Thursday, January 24, 2019

Throwback Thursday - Fort Funston, San Francisco, California

For #ThrowBackThursday, here's one of my fondest memories of all time. 

When we lived in San Francisco, California, we would take our dogs to Fort Funston every weekend. A former harbor defense installation (the bunkers still overlook the beach), the fort is now a huge protected area and an off leash dog park. 

We could all learn a lot from the pure joy these dogs shared as they reconnected with their friends or met for the very first time (bum sniffing notwithstanding).

"Fort Funston" (oil on canvas, 12"x16") Private Collection

Reference and painting photo by Saunders Fine Arts.


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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Floral Painting Workshop - Vanessa Lacy Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri

I'm so pleased to learn that my two-day floral painting workshop at the Vanessa Lacy Gallery in Kansas City, Missouri is already half full.

This is my only workshop in Missouri in 2019, so if you'd like to paint florals with me, register now to secure your spot:

http://bit.ly/Patrick-Saunders-KC-Floral-Workshop

This May 18th-19th oil painting and acrylics class is open to beginners as well as more advanced artists.



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Sunday, January 20, 2019

Painting Workshop - Tampa Regional Artists

Artist friends, my Tampa Regional Artists floral painting workshop March 2nd - 3rd only has five openings left.

This is my last class in Florida in 2019, so if you'd like to paint florals with me this year, register now to secure your spot:

http://bit.ly/Patrick-Saunders-TRA-Floral-Workshop





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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Floral Demonstration Painting II - Rockport Center for the Arts

My one-hour demonstration painting of a rose from life on day two of my floral workshop at the Rockport Center for the Arts.



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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Floral Demonstration Painting I - Rockport Center for the Arts

My hour-and-a-half demonstration painting this morning on the first day of my floral workshop at the Rockport Center for the Arts. I painted from a photo today, and tomorrow I'll paint a floral from life.



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Monday, January 14, 2019

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

I just learned that my painting workshop next April sponsored by the Hoosier Salon Patrons Association at their 21st Annual First Brush of Spring event is already almost sold out.

If you'd like to join me April 23rd - 25th at the Hoosier Salon New Harmony Gallery to explore the essential techniques for painting from direct observation and photography, register now to secure your spot:


http://bit.ly/Patrick-Saunders-First-Brush-of-Spring-Workshop



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Friday, January 11, 2019

Portrait Study - Tom

My two-hour portrait study at The Coppini Academy of Fine Arts Thursday. "Tom Sans Hat" (oil on linen, 9"x12").

Painting photo by Saunders Fine Arts.



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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Floral Workshop - Rockport Center for the Arts

Artist friends, my floral workshop at Whistle Stop Corner in San Antonio, Texas next month is sold out, but my only other 2019 floral workshop in Texas at the Rockport Center for the Arts still has three spots left.

Come paint with me in Rockport, Texas 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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Sunday, January 6, 2019

Artist Talks - Tybee Island, Georgia

Georgia painters, I've been asked to give artist talks on the evenings before both of my sold out Tybee Island, Georgia, painting workshops sponsored by The Tybee Tourist and Mermaid Cottages Vacation Rentals.

Join me at The Crab Shack on January 28th and February 4th at 6 p.m. for a brief lecture and some Q and A. These talks are free and open to the public. I'll try to be interesting.



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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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