12 x 12
Oil Painting by Pat Fiorello
I loved this sunlit garden full of geraniums and the pattern of light and shadow they formed.
I use a method where I start with transparent paint, then add opaques later on to keep the colors bright and clean.
Believe it or not this is how the painting started out as an abstract pattern of shapes.
Then I pulled the lights out from the dark.
I will be teaching this approach in my upcoming workshop Painting Flowers Alla Prima in Oil in Sandy Springs, GA later this month. If you want to learn more about the workshop, please email me at email@example.com.
This was the original photo reference which inspired the painting.