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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:

www.patkoscienski.com

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.