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Monday, December 30, 2013

Rooster in the Hen House - acrylic, impressionistic, representational animal painting by Pennsylvania Contemporary Artist Pat Koscienski

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Rooster in the Hen House
8" x10"
Acrylic on board
 
This handsome fellow was truly king in this hen house at a nursery where we painted last summer.  He looks like he's eyeing up one of the gals at that time.  If you have any questions or wish to purchase, contact PAT.  If you would like to see more of my paintings, either representational or abstract, please visit my website at:
 
 

Saturday, December 14, 2013

White Rose and Wine - acrylic impressionistic representational still life painting by Pennsylvania Contemporary Artist Pat Koscienski

White Rose and Wine
10" x 8"
Acrylic on Board

This painting was done for Lela Stankovic's  challenge on her paint and draw together blog spot.   Please visit her  PADT BlogSpot to see more interpretations of this challenge by other artists.  If you have any questions or wish to purchase, please contact PAT about availability and price.  To see more of my paintings, both representational and abstract, please visit my website at:



Sunday, November 17, 2013

Polar Bear - miniature aceo acrylic animal painting by Pennsylvania Contemporary Artist Pat Koscienski

Polar Bear
ACEO (artist card edition original)
2.5" x 3.5"
acrylic
 
 
 
This is an original ACEO (Artist Card Edition Original)  done with acrylic paint on  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.  If you have any question or wish to purchase, contact PAT.  To see more of my representational paintings and abstract paintings, please visit my website at:
 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Piglet - original acrylic artist card (ACEO) miniature painting done by Pennsylvania Contemporary Artist Pat Koscienski

Piglet
ACEO (artist card edition original)
2.5" x 3.5"
acrylic
 
 
 
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.  If you have any question or wish to purchase, contact PAT.  To see more of my representational paintings and abstract paintings, please visit my website at:
 

Monday, October 28, 2013

Water Lilies - original acrylic floral landscape painting on board by Pennsylvania Contemporary Artist Pat Koscienski

Water Lilies
11" x 14"
acrylic on board
 
 
This painting was done for Lela Stankovic's challenge on Paint and Draw Together BlogSpot.
To view more artists' interpretations of her photograph, or perhaps participate in her challenges, please visit the paint and draw site. 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:
 
 



Friday, October 25, 2013

Flowers and Watering Can - acrylic floral still life painting on slate by Pennsylvania Contemporary Artist Pat Koscienski

Flowers and Watering Can
12" x 7"
Acrylic on slate
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This was a first for me...painting on slate.  It was a commission for a friend who hangs this piece outside of her house beneath her name.  The photo shows the slate laying on my studio carpet.  My only concern was how the acrylic paint was going to hold up in cold weather.  I did apply UV varnish to give it protection against fading, however, I would sure hate to see the paint craze when those temperatures drop.  If you have any questions, contact PAT.  If you would like to see more of my paintings, both representational and abstract, please visit my website at:

Monday, October 7, 2013

Fields of Gold - original acrylic plein air landscape painting of hills of sunflowers by Pennsylvania Contemporary Artist Pat Koscienski

Fields of Gold
8" x 10"
Acrylic on canvas

This painting was done plein air near Messiah College in Pennsylvania.  It had rained hard for several days before, and no matter how long we waited for the sun to draw the heads upward, it was not going to happen.  I went back several weeks later to punch in the dark tree & underbrush on the right;  the sunflowers' heads still were not at their grandest.  However, I still liked the contrast of the dark tree with the yellow, rolling hills.  And, who couldn't love that misty blue mountain in the background. 

This painting is one of four of my paintings on exhibit with the SVPAP (Susquehanna Valley Plein Air Painters) group at Gallery 2318 in Camp Hill, PA.  Exhibit will be open every weekend in October....Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm;  Sunday, noon - 4 pm. 

If in the area, please stop in.  There are 21 artists displaying their plein air paintings..

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:


Saturday, September 28, 2013

Oki - original acrylic figurative study of young woman in bathing suit by Pennsylvania Contemporary Artist Pat Koscienski

"Oki"
12" x 16"
acrylic on board
 
This painting was done for Lela Stankovic's challenge on her Paint and Draw Together BlogSpot.
It was a figure study of her cousin Oki.  It was a very difficult challenge and reminded me that I need to get back to Life Study Classes.  If you have any questions or wish to purchase, please contact PAT.  To see more of my paintings, please visit my website at:
 
 

Friday, September 13, 2013

Morning's Quiet Secret - original acrylic plein air landscape painting of Pinchot Park Lake inlet by Pennsylvania Contemporary Artist Pat Koscienski

