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, March 27, 2019

Lady Di And Plein Air Workshop

Lady Di
6 x 9 watercolor
By Pat Fiorello 
Wrapping up a 10 day painting workshop in New Zealand. Had students in a variety of mediums so I did demonstrations in both oil and watercolor.   This was a watercolor demo that I gave to Di, a local New Zealander, who was our van driver to help us get around to painting sites and other cultural excursions. Di went above and beyond so I decided to give it to her as a special thank you card. Below are some photos from the workshop experience. Working off an iPhone and shaky WiFi so not able to share too much at the moment.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Tuki Tuki River, New Zealand

Tuki Tuki River , New Zealand
Greetings from New Zealand. Here teaching a painting workshop in location. 
The painting above was a demo painting in watercolor. 

Will keep it brief since I’m sharing this via my phone but here are some other highlights of New Zealand. 

Some below should include Maori art and temple and Napier, restored in Art Deco style after 1931 earthquake so whole town remains in that architectural period. 

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Mt. Cook, South Island 

More near Mt. Cook
Sunset over Tuki Tuki River. Hawke’s Bay Area 

Monday, March 4, 2019

Azaleas in the Sun

"Azaleas in the Sun"
8 x 10 oil painting
by Pat Fiorello

This painting was done as a demonstration painting at my recent "Oil Painting Basics" workshop.
The group was comprised of mostly people who had never painted in oils or never painted at all before so we started with the basics-  materials, color mixing, value control, creating form, black & white and color studies and then brought it all together painting this landscape step by step.

Below are the steps in the process- placement, the block in (starting to lay in the darkest shape, adding in the middle values, bringing in the next lightest value and then ending with the lightest lights). Once the entire canvas was covered, the block in is complete. Then the final stage is refinement or fine tuning shapes, colors, values and edges.

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