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!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Begonias and Pansy

Begonias and Pansy
9 x 12 Oil Painting by Pat Fiorello
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Had started this study a couple of weeks back but never finished it. I've been focused on four back to back commissions for the past few weeks s had to put it aside. Today I had a chance to revisit the start of the painting and to just have fun playing with the shapes and vibrant colors of this collection of flowers.

Below is the original set up, which I began painting from life, but needed to finish from a photo reference I had taken while the flowers were still alive. Wanted to feel like it was a vignette, peaking into a garden rather than a table top set up, so modified the surroundings.

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