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!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Impressionism- Painting Color & Light continued

Here's another example of  the transformation of a painting using the method I have been studying with Susan Sarback. From stage 1- the initial block in of warm (sunlit) and cool(shadow) masses. Then refining the colors by adding a bit of the opposite temperature( but still retaining the dominance of the initial block in temperature) and adding bands of color within each mass and then final refinements. Like any new approach it takes a bit of getting used to- but I do like the way it sets things up to read that they are in sunlight or shadow in the final painting.This one was done the other morning plein air on a street in downtown Charleston SC.


  1. Beautiful! I learn so much from your blog!! thanks Pat. I enjoyed chatting with you today! Take care.

  2. You are most welcome, thanks for being a blog follower! It's great connecting with other people who share a passion for art & learning.