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, March 18, 2016

Taking a Fresh Look

                                                            From the Top- Revised
                                                               16 x 20 Oil Painting
                                                                   by Pat Fiorello

Often I will complete a painting, put it aside and then revisit it some time later with "fresh eyes" and notice something that might improve it.

 "From the Top" was one of those paintings that I was happy with initially,  but the more I looked at it, the background color was too uniform and looked flat to me.  The background color was very pretty but maybe too intense so it seemed like it wanted to jump forward. This week, I made some revisions to give the background some more atmosphere.  Added some more bits of warm light to some of the flowers and more darks to some of the leaves for greater contrast. I still like the original version, but the revised version has more mood and drama. What do you think? 

From the Top, Original Version

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