Music is my inspiration and every piece has a "voice." A Fine Frenzy's "Bomb in a Birdcage," "The Lucky One," and "One Cell in the Sea" served as the soundtrack for this piece. All texture was derived from palette knives. This piece is on masonite board cradled on natural pine. This piece comes varnished and ready to hang.

- Patricia Oblack

Red by Surprise

Acrylic painting on masonite board

Signed on back

36" h x 36" w x 1" d
12 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.