Every piece has a "voice." Music is always my inspiration. Sun Kil Moon's "Among the Leaves" was the soundtrack for this piece. I used palette knives exclusively to produce the texture. This painting is on a cradled masonite board with natural pine edges. It comes varnished and wired to hang.

- Patricia Oblack

Chaperoning the Moon

Acrylic painting on masonite board

Signed on back

36" h x 36" w x 1" d
13 lbs. 0 oz.



Patricia Oblack
Glencoe, Missouri

Getting to Know Patricia

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.