Demonstration Painting - Day One - The Woman's Club of Fort Worth

My landscape demonstration painting from a photograph this morning on day one of my painting workshop at The Woman's Club of Fort Worth.
 
"Femme Osage Church" • Oil on Linen • 12"x16" • 1.5 Hours • SOLD
 
 
 
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SOLD - "Deepdene Escape" - Olmsted Plein Air Painting Invitational

I’m so pleased that this landscape I painted for the 2021 Olmsted Plein Air Invitational is now on its way to the home of a new collector.

I love the Deepdene in Olmsted Linear Park in Atlanta, Georgia, because it can make you forget that you are actually in the middle of a busy metropolis.
 
"Deepdene Escape" • Oil on Linen • 14" x 18" • Private Collection

 
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Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Art Review - "The Loneliness of Peter Parrot" by Walter Everett

For today's #museumtourtuesday, check out this painting by American illustrator Walter Everett.

Everett studied with the great Howard Pyle and was in constant demand by the biggest magazines of the early 20th century. He became known for letting deadlines slip, and he quit illustration altogether in his 30s, setting fire to most of his paintings. Illustration can be a very frustrating career.
 
This piece is a marvel. There is so much happening within the composition, and yet it all holds together. It's a piece to be explored, with numerous elements woven throughout the dappled light.
 
"The Loneliness of Peter Parrot" • Walter Everett • Oil on panel • 24" x 24" 
• Ladies Home Journal, January 1925

 
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