Video Archive: Sunflowers in Blue Glass, Painting in Oils with Pat Fiorello


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Spring is Coming!

To welcome in the Spring and  feel the warmth of sunshine, this month we’ll be be painting some vibrant sunflowers in a yellow, green and blue color scheme. We’ll also be learning  how to paint colored glass as distinct from a ceramic container.  We’ll continue to focus on simplification and light and shadow and to depict form.

Join Pat Fiorello, an instructor who has led more than 10 programs abroad with Il Chiostro since 2008, for a paint-along session where you’ll create a beautiful still life painting in oil.

Painting will focus on achieving convincing form and depth, rich, clean color and expressive brushwork.

Click here to see more of Pat’s oil paintings.

Special video from Pat:  a Youtube link on how I set up a still life arrangement

What students from Pat’s past zoom classes had to say…

Another great class today. You really have strong teaching skills. I learned a LOT. The full hour allocated to critiques at the back end of your classes is so helpful. Your lessons sink in so well when you can point to examples of issues on someone’s canvas, but you also teach how to correct. And you are always very complimentary and talk about the positives as well.  ~ SG

It was fun! You are the best teacher ever! Thank you so much, time goes by so fast in your classes because they’re so engaging!   ~AW

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Sunflowers in a Blue Vase, oil painting by Pat Fiorello