Tree in a Field of Lavender Painting

Tree in a Field of Lavender Painting

Painting Class Taught by Artist Clina Polloni.

Tree in a Field of Lavender Painting

This painting was inspired by the mountains and landscape of North Carolina. A simple painting created for the painting classes.

Instructions:

  1. Draw tree and mountains.
  2. The best and easier way of painting this landscape is by doing an under-paint with acrylics using: Titanium White, Cerulean Blue and Ivory Black. Paint the entire canvas with a mixture of Titanium White and Cerulean Blue. Outline tree with black.
  3. Now you can start the painting. It can be done with oils or acrylics. First is the mountains, second the grass, walkway and flowers. Finally, the leaves of the tree with shades of greens for light and shading.

Supply: This painting can be done in 2 medias, Oil Paintings or Acrylics:

Tree in a Field of Lavender-Starting to Paint

Tree in a Field of Lavender-Starting to Paint

Acrylics: You can buy them at Michael’s or ACMoore. There are many brands of acrylic paintings that I have tested but the one that I like the most is SOHO, Urban Artistic Acrylic: Excellent paintings, sold at more reasonable price by Jerry’s Arterama. 3060 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh, NC 27609. (919) 876-6610.

Oil Paintings: You can buy them at Michael’s, ACMoore, but again the most affordable ones are at Jerry’s Arterama and their brand is LUKAS.

Canvas: 9”x 12”

Colors:

  1. Titanium White
  2. Cadmium Yellow Light
  3. Cadmium Yellow Medium
  4. Cerulean Blue
  5. Ultramarine Blue
  6. Sap Green
  7. Yellow Ochre
  8. Raw Sienna
  9. Dioxazine Purple
  10. Van Dyck Brown
  11. Ivory Black

There are many affordable brushes in the market:

Walmart: FolkArt, Gold Taklon, fine details and shading.

Michael’s: 10pc “Artist’s Loft” white synthetic brushes.

Jerry’s Arterama: Pro Stroke-Power Creative, fine and medium brushes.

For Oil paintings, the best media is Refined Linseed Oil with Turpernoi. To clean the brushes Turpernoi. Glass container to mix media.

Easel (a simple table metal easel is fine).

Paper towel.

Plate to mix colors or a paper/plastic Palette. SOHO has a very reasonable paper palette at Jerry’s Arterama.

You can learn and enjoy to do this painting in the painting classes: https://clinapolloni.com/painting-classes/

Call Clina: 919-841-3132
Email: clinapolloni@gmail.com

Visit Clina Polloni Art Studio and Gallery.
13 Garner Road, Franklinton NC 27525.
Take a drive to the beautiful country of North Carolina. Only half an hour from downtown Raleigh.

Serving Raleigh, Cary, Durham, Wake Forest, Franklinton and The Triangle Are of North Carolina.
Member of The Franklin County Art Council and
 Wake Forest Guild of Artists, of North Carolina.

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Sunset of South Africa

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Sailing to the Sunset of the South Africa Sea.

Painting Class Taught by Artist Clina Polloni.

Sailing to the Sunset of the South Africa Sea

This beautiful sunset is based on a painting by Lea De Vries Daniels, an abstract artist that painted her beloved South Africa. Lea signed her work as Lea DeV and her art can be found in many medical institutions and private homes.

This version of the painting has been designed for the painting classes, is a simple and charming painting for a person that is starting to paint and wants to learn to paint a colorful sunset with a sailing boat.

Instructions:

  1. You can draw or trace the sunset.
  2. Do your under-paint with acrylics. Apply a wash of light yellow on the sky, water and boat. On the sun and reflections paint white. Also, a white outline over your drawing lines of clouds and water to cover the dark drawing lines.
  3. With oils or acrylics start painting. First the sun and the colorful sky. Continue with the water, mountains and sail boat. Put special attention to the blending of colors.
  4. Sign your painting and enjoy it.

Supply: This painting can be done in 2 medias, Oil Paintings or Acrylics:

Acrylics: You can buy them at Michael’s or ACMoore. There are many brands of acrylic paintings that I have tested but the one that I like the most is SOHO, Urban Artistic Acrylic: Excellent paintings, sold at more reasonable price by Jerry’s Arterama. 3060 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh, NC 27609. (919) 876-6610.

Oil Paintings: You can buy them at Michael’s, ACMoore, but again the most affordable ones are at Jerry’s Arterama and their brand is LUKAS.

