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Prospecting through Shadows

Patricia Oblack
Ugallery 5345184507 UGallery

Acrylic painting on Wood New

Natural wood edges

Varnished and Ready to hang


Signed on back


24" h x 24" w x 1.5" d |5 lbs. 0 oz.

In stock $1,850



Patricia builds her compositions intuitively with palette knives, blending colors and developing texture directly on the surface of her panels. She poetically describes the composition of this painting as "greys and black spreading apart to let in the sunset."

Patricia Oblack

Glencoe, Missouri

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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Patricia Oblack 12/2/2019 | 3:42 PM

A Richter Thank you so much for the purchase of my painting, I'm thrilled that you love it, that's what makes it all worth the while! Happy Holidays to you & yours, Patty.

commentsFlying Gypsies
A Richter purchased this artwork. style="color: #000000;"12/1/2019 | 3:08 PM

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.

Patricia Oblack 8/13/2015 | 6:14 PM

Born in St.Louis, Mo., I have spent my entire life refining my knowledge in the creation of art with little else than a will to succeed. Crayons, pencils, paint & palette knives are as comfortable as baking bread or cooking in my kitchen. After 45yrs of owning several successful art related businesses from decorated furniture to pottery & wall murals, Fine Art settled in and abstract was a very comfortable pad for a final landing. I’m home! My approach is of my own design, that of layering and weaving of colors onto panel and paper to create abstracts falling just short of recognizable features. While horizon lines and other gestural marks may appear, they are but an extension of my thoughts as the music, which helps me to bring everything onto the surface.

Patricia Oblack 8/4/2015 | 10:52 AM

The majority of Patricia Oblack’s paintings are nothing more than little miracles, some more than others. On occasion it’s much like riding a bicycle down a one lane flat road on a sunny day, while others are full of hills, twists & turns, which take her into a dark forest full of witches & wolves…then suddenly she escapes into the sunlight where everything falls into place and walla the painting appears, finding again, that it all worked out, it’s just magic! Never be afraid to ask questions about the artwork. I'd love to hear from you!

Patricia Oblack 12/19/2013 | 3:18 PM

S Buzzell I am completely self educated & my process is my own invention. I do not teach my process or have it on film. Thank you for your interest, so glad you like the work. P

Shawn style="color: #000000;"12/19/2013 | 1:35 PM

I'm a novice at art and kind of particular as to the type of art that I want to create. Now that Patricia's work (Awesome!) this is definitely the direction I want to go. Do you have any videos or tips to how you do things. I'm willing to buy. Thanks so much.

Patricia Oblack 2/6/2013 | 11:26 AM

Thanks J, I appreciate you stopping on my page....perhaps you'll purchase Remnants some day soon. Patty

commentsRemnants at the Piazza - Cortona Series
J Farrell style="color: #000000;"2/5/2013 | 5:52 PM

I love Remnants at the Piazza

Patricia Oblack 2/5/2013 | 12:36 PM

Thank you Chris, so glad you like the work. As far as Jon Gnagy, who knows what would have happened without him. I spent a good portion of my childhood tracing & teaching myself to draw. Art is firmly running through my blood, it's what I do best. Patty

Chris style="color: #000000;"2/5/2013 | 11:38 AM

Beautiful work, and I remember J. Nagy as well!

  • 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


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