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!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Painting in France

The French Countryside
12 x 16 Watercolor
by Pat Fiorello

You may have noticed my blog has been quiet for the past 2 weeks. I was  away in France teaching a painting workshop at La Bonne Etoille  in the countryside, about an hour outside of Paris.   We stayed in a charming farmhouse of our hosts Kippy and Jerome.  They did a wonderful job providing us with an authentic French experience and showing us some of the highlights of their region. We all had fun painting, soaking in the french scenery and enjoying lots of good food and wine. One of the things I love about these trips is getting lots of new photos for painting inspiration which keep the trip memories alive for a long time. I'm excited to get started on some more french scenes when I'm back in the studio tomorrow. I'll be sharing more paintings, so stay tuned.

The sunflowers began blooming while we were there so plenty of great photo ops.

One of my students Monique Carr painting on location.

Our group out on an excursions to a beautiful French Chateau Vaux le Vicomte.

I have more photo's form the trip on Facebook

My next painting trip is Tuscany this October. There's still room available if you'd like to join in the fun. For more info click on Paint Tuscany or email me at

1 comment:

  1. So glad you gals had a great time painting at Kippy's! It is special to live in their home and be their guests. Looking forward to seeing more pix of La Bonne Etoile, can't believe it's been 4 yrs since I was there!