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!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Hydrangeas Take 3

Hydrangea Impressions
Oil Painting by Pat Fiorello
9 x 12

Tried a totally different approach on the hydrangeas today using a method I learned from Susan Sarback, founder of the School of Color & Light, capturing more of an impressionist look. It's done totally with a palette knife and is very different from the "transparent start" and more classical approaches I used the past 2 days( see blog posts for the past 2 days). This one does look very different- partially due to the palette knife textural effects and also the intensity of colors achieved.


  1. Oh Pat, I really like this one too. Love all of that yummy texture.

  2. Yes, I just started using the palette knife recently- for this particular approach it helps since the colors stay cleaner. didn't think Id like it- but it has it's benefits including MUCH easier clean up- no brushes to wash and lost of thick juicy color and texture!