This piece is a diptych. It is composed of two separate panels each measuring 32"x48". These panels have a 2" spacer on the back, so the pieces appear to float 2" off of the wall when hung.

The work is textured with a palette knife and has a satin varnish. There are various markings on both paintings done with graphite pencil.

- Patricia Oblack

Green Door - Cortona Series

Acrylic painting on masonite board

Signed on back

48" h x 64" w x 1" d
32 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.