Saturday, June 15, 2019

OnTrack Studios Floral Painting Workshop - Floral Demonstration - Day Three

My demonstration this morning on the last day of my floral workshop at OnTrack Studios, painted from life on the front porch on a beautiful but gusty day. It was so windy we had to tape the flower vase down, but we and the roses prevailed.

"Roses in the Sun" • Oil on Linen • 9"x12" • 1 Hour • SOLD


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Thursday, June 13, 2019

OnTrack Studios Floral Painting Workshop - Floral Demonstration - Day One

My demonstration this morning on day one of my floral painting workshop at OnTrack Studios.

"Red Poppies" • Oil on Linen • 9"x12" • 1.5 Hours • SOLD

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Floral Painting Workshop - Lafayette Art Association - Lafayette, Louisiana

Louisiana artist friends, I’m teaching my last painting workshop of 2019 on September 12th - 14th at the Lafayette Art Association & Gallery.

Join me in Lafayette, Louisiana for a floral workshop, where you'll learn about choosing a subject, composition, values, color temperature, simplification, and more. Each day will include a full demonstration followed by opportunities to create multiple paintings with frequent one-on-one instruction.

Artists will work from both cut flowers in the studio and subjects on location. This oil and acrylics class is open to beginners as well as experienced painters.



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Sunday, June 9, 2019

The Art Loft Painting Workshop - Group Photo

I had a great group of students at my The Art Loft painting workshop in the charming mountain town of Dahlonega, Georgia.

Every one of them took great leaps forward in their paintings each day. Big risks always pay off.



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Saturday, June 8, 2019

The Art Loft Painting Workshop - Portrait Demonstration - Day Three

Kate was such a great sport about modeling for my portrait demonstration this morning at my The Art Loft painting workshop.

She even laughed at all my bad jokes.

"Kate"
• Oil on Linen
• 14"x18"
• 1.5 Hours






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Thursday, June 6, 2019

The Art Loft Painting Workshop - Cityscape Painting Demonstration - Day One


The demonstration painting I did this morning is a great memory of our time living in Brooklyn. We took the Roosevelt Island Tramway on the Upper East Side one morning, and shot photos from the cable car. I printed out this cityscape a long time ago with the intention of painting it, but had changed my mind.
The artists in my Art Loft workshop saw the photo today and chose it because they wanted an exercise in simplification.

"Upper East Side"
• Oil on Linen
• 9"x12"
• 1.5 Hours
 
 

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ONLY A FEW SPOTS LEFT - Floral Workshop - Chesapeake Fine Art Studio, Stevensville, MD

Maryland artists, there are now only a few spots left in my July 6th - 8th floral workshop at  Chesapeake Fine Art Studio near Annapolis.

Click here to secure your spot:
http://bit.ly/Patrick-Saunders-CFAS-Floral-Workshop

The painted floral requires a balance of spontaneity and accuracy, making flowers a perfect subject to practice adding energy to all of your paintings. Learn about choosing a subject, composition, values, color temperature, simplification, how to start and when to stop. I will start each day with a full demonstration painting, followed by one-on-one instruction.

This oil and acrylics class is open to beginners as well as experienced painters.



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Monday, June 3, 2019

ONLY FOUR SPOTS LEFT - Floral Workshop - OnTrack Studios, Franklin, Tennessee

Tennessee artists, there are only four spots left in my floral workshop June 13th - 15th at OnTrack Studios, so register now to secure your spot!

Click here to sign up:
http://bit.ly/Patrick-Saunders-OnTrack-Studios-Floral-Workshop


Join me near Nashville to learn about choosing a subject, composition, values, color temperature, simplification, and more. Each day will include a full demonstration followed by opportunities to create multiple paintings with frequent one-on-one instruction.

Artists will work from both cut flowers in the studio and subjects on location. This oil and acrylics class is open to beginners as well as experienced painters.




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Sunday, June 2, 2019

Playa Hermosa Painting - Costa Rica

This painting is a thank you gift for our hosts in Costa Rica last year.

Such a great memory. There's nothing better than breakfast on a calm, beautiful beach.

"Breakfast In Hermosa" • Oil on Linen  • 14x18 • Private Collection


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Saturday, June 1, 2019

SOLD OUT - Painting Workshop - The Art Loft, Dahlonega, Georgia

 UPDATE: This workshop is sold out.

Georgia artist friends, there is only ONE SPOT left in my four day painting workshop June 6th - 9th at The Art Loft just north of Atlanta.

Register here for the last space:
http://bit.ly/patrick-saunders-art-loft-workshop

Join me for my most in-depth class of the year, where you will explore the essential techniques for painting from direct observation, including plein air and photography. I can teach you to paint any subject, from the most simple to complex, with one approach. Beginners as well as more advanced artists are welcome to this workshop.




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Painting Workshop - Carmel, Indiana - Group Photo

This group of artists worked really hard this week, and had a good time together, both in class and out. There are some card sharks in this bunch, so watch out. 😆

A five day painting workshop is a big commitment. My thanks to each and every one of you for staying at it with me. It was pleasure to paint with you.

A very special thank you also to Hewook Lee for hosting this workshop. It takes a lot of effort to organize a class, accommodate a big group, and still find the energy to participate in the workshop too. Kimberly and I had a wonderful week in Carmel, Indiana, and it's all thanks to Hewook. And Cloverbud. And Quincy. And Colby.

Now remember everybody, paint what you really see, not what you think you see, and measure, measure, measure.

Photo by Saunders Fine Arts.



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