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Monday, December 28, 2009

"Dan's Winter Barn" by Pennsylvania Daily Painter Pat Koscienski


"Dan's Winter Barn"
12" x 16"
Oil on board
SOLD
"Dan's Winter Barn" was painted from a photograph taken at a Dover farm where I painted plein aire many times in more clement weather. I loved the way the sunlight shined on the lane between the buildings. The ruts in the snow were deep and the colors were great. This painting was bought by a fellow artist and I am glad to know it has a good home. It was one of my favorites.
Pennsylvania Daily Painter Pat Koscienski

Saturday, December 19, 2009

"Winter at Rockville Bridge" by Pennsylvania Daily Painter Pat Koscienski


"Winter at Rockville Bridge"
14" x 18"
Oil on canvas
"Winter at Rockville Bridge" was painted in the studio from a photograph taken on the west shore of the Susquehanna River looking south. It was another snowy day that left a measurable amount of snow. The bit of sun shining through the arches gave a little warmth to the painting. This painting is exhibiting at CALC in Carlisle, PA . If interested in purchasing contact CALC (Carlisle Arts Learning Center) 717-249-6973 To view more of my paintings, both representation and abstract, visit my website at :

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

"All I Want For Christmas is...."by Pennsylvania Daily Painter Pat Koscienski

"All I Want For Christmas is...."
Mixed Media
6" x 6"

"All I Want For Christmas is...." was done for James Parker's blog Windows to the Words Art Challenge. The theme was to paint something we wanted for Christmas eg a diamond ring or new lap top computer, etc. I always like this doggie photo James had posted in a previous challenge. After giving some thought to what I really want for Christmas....love, everyone wants love (even dogs)....kisses, everyone wants kisses (even dogs)... Living so close to Hershey, Pa ...Hershey kisses came to mind quickly. I never realized, until I went to paint one, though, that the white paper tag reading "kisses" leans to the left to read kisses. Of course, I needed this to lean into the painting, so that is why it reads as a mirror image. Then, couldn't get the metallic glimmer in the red foil quite glimmery enough, so took the foil and paper off the kiss and collaged it to the painting and ate the chocolate. That's how easy an acrylic painting can turn into a mixed media painting. If interested in purchasing, contact Pat at patsfineart@hotmail.com
If interested in seeing more of my paintings, both representational and abstract, view my website at www.patkoscienski.com

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

"Ala Monet" by Pennsylvania Daily Painter Pat Koscienski

"Ala Monet"
Acrylic
6" x 8"



"Ala Monet" is painted after Claude Monet's "Bathing at La Grenouillere"/"Les Bains de La Grenouillere". This was in reponse to a challenge on Michelle Burnett's blog Following the Masters. The challenge was to paint something of or like an artist that influenced us in some way. I chose to paint after Monet. This painting done by Monet was "executed outdoors, and the brushwork is a witness to the speed required to capture the transitory effects which such scenery offered." Also, "in this painting Monet's brushwork is vigorous", "has distinguishable brushmarks", "his brushwork is strongly descriptive". Monet rejected traditional, smooth brushwork which created an illusion of surface texture; instead, his varied handling helps to evoke the actural natural textures. All reasons why Monet has influenced my painting. If interested in purchasing, contact Pat at patsfineart@hotmail.com To view more of my paintings, both representational and abstract, visit my website at:

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Monday, December 14, 2009

"Noontime Activity" by Pennsylvania Daily Painter Pat Koscienski


"Noontime Activity"
Acrylic
9" x 12"
"Noontime Activity" was painted for Bill Guffey's Virtual Paintout Challenge. Using Google Map Street View we were to tour through Mexico City and surrounding areas to find a scene to paint. This particular scene was from Victoria/Dolores, Cuauhtemoc, D.f., Mexico. The people in this scene just seemed to be on lunch, with packages in hand, food cart nearby, shops, and a flurry of activity. I couldn't resist the color of the building and the cart. If interested in purchasing or have any questions, contact Pat at patsfineart@hotmail.com To see more paintings by Pat Koscienski, both representational and abstract, view my website at:

