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 6, 2013

Applying learnings from the Ovanes Berberian workshops-Lilacs

9 x 12 Oil Painting
by Pat Fiorello

This is a second attempt at a painting I started but never finished while at the recent workshop I attended with Ovanes Berberian.  There was so much to learn, but I am trying to focus on incorporating one or two new areas at a time. I like the analogy that learning to paint is a lot like learning to juggle. You can get good at juggling 2 or 3 balls, but then when you pick up the 4th, you tend to drop the others. Keep at it and soon you'll be handling all 4 balls, ready to try for a 5th, only to drop them again.   I continually have to remind myself it's not a linear process.  


  1. Great analogy Pat! It explains how I feel all the time, but especially after the workshop! Baby steps Bob....

  2. This is lovely, Pat. I really like all the soft edges, as well as the lighting. I also like your analogy of learning to paint is like "learning to juggle". That is how I feel sometimes. Thank you for sharing.

  3. This is beautiful!