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  • A Celebration of Artistic Talent at Artisan's Studio Gallery

    Calling all art enthusiasts! Artisan's Studio Gallery is hosting a special event to celebrate the vibrant artistic talent in our community. This is your chance to be surrounded by stunning artwork, meet the creators, and potentially bring a unique piece home. Here's what you can look forward to: Renowned Dallas Artist, Pat Kochan: Pat Kochan will be showcasing a collection of her captivating artwork, available for purchase at special discounted prices. Don't miss this opportunity to own a piece from this talented artist. Discover Local Gems: Alongside Pat's work, you'll have the chance to discover beautiful pieces from her talented associates. This is a fantastic opportunity to find a one-of-a-kind artwork that speaks to you and support emerging local artists. Artists include- Pat Bauer, Jane Strong, Tony Jeffers, Marion Wilmer, Betty Anderson, Lana Housewright, Lisa Ballew, Shelley Rosenbloom, and Pam Blanchard. Light Refreshments: Enjoy some light refreshments while you browse the gallery and mingle with other art lovers. Live Art Demonstration: Pat Kochan will be doing live demonstrations, offering a glimpse into her artistic process. This is a fascinating opportunity to learn more about her creative approach. Artwork Giveaways: Participate in drawings for a chance to win select pieces of artwork. This is a wonderful event for anyone who appreciates art, wants to support local artists, or is searching for a special piece to add to their collection. Don't miss out! Join us at Artisan's Studio Gallery for a celebration of artistic talent. To RSVP or learn more about the event follow this link:

  • The Artistic Journey of Mixed Media Art: Copper Image

    Art has a unique way of turning everyday materials into something extraordinary. In the case of "Copper Image," a captivating mixed-media artwork, Pat Kochan combines watercolor, acrylic, and foil collage techniques to create something truly special. Let's take a closer look at how this beautiful piece came to life. Copper Image is a mixed media piece made with Watercolor, Acrylic, Foil Collage on Watercolor Board. The size is 30” x 40”. Artistic Process The under painting is abstract shapes in watercolor on cold press watercolor board. I glued aluminum foil into the shape of a scroll. I crunched it and melded it into various shapes; being very careful to leave the hole in the middle looking through to the original watercolor under painting. After it dried, I layered various yellow reds, and orange and burnt umber for the darks acrylic paint. I added modeling paste to make transition from foil to paper with a palette knife. Then painted warm colors to denote gold leaf effect. I love this piece because it is an opaque scroll against the transparent watercolor under painting. I burnished the foil with ochers, raw sienna and quinacridone burnt orange and gold. I used browns and brought blues over some of the gold to give a metal greenish look. View more of Kochan's Gold Leaf Paintings here:

  • Brushing History: Pat W. Kochan's Commemorative Watercolor for the Art District Mansion's 150th Year

    Pat W. Kochan was recently commissioned by the Dallas Bar Association to paint a watercolor painting of The Art District Mansion (formally known as the Belo Mansion) to celebrate the 150th year of The Mansion on Ross Avenue and Pearl Street. The Dallas Bar Association has collected several of Pat's paintings of her Downtown Dallas Series. You may see this collection by calling the office to let them know you are coming. This beautiful 150 year old home to the Dallas Bar Association hosts weddings and other events and meetings. More of Kochan's Dallas series paintings can be see here . Kochan also is the author of "Once Upon a Time In Dallas" which is also available for purchase.

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