This piece is a triptych, made of 3 separate masonite panels attached by an MDF frame on the back of the piece.

Stone City Series is based on a fictitious city with its many views from waterfronts to lakes, high rise buildings, to the gritty side along the outskirts of any large metropolis. Chicago, N.Y. and other large locations were my inspirations. Fortress has included on the face, found objects such as small strips of metal from street sweeper trucks, fiberglass mesh tape, 1 metal washer and paint swatches. 

The use of a horizontal triptych adds to the visual power of this piece. In keeping of its masculine surface, it is not varnished, MDF frame on back is indented 1" from edge, giving the appearance that the work floats on the wall. Keyhole &/or D-ring hardware options, included. Sides natural in color. Original created in 2006 but has been completely refreshed as of 2016 and is in excellent condition.

- Patricia Oblack

Fortress - Stone City Series

attachments of metal, paper & fiber mesh on masonite board

Signed on back

52" h x 48" w x 1" d
39 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.