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, July 18, 2018
16 x 16 Oil Painting
by Pat Fiorello
Had started this painting a few weeks back when I had the fresh flowers arranged in my studio. Before I left for a 3 week trip, I got to a stopping point but still felt like the painting wasn't complete.
Upon returning, I decided I didn't like the background being as dark as it was, so I lightened it and warmed it up a bit. Of course re-painting the background is not as easy as it sounds because it creates hard edges that silhouette the flowers. You really need to go back in and adjust the edges of the flowers so it doesn't there feels like some atmosphere and the flowers don't feel so "cut out". Revising a painting is not that easy. A painting is a series of relationships- colors, shapes, sizes, values, edges. Once you change one thing, it impacts everything else. The earlier version is shown below.