Saturday, May 25, 2013

Coffee Time - Impressionistic representational acrylic still life 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 and blogspot at:


Claire Beadon Carnell said...

The lighting in this is exceptional, Pat. I think having the pot subdued in the shadows really advances the coffee cup and those luscious-looking cookies!

Christine Marx said...

Stunning Pat! I love it, especially the cookie. I am doing a coffee grinder and cup right now. I hope it turns out 1/2 as nice. Great work!

Sue Marrazzo said...

Pat...this is cool!
I love the cup and saucer!

Dianne Lorden said...

You did a fantastic job with the light and dark contrasts - it really does evoke the work of the masters! And a cup of coffee has got to be the best still life subject ever.