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, September 7, 2011

Flower Study #29-Highlands Sunflowers

I did this painting from a photo- but it was of an actual arrangement I made for my demonstration in the painting workshop I led in Highlands NC last week.

Flower Study #29
Highlands Sunflowers
8 x 10
Oil Painting on Panel
by Pat Fiorello

Below is a photo of the arrangement as well as a couple of earlier stages in the process.which led to the finished painting above.

Here was the initial block in:

Then added in a background base before  the next stage of adding form to the flowers. I eventually went lighter and more neutral with the background, but started with a warm base underneath.

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