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!

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Rose Arbor II

Rose Arbor II
9 x 12 Oil Painting
by Pat Fiorello
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This is the 3rd in a series of paintings of this scene. Each time I paint it I get to know it better and focus on different aspects or try some different painting techniques. You learn a lesson from each painting, so I often will revisit a subject to get to know it better or experiment with different ways to approach it.

Rather than keep working on one painting refining it over and over and potentially working it to death, I'd rather capture a scene or idea in an alla prima fashion, and leave it fresh, declare it complete and then start another version from scratch to learn from that one too.  No two will every be exactly alike so I relate to it as if each painting has a life of its own.

Here is another version done in completely different way ( started with dark toned canvas and pulled out the lights) as well as small study done with my more typical approach of transparent underpainting, then opaques on top.

Rose Arbor I
12 x 16

I have fond memories of this scene so will probably revisit it again in the future, but for now moving on to some new inspiration and challenges.

Do you have a favorite of the 3?
Arbor Study( SOLD)
6 x 8

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