Saturday, September 28, 2013

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

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: