|New Year's Lilies|
8 x 8 Oil Painting
by Pat Fiorello
I spent New Year's Eve and New Year's Day in Charleston S. C. this year. The eve happens to be my birthday so I was happy to be in one of my favorite places with one of my favorite people (my husband). We stayed at a place we hadn't stayed at before, the Frances Marion Hotel, a historic hotel right on Marion Square. The hotel dates back to 1924 and has lots of classic architecture, decor and special touches. It was beautifully decorated for the holidays.
Of course I couldn't resist the beautiful floral arrangements so snapped an iphone photo of this one in the lobby. The photo is not the best of photo references, especially since the lighting is really bad for a painting, but it was enough of an inspiration to do a small study from which I plan to do a larger, more complex version.
With the holiday travel and other activities I haven't painted in a few weeks, so it took something to get back in the swing of things. To "reboot", the other day I decided to start with a small study just 8 x 8 pictured above.