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, January 29, 2016

Hydrangea Harmony

Hydrangea Harmony
12 x 12 Oil Painting
by Pat Fiorello
Here's my latest painting. A smaller version of one I've done before from a favorite photo ,but executed with a totally different process.

Below is the progression of steps from start to the finished painting above.

Initial drawing

On easel with photo

Start massing in the darkest shape

Then the next darkest shape

Then the next value, the shadows of the flowers

Added the background as another value slightly darker than the flower shadows

Finally massed in the lightest shapes

The original reference I was working from. Adjusted things a bit for compositional purposes.

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