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!

Monday, December 2, 2013


16 x 20 Oil Painting
by Pat Fiorello
Just completed a much larger, more detailed version of an earlier study based on one of the photo's taken during a workshop I did with Ovanes Berberian in France earlier this year. The flowers were set up outside against a stone wall.

The small 6 x 8 study and the original photo reference are posted below.
Every piece of art reflects the artist's choices- what to include, delete, emphasize.

In the small study I was focused on the light and shadow of the flowers and pot and totally changed the background to keep it simple. In the larger painting, I still eliminated the plants from the background, but wanted to at least suggest the stone wall and focus more on the distinctive shapes and form of the flowers.

Funny,  after nearly 3 months I did not remember the name I had put on the small study when I posted it back in September. When I  just went back to check it, I see that it is called Fresh Morning. The new one is called Fresh. Probably no coincidence. That's how I feel about monochromatic groupings of white flowers against green leaves- it has a feeling of freshness to me.

Fresh Morning
 6 x 8 Oil Painting
by Pat Fiorello


  1. You are inspiring me very much. I love to get your blog and see what you have to teach me today! Every painting you did is wonderful.

    1. Thank you Carol. It is motivating for me to know that people like you are reading my blog and being inspired to learn and grow.
      I call my blog "Art Elevates Life" because I truly believe it does enrich our lives whether creating art or appreciating it. I'm sure you've had that experience with your art too. Happy Painting!