Recent Works

My recent work reflects my interest in designing with large shapes of light and/or dark with small amounts of texture.

"Lunch On Patio", an original Watercolor by Dallas Artist, Pat Wheelis Kochan.$2,000 22"x24" Original Watercolor on Yupo Paper  Awards: Southwest Watercolor Society Cash Award of $500.00, 2nd Place in 2017 Exhibition.

Lunch on Patio

$2,000

22"x24" Original Watercolor on Yupo Paper

 

Awards:

Southwest Watercolor Society Cash Award of $500.00, 2nd Place in 2017 Exhibition

"The Sketch", an original collage by Dallas Artist, Pat Wheelis Kochan

The Sketch

Not For Sale

Value $2,500

Collage on 140 lb. Watercolor Paper

 

Inspiration for "The Sketch" By Pat Kochan

This painting began with an ink drawing of an angel, which I drew in continuous movement about the paper. I collaged the drawing onto a 140 lb. watercolor paper.   I began to build the structure of squares to hold up the beginning sketch.  Watercolor was used to draw out the base of multi rectangles; and rice papers were applied to some of them.  At the bottom of the structure is a stairway leading to an arched door made from a carved stamp, which I have used in many of my abstract paintings. It leads to the angel at the top visually.  Numbers were also added for interest, both in the background and repeated in the foreground.  Various drawings and symbols were added to repeat line work of the sketch. The background was the use of opaque grays and blacks for contrast to the transparent paints and collage. Many times, when I begin an abstract idea, it begins with a simple shape or sketch. The object of my design was to have a large cathedral shape. Negative dark shapes were added at the end to see through to the background. The painting is filled with symbols that lead upward to the angel and on to heaven.

"Yosemite Falls". An original painting by Dallas Artist- Pat Wheelis Kochan

Yosemite Falls

$2,800 Framed

22" x 22" Watercolor and Gouache

140 lb. d'Arches 100% acid free rag paper

 

2018

"Global Communication". An original Acrylic on Canvas by Dallas Artist- Pat Wheelis Kochan

Global Communication

$2,000 Unframed

40"x30" Original Acrylic on Canvas

"Fish in the Deep". An Original Watercolor with Gold Leaf by Dallas Artist- Pat Wheelis Kochan

Fish in the Deep

$1,500 Unframed

24" x 24" Watercolor with Gold Leaf

140 lb. d'Arches 100% acid free rag paper

"The Yosemite Trees". An original painting by Pat Wheelis Kochan

Yosemite Trees

$2,000 Framed

20" x 26"  Watercolor

 

2018

The people in the shadow are my son in law and daughter and my husband.  I thought it was an interesting subject because of the size difference from trees to small people. 

"The Creekbed". An original Watercolor painting by Dallas Artist, Pat Wheelis Kochan

The Creekbed

$2,800 Framed

Watercolor (Wet Into Wet Technique)

 

2019

We were in Lake Tahoe and did some hiking and ran into this creek.  It was so lovely I had to paint it.

"The Great Falls". An original painting by Dallas Artists, Pat Wheelis Kochan

The Great Falls

$2,800 Framed

26"x32" Original Watercolor

140 lb. d'Arches 100% acid free rag paper

 

2019

This is the view of the Potomac River from the GW Highway. It was very active and I loved the way the fog was making the water and background very faint.  From one of our trips to see our daughter and son in law in DC.

"Boats". An original painting by Dallas Artists, Pat WheelisKochan

Boats

Not for Sale Artist Owned

16"x20" Original Watercolor

140 lb. d'Arches 100% acid free rag paper

"View from the Balcony". An original painting by Dallas Artist, Pat Wheelis Kochan

View from Balcony

Not for Sale Artist Owned

20"x26" Original Watercolor on Yupo Paper

 

Awards:

Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, Award of Excellence, 2017

Featured in ArtFolio Annual

"Lady in Red II". An original painting by Dallas Artist, Pat Wheelis Kochan

Lady in Red II

Not for Sale Artist Owned

Original Watercolor

140 lb. d'Arches 100% acid free rag paper

"Lunch Break". An original painting by Dallas Artist, Pat Wheelis Kochan

Lunch Break

Not For Sale Artist Owned

Value: $5,000 Framed

20"x26" Original Watercolor on Yupo Paper

 

Awards: 

National Watercolor Society, $4,000 merchandise award, 2015

National Watercolor Society Traveling Show, 2016

"Lunch Break II". An original painting by Dallas Artist, Pat Wheelis Kochan

Lunch Break II

SOLD Owned by B.D. Shiner & S. Ezell