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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Rizzo - Original acrylic contemporary pet painting of a pug by Pennsylvania Artist Pat Koscienski

Rizzo
11" x 14"
Acrylic on canvas
Sold
 
This painting of a pug was commissioned by a friend to be a Christmas present for the owner.  I didn't want to post it until after she received it.  Sure hope she likes it; he is a handsome dog and fun to paint.  If you would like to see more of my paintings,please visit my website at:
 
 
 

Friday, December 14, 2012

"Venice Reflections" - original acrylic landscape painting of Venice by Pennsylvania Contemporary Artist Pat Koscienski

"Venice Reflections"
11" x 14"
Acrylic on canvas

I was inspired to paint this from  a photograph posted on A Day Not Wasted Challenge blog by photographer Lee A. Brown.  It will be on exhibit in my studio at 2nd Floor Gallery, 105 S. Market St., Mechanicsburg, Pa.  I will have about 20 paintings on exhibit in my studio and the gallery.  There is an open reception on Saturday, December 15, 2012 from 6-9pm.  Free admission, wine and cheese, and live entertainment.   Please stop by if in the area.  If you have any questions, or wish to purchase, please contact PAT.  If you wish to see more of my paintings, both representational and abstract, landscape, portrait, figure, wildlife, pets, minatures, aceo's, still life, please visit my website at:


Friday, November 30, 2012

"Gnome's Home" - Original abstract contemporary acrylic ink painting by Pennsylvania Artist Pat Koscienski

"Gnome's Home"
6" x 6"
Ink on canvas

This painting was done using string gel and ink on canvas. The greens, red, and ochres reminded me of grasses and mushrooms where a little gnome would want to live. This painting, along with 11 others of mine, will be hanging at 2nd Floor Gallery, 105 S Market St, Mechanicsburg until Dec.31, 2012. If you are in the area, please drop in to see this exhibit...many other miniature pieces from local artists are in the show. If you have any questions or wish to purchase, contact Pat. If you would like to see more of my paintings, both abstract and representational, please visit my website at:


Saturday, November 10, 2012

Waldo - miniature acrylic frog painting by Pennsylvania Painter Pat Koscienski

"Waldo"
6" x 6"
Acrylic

This painting was done for the Mechanicsburg Art Center's Miniature Exhibit.  MAC is located at 18 Artcraft Drive in Mechanicsburg, PA.  The exhibit will be hanging until Nov. 21, 2012, so if you are in the area please stop in to see it.  The exhibit has 90 miniatures from local artists...4  are mine.  By the way, he got this name because when my husband and I would sit up by the pond, we would ask, "Where's Waldo?"  He was either sitting on a lily pad or hiding in one of the grasses we have in the pond.  Sometimes it would take us quite a while to find him; he was quite good with the camouflage.  If you have any questions, or wish to purchase, contact PAT.   If you would like to see more of my paintings from  miniatures, landscapes, figurative, portraits, wildlife, abstract.....please visit my website at:

Monday, October 22, 2012

God's Frozen Dessert - original acrylic miniature painting of a chickadee by Pennsylvania Painter Pat Koscienski

God's Frozen Dessert
4" x 4"
Acrylic on 300lb w/c paper

This painting was done in acrylic on gessoed 300lb w/c paper. The hawthorn berries were covered in ice and I am not sure the chickadee could get to any of them. If you have any questions, or wish to purchase, contact PAT. If you would like to see more of my paintings, both representational and abstract, please visit my website at:
 

Monday, October 15, 2012

God's Deep Sea Paradise - original acrylic miniature painting of a sea turtle by Pennsylvania Painter Pat Koscienski

God's Deep Sea Paradise
4" x 6"
Acrylic on 300 lb w/c paper

This acrylic miniature painting was done on gessoed 300 lb watercolor paper.  I got the photo from a teacher and his wife who enjoyed scuba diving on their vacations.  They never went without their camera and I never missed getting the 2nd copy of their great shots.  If you have any questions or wish to purchase, please contact PAT. If you would like to see more of my paintings, please visit my website at:

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Peggy's Cove - original acrylic ACEO painting of docked boats by Pennsylvania Painter Pat Koscienski

SOLD
Peggy's Cove
2.5" x 3.5"
Acrylic
ACEO (Artist Card Edition Original)

This card was painted in acrylic on paper and is the original.  It can be collected and placed in a plastic sleeve or matted and framed to a larger size.  It can be hung or displayed on a small easel.  If you have a questions or wish to purchase contact PAT.  If you want to see more of my paintings, both representational and abstract, please visit my website at:

Friday, October 5, 2012

Spring's Seduction - Acrylic Impressionistic Landscape Painting by Pennsylvania Painter Pat Koscienski

