|Watercolor Plein Air Study|
9 x 12 Watercolor
by Pat Fiorello
Still unpacking and sorting out after the trip. Haven't worked further on any of my oils, but wanted to at least share something from the trip. Below was a still life set up I had arranged outdoors the first day. Above is a quick watercolor study of it. I am working on an oil version. Just did the initial stages while in France but will share it when complete.
We had rain practically every day, which wasn't that pleasant for painting outdoors, but we had a tent. Despite the bad weather it was an amazing experience to have access to such an experienced, accomplished and passionate painter. There were only 4 students so we got a lot of attention.
One day we went to the Museum of Fine Arts in Lyon with Ovanes and he shared his thoughts about some of the paintings we saw. A rare treat indeed. I'm here (3rd from left, with Ovanes 4th from left) looking at one of his favorite paintings by Gauguin. Photo complements of one of my new art friends and fellow student Bruce Bingham.