Bucking the SystemPatricia Oblack
Acrylic painting on Wood
Natural wood edges
Varnished and Ready to hang
24 " h x 24 " w x 1.5 " d |3 lbs. 0 oz.
Patricia uses palette knives to blend and create new colors that "ride the texture of every surface," she says poetically. In this painting, she used just three major colors in total - green for the background overlaid with red and yellow to give the work its balance and interest. "The mark of a good abstract is that the eye travels around the surface without ever concentrating or being drawn to just one section," Patricia explains.
As a child in the 1950s, Patricia Oblack sat in front of the television and learned to draw with Jon Gnagy’s New Television Art Instruction Book. The exercise led to a love of art, and in 1962 she begged her mother to purchase lessons from Art Instruction, Inc. in Minneapolis. Within a few weeks, a box arrived with art supplies, including her first palette knife. Patricia finished every lesson, and was in good company–another student of the school was renowned Peanuts cartoonist Charles M. Schulz. From that humble beginning, Patricia became a lifelong artist, currently creating dark, earthy abstracts, which she paints with the same palette knife from childhood.
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We love this painting! We were intrigued by this series and so happy we chose this piece. We look forward to enjoying it for many years to come and to sharing it with those who visit our home.- A Richter