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!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Red or white?

Red or White?
11 x 14 Oil Painting
by Pat Fiorello

 Put some finishing touches on a painting started as a demo in last week's Painting Flowers Alla Prima workshop which I taught in Norcross, GA. Shared the transparent underpainting method with my students.  Below are some photos of the set up, the first stage of laying in the composition with transparent oil paints and then starting to build the form of he flowers with more opaque paints
( see example featuring the red rose below).   I initially had a warm neutral background in but later changed it to the cool dark green to have the reds look redder by contrast with the green complement.

The set- up
Beginning to block in the flowers with transparent colors

Setting the stage with transparent underpainting

After base of transparent paints, begin adding opaques on top- see red rose
Still work in process, but able to demonstrate how to handle a red rose, a white rose and glass vase  for students.

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