8 x 10 Oil Painting
by Pat Fiorello
Several years ago, I taught a painting workshop at Monet's Garden in Giverny France. It's a beautiful, magical place, sometimes referred to as a "riot of color."
I worked on this small painting of one of the bridges covered in Wisteria today. Actually, it's my 2nd attempt. I started another version last week. Was not happy with it, but not quite sure what needed to be adjusted. Had tried a new approach putting in darks and wiping out lights, but wasn't pleased with it.
So today rather than be stopped by that one which I felt a little stuck on, I decided to do a fresh painting of the same subject with the method I typically use- transparent color underpainting, followed by opaques- as access to possibly discover what is missing from the first one.
Now that I got a better handle on this fairly complex and busy subject with the method I normally use, I am going to go back to the first version and see what needs to be adjusted to bring it to a finish. Will keep you posted on what I learn.
In other news, this past Saturday was my first official book signing for my new book "Bella Italia, Italy Through the Eyes of an Artist"
. The event was hosted by one of my galleries, Frameworks Gallery in Marietta, GA in conjunction with a show of about 25 of the 80 paintings that are in the book. The show goes thru Nov 2. My thanks to the many friends, collectors and new acquaintances that came by. Special thanks to Sunny, Diane and Jean of Frameworks Gallery
for being our gracious hosts and doing a beautiful job, as always, on the framing and displaying of the artwork.
Many of the paintings included in the book are already sold, including the painting on the cover of the book which just sold this weekend, but other beautiful images of Italy are still available. I am offering a free personalized signed book with the purchase of any painting during the duration of this show, so you are invited to visit the gallery
to take a look.
If you'd like a signed copy of the book for either yourself or as a gift, click here to order
and one will be on it's way to you.