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

"Winter Stream" by Pennsylvania Daily Painter Pat Koscienski

"Winter Stream"
18" x 24" matted & framed
Pastel
"Winter Stream" was done from a photo of a small, Pennysylvania stream off Hartzdale Drive in Camp Hill. The warm sunlight was bouncing of the tree trunks, giving some warmth to the day. If interested in purchasing, contact Pat at patsfineart@hotmail.com If interested in viewing more of my works, both abstract and representational, visit my website at

Sunday, December 6, 2009

"Winter at Fort Hunter" by Pennsylvania Daily Painter Pat Koscienski

"Winter at Fort Hunter"
31" x 43" framed
24" x 36" matted
18" x 30" unframed
Oil on shellacked 300lb w/c paper

"Winter at Fort Hunter" was painted from a photograph taken at Fort Hunter. Those familiar with Fort Hunter...my back is to the mansion door and I am facing south on the east shore of the Susquehanna River. The Rockville Bridge, the world's (?) longest, stone railroad bridge, is seen in the distance. It was a cold, crisp day and I think the colors reflect that. I tried to add a little warmth to it with the yellow ochers. It is an oil painting done on shellacked, 300lb watercolor paper. You can check out the sizes above from unframed, matted, and matted with frame. The frame is a plain, plein aire-like frame silverish in color which goes well with the alizarin crimson in the painting. At present, there is plexiglass over the painting. Since we got our first snowfall yesterday, in the Harrisburg area of South Central Pennsylvania, I couldn't resist posting this painting. If interested in purchasing or have further questions, contact Pat at patsfineart@hotmail.com If interested in seeing more of my paintings, both representational and abstract, visit my website at

Friday, December 4, 2009

"Color's Birth" by Pennsylvania Daily Painter Pat Koscienski


"Color's Birth"
7" x 5"
Acrylic
"Color's Birth" is an abstract painting rich in violets and yellow, and inspired by the Stoney Creek Iris farm this past summer. It is done in acrylics and on canvas. This painting will be exhibiting in the minature show at Gallerie 13, 13 East Main Street, Mechanicsburg, PA during the month of December. If interested in purchasing, contact Terry Kennedy at 717-591-6940
Free wine and cheese reception on Friday, December 4, 2009 from 6 - 9:00 pm. Everyone welcome. Bring a friend and have a great evening.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

"Cross of Hope" by Pennsylvania Daily Painter Pat Koscienski

"Cross of Hope"
10" x 10"
Acrylic
"Cross of Hope" was done using a lot of acrylic medium to sculpt as well as paint this composition...color and texture being the main goal. I felt that the cross that developed from this sculpting, hopefully, reflected some symbolism for us to recognize as a need within each of us. This painting will be exhibited at the Art & Soul Gallery, 900 Market Street, 2nd floor, Suite 13. This is at the West Shore Farmer's Market in Lemoyne, PA. The new owner of Art & Soul, Lyn O'Neal, will have a GRAND RE-OPENING on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2009 from 4:30 TO 7 PM Stop by for some free light refreshments, meet the artists, and enjoy original art works by more than 20 local artists. If interested in purchasing, contact Lyn at 717-761-1270

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

"Young Mr. & Mrs. Smith" by Pat Koscienski

"Young Mr. & Mrs. Smith"
6" x 6"
Acrylic
SOLD
"Young Mr. & Mrs. Smith" was painted for James Parker's Windows to the Words Art for the November Thanksgiving Challenge. When I finished it, the little boy looked like a young Brad Pitt and the little girl, Angelina Jolie. Thus, the name, Young Mr. & Mrs. Smith. It is an acrylic painting on canvas done with a palette knife. If interested in purchasing or have any questions, contact Pat at patsfineart@hotmail.com To view more of my paintings, both representational and abstract, go to my website http://www.patkoscienski.com/
DAILY PAINTER OF PENNSYLVANIA PAT KOSCIENSKI

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Butterflies & Flowers by Pat Koscienski