Canvas: 11″x 14

Colors:

  1. Titanium White
  2. Cadmium Yellow Light
  3. Cadmium Yellow Medium
  4. Cadmium Orange
  5. Cadmium Red Medium
  6. Alizarin Crimson
  7. Sap Green
  8. Cerulean Blue
  9. Ultramarine Blue
  10. Dioxazine Purple
  11. Van Dyck Brown
  12. Ivory Black

There are many affordable brushes in the market:
Walmart: FolkArt, Gold Taklon, fine details and shading.
Michael’s: 10pc “Artist’s Loft” white synthetic brushes.
Jerry’s Arterama: Pro Stroke-Power Creative, fine and medium brushes.
For Oil paintings, the best media is Refined Linseed Oil with Turpernoi. To clean the brushes Turpernoi. Glass container to mix media.
Easel (a simple table metal easel is fine).
Paper towel.
Plate to mix colors or a paper/plastic Palette. SOHO has a very reasonable paper palette at Jerry’s Arterama.

You can learn and enjoy to do this painting in the painting classes:
https://clinapolloni.com/painting-classes/seascapes-painting-classes/

Call Clina: 919-841-3132
Email: clinapolloni@gmail.com

About Lea DeV:

Born in Cape Town, South Africa to an American mother and South African father, Lea developed a deep love for her beautiful home country early in life. Her mother and father were active in the anti-apartheid movement and Lea met many notable resistance fighters as a child, including Nelson Mandela.

With the violence in South Africa and the target on her father, Lea and her mother came to Raleigh, NC while Lea was a Freshman in high school. Although she never lived in South Africa again, she visited every year while her father was alive and proclaimed South Africa as the most beautiful place in the world.

Lea battled breast cancer but lost the fight in 2011. She will always be remembered for her big laugh, love of life, and her artistic talent.

Visit Clina Polloni Art Studio and Gallery.
13 Garner Road, Franklinton NC 27525.
Take a drive to the beautiful country of North Carolina. Only half an hour from downtown Raleigh.

Serving Raleigh, Cary, Durham, Wake Forest, Franklinton and The Triangle Are of North Carolina.
Member of The Franklin County Art Council and
 Wake Forest Guild of Artists, of North Carolina.

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2019, August FCAC Painting Class

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Franklin County Art Council Painting Class.

Log Cabin Window in Perspective.

Taught by Clina Polloni.

Log Cabin Window in Perspective

This class is FREE for members of the Franklin County Art Council. At 12:00 noon the Artist Guild members meets and at 1:00pm we start our painting class.

Painting Class: Saturday August 10, 2019.
Artists Guild Meeting: From 12:00noon to 1:00pm.
Class: From 1:00pm to 4:00pm.
Where: Franklin County Art Council, 118 B North Main St., Louisburg NC 27549
Painting: “Log Cabin Window in Perspective”.

Click the link for supply and instructions:
https://clinapolloni.com/log-cabin-window-in-perspective-painting/

Meeting: If you would like, you can come early at 12:00 noon to plan our future classes and events. Bring a little something to eat and drink that we can share and if you can bring a chair for you.

Painting Class: You can also bring a painting that you have already started and your supply. We can paint it together!

Classes are for FCAC members ONLY. Not a member, no problem, join the FCAC and enjoy a year of FREE painting classes. Email Ellen Queen at fcac.arts@fcacarts.org.

Please let me know if you are coming: clinapolloni@gmail.com

Looking forward to see you,

Clina

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Log Cabin Window in Perspective Painting

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How to Paint and Draw a Log Cabin Window in Perspective.

Painting Class Taught by Artist Clina Polloni.

Log Cabin Window in Perspective

Traveling through the beautiful mountains of North Carolina one thing that fascinate me are the old log cabins. The textures of the aged wood and stones that creates intriguing perspective.

Instructions of how to do this painting:

  1. Drawing: You can do your drawing in two ways. Follow the instructions of drawing the perspective of trace it in the painting class. Put attention to the interesting shapes of the wood and stones.
  2. Do your under-paint or imprimatura with a wash of Gold or Yellow Ochre acrylic. Paint inside the window, outline wood and stones with Ivory Black. Acrylics are very good for under-painting because they dry faster. The under paint is very important because you are drawing with colors and defining light and shade in your final painting. The imprimaturais an initial stain of color painted on the canvas. It provides a transparent, toned ground, which will allow light falling onto the painting to reflect through the paint layers.
  3. Using oils or acrylics, start painting the window. Continue with the wood and stones.
  4. Sign your work of art.

Supply: This painting can be done in 2 medias, Oil Paintings or Acrylics.

Acrylics: There are many brands of acrylic paintings that I have tested but the one that I like the most is SOHO, Urban Artistic Acrylic: Excellent paintings, sold at more reasonable price by Jerry’s Arterama. 3060 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh, NC 27609. (919) 876-6610

Oil Paintings: You can buy them at Michael’s, ACMoore, but again the most affordable ones are at Jerry’s Arterama and their brand is LUKAS.

Canvas: 11″x 14″ for tracing or 18”x 24” for drawing perspective.

