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, December 6, 2012

Florence- Duomo Study

Duomo Study
9 x 12  Oil Painting
by Pat Fiorello

I've thought about painting the Duomo in Florence many times during my travels to Italy, but the building is so huge, complex and ornate that it is daunting. ( It actually took over 100 years to build and the dome was a major architectural feat at the time).

This week,  I finally attempted this subject in a small 9 x 12 study which required me substantially simplifying things. I was tempted to put in all the green marble design, but I gave up on that for something this small, just trying to capture the essence of the building shape in the context of the hills of Florence as a start.

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