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!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Pot of Gold

Pot of Gold
12 x 12 Oil Painting
by Pat Fiorello
While in Florida on vacation last week I found this pitcher in a little shop on St. Armand's Circle. I have lots of pottery that is blue and white which I have used in many still life paintings over the years, but didn't have one with gold  so of course needed to get this ( of course I could just paint one of my blue and white vases in blue and yellow- but that would take all the fun out of shopping). Added a couple of sunflowers to tie in with the gold.

Speaking of flowers, if you would like to learn to paint flowers in watercolor I am offering a workshop at a new venue in Athens Georgia in March. Details are below.  We'll be painting from fresh flowers. Feel free to contact me at if interested or if you have any questions. Thanks!

Watercolor Workshop with Pat Fiorello
Lyndon House Arts Center
In this special 3-day Watercolor Workshop, "Painting Flowers Loose, Fresh and Easy,"  artist and instructor Pat Fiorello will share techniques for painting beautiful flowers from life in watercolor. Topics included will be capturing the essence of flowers with emphasis on shapes, color and form, mixing natural greens and handling backgrounds. Thursday- Saturday Mar. 20–22, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. $525( Clarke county residents) & $575 (out of county). Workshop includes breakfast and lunch each day.  To see Pat's work visit  Call to reserve your spot. 706-613-3623, ext. 225 

Here is the web-site link:
For more information contact:
Caroline Self
Art Education Program Specialist
Lyndon House Arts Center 
293 Hoyt St.
Athens, GA 30601
706-613-3623 x225 


  1. This is a very cheerful painting. I was thinking of downsizing and getting rid of "stuff" for painting. No, I am just beginning a collection of still life objects. You so inspire me.

  2. Keep anything that has an interesting shape, colors . I find I use some pieces over and over and some are still waiting for their day in the spotlight but it's nice to have options of a man made piece to go with flowers, fruit,or whatever else you want to combine. I heard a clutter expert say something to the effect of " get rid of things unless you use them, love them or they have sentimental value" some of these still life prop

  3. I didn't get to finish that last comment, Some of these still life props might fit into all 3 categories. If they don't excite you then toss them , sell on eBay ,give away or trade with another artist friend. But if you can start imagining some things they might look great with in a painting , I'd say they are ready inspiration in the days when you might not have an idea of what to paint. Have fun with the still lives.

  4. Lovely painting, reminds me of late summer in Tuscany.

  5. Thanks Susan! I'll be taking a group of artists to Tuscany in September if you'd like to join us, get in touch and I'll share the details.