All of my work is very intuitive and spontaneous, with an abundance of texture. You must see it in person to actually grasp its emotional content. Every viewer will experience it in his or her own way. The many layers of color, which are applied, woven and maneuvered with palette knives, will keep you interested in the surface. This piece is a diptych, painted on two cradled wood panels each measuring 32" x 24". 

- Patricia Oblack

Remnants of Corona

Acrylic painting on masonite board

Signed on back

32" h x 48" w x 1.5" d
14 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.