"Butterflies and Flowers"
10" x 8"
Mixed Media
"Butterflies and Flowers" was painted on canvas using acrylic gel medium, inks, and acrylic paints. The dailypaintersabstract.blogspot of which I am a contributing artist, placed an ad for our blogspot in American Art Collectors Magazine the months of Sept, Oct, Nov, and Dec. This painting will be the one I am showing with this ad in the December issue of this magazine. If interested in purchasing contact Pat at patsfineart@hotmail.com If interested in seeing more of my abstract and representational paintings visit my website at http://www.patkoscienski.com/
DAILY PAINTER OF PENNSYLVANIA PAT KOSCIENSKI

Friday, November 20, 2009

"Turkey" by Pat Koscienski


"Turkey"
Oil on board
14" x 18"
"Turkey" was painted using a different technique than I was used to. Instead of mixing my linseed oil in my paint, I placed the linseed oil on the part of the turkey I was working on. When I applied my paint, it then "spread" since the paint was thick and the oil caused it to move. Thus giving a feathery look without painting each hair. It gives a very nice look, however, the drying time between applications of the linseed oil became annoying to me, since I tend to paint more quickly. If interested in purchasing, contact Pat at patsfineart@hotmail.com. I do want to wish everyone a Happy & Safe Thanksgiving!
DAILY PAINTER OF PENNSYLVANIA PAT KOSCIENSKI

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

"Peasant Girl" by Pat Koscienski


"Peasant Girl"
30" x 26"
Pastel on canson
SOLD
"Peasant Girl" was painted in Portrait/Figure class at York Art Association in York, PA. Amanda, the vice president of YAA at the time borrowed the costume from York Little Theater and posed for 2 of our classes. Painting portraits and figures from real life can be challenging, but can be quite a learning experience forcing one to see the fine shadows and color of the skin and contours of the underlying bone structure. To see more of my paintings, abstract and representational, visit my website at http://www.patkoscienski.com/
DAILY PAINTER OF PENNSYLVANIA PAT KOSCIENSKI

Thursday, November 12, 2009

"Tryin' To Make a Living" by Pat Koscienski

"Tryin' To Make A Living"
8" x 10"
Acrylic

This painting was done for Karin Jurick's DSFDF (Different Strokes From Different Folks) week 52-54 challenge "Airport Travelers". And, believe me...it was a "challenge". It's not 100% without error, however, I'm glad to have completed it and pleased that I was able to take on yet another subject that I would not have chosen on my own. As with each new challenge in life, learning and growth takes place. And, now I can (virtually) fly off to Halifax, Nova Scotia and paint a landscape there for my Virtual Paintout challenge. If interested in purchasing contact me at patsfineart@hotmail.com. To view more of my art, both representational and abstract, visit my website at http://www.patkoscienski.com/

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

"Coy Koi" by Pat Koscienski


"Coy Koi"
5" x 7"
Acrylic on canvas
"Coy Koi" is one of my paintings that started off as a nonobjective abstract painting. My husband had just put in our pond so we were preoccupied with our Koi everyday. I think this intuitively came out in this painting. I usually put my abstracts on the http://www.dailypaintersabstract.blogspot.com/ , however, I see an almost representational painting in this one, so thought I would post this simultaneously on both blogspots. If you are interested in purchasing, contact me at patsfineart@hotmail.com and please stop and visit my website to see more of my representational and abstract works.
DAILY PAINTER OF PENNSYLVANIA PAT KOSCIENSKI

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

"Ala Van Gogh" by Pat Koscienski


"Ala Van Gogh"
5" x 7"
Acrylic on canvas

"Ala Van Gogh" was initially painted for Michelle Burnette's challenge on Follow the Masters blogspot. It was previously posted, but I made some changes on the part of the field that goes down to the stream. I thought I would post this painting with the initial painting so everyone could compare the change. However, being the novice that I am in the blogging world, I deleted my whole posting when I only wanted to delete just the photo that I posted (I realized the color needed adjusted). Learning keeps taking place, but it sometimes feels like it never ends. And, that can bring in frustration, especially when it becomes time consuming. LOL I'm sure you have all been through it. Sorry, I lost all your wonderful comments, to boot.

