Pat Fiorello - Art Elevates Life

Art & Inspiration from professional artist and instructor Pat Fiorello. Pat is known for her romantic landscape, garden and floral paintings in oil and watercolor. Her paintings often depict beautiful places like Italy and France. Pat teaches painting workshops in the U.S., Caribbean and Europe. She is passionate about inspiring others to include art in their life. Whether creating it or simply appreciating and enjoying it, there are so many ways that art elevates life!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Geranium Garden

Geranium Garden
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

This was the original photo reference which inspired the painting.

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