Spring's Seduction
8" x 10"
Acrylic
This painting was inspired by painting plein air near a small wetlands off Carlisle Pike, Camp Hill, PA.  Much work was done on it in the studio using my reference photos.  It was early spring when the buds on the trees were just starting to show their color.  If you have any questions or wish to purchase, contact PAT.  If you would like to see more of my paintings, which include not only landscape, but still life, figure, portrait, pets, wildlife, abstract, and miniatures, please visit my blogspot at:

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Deep Woods Solitude - acrylic representational impressionistic landscape painting by Pennsylvania Painter Pat Koscienski

Deep Woods Solitude
8" x 10"
Acrylic on canvas

This painting was inspired by starting it plein air at Big Springs in Newville, Pa.  If you have any questions or wish to purchase, contact PAT.  To see more of my paintings, both representational and abstract, and including landscape, figurative, still life, wildlife, and floral....please visit my website at:

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Backyard Mushrooms - original impressionistic ACEO painting by Pennsylvania Painter Pat Koscienski

Backyard Mushrooms
2.5" x 3.5"
ACEO
Acrylic

I found these mushrooms growing in the backyard and decided to paint them. I have been trying to post this for several weeks. However, everytime I tried to insert my "horizontal"  photo it was posted in the vertical position. I finally edited the photo, rotated it to the vertical position and when I posted it, it posted in the horizontal position where it needed to be. If anyone else has had this problem and knows the solution, please let me know.  My method obviously worked, but is very time consuming. If you have any questions, or wish to purchase, please contact PAT. If you wish to see more of my paintings, please visit my website at:

Sunday, September 23, 2012

God's Little Acrobat - Original miniature acrylic Nuthatch painting on paper by Pennsylvania Painter Pat Koscienski

God's Little Acrobat
4" x 4"
Acrylic on 300 lb w/c paper

This painting was done with Chroma's Interactive acrylic paint on gessoed 300lb water color paper.  This bird is one that I enjoy watching....what an acrobat!  If you have any questions, or wish to purchase contact PAT.  If you would like to see more of my paintings, both abstract and representational, please visit my website at:

Monday, September 3, 2012

Tomatoes and Mushrooms - Acrylic Impressionistic Still Life by Pennsylvania Painter Pat Koscienski

"Tomatoes and Mushrooms"
8" x 10"
Acrylic on canvas

This painting was done for the DPP Challenge for the month of September.  September is National Mushroom Month and Pennsylvania is the leader in the production of mushrooms.  These were white button mushrooms, but look more like baby bellas in my painting.  I, also, went out in the woods photographing some of mother nature's mushrooms.  Hopefully I will get a few of those painted.  If you have any questions or wish to purchase, contact PAT.  If you want to see more of my paintings, both representational and abstract, please visit my website at:

Monday, August 27, 2012

Lemon Wedges - Original acrylic ACEO still life by Pennsylvania Painter Pat Koscienski

Lemon Wedges
ACEO (artist card edition original)
2.5" x 3.5"
acrylic
SOLD
 
 
This is an original ACEO (Artist Card Edition Original)  done with acrylic paint on linen paper.  An ACEO painting can be collected and placed in a plastic sleeve or matted and framed to a larger size.  It can be hung or displayed on a small easel.  I was happy to know that this card recently sold at Art & Soul Gallery. To see more of my representational paintings and abstract paintings, please visit my website at:

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Rose's Morning Dew - original acrylic floral painting by Pennsylvania Painter Pat Koscienski

SOLD
"Rose's Morning Dew"
8" x 10"
Acrylic on linen canvas

This painting was done for Lela Stankovic's challenge on paintanddrawtogether.blogspot.com  I have come to believe that flowers are NOT the easiest subject to paint and droplets come in second.  The color of the rose also proved to be a challenge.  If you have any questions or wish to purchase, contact PAT.  To see more of my paintings of representational works, as well as abstract pieces, please visit my website at:

Sunday, August 12, 2012

More....Abstract Paintings exhibiting at Trinity Lutheran Church by Pennsylvania Painter Pat Koscienski

These are 4 more of the 19 paintings that I have exhibiting at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2000 Chestnut Street, Camp Hill, PA during the month of August.  A purple palette was used for these 4, along with  a lot of acrylic, ink, and mediums.  The remaining paintings did not photograph well; the light coming throuh the windows really caused a lighting problem with the paintings hanging on the far right.....the remaining 9. If you have any questions or wish to purchase, please contact PAT.  If you wish to see more of my paintings, both abstract and representational, please visit my website at:

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Abstract paintings exhibiting at Trinity Lutheran Church - by Pennsylvania Painter Pat Koscienski



These are 6 of the 19 paintings I have exhibiting at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 2000 Chestnut Street, Camp Hill, Pa during the month of August.  The photograph is distorting the 2 painting on the left and a lot of window light is reflecting off the 2 lower right paintings.  But, it gives my blog visitors some idea what the exhibit is offering.  If you have any questions, or wish to purchase, contact PAT.  If you would like to see more of my paintings, both abstract or representatonal, please visit my website at:

