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!

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Memories of Sunny Italy

Memories of Sunny Italy
8 x 10 oil painting
by Pat Fiorello
One of many happy memories of Italy is seeing the vivid red geraniums that seem to be dancing under the Tuscan sun. The red and green look great with the terra cotta pots and stone.

I googled "Why is the Italian flag is red and green?" and this is what I found from a site called the Veeno Company:

"There are a number of theories of why these three colours were used. Some believe that the green represents the country’s plains and the hills; white for the the snowy Alps; and red for the blood spilt in the Wars of Italian Independence. Another more religious interpretation is that the green represents hope, the white represents faith, and the red represents charity."

I prefer to believe it was inspired by the colors of geraniums and their leaves :)

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