"Morning's Quiet Secret"
11" x 14"
Acrylic on linen canvas
 
This painting was painted plein air at Pinchot State Park in Lewisberry, Pennsylvania.  It required a 2nd visit where several more hours were put into the painting.  A piece of land juts out into a small portion of the lake, much like a peninsula, creating this tranquil cove.  It was very peaceful the first visit there.  On the 2nd visit I had 2 visitors who came to fish and read.  The grandmother did the reading and a young boy did the fishing.  It made for an interesting morning.  Once again, I am having trouble with google rotating my photos.  After many hours, days, spent retaking photos with my Canon I decided to try my Hewlett-Packard with success.  However, the color of the blues are not as true as the Canon.  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:
 

Friday, August 16, 2013

New Cumberland Spillway - acrylic plein air landscape painting of the Yellow Breeches by Pennsylvania Contemporary Artist Pat Koscienski

New Cumberland Spillway
14" x 11"
Acrylic on stretched canvas

This painting was started on 6-19-13 when some of the members of the SVPAP (Susquehanna Valley Plein Air Painters) met at this park.  I usually never paint longer than 2-3 hrs because of the light change.  However, I was not satisfied with the painting and went back by myself July 26, over a month later,  and did another 2-3 hrs worth of work. The painting doesn't have the 2 hr fast draw look, but I'm liking the more finished look a little better.   I walk this park several times a week, weather permitting.  It is 3/4 miles around, with the Yellow Breeches surrounding over half of the walk.  It is beautiful and during my 3 mile walk, I spend a lot of time studying this section of the stream.  New Cumberland, Pa., is where this stream empties into the Susquehanna River.  It is a fisherman's dream, and never a day goes by when there isn't at least 1 fisherman throwing out his line, but more often there are several.  The spillway is their favorite spot.  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:


Saturday, August 10, 2013

Swan - Original Acrylic Artist Card (ACEO) painting by Pennsylvania Contemporary Artist Pat Koscienski

Swan
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 in Camp Hill, PA.  To see more of my representational paintings and abstract paintings, please visit my website at:

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Dawn - acrylic still life painting of metal vase and cherries using sfumato technique by Pennsylvania Contemporary Artist Pat Koscienski

Dawn
10" x 8"
Acrylic on canvas

This painting was done for Lela Stankovic's Challenge on Paint and Draw Together Blogspot.  We were to try to use the sfumato technique used by the masters where edges were lost and found.  To quote what Lela described on her blog, she wanted  "to create a composition with very soft lost and found edges. Something similar to having an impression that objects are appearing from and getting lost into the darkness behind, so frequent in the 17th century old masters oil paintings. Leonardo daVinci called this technique sfumato and described it as "without lines or borders, in the manner of smoke or beyond the focus plane".
                                                  
My painting  is so dark that I think I will later try to add some lighter colors, maybe in the metal.  Although I think it is supposed to be reflecting the dark tablecloth.  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:

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Lavender Blue - Acrylic palette knife floral abstract painting by Pennsylvania Contemporary Artist Pat Koscienski



"Lavender Blue"
9" x 12"
Acrylic on canvas
This painting was done ala prima using texturized acrylic paint and a palette knife. It started off as a nonobjective abstract for this month's DPP challenge. However, I started to see some flowers on a mountain side and decided to stay with that. I did not stop to photograph different stages for fear of breaking that right brain period that I was in. If you have any questions or wish to purchase, contact PAT. If you wish to see more of my paintings, both abstract and representational, please visit my website at:
 

Friday, June 14, 2013

Show Girls - Impressionistic acrylic floral painting of sunflowers by Pennsylvania Contemporary Artist Pat Koscienski

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"Show Girls"
8" x 10"
Acrylic on canvas
 
This painting was begun in the sunflower fields of Ashcombe's, Mechanicsburg, PA.  Almost a chiarascuro style to it.  It is very painterly, with a lot of movement and energy.  If you wish to see more of my paintings, both representational and abstract, please visit my website at:
 


Friday, June 7, 2013

Foggy Mooring - original impressionistic oil painting of moored boats by Pennsylvania Contemporary Artist Pat Koscienski


Foggy Mooring
14" x 11"
oil on canvas

This painting will be on exhibit the month of June at the Charley Krone Gallery located on the 2nd floor of the New Cumberland Library. This is one of 25 paintings that I will have hanging.   If in the area, stop in and visit the exhibit. Again, it is located on the 2nd floor of the New Cumberland Library, 1 Benjamin Plaza, New Cumberland, PA. 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:

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Coffee Time - Impressionistic representational acrylic still life painting of coffee cup and cookies by Pennsylvania Contemporary Artist Pat Koscienski

"Coffee Time"
8" x 10"
Acrylic on stretched canvas

This painting was done from a photo Lela Stankovic posted for the Paint and Draw Together Blogspot Challenge.  I liked the chiaroscuro challenge of it.  Chiaroscuro is derived from the the latin words, chiaro meaning light and scuro meaning dark.  It provides such a dramatic effect.  Of course Rembrandt was the master of this technique, along with Caravaggio...if only I could channel them.  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:

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Winter's Snowy Lane - acrylic impressionistic palette knife landscape painting by Pennsylvania Contemporary Artist Pat Koscienski