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Friday, November 6, 2009

"Don't Brush Me Off" by Pat Koscienski


"Don't Brush Me Off"
6" x 6"
Acrylic
SOLD
This painting was done from a photo posted on James Parker's Windows to the Words blogspot. Even thought I did not have it completed for the challenge in September, I just couldn't resist painting this curious kitten. What a delightful little fur ball and doing what cats do best. If interested in purchasing contact Pat at patsfineart@hotmail.com To view more of my paintings, both representational and abstract, visit my website at http://www.patkoscienski.com/
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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

"Waggoner Gap Farm" by Pat Koscienski

Waggoner Gap Farm
12" x 6"
Acrylic on canvas
SOLD
This autumn painting was done last year in Perry County, Pennsylvania. I was out with fellow artists and this was painted mainly on site, plein aire. If you want to purchase contact Pat at patsfineart@hotmail.com. To see more of my art, representational and abstract, visit my website at http://www.patkoscienski.com/

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

"Grim Reaper" by Pat Koscienski

SOLD
"Grim Reaper"
7" x 5"
Acrylic mixed media
"Grim Reaper" was done for James Parker's Windows to the Words challenge Scary Stuff. I used some webbing material to give the cobweb texture to the painting. I had fun with this one. If you want to view more of my works visit my websit at http://www.patkoscienski.com/ If you would like to contact me e-mail me at patsfineart@hotmail.com

Saturday, October 17, 2009

"59 Dargon Rd., Belfast, Northern Ireland" by Pat Koscienski

"59 Dargon Rd., Belfast, Northern Ireland"
8" x 10"
Acrylic
This painting was done for Bill Duffey's Virtual Paintout. We painted this month in Belfast, Northern Ireland. I think the yellow flowers in the photo is what really caught my eye. The mountain in the back almost reminds me of the ridge at Fort Hunter, Harrisburg, PA, especially the way the mist is hanging near the top. If interested in seeing more of my paintings, abstract and representational, visit my website at http://www.patkoscienski.com/ If you would like to contact me my e-mail is patsfineart@hotmail.com
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Thursday, October 15, 2009

"Roof Top Voyeur" by Pat Koscienski

"Roof Top Voyeur"
12" x 9"
Acrylic

"Roof Top Voyeur" is the painting I sent to Karin Jurick for the DSFDF Roof Tops challenge . I thought by putting in the pigeon, I would have less building tops to worry about. LOL I feel that I need to put in the window sill to the right, however, I'm now out of space. I thought the pigeon's neck would be enough to direct the eye back into the painting, but I still feel like I'm going to fall out of the canvas. Maybe some sheer curtains? Or, maybe a diptych? If interested in seeing more of my paintings, abstract and representational, visit my web site at http://www.patkoscienski.com/ If you want to contact me, my e-mail address is patsfineart@hotmail.com

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Monday, October 12, 2009

"Autumn Morning" by Pat Koscienski

"Autumn Morning"
Oil on canvas
8" x 10"
With autumn here and leaves in Pennsylvania starting to change color, I thought I would post some of my autmun paintings from past years. "Autumn Morning" was inspired by my drive home....driving down Pleasantville Road approaching Benyou's barn. The light was hitting like the light in a John Baptiste Camille Corot's painting....dark in the foreground and light in the midground....directing attention to this area. As I drove, I snapped a digital picture and this is the resulting painting. If interested in purchasing, contact me at patsfineart@hotmail.com If interested in seeing more of my paintings, representational and abstract, visit my website at http://www.patkoscienski.com/
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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

"28 R. da Veronica, Lisbon, Portugal Revisited" by Pat Koscienski

"28 R. da Veronica, Lisbon, Portugal Revisited"
10" x 10"
Acrylic on canvas
I worked on this piece a little more (from the September Virtual Paintout). I changed the hue of the buildings on the viewer's left side from a warm sienna to the grayed blue/green of the right side, but lighter in value. I felt this unified the painting a little better. I also lightened the buildings on the right, but made sure to keep the left side the lightest. This helped the street look darker and hopefully put the focal point on the building near the cars. Do you feel this helped? Or, do you feel the first version was better? Let me know... I'm in Belfast this month and need to work on scoping out a vista for that painting. If you are curious about this site and want to participate, visit http://www.virtualpaintout.blogspot.com/ If interested in seeing more of my paintings, both abstract and representational, visit my website at http://www.patkoscienski.com/
If interested in purchasing, contact Pat at patsfineart@hotmail.com

