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, May 26, 2013

Watercolor Plein Air Study, Ovanes Berberian Workshop

Watercolor Plein Air Study
9 x 12 Watercolor
by Pat Fiorello

Back from 2 weeks studying in France with Master Russian Artist Ovanes  Berberian, known for his brilliant color and impressionistic paintings.

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.

1 comment:

  1. Your amazing watercolor is as rich as any oil painting - wonderful. I had to look twice to make sure it was a watercolor.

    Thanks for this neat story. I follow Bruce's blog and so it was neat to see yours too.
    I took a workshop with Ovanis many years ago and he still the top instructor for color in my book.