This abstract work presents various shades of light and dark by way of its color selections. These layers are achieved from the flat surface and sharp edges of my palette knives. Every painting has its own Voice, inspired by the music I play during creation. The Voice of this piece is the Rescue Dawn Movie Soundtrack by Klaus Badelt / 2007. The work is on 20"x30" 300 lb cold-press Fabriano paper. Two edges are deckled and two edges are straight, with a 2 3/8" border for easy framing. The actual painting measures 17"x25".

- Patricia Oblack

Discursive Forms of Light

Acrylic painting on paper

Signed on back

20" h x 30" w 
0 lbs. 12 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.