Original painting by Patrick Kochanasz
- Pastel on paper with hand cut edges.
- Painting size: 6 x 8
- Framed size: 12 x 14
- Patrick lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado
I love color, and I love how colors blend together to stimulate our imaginations. I love creating a sense of tone and space utilizing color- whether it is a still summer night, a brooding storm on the horizon, a warm house amidst a wintery blizzard, a strong gust of wind, a crisp Autumn evening, or a dreary day of pouring rain. But more than just our imaginations, I believe color and tone combine to kindle our emotions. Art makes us feel something. It takes us somewhere other than where we’re standing. We remember things we’ve forgotten. We experience a world we’d never thought of. A great work of art draws us into it.
This awesome phenomenon has driven me to refine a very stylized, vibrant, even whimsical, storybook-like artistic technique over the past several years (one that I am still very much refining!). My hope is that, even in some small measure, it draws you in too.