Friday, July 27, 2012

White Rose - Original Acrylic floral aceo card on linen paper by Pennsylvania Painter Pat Koscienski

White Rose
ACEO (artist card edition original)
2.5" x 3.5"
Acrylic
This is an original ACEO (Artist Card Edition Original) painted in acrylic on linen paper. It can be exhibited in a plastic sleeve, magnetic photo card, or matted and framed for a larger look. If you have any questions or wish to purchase, contact PAT. To see more of my paintings, representational or abstract, please visit my website at:

Friday, June 15, 2012

White's Hidden Colors - original acrylic abstracted painting of lilies by Pennsylvania painter Pat Koscienski

White's Hidden Colors
12" x 12"
Acrylic on canvas

This painting was done for Lela Stankovic's Paint and Draw Together Challenge for painting white lilies.  The saturated colors in the white petals were so beautiful, I decided to keep them.  If you have any questions, or wish to purchase, contact PAT.  To see more of my paintings, both abstracted and representational, please visit my website at:

Monday, May 28, 2012

Oranges -original acrylic ACEO painting on linen paper by Pennsylvania Daily Painter Pat Koscienski

Oranges
2.5" x 3.5"
Acrylic
This is an original ACEO (Artist Card Edition Original) painted in acrylic on linen paper.  It can be exhibited in a plastic sleeve, magnetic photo card, or matted and framed for a larger look.  If you have any questions or wish to purchase, contact PAT.  To see more of my paintings, representational or abstract, please visit my website at:

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Spring's Floral Beauty - Acrylic representational impressionistic painting of a tulip by Pennsylvania Daily Painter Pat Koscienski

Spring's Floral Beauty
10" x 8"
Acrylic on canvas

This painting was done for Lela Stankovic's Paint and Draw Together Blogspot Challenge.   If you have any questions or wish to purchase, please contact PAT.   If you wish to see more of my paintings, both representational and abstract, please visit my website at:

Monday, April 16, 2012

Spring's Orchard - Acrylic landscape painting of peach trees by Pennsylvania Daily Painter Pat Koscienski

Spring's Orchard
12" x 12"
Acrylic

This painting was inspired by painting plein air in a peach orchard several weeks ago.  A beautiful day with beautiful colors.  If you have any questions, or wish to purchase, contact PAT.  To see more of my paintings, both representational and abstract, please visit by website at: 

Friday, March 30, 2012

Field Stone Meadows - original acrylic impressionistic landscape painting by Pennsylvania Painter Pat Koscienski

Field Stone Meadows
30" x 24"
Acrylic on canvas
SOLD

This Sunday, April 1, marks the formal opening of the Preserved Lands Exhibit at York Art Association. YAA has partnered with the Farm and Natural Lands Trust of York County, and will be featuring landscape paintings of York County's Preserved Lands by 30 local artists. I was invited to paint Art Glatfelter's Field Stone Meadows Horse Farm. After touring and photographing this beautiful property on a gator driven by Sherri Becker in July, 2011, I chose to paint this scene using a photo as reference. The painting depicts both the roughness of the land and the beauty and softness of its crop.

The reception is from 2:00 to 4:00 on Sunday, April 1, at YAA, 220 S Marshall St, York, PA. Please stop by if you are in the area. The exhibit will be on display until April 22.

If you have any questions, or wish to purchase, contact PAT. 50% of the sale will go to the artist, 25% to YAA, and 25% to the Natural Lands Trust; this applies until April 22.

To see more of my paintings, please visit my website at:

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Kiwi Delight - acrylic palette knife still life painting of a kiwi by Pennsylvania Painter Pat Koscienski

"Kiwi Delight"
8" x 10"
Acrylic on canvas
Palette knife

This painting was done for Lela Stankovic's challenge on Paint and Draw Together Blogspot. It was quite a challenge using just the knife. I used a sculpting compound in my acrylic paint in an attempt to get some of the texture of the kiwi and the juiciness of the flesh. If you have any questions about this painting or wish to purchase, contact PAT. If you would like to see more of my paintings, abstract, landscape, portrait, still life, wildlife, please visit my website at:

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Early Morning Retreat - Acrylic Impressionistic Landscape Palette Knife Painting by Pennsylvania Painter Pat Koscienski

Early Morning Retreat
14" x 11"
Acrylic on board
Palette Knife
This painting was done using a photograph I had taken when painting on a farm off Wertzville Road in Mechanicsburg, PA. There was a large man-made pond on the farm, but this little pool of water was so much more natural and appealing. I used palette knife and sculpting medium for this painting. If you have any questions, or wish to purchase, contact PAT. If you would like to see more of my paintings, both representational and abstract, landscapes, portraits, wildlife and still life, please visit my website at:

