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, February 15, 2012

Dreama & Leslie's Workshop

Tuscan Garden
9 x 12
Oil Painting by Pat Fiorello

I'm taking a workshop here in Atlanta this week with  Leslie Saeta and Dreama Tolle Perry of AHA fame ( for those of you not familiar with this dynamic duo of artists- they are the hosts of the "Artist Helping Artists" radio show each week on blogtalk radio).
 They are both in love with luscious color as much as I am, so it's been fun having totally free reign with lots of bold color.

Below is a photo of Dreama with her beautiful and vibrant oil painting demonstration from Monday.
I tried to apply the approach I learned on a similar subject I had from one of my trips to Tuscany above. in the painting Tuscan Garden. This was inspired by a photo I took in Volpaia which is in the Chianti Region. Had to simplify a lot out, but wanted to capture the joy and pride the people in that small town have in their plants and flowers in abundant container gardens right out on the sidewalk in front of their homes.

1 comment:

  1. I think you got it Pat!! This is wonderful- love the saturated color and you did an amazing job of layering it all in against the neutrals. Hope you are having fun and know it is an amazing experience! Lucky you!