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!

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Birthday Wishes!

Birthday Wishes!
12 x 16 Oil Painting
by Pat Fiorello
 $650

Today is my birthday  and what better day to announce a brand new service I'm offering starting in 2017- "Forever Birthday Bouquets". In the spirit of my "Forever Bridal Bouquets", you can now commission a floral painting including the favorite flowers of a loved one. Unlike the wedding flowers where there is an existing bouquet that I can recreate from a photo, for this type of painting there may not be a fresh bouquet  to serve as inspiration, so I will create a bouquet arrangement on canvas that includes a favorite flower or flowers, favorite colors and can even include elements like a special vase or family heirloom if you supply those photos.  

This painting is an example I did for myself with my own favorite flowers, blue and white hydrangeas and white roses with a white ranunculus in a blue and white china vase. What are your favorites? Does your wife, mother daughter, husband, best friend have a special kind of flowers they absolutely love? I can customize an painting with whatever types of flowers, colors and containers that might be favorites of your loved one.

Fresh flowers are lovely, but they don't last very long. This birthday or anniversary gift can be one that lasts a lifetime and is a constant reminder of your love.

Please contact me for a complimentary design session if you may be interested. Prices start at $300 and vary by size. Please allow 4 weeks advance notice for painting, drying and shipping time.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Love you to the Moon and Back!

"Love you to the Moon and Back!"
9 x 12 oil painting
by Pat Fiorello
N/A
My latest bridal bouquet painting. An all white bouquet of daisies and hydrangeas was challenging, but I painted it in an impressionistic fashion with hints of warm colors in the light and cool colors in the shadows. Put in some pops of turquoise in the background, to be a subtle reminder of the colors of the wedding room decor.


Bridesmaid Bouquet

Bridesmaid Bouquet
8 x 8 oil painting
by Pat Fiorello
N/A

I've been painting bridal bouquets for a number of years, but this is my first  bouquet painting for a bridesmaid. This one was a gift for my niece who was a bridesmaid in my brother's wedding earlier this year. The bouquet was rounded grouping of brightly colored gerber daisies set against white hydrangeas.

To learn more about my "Forever Bouquet Paintings" click here.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Dark Horse Encounter

Dark Horse Encounter
12 x 16 Oil Painting
by Pat Fiorello
SOLD




This couple first met at the Dark Horse Tavern in Atlanta and have now been married for several years. Their mom commissioned me to paint their initial meeting place. I called it "Dark Horse Encounter". 

Mom teared up when I delivered the finished painting in December. 

After giving it on Christmas Day, she shared" Your painting was a super hit, Pat. I cannot thank you enough. You made our day."

It's a complete joy to create art that allows people to express their love in a unique, meaningful and lasting way.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Holiday Greetings!

Holiday Greetings!
8 x 10 Oil Painting
by Pat Fiorello
$300
Best wishes to you and all those who you hold dear for a very Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and a 2017 filled with love, good health and lots of fun!

Friday, December 23, 2016

Landon at the Beach

Landon at the Beach
8 x 10 Oil Painting
By Pat Fiorello
N/A
 
I don't often include people in my paintings, but couldn't resist painting this scene of one of my own grandsons, Landon, during his first trip to the Florida coast this fall for his first birthday.   I gave it to his family for Christmas. Hope portraying a special experience will bring back happy memories for years to come.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Beauty of the Season


"Beauty of the Season"
9 x 12 Oil Painting
by Pat Fiorello
$425

 


While we have the benefit of beautiful seasonal decorations around, I created a painting to celebrate the "Beauty of the Season".  The painting was inspired by  floral arrangements seen at the Christmas at Callanwolde holiday event in Atlanta. Photo below.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Juliet & Silver II

Juliet & Silver II
16 x 20 Oil Painting
by Pat Fiorello

I did a version of this still life a few weeks back when I had these lovely Juliet Roses on hand. The background on that one was a lighter white, silvery tone and I was curious to see how it might look with a warmer background, so revisited this subject again.

Below is the original version.  I like them both, but leaning more towards the warmer version. What do you think?  Interesting how changing one element can alter a painting so much. And now I'm thinking- what if I went with a really dark dramatic background??? Every painting spurs lots more possibilities.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Blue and Yellow Make Green

"Blue and Yellow Make Green"
8 x 8 Oil Painting by Pat Fiorello
$200

 

I usually like to have flowers be the central focus of my still life paintings, but for this one I started with a lemon and looked to add some other simple shapes and colors. I also found a lime and then selected the blue glass vase which I've had  on my "still life prop shelf" for awhile, but never painted before.

Without the flowers these other objects can look pretty static, so I dragged my brush out in places to add some energy and unity to the painting.


The set up