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!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Dreamy -White Roses- experimenting with the palette knife

 8x8 oil painting
by Pat Fiorello
Was doing a little study of 3 roses from a photo. Did a little experimentation with a palette knife at the end to destroy some of what had been created.  Adds a little mystery, texture, edge variation.  Think I will continue to experiment with this. What do you think?


  1. IMHO. Mystery is a great thing in painting. It gives the viewer room to make their own interpretation:)

    1. I agree. Sometimes we have to be willing to stop earlier than we think or destroy any "over-reporting" . It's more challenging to do a loose, suggest vie painting than a fully rendered one.

  2. I think you will love experimenting in this way, Pat. I agree it is a lot more challenging, but with your skills
    you will have wonderful results.

  3. Julie, I appreciate your advice and encouragement. Thanks so much!