Thursday, January 3, 2019

Another New Painting Detail

A detail of another painting I'm currently working on. Pretty happy with the way this one is going so far.



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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

New Painting Detail

A sneak peak of a new painting I'm working on. Any guesses what it might be?

HINT: it's actually not an animal portrait.



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Saturday, December 29, 2018

Floral Workshop - Tampa, Florida

Artist friends, I have one workshop left in Florida in 2019 that isn't sold out.

I'm teaching a floral painting class March 2nd - 3rd in Tampa, Florida, sponsored by the Tampa Regional Artists at the Old Hyde Park Art Center.

It's already about a third full, so register now to save your spot: http://bit.ly/Patrick-Saunders-TRA-Floral-Workshop

Truly learning to paint means learning to paint anything. No gimmicks for painting specific things, no shortcuts, just good practice. If you are a beginner, I can get you started, and if you are more advanced, I can take you to the next level. Come paint with me.

"Poppies" (oil on linen, 12"x16") Private collection

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Thursday, December 27, 2018

Throwback Thursday - Towers and Water Towers

For #throwbackthursday, the first painting I did after Kimberly and I moved to New York in 2006. This was the view from the window of our first apartment in Chelsea, Manhattan. After living in the Midwest our entire lives, this was a very different world for us, but it was the start of something great. 

"Towers and Water Towers" (oil on board, 19"x26.25"), is now available for purchase at my online art gallery: 

http://bit.ly/Patrick-Saunders-Online-Art-Gallery


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Friday, December 21, 2018

Pet Portrait Commission - Perry the Yorkshire Terrier

It's always wonderful to see someone's eyes light up when they view a commissioned painting for the first time, especially when they didn't even know it was coming.

"Perry" (oil on linen, 12"x16") was a Christmas gift from a great family to a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother. Kimberly and I were honored to be there for the surprise.

Reference and painting photos by Saunders Fine Arts.


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Thursday, December 20, 2018

Patrick Saunders Fine Arts Newsletter

Social media has gotten a bit unwieldy, so I've decided to bring back my e-newsletter.

Sign up at the link below to receive information about upcoming workshops, events, recent works, painting tips and special offers.

http://patricksaunders.com/signup.html



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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Floral Workshop - Rockport Center for the Arts

Texas artists, there are only a few spots left in my floral painting workshop next month in Rockport, Texas, sponsored by the Rockport Center for the Arts.

Come paint with me and learn about choosing a subject, composition, values, color temperature, simplification, how to start and when to stop. Each day of my January 15th - 17th workshop will include a full demonstration, followed by opportunities to create multiple paintings with frequent one-on-one instruction.

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




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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Flower Girl Portrait Painting

I'm stretching back 20 years with today's throwback Thursday post. 

I painted this portrait of my niece for a show in Kansas City in 1998. It was during the preparation for this exhibition that I first discovered my love for coffee. 

I don't know if it was the coffee or a frantic need for more paintings, but my approach to painting also changed considerably at this moment. This was one of my very first alla prima paintings, as I created it start to finish in one evening. 

"Flower Girl" (oil on canvas, 15"x20")


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Saturday, December 8, 2018

Painting Workshop - The Art Loft, Dahlonega, Georgia

Georgia artists, I'm teaching a four day painting workshop next summer at The Art Loft in Dahlonega, Georgia, just north of Atlanta, Georgia.

Join me June 6th - 9th for my most in-depth class of the year. 

Explore the essential techniques for painting from direct observation, including plein air and photography. Learn to paint any subject, from the most simple to complex, with one approach.

Class size is limited, so register soon:
http://bit.ly/patrick-saunders-art-loft-workshop


"Good Morning, Church Road" (oil on panel, 14"x18") Private Collection


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Monday, December 3, 2018

Painting Workshop - Hoosier Salon, New Harmony, Indiana

Indiana artist friends, I'm teaching a painting workshop sponsored by the Hoosier Salon Patrons Association and Fine Art Galleries at their 20th Annual First Brush of Spring event in New Harmony, Indiana.

Join me April 23rd - 25th at the New Harmony Gallery 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.

Class size is limited, so register soon:
http://bit.ly/Patrick-Saunders-First-Brush-of-Spring-Workshop



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Saturday, December 1, 2018

Holiday Gift Ideas - The Gift of Art

Need gift ideas?

If you'd like to give the gift of art to friends and loved ones, you can shop online for my paintings, fine art prints or cards, and painting workshops.

Click here to see my digital art gallery of available paintings:
http://bit.ly/Patrick-Saunders-Online-Art-Gallery

For fine art prints and cards of my sold work, browse here:
http://bit.ly/Patrick-Saunders-Fine-Arts-Prints

Check here to see my complete 2019 class schedule and sign up for a workshop near you: http://patricksaunders.com/classes.html
 

Happy Holidays!




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