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Barnyard Strutter - Acrylic impressionistic palette knife painting by Pennsylvania Painter Pat Koscienski

Barnyard Strutter
12" x 12"
Acrylic on canvas
Palette knife

This painting is an off-shoot from my aceo painting Top of the Pecking Order. It is a knife painting done on deep gallery wrapped canvas using acrylic paint. If you have any questions or wish to purchase contact PAT. If you would like to see more of my paintings, please visit my website at:


Thursday, February 23, 2012

Top of the Pecking Order - acrylic ACEO impressionistic rooster painting by Pennsylvania Painter Pat Koscienski

"Top of the Pecking Order"
2.5" x 3.5"
Acrylic on linen paper
This aceo card of a rooster was done for Jennifer Neslund who is the administrative assistant and exhibit coordinator for Carlisle Arts Learning Center (CALC) in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. She will be exhibiting Fred and Fiona, and 2 other paintings of roosters and hens from the middle of March to the middle of April at CALC. Other artists have been painting aceo's and atc's for her to display as a "hen house" or other display she may creatively come up with. I am presently working on a larger version of this fellow, since he looks to be quite a strutter. If interested in seeing more of my paintings, please look through my blogspot and visit my website at:

Friday, February 17, 2012

Got Milk?, Acrylic palette knife representational cow painting by Pennsylvania Painter Pat Koscienski

 SOLD
"Got Milk?"
8" x 10"
Acrylic on canvas
Palette Knife

This painting was done entirely with a palette knife. I made a sculpting compound using clear gesso and pumice which I used to mix with my paint. The clear gesso worked well, in that it didn't alter the color of the paint. There were some areas that became challenging eg eyes. If you have any questions, or wish to purchase, contact PAT. To see more of my paintings, both representational and abstract, please visit my website at:

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Crouching Tiger - Acrylic wildlife representational painting by Pennsylvania Painter Pat Koscienski

"Crouching Tiger"
28" x 22"
Acrylic on canvas

This painting was done from a photograph by Barb Benik for the February challenge on her studio atelier blogspot. I had gotten several photographs of this great cat at the Washington D.C. Zoo many years ago, but none as dramatic as this pose. I did alter the background of her photo. If you have any questons or wish to purchase, contact PAT. To see more of my paintings, both representational and abstract, please visit my website at:

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Stoney Creek - Acrylic palette knife impressionistic landscape painting by Pennsylvania Painter Pat Koscienski

Stoney Creek Morning
14" x 11"
Acrylic on board
Palette Knife



This painting was done using a palette knife and acrylic paint with a moulding compound. It was inspired by a photograph I had taken one morning while painting at Stoney Creek in Dauphin, Pa. It was a steep decline from the parking area to the stream, but well worth the view. If you have any questions, or wish to purchase, contact PAT. If you would like to see more of my paintings, both representational and abstract, please stop in to visit my website at:




Sunday, January 29, 2012

Winter Fields - original acrylic aceo of winter landscape by Pennsylvania Painter Pat Koscienski


SOLD
ACEO 12
" Winter Fields"
2.5" x 3.5"
Acrylic on linen paper


This is an ACEO (Artist Card Edition Original) of snow covered fields done on linen paper in acrylic. I painted on this farm many times in Dover, PA, but this ACEO was done from one of the photos I had taken. This minature painting can be collected and placed in a plastic sleeve or matted and framed to a larger size. It can be hung or displayed on a small table easel. If you have any questions or wish to purchase, contact PAT. If you wish to see more of my paintings, both representational and abstract, please visit my website at:


Thursday, January 26, 2012

Tomatoes on the Vine - Acrylic representational impressionistic palette knife still life painting by Pennsylvania Painter Pat Koscienski

"Tomatoes on the Vine"
8" x 10"
Acrylic on canvas



This painting was done for Lela Stankovic's paint and draw together blogspot challenge. It was done using a palette knife and acrylic paint with modelling compound. If you have any questions, or wish to purchase, contact PAT. To see more of my work, both representational and abstract, please visit my website at:


Friday, January 20, 2012

Winter's Majesty - acrylic winter impressionistic representational palette knife landscape painting by Pennsylvania Painter Pat Koscienski

Winter's Majesty
14" x 11"
Acrylic on board



This painting was done for Gary Keimig's Wilderness Art Challenge. Gary took this photo of Togwotee Pass near Dubois, Wyoming. My computer monitor is showing the blue in my painting very bright and very blue. Again, I will attribute this to my camera. When getting the correct blue, my mountains "wash out". It is an acrylic painting done on board using a palette knife. If you have any questions or wish to purchase, please contact Pat. To see more of my paintings, please visit my website at: www.patkoscienski.com