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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:


14 comments:

Tatiana Myers said...

Beautiful, Pat!

hmuxo said...

BEAUTIFULLY painted, Pat. I love the vibrant colors on the tomatoes! Beautiful still life.!

Pat Koscienski said...

Thank you, Tatiana.

Pat Koscienski said...

Thank you, Hilda. There are more nuances of red in those tomatoes than what shows; they are difficult to pick up with a camera, at least with my camera.

Sadeu said...

Very well paintings, Pat : )

CrimsonLeaves said...

Gosh, Pat! I've been following your art for years now and you never cease to amaze me. I just love your color choice for that background and those red tomatoes just pop against it! And look so darned delicious too!

Rosemary said...

Wow Pat - you certainly know how to make that palette knife work for you! This is beautiful and vibrant and delicious!

Pat Koscienski said...

Thank you, Sadeu,for your visit and comments.

Pat Koscienski said...

Thank you, Sherry. Believe it or not, I was trying to "gray" the background. I used a warm red & green in the tomatoes and leaves, so tried combining the cool red & green. Backgrounds are my bugaboo.

Pat Koscienski said...

Thanks, Rosemary. I wish the palette knife would work for me all the time, but then again, that would take all the fun out of it. LOL

Sherry Pierce Thurner said...

Your version of the tomatoes is very appealing indeed, and I wish I could see it "in person." I suspect that the texture from your modeling compound would add to the paintings appeal. I'm also interested in the fact you used a palette knife.

Pat Koscienski said...

Thanks, Sherry. I have some "trowelling"? around the tomatoes; more practice is needed. But, again, I guess that's what makes the day interesting.

Somerset wedding gal said...

These are just jumping out of the painting at me! Very bright and reflective. There's even a subtle commentary on life in there i reckon - the transition from unripe green to glowing red.

Pat Koscienski said...

Thanks, Somerset. I like your take on the life's commentary. I'll have to pass this on to the patrons who view it in my gallery.