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, April 3, 2018

Easter Blessing

Easter Blessing
8 x 10 oil painting
by Pat Fiorello
Had started  this small painting the other day in preparation for a larger painting of this subject.

This was my floral arrangement of O'Hara roses.

Initial drawing
Starting to mass in the darkest value

Massing in the next darkest value

Massing in flower shadows and light shapes. I was almost debating whether to leave it this understated and simple/abstracted but then decided to come back on Easter Sunday and do some further refinement of the shapes and added some thicker brushwork, especially in the lights as shown below and at the top in the final image of "Easter Blessing". I was happy with the balance of refinement vs suggestion of detail in the final painting. Enough is there for interest but not everything is spelled out. Also liked the movement of the thicker brushstrokes in the light areas. Wish I could say every painting comes together like this one did. When they do it is truly a blessing.

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