Simply ComplicatedPatricia Oblack
Acrylic paint and graphite on Stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Varnished and Ready to hang
Signed on back
24 " h x 24 " w x 1 " d |4 lbs. 0 oz.
"My work may seem simple on first view, but there are layers upon layers, paint scrubbed off and replaced by other colors, paint loaded on or drawn through with the knife, thereby changing its appearance," says Patricia. "In doing so, the surface changes from subtle to complex. Every surface is in fact crowed with complexity."
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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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