The majority of my paintings are nothing more than little miracles--some more than others. On occasion, it’s much like riding a bicycle down an easy road on a sunny day. Others are full of hills, twists and turns which take me into a dark forest full of witches and wolves. When suddenly I escape into the sunlight, everything falls into place and voila! The painting appears, and I find once again that it all worked out. All my paintings have a "voice," inspired by the music played during composition. The voice is listed on the back of this painting: Carly Simon's "Clouds in My Coffee." This piece is a mixed media work in acrylic paint, graphite and ink on cradled masonite board with natural edges. It comes varnished and wired to hang.

- Patricia Oblack

Trespassing through Memories

Acrylic paint, graphite and ink on masonite board

Signed on back

24" h x 36" w x 1" d
8 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.