Patricia Oblack
Glencoe, Missouri

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.

Internal Tremors
24" x 19" , acrylic painting
$1,375

Serenity - Early Shadows - Dreamscape Series
22" x 18" , acrylic painting
$1,200

Vanish into the Mist - Winston Series
20" x 18" , acrylic painting
$1,100


Happy Being Blue
35" x 35" , acrylic painting
$4,050

Charades in the Ocean
24" x 24" , acrylic painting
$1,700

It's Raining Money
48" x 54" , acrylic painting
$8,800


Boxing on the Block All Night
24" x 24" , acrylic painting
$1,700

Lights Above the Hills of Black Kite
24" x 24" , acrylic painting
$1,700

Impressions Along the Highway
24" x 24" , acrylic painting
$1,650


I Couldn't Be More Sure
24" x 24" , acrylic painting
$1,700

Lost and Taken
20" x 18" , acrylic painting
$1,125

Reflections in the Mist
20" x 28" , acrylic painting
$1,650


Something Suggested - Dreamscape Series
36" x 24" , mixed media artwork
$2,950

Little Green Orphan
23" x 23" , acrylic painting
$1,800

Below the Periphery
24" x 24" , acrylic painting
$1,700


Pushing the Envelope
24" x 24" , acrylic painting
$1,700

Red by Surprise
36" x 36" , acrylic painting
$4,425

Sunshine with Sugar
24" x 24" , mixed media artwork
$1,700


Trespassing through Memories
24" x 36" , mixed media artwork
$2,500

Return Engagement - Stone City Series
20" x 47" , mixed media artwork
$3,300

Tumble Stones
20" x 18" , acrylic painting
$1,125


From the Water - Stone City Series
36" x 36" , acrylic painting
$4,425

Metropolitan Blue
30" x 20" , acrylic painting
$800

Flying Gypsies
36" x 36" , acrylic painting
$4,425


Voices Telling Stories - Cortona Series
20" x 30" , acrylic painting
$800

Discursive Forms of Light
20" x 30" , acrylic painting
$800

Play Misty
36" x 36" , mixed media artwork
$4,425


Top of the World
48" x 55" , acrylic painting
$8,900

Concentrating on Blue
48" x 32" , acrylic painting
$5,175


Handfuls of Hocus-Pocus
24" x 24" , acrylic painting
$1,700

Tell Me What You See
24" x 40" , acrylic painting
$2,850

Afterglow & Faded Memories
24" x 24" , acrylic painting
$1,475


Fury of the Mind
36" x 36" , acrylic painting
$3,975

Sunny Badoo
20" x 30" , acrylic painting
$675

Connected Minds
30" x 20" , acrylic painting
$675


Intimating Empowerment
30" x 20" , acrylic painting
$800

Buried Treasure II
24" x 19" , acrylic painting
$1,200

Buried Treasure I
24" x 19" , acrylic painting
$1,200


Retracing My Steps
31" x 47" , acrylic painting
$4,475

Triumphant Abundance
48" x 40" , acrylic painting
$5,800

Dancing Through October
48" x 72" , acrylic painting
$9,350


Green Door - Cortona Series
48" x 64" , acrylic painting
$7,950


Speak with Patricia


Patricia Oblack 4/26/2016 | 11:19 AM

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Patricia Oblack 1/25/2016 | 3:36 PM

Look for my work on twitter @: https://twitter.com/oblackpatty

Patricia Oblack 8/13/2015 | 6:14 PM

Born in St.Louis, Mo., I have spent my entire life refining my knowledge in the creation of art with little else than a will to succeed. Crayons, pencils, paint & palette knives are as comfortable as baking bread or cooking in my kitchen. After 45yrs of owning several successful art related businesses from decorated furniture to pottery & wall murals, Fine Art settled in and abstract was a very comfortable pad for a final landing. I’m home! My approach is of my own design, that of layering and weaving of colors onto panel and paper to create abstracts falling just short of recognizable features. While horizon lines and other gestural marks may appear, they are but an extension of my thoughts as the music, which helps me to bring everything onto the surface. For extended information, please refer to my web site: http://patriciaoblack.com

Patricia Oblack 8/4/2015 | 10:52 AM

The majority of Patricia Oblack’s paintings are nothing more than little miracles, some more than others. On occasion it’s much like riding a bicycle down a one lane flat road on a sunny day, while others are full of hills, twists & turns, which take her into a dark forest full of witches & wolves…then suddenly she escapes into the sunlight where everything falls into place and walla the painting appears, finding again, that it all worked out, it’s just magic! Never be afraid to ask questions about the artwork. I'd love to hear from you!

Patricia Oblack 12/19/2013 | 3:18 PM

S Buzzell I am completely self educated & my process is my own invention. I do not teach my process or have it on film. Thank you for your interest, so glad you like the work. P

Shawn 12/19/2013 | 1:35 PM

I'm a novice at art and kind of particular as to the type of art that I want to create. Now that Patricia's work (Awesome!) this is definitely the direction I want to go. Do you have any videos or tips to how you do things. I'm willing to buy. Thanks so much.

Patricia Oblack 2/6/2013 | 11:26 AM

Thanks J, I appreciate you stopping on my page....perhaps you'll purchase Remnants some day soon. Patty

commentsRemnants at the Piazza - Cortona Series
J Farrell 2/5/2013 | 5:52 PM

I love Remnants at the Piazza

Patricia Oblack 2/5/2013 | 12:36 PM

Thank you Chris, so glad you like the work. As far as Jon Gnagy, who knows what would have happened without him. I spent a good portion of my childhood tracing & teaching myself to draw. Art is firmly running through my blood, it's what I do best. Patty

Chris 2/5/2013 | 11:38 AM

Beautiful work, and I remember J. Nagy as well!