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!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Hydrangea Painting

Hydrangeas in Blue
Oil Painting by Pat Fiorello
12 x 16

Here's today's painting. The hydrangeas are out in bloom and beautiful. They are one of my favorite flowers to paint.

 Here is the still life set up which I simplified a bit:

The start- using only transparent oil paints

Adding in a background underpainting, still only transparent paint.

 After the 2nd stage, where I added opaques and adjusted colors, values edges, brushwork. On the easel left, with the set up  on the right.

It was a fun day!
 I plan to try the same arrangement in a very different approach later this week and will share what I learn.

1 comment:

  1. Amazing painting! So full of light. Thanks for sharing your process!