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

Top 11 Reasons to Go on a Travel Painting Workshop

I recently gave a talk, "Travel & Art, Perfect Together " and thought I'd share some excerpts here:

Top 11 Reasons to Go on a Travel Painting Workshop

    11. Opportunity to learn from top instructors, build skills and confidence  

10. Meet and learn from other artists from around the country (& world). A way to travel with people who share your passion. Make new friends.

9.Find creative inspiration to challenge and stretch you- new approaches, subject matter, colors etc…

     8.Opportunity to paint on location (paint from real life vs. from   photographs), get out of your studio. Build observational skills 
 (John Carlson  “landscape sense”), composition, (learn to edit and simplify!)

7. Get great photo references for future paintings, ideas for a series

6. Unusual subjects, painted well, may stand out in juried competitions

5. Can mix business & pleasure (some expenses may be tax deductions if you are selling art)

4.Complete immersion in something you love- have focus & time for painting without everyday distractions

3. Accelerates your learning- day after day concentrated period, group critiques, can immediately apply learning the next day while fresh in your mind. See progress from the first to last days.

2. Can be a life enriching, transformative growth experience. Out of your comfort zone, in a different place away from everyday life. Personal growth- more than a workshop- adult enrichment.

1. Come back motivated to paint even more- gets you back in touch with what you love about being an artist, observing the beauty around you and expressing that in your own unique way.  And HAVE FUN!!!!

If you'd like to join me on a fun painting adventure, please contact me. My workshops are listed on I have another adventure to Tuscany in September 20-27, 2014 and stayed tuned to my "Bringing Beauty to the World" Newsletter for exciting new 2015 travel workshops to be announced in August.
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