6 x 6
by Pat Fiorello
Today is my first day back in the studio in 2012. I actually haven't started painting yet, plan to do that tonight. Spent a few hours going thru about 10 photo albums from past trips to Italy looking for references for a new series for 2012 " Enchanting Italy". It's hard to choose, but came up with about 30 of my favorites for inspiration as a starting point. Mostly images of Tuscany and Lake Como. They are currently all laid out on the floor so I can see how they look and feel together. Later I'll put them in a smaller album so they are all in one place, ready to find as I work thru this series over the next few months. I like working in a series this way- I have a group of related subject matter to work from to stay focused but on any given day I still can choose from among the "finalists" to do what I feel in the mood to work on that particular day.
In the meantime, I posted one of my hydrangea studies from before the holiday" break".
New paintings of Italy coming soon. Now back to the studio.