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!

Friday, April 24, 2015

Good Fortune- Painting Peonies

Good Fortune

20 x 20 Oil Painting on Gallery Wrap Canvas
by Pat Fiorello

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 If you've been reading my Facebook page,  you may have seen that earlier this week I bought some coral and white peonies to paint. the coral ones were a little further along so I painted them first.

I did some research on how to cut peonies and stumbled across this video "Peony 101", Martha Stewart interviewing a peony expert and owner of "Peony Envy"- yes it's a real place in Bernardsville NJ.  If you'd like to see the video, click here.

I learned in Chinese culture peonies symbol good fortune, hence the name of this painting. Here are a few images on how I started this painting with a transparent underpainting.

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