Drawing, oil painting
Patricia is a Transcendentalist at heart.
For her, painting directly outdoors is very exciting.
Outside; it's a whirlwind. Moving lights. Sounds. Stars. Scents. Weather. Temperature. Navigating her portable studio. All manner of sentient beings. Her challenge is to focus, not over think and paint relatively fast. Things change. They keep changing. And this spontaneous painting technique often works best in smaller formats.
The trick is, as NYT's art critic Roberta Smith describes, the making of "Disparate elements forming a whole without dissolving."
Within the past few years, She's noticed a decrease in the number of unpeopled outdoor places to paint. The world keeps changing. Even so, urban decay, basketball courts and parking lots also have their own beauty.
" Some people go around the whole world and see nothing while others can go around the block and see the whole world"