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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Kings Gap Vista I by Pat Koscienski

" Kings Gap Vista I"
20" x 10"
Acrylic

"Kings Gap Vista I" is an acrylic painting on canvas painted plein air at Kings Gap State Park in Pennsylvania. Several of the artists in our plein air group painted at least once/week during the month of September to prepare paintings for the Kings Gap Fall Festival on October 4. It could not have been a nicer day for a paint out. It's a 4 mile drive from the entrance of the park to the top where the mansion and gardens are located...the road is barely wide enough for 2 cars and nothing but sharp curve after sharp curve. But, once at the top, the view is spectacular. The herb and flower gardens, pond, and mansion are true subjects for plen air painters. To see more photos of the artists and paintings that the 6 of us artists displayed in the mansion, visit Claire Carnell's blog spot at http://www.clairebcarnell.blogspot.com/ If interested in purchasing this painting contact Pat at patsfineart@hotmail.com If interested in seeing more of Pat's paintings, abstract and representational, visit my website at http://www.patkoscienski.com/
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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

"28 R. da Veronica, Lisbon, Portugal"


"28 R. da Veronica, Lisbon, Portugal"
10" x 10"
Acrylic on canvas
"28 R. da Veronica, Lisbon, Portugal" is my first painting done from Bill Guffey's Virtual Paintout blog site. Google Street View was used to find a site in the city of Lisbon to paint. I didn't have much time to work on it, since I only became aware of this site near the end of the month. I feel I still have a lot of work to do on this, but it's a start. Lisbon, Portugal was our paintout site for September. Can't wait to see where we will paint out in October. To see more of my work, both abstract and representational visit my website at http://www.patkoscienski.com/

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Friday, September 25, 2009

"Morning Mist" by Pat Koscienski


"Morning Mist"
Oil on Linen Canvas
14" x 18"
SOLD
"Morning Mist" was painted plein air at Wildwood Wetland's Park, on Industrial Road, Harrisburg, PA It was done on the north end of the lake, and looking more northward. A lot of mist that early morning, giving an almost ethereal background. It is an oil painting done on a linen canvas. If interested in purchasing, contact Pat at patsfineart@hotmail.com Visit my website to view more representational and abstract paintings. http://www.patkoscienski.com/
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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Kreative Blogger Award


I want to thank both Claire B. Carnell and Lyn O'Neal, two wonderful artists and bloggers, for awarding me this honor. I will be passing this award on to 7 other deserving artists/bloggers that I have found talented, creative, and supportive. Please check out Claire and Lyn's blogspots, along with these newly selected artist's sites.
7 things about me:
1. I thank God for my talent and hope my 2nd career will be successful because of it.
2. I love painting plein air and from life, as much as painting abstract.
3. I love my family, husband, son, and grandson.
4. I love my artist friends and the art community.
5. I love Pennsylvania.
6. I love teaching and sharing.
7. I love our new pond and stream.
The seven artists I have selected are:
Margie Whittington for wonderful paintings, abstract and representational
Gwen Bell for her striking still lifes
Leslie Hawes for her faithful daily drawings that she give us every day
Rosemary Sexton for her oil portraits and wonderful southwestern pieces
Marie Kovalenko Leysens for her colorful and vibrant watercolors
Carolee Clark for her beautiful abstracted figures and animals
Autumn Leaves for her ability to live and paint to "the beat of a different drum"
You can visit these blogspots by clicking on their names and paintings listed under My Blog List

