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!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Peonies, Calla Lilies and Hydrangea

Peonies, Calla Lilies and Hydrangea
12 x 12 Oil Painting
by Pat Fiorello

This is my latest bridal bouquet painting, just shipped off to a new bride in New York.  A gift from her new in-laws to the bride.

Love using my artistic skills to help others express and celebrate love!

To learn more about my "Forever Bouquet Paintings, see my website.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Dahlia a la Sorolla

Dahlia a la Sorolla
8 x 10 Oil Painting
by Pat Fiorello


I wanted to do an experiment and paint something in the spirit of one of my favorite artists Sorolla.

I had a photo of a beautiful dahlia and had turned it into black and white for  a photo challenge on Facebook.   The shape and form of it was striking and it inspired me to give it a try as a painting. I painted it once from the black and white photo just focusing on value and to get familiar with this type of flower (see last blogpost Dahlia Drama) but wanted to push the colors further even though it was  a white flower.  The real flower photographed was in fact pink, but I wanted to let that go and use my own color choices to depict a white flower in sunlight. I added more warmth to the white in sunlight and cooled off some of the areas and shapes in shadow.

Original photo

Colors dropped out

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Dahlia Drama

Dahlia Drama
8 x 10 Oil Painting
by Pat Fiorello

I recently was asked to participate in the 7 day Black & White photo challenge on Facebook. The idea was to post B&W photos for 7 days in a row, no people, no explanations.  In doing so ,I went thru some of my photo's and just dropped the color out to focus on the beauty of the shapes and the contrasting lights, darks and mid-tones. Some of the photo's in B&W inspired my curiosity to give them a go for painting. This Dahlia was painted using only the black and white photo as a reference.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Roses & Ivy

Roses & Ivy
 12 x 16 Oil Painting
by Pat Fiorello

What's more important than celebrating love? I enjoy using my artwork to play a role in that.

A recent groom commissioned a painting of his wife's bouquet for a surprise first anniversary gift for her. It was a beautiful bouquet filled with roses and flowing ivy.

Here's what my client shared the day after his anniversary:

 Hi Pat! Thank you for the sweet note! 
We had a great day, and Rachel loves her painting! 
We are both very impressed with your work and will happily recommend you to anyone who is looking to have a painting commissioned. 
Thanks again!
W.C., Atlanta, GA

 If you'd like me to create a special painting for someone you love, just contact me and we can set up a time to talk about what you're interested in.

Learn more about my "Forever Bouquet Paintings" here.
Gift certificates are available.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Fine Art Prints on Sale at Imagekind- 50% off Thru Midnight 11/12

Piaget by Pat Fiorello
Fine Art Prints now available

A select collection of my paintings are available as Fine Art Prints through Imagekind.

Wanted to let you know that they are running a special sale this weekend- 50% off through midnight November 12.  Prints are available on archival paper, canvas or even gallery wrap canvas and you can customize the size to your needs. You can order on-line and they will ship directly to you.

It might be a great opportunity to add some new color and inspiration to your home or get an early start on holiday shopping.

You can see which of my paintings are available at:

There are 3 collections: Florals, Italy and Landscapes so check out all 3 galleries.

To take advantage of this special sale, enter THANKS1750 when ordering.

Please feel free to share this special offer with friends and family who might be interested. Thank you!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Love Blooms- Bridal Bouquet Painting

"Love Blooms"
12 x 12 "Forever Bouquet Painting"- Oil
by Pat Fiorello
"Love Blooms" is bridal bouquet painting I created as a gift from a mom to her daughter who recently got married.  The groom's family is from the Southwest and the couple has moved there so they included some succulents and other foliage for a bit of that southwestern feel. The bouquet was created by Blooms of Dunwoody in Dunwoody, GA.

If you'd know someone who might like to give a gift of a bridal bouquet painting, you can see more here or message me directly. It's a beautiful and lasting way to commemorate one of life's most meaningful occasions.

Some closeups and work in progress on the easel below.