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, July 9, 2014

Peonies Demonstration

12 x 16 Oil Painting
by Pat Fiorello

Did a private demo for a student the other day who wanted to better understand my working process and methods.  Below is a short video that shows how this painting unfolded.

Generally (but not always), when I paint flowers, I like to start with a transparent underpainting followed by developing the painting with opaque paints.

Click below to watch the painting unfold before your eyes.


  1. Pat, as always, your paintings inspire me! I love watching the stages, the opaque layers underneath, and the details emerge. The little dabs of accent color add such dimension and character to each piece. Love this! :) Pat S