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Monday, May 3, 2010

Orris House Inn - Original Acrylic Small Town USA Plein Aire Painting by Pennsylvania Painter Pat Koscienski

Orris House Inn
14" x 11"
Acrylic on Canvas

This was painted plein air at the Orris House Inn Bed & Breakfast on 318 W. Main Street, Mechanicsburg, PA. The owners, Barb and Kevin Jackson graciously invited our group to paint at their estate. The building is so complex I decided to paint a corner of their porch. The porch, rocking chair, & flag made a wonderful composition and reminded me of a scene from any small town, USA. If you have any questions, or wish to purchase, contact Pat at If interested in viewing more of my paintings, please visit my website at:


Claire Beadon Carnell said...

What a great idea to just take a smaller area of that lovely, huge home. I am really familiar with this place as I used to pass it daily to and from work, and you have done a fantastic job of capturing the charm of this beautiful old Victorian home.

AutumnLeaves said...

Pat, I think this is such a beautiful piece! I love small town USA type of paintings. They always bring such a nostalgic set of emotions for me. Gorgeous work!

Pat Koscienski said...

Claire, that is probably the only way I can do buildings. For me to get the architecture right, I forfeit the painterly quality that I strive for. I get so overwhelmed with the "correctness", that I pull out the t-squares and really tighten up.LOL

Pat Koscienski said...

Autumn, the flag and rocking chair is usually a big selling point for me. It's a beautiful building, but would be a big challenge to paint. A graphic artist would do well with it.

Julie E Haynes said...

The colors are just beautiful in this piece, and I am absolutely in love with the way you painted the area behind the flag - it's misty and soft and just gorgeous. Such a beautiful job! So serene I just want to stay there.

Pat Koscienski said...

Julie, Thank you for the wonderful comments. We'd love you to visit out this way, and I'm sure the Jackson's would have a room waiting for you!! I heard Kevin is a wonderful cook, also. LOL