The majority of my paintings are nothing more than little miracles. 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, and turns, which take me into a dark forest full of witches and wolves…then suddenly I escape into the sunlight where everything falls into place, the painting appears, finding again, that it all worked out, just magic! This painting is on a cradled wood panel with finished natural edges. It comes ready to hang.

- Patricia Oblack

Pushing the Envelope

Acrylic painting on wood

Signed on back

24" h x 24" w x 1.5" d
3 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.