Patrick Block’s oil paintings are both rare and highly sought after. First and foremost because his oil paintings can be seen as a direct continuation of Carl Barks’ glorious tradition of making detailed paintings with Disney images. Patrick is, however, not merely copying Barks; instead he uses his own ideas and he has his own approach and his own “touch”.Patrick’s oil paintings are also sought after because he is so thorough in his work that his production of oil paintings will never become large in quantity.In his heyday, Barks could produce 3-5 oil paintings in a single month, whereas Patrick spends close to half a year on each of his oil paintings due to the many layers of oil paint and lavish amount of details. The low supply and the large (and growing) demand has made the price of Patrick’s oils explode in recent years. Today, his oil paintings have soared well above the $25,000 mark and the price curve is only going one way: UP!
Secret of the Dragon’s Den
This impressive work of art is one of the biggest oil paintings that Patrick Block has ever made. It measures an impressive 105 x 75 cm (116 x 91 cm with frame). The painting is based on the cover of the story of the same name which was first published in Donald Duck Adventures No. 34. Patrick worked on the painting for almost two years before it was completed and the painting is also today recognised as one of his absolute finest.
The Case of the Missing Mummy
The Case of the Missing Mummy is based on the cover for Patrick and Shelly Block’s award-winning story of the same name from 2009. It took Patrick more than 16 months to complete the painting due to the many layers of colour which the work consists of. The end result was simply impressive with a wealth of detail and an almost 3D-like effect in the painting. This oil painting was also used for the production of the first-ever lithograph in the collaboration between Patrick and Gallery Disneyana+. The painting measures approx. 75 x 60 cm and is framed in an exclusive double frame to a total size of 76 x 90 cm.
Snow In Nowhere
This painting is titled ‘Snow In Nowhere’ and is based on the cover design for the story titled Somewhere In Nowhere. This story was the last one that Carl Barks actively contributed to, and Barks personally chose Patrick to pen the story.
Patrick Block’s oil paintings are outrageously rare, and this is the only one of Patrick’s oils to date, which is based directly on a sketch/design from Barks’ own hand.
Patrick’s approach to this painting was to render it in the same style as Barks would have done it. This is in particular reflected in the choice of colours and nuances. In Patrick’s own words, Donald Duck almost ‘pops out’ of the canvas.
This is a historical piece of artwork, which beautifully links the good duck artist to his artistic heir and protegé.
The oil painting measures 50 x 60 cm. unframed (65 x 75 cm. framed).
Knock Before You Enter
This 2018 painting is just the 4th money-bin themed oil completed by Patrick Block but it is by far his busiest piece to date. It took Block close to 5 years to finish this large oil but in return it features almost all the main duck characters AND the main Duckburg villains. The level and wealth of detail in this painting is unprecedented and so are the gags. And in the center of all the action we find Scrooge by his trusted cannon.
The colour theme in this oil shows a new side of Block’s talent with his use of bright pink, light green and golden tones as the key elements.
This masterpiece of an oil measures 60 x 90 cm and offer countless of hours of details to explore and enjoy.