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Thursday, August 26, 2010

On the Precipice - Acrylic Abstract Cougar Painting by Pennsylvania Daily Painter Pat Koscienski

"On the Precipice"
20" x 10"
Acrylic on Canvas


A painting of a cougar on the edge or brink of an unstable structure. Does it collapse? Will he jump? Will it all remain stable? Definitely a need to make some decisions. Do we sometimes find ourselves in this position? If you have any questions, contact Pat at patsfineart@hotmail.com

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Afternoon Delight - Acrylic Contemporary Impressionistic Still Life by Pennsylvania Daily Painter Pat Koscienski

"Afternoon Delight"

20" x 10"

Acrylic on canvas


"Afternoon Delight" was painted for Lela Stankovic's Paint and Draw Together Challenge 6....Fresh Figs. I love figs and have 3 trees in our yard. Every year for the last 5 years, I get figs, green and hard, much the size of marbles. But they never ripen for me. So, to do this challenge made me think of sitting around the pond in the afternoon, eating fresh, ripened figs and drinking champagne. This will be the closest I get to that delightful dream unless I find them at a market someplace in the area, and even that is a rarity for this area of South Central Pennsylvania. If you have any questions or wish to purchase, contact Pat at patsfineart@hotmail.com To view more of my paintings, please visit my website at:

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Lotus and Loosestrife - Impressionistic Acrylic Plein Aire Palette Knife Landscape by Pennsylvania Daily Painter Pat Koscienski


Lotus and Loosestrife
8" x 10"
Acrylic

I was painting at Wildwood Wetlands on Wednesday with our group, the Susquehanna Valley Plein Air Painters, to try to get the yellow lotus and purple loosestrife before they make their exit for the year. I tried another palette knife piece, a little larger this time. I'd like to go even larger, but don't know about how to handle the amount of paint I would have to put out. A lot of interested people stop to talk, and acrylics can dry on you fast, especially when there is a breeze. I've tried using the wet palette, but that can liquify my paint and I want the full body consistency for the knife work. If you have any questions, or wish to purchase, contact Pat at patsfineart@hotmail.com If interested in viewing more of my paintings, please visit my website at:

Saturday, August 7, 2010

"Double Trouble" - Acrylic Contemporary Modern Still Life of Pears by Pennsylvania Daily Painter Pat Koscienski


"Double Trouble"
8" x 10"
Acrylic
This painting is another that I have posted before, but will be exhibiting at the Mechanicsburg Art Center for the month of August. It is a student/teacher exhibit with the main emphasis on the students showing their art. I teach private lessons for the MAC and if you are interested in something like that, contact MAC and we can set some times up at your convenience. The reception for this exhibit is today, on Artcraft Rd in Mechanicsburg, PA from 1-3 pm. They have their ice cream social today for everyone at this reception, so it is one of the yummy exhibits to attend. If in the area, drop by and enjoy! If you have any questions, please contact me at patsfineart@hotmail.com

Golden Haze - Acrylic Nonobjective Abstract by Pennsylvania Daily Painter Pat Koscienski

" Golden Haze"
24" x 49"
Acrylic on canvas

Golden Haze is a painting that I have posted before. However, there are 3 receptions today; I have posted the one "Winery by the Woods" Soiree being held at Hunters Valley Winery today from 5 -8:00 pm in Liverpool, PA. The Golden Haze painting will be showing at the Art & Soul Gallery at the West Shore Farmer's Market in Lemoyne, PA for the month of August. Some interesting or maybe amusing facts about this painting is that it was rejected twice by the York Art Association. Once, because it was 1" too large to meet the requirements of the prospectus and once because it was too small....it needed to be 36" or larger on all sides, and of course despite the fact that it is 49" on the one side, it is still only 24" in height. A lesson to all to carefully read the prospectus. It did take an award at the Harrisburg Art Association last year, so I was happy for that. If in the area, stop by to see Lyn O'Neal the new owner of Art and Soul and have a fun time at the reception today from 11am to 2pm. If you have any questions, please contact Pat at patsfineart@hotmail.com

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Morning At the Vineyard - Acrylic Impressionistic Plein Air Landscape Painting by Pennsylvania Daily Painter Pat Koscienski

Morning at the Vineyard
6" x 6"
Acrylic
SOLD
This painting was done on site at Hunters Valley Winery in Liverpool, PA It will be one of the paintings I will have in the "Winery by the Woods" Soiree held by the winery to benefit the Art Association of Harrisburg. This event will be held on Saturday, August 7 from 5 pm to 8 pm. The Billies will perform on guitar, keyboard, percussion and vocals. 6 other artists, including Stephen Wetzel, Jon Tritt, Cathy Mabius, Madeline Reiley, Robert Hughes, and Ralph Hocker, will also be exhibiting their works. Tickets can be purchased at the winery for $35 or at the door for $40. Tickets can also be purchased on line at http://www.artassocofhbg.com/ To view more of my paintings, please visit my website at: