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!

Thursday, July 19, 2018

For Shelly

For Shelly
6 x 8 oil painting
by Pat Fiorello
Not Available
A friend of mine, Shelly, has been on several of my painting workshops in Italy and France. This year she joined me in Tuscany. Our group of 9 stayed in a lovely private villa where each night dinners were specially prepared for us. The table was beautifully set and we'd  always have flowers picked from the villa's own garden to decorate the dinner table. Shelly was asked to create some of the dinner bouquets. This was one of the lovely bouquets she created for us to enjoy.

Shelly recently had a special birthday, so I thought it might be nice for her to have a painting of one of her floral creations as a memory of our wonderful time in Tuscany together.  I surprised her with it this week and she was delighted to have a reminder of that special evening in Tuscany to enjoy in her home every day.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Lucky 7






Lucky 7
16 x 16 Oil Painting
by Pat Fiorello
$1200

 


Had started this painting a few weeks back when I had the fresh flowers arranged in my studio. Before I left for a 3 week trip, I got to a stopping point but still felt like the painting wasn't complete.

 Upon returning, I decided I didn't like the background being as dark as it was, so I lightened it and warmed it up a bit.  Of course re-painting the background is not as easy as it sounds because it creates hard edges that silhouette the flowers. You really need to go back in and adjust the edges of the flowers so it doesn't  there feels like some atmosphere and the flowers don't feel so "cut out". Revising a painting is not that easy. A painting is a series of relationships- colors, shapes, sizes, values, edges. Once you change one thing, it impacts everything else. The earlier version is shown below.







Monday, July 16, 2018

Tender Moments @AnneBargeAtelier



"Tender Moments"
 12 x 12 oil painitng
by Pat Fiorello
 NFS

"Tender Moments" is one of my recent "Forever Bouquet Paintings".  This painting was not created for a particular bride, but was created as a display sample. It is currently hanging in the elegant Anne Barge Atelier, the flagship store of Anne Barge in Atlanta, GA.  Many thanks to Anne Barge Atelier for sharing my bouquet paintings with their brides.


I have been to Anne Barge Atelier on several occasions and as an artist, appreciate the artistry that goes into conceiving of the gown designs and then the quality craftsmanship that goes in to the the selection of fine materials and exquisite embellishments for the actual creation of their bridal "masterpieces".  Like any great work of art, regardless of the medium,  it requires a vision, commitment to excellence, quality materials and attention to detail. Below is a photo of some "inspiration boards" for gown design for the upcoming seasons displayed at the Atelier. It's fun to see a peek into their creative process.  
   
                    


If you know of a bride-to-be who is looking for an exceptional wedding gown, Anne Barge Atelier is sure to offer many breathtaking options for classic, timeless designs. They are having a Trunk Show from 7/27-8/4,  so brides-to-be looking for a dress for their special day will surely not want to miss that opportunity.  


Anne Barge Atelier, Atlanta, GA


Here's a bit of background if you are not familiar with Anne Barge designs or the Anne Barge Atelier.


Founded in 1999, Anne Barge is renowned for timeless style with a contemporary twist. Inspired by vintage couture, the Anne Barge Couture collection combines the best of classic design and modern trends, using the finest fabrics, embellishments, and embroidery sourced throughout the world.

Anne Barge is based out of Atlanta, GA with retailers worldwide. A favorite among celebrity brides and red carpet icons alike, Anne Barge has created custom designs for Laura Benanti, Johanna Braddy, Kristen Cavallari, Yvonne Orji, Violett Beane, Amirah Vann, Leah Pipes, Taraji P Henson, Amber Riley, Lauren Alaina and more. The collections have been featured internationally in top publications including Vogue, Martha Stewart Weddings, Brides, The New York Times, Town & Country, Grace Ormonde, WWD, New York Magazine, and many more.





You can see their exquisite wedding gowns by appointment at the Anne Barge Atelier, located at 120 Interstate North Parkway North in Atlanta 
Building 400, suite 404, with exclusive bridal retailers nationwide or by visiting their website.




Saturday, July 14, 2018

Nashville Nuptials

Nashville Nuptials
12 x 12 oil painting
by Pat Fiorello
Sold
This one of my "Forever Bouquet Paintings" was created for a lovely couple who recently were married in Nashville. The bouquet included a pleasing combination of peonies, roses and calla lilies in a warm palette with assorted greens and plants for texture.

If you know of someone getting married who would love to have a painting of their bouquet as a keepsake, please feel free to share this post or direct them to bridalbouquetpaintings.com.  Gift certificates are available for parents of the bride, husbands or anyone else who would like to give a meaningful, beautiful and lasting gift of love as a wedding, shower or anniversary gift.

It's a joy to be able to use my artwork to help families celebrate love!


Thursday, July 12, 2018

Violet Dreams

Violet Dreams
8 x 10 Oil Painting
by Pat Fiorello
 $300



Every once in awhile I like to paint from my imagination. I may have an idea of a color- in this case violet roses- which are not that common, but very pretty- and then imagine what other containers, background colors would support those flowers.  Then I imagine how lighting would change from light into shadow. This painting was created in that way.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Peony Study

Peony Study
8 x 10 oil painting
by Pat Fiorello
$300



Today's exercise. Small study of peony and buds in a dark container.

Monday, July 2, 2018

White Roses

White Roses
8 x 10 Oil Painting
$300
This shows how the simplicity of a limited color palette can really work.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Iris Pair

Iris Pair
6 x 8 Oil Painting
by Pat Fiorello
$100

 

Quick study of a pair of irises yesterday.