This abstract work presents various shades of light and dark. I achieved layers with the flat surfaces and sharp edges of my palette knives. Every painting has a Voice, inspired by the music played during creation. The Voice of this piece is Coldplay's CDs Parachutes (2000) and X&Y (2005). 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 25.5"x17.5".

- Patricia Oblack

Metropolitan Blue

Acrylic painting on paper

Signed on back

30" h x 20" 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.