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Winter's Snowy Lane
11" x 14"
Acrylic on canvas

I overlooked posting this painting from my winter series on my blogspot.  I really wanted it included because there are clients and buyers who appreciate winter painting all year long and not just in the winter.  That it sold, is proof of that.  It is one of the 4 winter scenes that I was inspired to paint because of the heavy snows that we got this past winter.  This is the lane that goes up to our neighbors' house and property. However, if you make a right hand turn after approximately the 4th tree, you would end up in our parking pad.   This painting was done mainly with a palette knife.  If you would like to see more of my paintings, both representational and abstract, please visit my website at:

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Lamb - original ACEO acrylic painting by Pennsylvania Artist Pat Koscienski

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Lamb
2.5" x 3.5"
Acrylic on paper


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.  If you have any questons 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, March 11, 2013

Woodland Falls - original acrylic landscape painting by Pennsylvania Contemporary Painter Pat Koscienski

"Woodland Falls"
14" x 11"
Acrylic

This painting is done from the same photo I used in "Forest's Secret Beauty".  This, however, was done with brushes, much larger than I usually use, whereas "Forest's Secret Beauty" was done with a palette knife.  As you can see, I try to make a painting "mine" no matter how often I paint it.  I don't worry about painting each stone or spray of water where the photo shows it.  Composition, color, and texture is what I strive for.  I feel there is more energy in this painting than "Forest's Secret Beauty", maybe because of the looseness.  However, "Forest's Secret Beauty" shows more texture.  Which look do you prefer?

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

If you have any questions or wish to purchase, contact PAT.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Forest's Secret Beauty - acrylic palette knife landscape painting of waterfall by Pennsylvania Contemporary Artist Pat Koscienski

"Forest's Secret Beauty"
10" x 8"
Acrylic on canvas

This acrylic painting was done using a palette knife.  I wanted to try to paint a little looser, thinking the palette knife would help me keep it more painterly.  However, I now know I can get tight with detail using a brush and even a palette knife.  Application of paint using the palette knife, does, however, help me pick up the paint more.  I regret not using a thickening medium, since my acrylic paint can tend to get too liquid since I lay it out on moist paper towels.  If you have any questions, or wish to purchase, contact PAT.  If you would like to see more of my works, representational or abstract, please visit my website at:

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Basket of Eggs - after Henri-Horace Roland Delaporte acrylic still life by Pennsylvania Contemporary Artist Pat Koscienski

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"Basket of Eggs"
11" x 14"
Acrylic on canvas
after Henri-Horace Roland Delaporte
 
This painting of "Basket of Eggs" by Henri-Horace Roland de la Porte was done for the Paint and Draw Together Blogspot challenge.  If you have any questions, or wish to purchase, please contact PAT. To see more of my paintings, please visit my website at:
 

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Stream's Winter Snow - original impressionistic representational wintry landscape painting by Pennsylvania Contemporary Artist Pat Koscienski

Stream's Winter Snow
14" x 11"
Acrylic on canvas

Another snow painting from a photograph from my morgue accrued over the years.  Pennsylvania has many small streams, from the Yellow Breeches, the Conodoguinet, Paxton Creek, Condorus, a lot of them in the surrounding area where I live; all leading to and draining into the Susquehanna River.   A fisherman's dream and an artist's delight.  All of my paintings are for sale.  If interested in the price or purchasing, please contact PAT.  If interested in seeing more of my paintings, please visit my website at:


Thursday, January 17, 2013

Creek's Winter Blanket - acrylic impressionistic snowy landscape painting of a stream by Pennsylvania Artist Pat Koscienski

Creek's Winter Blanket
14" x 11"
Acrylic on canvas
 
This is the second painting in my winter series.  Nothing more beautiful than a blanket of snow over a stream of water.  If you have any questions, or wish to purchase, contact PAT.  To see more of my paintings, abstract or representational, please visit my website at:
 
 
 

Monday, January 14, 2013

Blue Spruce and Winter Snow - acrylic palette knife painting by Pennsylvania Artist Pat Koscienski

 
Blue Spruce and Winter Snow
14" x 11"
Acrylic on canvas
 
This is one of the 4 winter scenes that I was inspired to paint because of the heavy snows that we got.  Looking through my very large morgue I was able to come up with many years of heavy snow references.  And, believe me, there were many.  This painting was done mainly with a palette knife.   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:

Sunday, January 6, 2013

The Lacemaker after Vermeer - acrylic painting of a lace maker after Vermeer by Pennsylvania Artist Pat Koscienski

 
The Lacemaker after Vermeer
8" x 10"
Acrylic on canvas
 
 
This painting was done for the challenge posted by Lela Stankovic on her Paint and Draw Together Blogspot.  It was quite humbling trying to paint ala one of the great Masters.  If you could see the original, you would see how far off I am.  However, I do feel that "learning" took place. 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: