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, July 31, 2016

Dahlia Daze

Dahlia Daze
8 x 10 Oil Painting
by Pat Fiorello

Did this painting with a differnt approach than my often used, transparent underpainting followed by opaques method.  Below are the steps in the progression from initial drawing and  laying of darks, midtones and lights , in that order as well as the 3 different value families mixed on my palette.

The original photo reference was sent to me by my cousin Marie. It's a dahlia from her Brooklyn container garden, planted and tended by her husband Paul.

Photo by Marie Padalino Cohen

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Hydrangea Light 2016- Painting Flowers in Oil Workshop September 7-9

Hydrangea Light
16 x 20 Oil Painting
by Pat Fiorello
Spent a wonderful day back in the studio yesterday with a new student, Charlotte. She could not attend my upcoming "Painting Flowers in Oils, Alla Prima" workshop in September, so she drove up from Florida and we arranged a private one day workshop. It's amazing what you can learn in just a day. She created a fabulous painting and learned lots about the importance of planning out your values!
Here are some progression shots of how this painting unfolded during our "paint-along" in my studio and our finished paintings.   It was fun!

For more info on the upcoming workshop September 7,8 & 9 in Norcross , GA see the link for Kudzu Art Zone.  There is still room for you to join in the fun.

Or if you are interested in a private one day workshop in my Georgia studio, please contact me.

Friday, July 15, 2016

European Escapes III

European Escapes III
8 x 10 oil painting

Created this painting for someone who had  been interested in European Escaoes II below which had already been sold.  We decided to envision more of a sunny day and bluer sky than the original scene from France.