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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:

4 comments:

CrimsonLeaves said...

It is beautiful and oh so warm! You did an awesome job, Pat. Thank you for the definition. I've heard of it and knew what it meant, but had forgotten.

Pat Koscienski said...

Thanks, Sherry. I had trouble with this photo rotating when I posted it, much like you had a while back. Did you ever figure out what the problem was?

hmuxo said...

You have succeeded in getting the Chiaroscuro effect, Pat. This is SO beautiful and left me speechless. LOVE IT !!!

Pat Koscienski said...

Thanks, Hilda. I really appreciate you visits and comments.