Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Monday, October 29, 2018

"You Lookin' At Me?" - Plein Air Texas

As I sat to paint a herd of cows at the Mims Ranch just outside of San Angelo, Texas, one cow emerged from the group. She didn't seem too happy that I was there. She repeatedly stamped her feet and snorted at me.

"You Lookin' At Me?" (oil on linen, 5"x7"), painted for Plein Air Texas.



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Saturday, October 27, 2018

"Heart of a Home" - Plein Air Texas

Sometimes the kitchen is the most inviting place in the house. 

That's definitely the case with this one in Christoval, Texas. It's the kind of space where you want to hang out with friends. 

"Heart of a Home" (oil on linen, 18"x24" SOLD), painted for Plein Air Texas 2018.




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Friday, October 26, 2018

"Mosey" - Plein Air Texas

How do you get a donkey to pose while you paint?

Bananas.

Give her one, and she's good for twenty minutes.
Give her another, and she's back for more.


Patrick Saunders Fine Arts' "Mosey" (oil on linen, 18"x24"), available for sale at the Plein Air Texas Art Collector's Stampede tonight at the Fort Concho National Historic Landmark in San Angelo, Texas.



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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

"Before Food Trucks" - Plein Air Texas

I had a little fun with the title on this painting.

"Before Food Trucks" (oil on linen, 14"x18"), a chuck wagon I painted for Plein Air Texas at the Mill Creek Ranch in Christoval, Texas.

Many thanks to Nolan Venable for allowing competition artists to paint again this year at his stunning ranch. I've included some photos Kimberly at Saunders Fine Arts took last year of this incredible property. You can see that it's difficult just to decide what to paint when you are surrounded by so much natural beauty.

"Before Food Trucks" is available for sale at the Art Collector's Stampede on Friday night at the Fort Concho National Historic Landmark in San Angelo, Texas.


Mill Creek Ranch Chuck Wagon


Morning coffee at Mill Creek Ranch

Mill Creek Ranch


Mill Creek Ranch

Mill Creek Ranch

Mill Creek Ranch

Longhorn Buttercup at Mill Creek Ranch


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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Texas Artists Camp Award - Plein Air Texas

My thanks to all of the 2018 Plein Air Texas artists for voting to give me the Texas Artists Camp Award last night.

A special thanks also to Joe and Nancy Heartsill for inviting all of the juried artists to paint at their beautiful Door Key Ranch. The views were spectacular! 

"Sticks & Stones" (oil on linen, 12"x16") will be available for sale at the Art Collector's Stampede at the Fort Concho National Historic Landmark Friday evening.




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Sunday, October 21, 2018

Plein Air Texas - 2015, 2016, 2017

I'm honored to be back at Plein Air Texas again this year.

Here are some of my past pieces for this great event, painted in and around San Angelo, Texas.

"Oasis"
(oil on linen, 18"x24")
Private Collection

Third Place Winner, Plein Air Texas 2017

"Guest House"
(oil on linen, 18"x24")

Plein Air Texas 2017

Third Place Winner, Airstream's Alumapalooza 9 Fine Art Invitational

"White Water Lily"
(oil on linen, 12"x16")

Plein Air Texas 2017, painted at the International Waterlily Collection

"Mustang Sally's"
(oil on panel, 12"x16")
Private Collection

Second Place Winner, Plein Air Texas 2016

"Gretchen's Oasis"
(oil on panel, 18"x24")
Private Collection

Plein Air Texas 2016


"Behind the Blacksmith Shop"
(oil on panel, 12"x16")
Private Collection

Winner, Best Architectural Award, Plein Air Texas 2015



"The Spooked Herd"
(oil on panel, 12"x16")
Private Collection

A painting I had to stop at 20 minutes in, due to a bull's interest in my truck:
http://bit.ly/Patrick-Saunders-Plein-Air-Texas-Surrounded

Plein Air Texas 2015

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Painting Workshops - Tybee Island, Georgia

Georgia and Southeastern artists, come paint with me on beautiful Tybee Island, GA next February.
 

I am teaching two workshops sponsored by The Tybee Tourist at The Original Crab Shack next year. The first one is sold out, but the second class, February 5th - 7th, still has a few spaces left.

Mermaid Cottages Vacation Rentals is offering discounted housing for workshop attendees.

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



Patrick Saunders' "Jungle Sharp" Oil on linen, 12"x12" Private Collection


Patrick Saunders' "Towards the Beach, Blowing Rocks" Oil on linen, 16"x20" Private Collection


Patrick Saunders' "Fire water, Jack's Point" (oil on linen, 18"x24")


Patrick Saunders' "Riverbend Breeze" Oil on linen, 14"x18" Private Collection

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Through the Trees, Salt Creek Beach - Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational

I find the trees in Southern California endlessly fascinating. 

At Salt Creek Beach in Dana Point, California, there is a nice variety of trees. It's not just the textures and shapes of the trees themselves, but their shadows and light effects on the environment around them. With this painting, I set out to capture the late afternoon sun blasting through the lace-like patterns created by these interwoven limbs and leaves.

"Through the Trees, Salt Creek Beach" (oil on linen, 18"x24") is available for sale at the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association's 20th Annual Laguna Plein Air Invitational at Festival of Arts/Pageant of the Masters.

 


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Saturday, October 13, 2018

Nyes Night - Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational

I painted a daylight scene of Nyes Place in Laguna Beach, California during last year's Laguna Plein Air Painters Association's Laguna Plein Air Painting Invitational. I've been wondering all year how this scene might look as a nocturne due to all of the windows stacked atop each other. 

This was a quick one, only about an hour and a half, as I was afraid one of the many passing cars that stopped for a look might cause a traffic accident.

"Nyes Night" (oil on linen, 16"x20") is available for sale Saturday at the 20th Laguna Plein Air Invitational Collectors Gala at the Festival of Arts/Pageant of the Masters.



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Friday, October 12, 2018

Morning Spills Into The Cove - Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational

I decided to challenge myself with something different in this plein air painting. I rarely do big vistas, and I struggle with low light painting, but I just couldn't pass up the view at Dana Point Harbor in Dana Point, California.

"Morning Spills Into The Cove" (oil on linen, 18"x24") will be available for sale Saturday at the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association's 20th Laguna Plein Air Collectors Gala at Festival of Arts/Pageant of the Masters.


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