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!

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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