Sunday, September 20, 2009

"Wetland's Sentinel" by Pat Koscienski



"Wetland's Sentinel"
10" x 10"
Acrylic on canvas


"Wetland's Sentinel" was painted plein air at Wildwood Wetlands Park off Industrial Road in Harrisburg, PA The yellow lotus were in bloom; a possible rain threatened, but never arrived, and an egret kept us in awe with his beauty & grace. Needless to say, the painting of the egret was completed in the studio (He refused to hold that pose). If interested in purchasing, contact Pat at patsfineart@hotmail.com If interested in seeing more of my represetational and abstract works, visit my website at http://www.patkoscienski.com/

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

"Inherit the Wind" by Pat Koscienski


SOLD
"Inherit the Wind"
8" x 10"
Acrylic

Being a plein air landscape painter greatly influenced this painting. When painting it I could see the grasses and flowers blowing in an open field, and could almost feel the sun on my body. This is another abstracted landscape painting that I will have on exhibit at 2nd Floor Gallery during the month of September. I will be sharing a featured artist spot with friend & fellow artist Carolyn Gibboney. There will be a free wine & cheese reception this Saturday, September 19, from 7-10 pm. If in the area, plan to join us for some fun, good music, and good art! If interested in purchasing, contact Jeffrey Van Boskirk at 717-697-0502 during the month of September.
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Saturday, September 12, 2009

"Golden Haze" by Pat Koscienski


"Golden Haze"
24x49
Acrylic
This painting was done using a staining technique. Helen Frankenthaler, who used oil to stain her unprimed canvases, greatly influenced this painting. Because I used acrylic, and not oil paint, I will not have trouble with the canvas rotting as some of hers are beginning to do. Presently, this painting is in an exhibit at the Art Association of Harrisburg in PA and has taken an award in the "Structures" exhibit. The reception is Sunday, September 13 starting at 11:00 am. This is a starting point for the Gallery Walk in Harrisburg, PA the same day from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. If in the area, come join us. Many galleries and local business will be exhibiting and selling art. If interested in purchasing, contact Carrie Wissler Thomas or Terri Hosey at 717-236-1432 until mid Oct.
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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

"And, Then There Was One" (DSFDF week 46-48 challenge -Cupcakes)


"And, Then There Was One"
Acrylic
8x10
"And, Then There Was One" was painted for the DSFDF (Different Strokes From Different Folks) week 46-48 challenge--Cupcakes.) The photo Karin Jurick posted for all to paint was a row of 5/6 cupcakes. The cupcakes were so appealing that I wanted to just reach into the monitor and have one with my coffee. To paint this vision was more of a challenge than I anticipated. Needless to say, I went through some cupcakes of my own. The other challenge I didn't anticipate was photographing the painting. I really had difficulty with getting the color of my painting on the screen. I knew the blue background of the monitor portion of the painting was a grayed blue, but I kept getting a phthalo-like blue. After many photo shots of my painting under different lighting and in different locations without success, I finally resorted to using Photo Shop to get the colors that are closer to the original painting. I'm still not sure the photo portrays the original painting. No doubt, this process will become better, or maybe even easier, with more practice. To see more of my paintings, visit my web site at http://www.patkoscienski.com/
If interested in purchasing, contact Pat at patsfineart@hotmail.com
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Monday, September 7, 2009

"River's Swamp Mallows" by Pat Koscienski


"River's Swamp Mallows"
Acrylic
9x12

More swamp mallows. They were abundant & beautiful this year. These were painted plein air along the Susquehanna River in Goldsboro, PA. I wanted to make them the subject of the painting again, rather than the vista of the river and islands. Couldn't resist! If interested contact Pat at patsfineart@hotmail.com To see more of my paintings visit http://www.patkoscienski.com/

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Friday, September 4, 2009

"Wetland's Swamp Mallows" by Pat Koscienski


"Wetland's Swamp Mallows"
14 x 11
Acrylic
This painting was done plein air at Wildwood Wetlands Park in Harrisburg, PA. Our plein air group painted there several times and it's usually the yellow lotus that is our main subject. However, the swamp mallows were in full bloom and could not have been a more beautiful subject. If interest in purchasing contact Pat at patsfineart@hotmail.com
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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

