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, April 29, 2015

Garden Lilies II

Garden Lilies II
12 x 16 Oil Painting by Pat Fiorello
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 I have been working on a painting of white lilies for a commission project and took the opportunity to attempt a similar subject with 3 different approaches. The latest above Garden Lilies II was done with laying in the darks, lifting out the lights and then painting from there ( as I've seen Richard Schmid and other Putney Painters use). The previous version below was done on a gray background using a method I learned from Ovanes Berberian. The first one,"White Lilies"  with a different composition was started with an underpainting of tranparents.

Not sure if I have a favorite painting or process after this comparison of approaches, but the good news is that similar end point can be achieved with several different techniques and approaches. Some freedom in seeing firsthand and experientially that there is not necessarily one way to approach things.

Any comments or observations? Do you have a favorite?

Garden Lilies I

White Lilies

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