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!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Sunflower 1

Sunflower 1
6 x 6 Oil Painting
by Pat Fiorello

I'm in pretty good shape with larger paintings for my upcoming show at Callaway Gardens, so decided to get back to some smaller studies for awhile.

Here's one of a Sunflower. No matter how many I do, they are always harder than I expect. Balancing keeping it simple with suggesting multiple layers of petals is a delicate balance.

Also, I think yellow flowers are one of the most challenging colors.  You have a more limited value range to work within since yellow in it's most intense state is so high key by nature, say compare to a red flower where you have a broader range of values to work with.

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