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!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Girl Talk

Girl Talk
16 x 16 Oil Painting
by Pat Fiorello
Some paintings just naturally seem to paint themselves. Not this one. It sat in my studio scraped down, half finished for several weeks until I went back to it yesterday. The background was originally a dark brown which really didn't seem to work, so I mixed up a slate blue-grey which seemed to bring things back to life. Lesson learned, if I either don't have the real thing to paint from     ( the best case scenario) or a really good photo of shadow and light patterns, odds are it's going to be a challenge.