"Abstracted Wetlands" by Pat Koscienski

"Abstracted Wetlands"
Mixed media
24 x 30
Abstracted Wetlands is a mixed media acrylic painting done on paper. I then glued the piece to a board and framed it in a white frame...no glass or plexiglass needed. This allows the viewer to truly appreciate the texture that is in this piece. Being a plein air painter & often painting at wetlands greatly influenced the creation of this piece. It will be 1 of 20 new abstract paintings that will be showing at 2nd Floor Gallery, 105 S. Market St., Mechanicsburg, PA., during the month of September. I will be sharing a featured artist spot with friend & fellow artist Carolyn Gibboney. There will be a free wine & cheese reception, open to the public on Saturday, September 19 from 7-10 pm. If in the area, stop by, would love to see you. This painting is also exhibited in the September issue of American Art Collector in a full page advertisement for our abstract blog spot http://www.dailypaintersabstract.blogspot.com/ Check it out if you get a chance! Let me know what you think. If interested in purchasing, contact Pat at patsfineart@hotmail.com If interested in purchasing during the month of September, contact Jeffrey S. Van Boskirk at http://www.2ndfloorgallery.com/
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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

"San Francisco Street"

"San Francisco Street"
Acrylic
12" x 6"
"San Francisco Street" was my first challenge done from and posted on the Different Strokes From Different Folks blog spot. It was painted from a photograph posted by Karin Jurick. A lot of angst went into this painting. I've painted from photographs before, but usually when it is used as a reference photo....I've painted at the site, take a photo, and make corrections or punch it up in the studio. This was done from a photo of a location I had never been to. The advantage of this, is that it helped keep me from painting the details that I may have been tempted to otherwise do. Also, it did challenge me to paint a subject I would not have chosen. Growth cannot take place if we don't strive to attain another level. I can't wait for the next challenge. If interested in price or more information, contact Pat at patsfineart@hotmail.com

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

"Sparkling Water" by Pat Koscienski

"Sparkling Water"
Acrylic on canvas
10" x 10"
"Sparkling Water" was painted plein air at Pinchot State Park. The morning started off a little overcast, but soon turned into a need for the sun umbrella. I wanted to capture the sunlight bouncing off the water and the canoe in an "impressionistic" manner, using small dabs of paint. The acrylic paint dried quickly, but using a wet palette kept the paint workable for a long time with little spritzing needed. If interested in purchasing contact Pat at patsfineart@hotmail.com


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Monday, August 3, 2009

"Morning at the Vineyard"

"Morning at the Vineyard"
Acrylic on canvas
6" x 6"

"Morning at the Vineyard" was painted plein at Hunters' Valley Winery in Liverpool, Pa. The grapes were almost ready for picking. The vineyard sits high on the hillside overlooking the Susquehanna River. A beautiful vista. If interested in more information or purchasing contact Pat at patsfineart@hotmail.com.

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Sunday, July 26, 2009

"Pinchot Dock III" by Pat Koscienski


"Pinchot Dock III"
6" x 12"
Acrylic
Pinchot Dock was painted plein air at Pinchot State Park in Lewisberry, PA. If interested in purchasing contact Pat at patsfineart@hotmail.com Visit Pat's web site to view more of her works.
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Saturday, July 18, 2009

"Yellow Lotus" by Pat Koscienski

Yellow Lotus
Oil on canvas
16x20
This painting was done plein air at Wildwood Wetland in Harrisburg, PA. Known for the yellow lotus, this wetlands was showing its beauty this day. If interested in purchasing contact Pat at patsfineart@hotmail.com
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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

"Garden Visitor" by Pat Koscienski


"Garden Visitor"
6" x 8"
Acrylic
This painting started out be an abstract subject. However, I just kept adding more detail and just couldn't let it go. It was just meant to be realistic. If interested in purchasing contact Pat at patsfineart@hotmail.com
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Sunday, June 28, 2009

"Katie's Irises" by Pat Koscienski

"Katie's Irises"
Acrylic on canvas
12" x 12"
SOLD
This painting was done plein air at Stoney Creek Irises, located on Stoney Creek Road in Dauphin, PA. Katie not only offered us a variety of beautiful irises to paint, but subject matter such as chickens, roosters, hen house, turkeys, cottage, gardens and a beautiful vista of mountain ridges. Katie not only grows & sells irises, but is also a musician & author, so visiting with her is always interesting and delightful. A good morning of painting & commiserating. If interested in purchasing contact Pat at patsfineart@hotmail.com
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Sunday, June 21, 2009

