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, June 14, 2011

Geraniums in Italy


With so many greens in the landscape in Tuscany, the occasional red accent flowers, in this case, geraniums, appear even more vibrant.

 I took the opportunity to do a quick demo on colors to help students while teaching my recent workshop there.

Started out with a variety of reds and oranges, warmer on the sunlit side

Added in a dark background in a neutral tone which will have the flowers ultimately appear more colorful

Here's another example of the geraniums. I think they like the Tuscan sun- they are some of the biggest geraniums I've ever seen.

The final oil painting study 6 x8 Geraniums 

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