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, August 10, 2011

Flower Study #9 Rose

Here's the latest painting in my flower studies series. I'm not sure of the name of this type of rose, but it was a challenge to paint,. There are so many layers of petals to simplify, yet  its essence is complex. How do you add enough to make ti feel like this type of flower, yet not get bogged down in every precise petal.That seems to be (one of) the constant artists challenge- being selective- deciding what to include and what to edit out.
Some steps along the way are shown below.

Flower Study #9 Rose
Oil Painting on Panel
 6 x 8

This was the reference photo I started with

My initial block in

Adding the background

Starting to distinguish form and petals on the way to the finished study ( first image above)

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