"River's Bend" by Pat Koscienski


River's Bend
Oil
8" x 10"

"River's Bend" is an 8" x 10" oil painting done plein air at Fort Hunter in
Dauphin, PA. The Susquehanna River was low and early morning mist could be seen behind the river's bend. The Fort Hunter Mansion, where I was painting, was a distance away, but I decided to paint a close up of the area where light, mist, and rocks accentuated the scene. If interested in purchasing notify Pat at patsfineart@hotmail.com.

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Friday, June 19, 2009

"Longlevel Boats" by Pat Koscienski

"Longlevel Boats"
12" x 16"
Oil on board
SOLD
"Longlevel Boats" was painted plein air in Longlevel, PA along the Susquehanna River. A marina was next to Kline's Run Park. A beautiful morning.

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

"Vineyard Vista III" by Pat Koscienski


"Vineyard Vista III"
acrylic on canvas
6"x6"



Vineyard Vista III is a 6"x6" plein air painting done at Hunter's Vallery Winery in
Liverpool, PA overlooking the Susquehanna River. It is acrylic done on canvas. If interested in purchasing contact Pat at patsfineart@hotmail.com


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Sunday, June 7, 2009

"Bee Balm" by Pat Koscienski

"Bee Balm" is an 14" x 11" acrylic painting done on canvas at a fellow artist's estate. The color of the flowers prove a wonderful complement against the greens of the landscape....the piece of dead wood directs the viewer's eye diagonally into the painting and the greens of the foliage lead to the alizaron colors of the bee balm. The mist in the background over the Fishing Creek Stream adds to the depth of the painting. "Bee Balm" was done plein air on a wonderful cool morning in Pennsylvania. If interested in purchasing contact Pat at patsfineart@hotmail.com


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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Narcissus by Pat Koscienski

Narcisuss is a 20" x 16" matted & framed acrylic painting on paper; unframed 15"x11". It's done ala pour/flow art and has bold yellow, orange & greens; narcissus-like in color. If interested in purchasing contact Pat at patsfineart@hotmail.com

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Friday, May 29, 2009

Bate's Barn by Pat Koscienski

Bate's Barn
12" x 16"
Oil
SOLD

This 12x16 inch oil painting was done plein air at a farm off Carlisle Pike Rd., in Mechanicsburg, PA. The small window-like opening to the far left of the basement wall was to a room where the owner & his family would go during Indian raids. A musket could be safely aimed from this small opening, thus giving the owner protection during an attack. Alot of history rooted in this barn. This painting is done on shellacked plywood with some of the staining allowed to remain unpainted, thus giving alot of unity to the painting. If interested in purchasing, contact Pat at patsfineart@hotmail.com

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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Newport Vista I by Pat Koscienski

SOLD


This 12" x 6" acrylic painting was done plein air in Newport, PA. It was done at a high elevation looking down onto the Newport Bridge. The day was sunny, the painting was "sweet". It is done on canvas and framed in a gold plein air frame. If interested contact Pat at patsfineart@hotmail.com



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Monday, May 25, 2009

Morning Delight by Pat Koscienski

Morning Delight

12" x 6"

Acrylic

SOLD


Morning Delight is a 12" x 6" acrylic painting that was painted plein air at a community park in Bowmansdale, PA. It was early morning and my first painting using the interactive acrylic paints. This painting was accepted in a juried show of small paintings at the York Art Association, in York, PA. To purchase contact Pat at patsfineart@hotmail.com



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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Vineyard Vista I by Pat Koscienski


This 11" x 14" oil painting on canvas was painted plein air at Hunter's Valley Winery in Liverpool, PA. It was early morning and the mist still lingered over the Susquehanna River. The painting turned out to be an honorary award winner at the member exhibit at the York Art Association in York, PA. To purchase contact Pat at patsfineart@hotmail.com




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