Under-paint Acrylics:

  1. Gold or Yellow Ochre
  2. Ivory Black

Oils or Acrylics Colors:

  1. Titanium White
  2. Sky Blue or Royal Blue
  3. Yellow Ochre
  4. Raw Sienna
  5. Burnt Sienna
  6. Van Dyck Brown
  7. Cadmium Yellow Light
  8. Sap Green
  9. Greenish Umber or Deep Green
  10. Ivory Black

Brushes, multi-purpose, polyvalent. There is a 10pc “Artist’s Loft” that provides most of the brushes for the beginning or the Pro Stroke-Power Creative Mark of Jerry’s Arterama. Also Wal-Mart has some fine and medium gold taklon brushes.

For Oil paintings, the best media is Refined Linseed Oil with Turpernoi. To clean the brushes Turpernoi. I have some glass containers to mix media.

Easel (a simple table metal easel is fine).

Paper towel, Pencil to draw.

Plastic plate to mix colors or a Paper Palette. SOHO has a very reasonable paper palette at Jerry’s Arterama.

You can learn and enjoy to do this painting in the painting classes: https://clinapolloni.com/painting-classes/

For supply and instructions about this painting visit: https://clinapolloni.com/log-cabin-window-in-perspective-painting/

For instructions of how to draw perspective: https://clinapolloni.com/log-cabin-window-in-perspective-drawing/ 

Call Clina: 919-841-3132
Email: clinapolloni@gmail.com

Visit Clina Polloni Art Studio and Gallery.
13 Garner Road, Franklinton NC 27525.
Take a drive to the beautiful country of North Carolina. Only half an hour from downtown Raleigh.

Serving Raleigh, Cary, Durham, Wake Forest, Franklinton and The Triangle Are of North Carolina.
Member of The Franklin County Art Council and Wake Forest Guild of Artists, of North Carolina.

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How to Draw a Log Cabin Window in Perspective.

Log Cabin Window in Perspective Drawing.

Our eyes perceive the world around us in three dimensions.

In order to be able to draw and understand dimension, we need to look at the horizon. The horizon is a straight line at the edge of the earth where land and sky meet. The horizon is the view from your eyes. If you move, your eyes will move together with the horizon.

Select the object you want to draw, with a pencil and one eyes close, find your horizon. Continue by placing lines from the object to the horizon. You will find your vanishing points. In this case we have two vanishing points.

In this drawing the red line is the horizon. The black lines indicate the vanishing point of the stones (Vanishing Point 1) and the pink lines indicate the vanishing points of the wood (Vanishing Point 2).

Draw all these lines with a pencil first and them over the lines draw wood, stones and window.

For instructions and supply of how to paint the Log Cabin Window in Perspective visit: https://clinapolloni.com/log-cabin-window-in-perspective-painting/

You can learn and enjoy to do this painting in the painting classes: https://clinapolloni.com/painting-classes/

Call Clina: 919-841-3132
Email: clinapolloni@gmail.com

Visit Clina Polloni Art Studio and Gallery.
13 Garner Road, Franklinton NC 27525.
Take a drive to the beautiful country of North Carolina. Only half an hour from downtown Raleigh.

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Rose Color Peonies Painting

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Rose Color Peonies Painting.

“Flores Para Mi Madre”.

By Clina Polloni.

Oil on canvas board 16”x 20”.

Rose Color Peonies Painting

Rose Color Peonies Painting

I did this painting with my mother. She loves pink peonies and she asked me to paint it together.

The Rose Color Peonies painting belongs to the collection of “Flowers of Love”, Inspired by my poem “An Instant of Time”, about love and flowers.

Instructions:

  1. Draw the Peonies.
  2. Under paint and background: In acrylics, paint gold with a little bit of Alizarin Crimson.
  3. Painting: With acrylics or oils paint beautiful colors to create a harmony of magenta and whites.
  4. Sign your painting and enjoy it.

Supply: This painting can be done in 2 medias, Oil Paintings or Acrylics:

Acrylics: You can buy them at Michael’s or ACMoore. There are many brands of acrylic paintings that I have tested but the one that I like the most is SOHO, Urban Artistic Acrylic: Excellent paintings, sold at more reasonable price by Jerry’s Arterama. 3060 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh, NC 27609. (919) 876-6610.

Oil Paintings: You can buy them at Michael’s, ACMoore, but again the most affordable ones are at Jerry’s Arterama and their brand is LUKAS.

Canvas: 16″x 20″

Colors:

  1. Titanium White
  2. Cadmium Yellow Light
  3. Cadmium Yellow Medium
  4. Cadmium Red Light
  5. Violet de Cobalt or Thio Violet or Deep Magenta
  6. Ultramarine Blue
  7. Sap Green
  8. Greenish Umber (Grumbacher) or a Deep Green
  9. Alizarin Crimson
  10. Prussian Blue

There are many affordable brushes in the market:
Walmart: FolkArt, Gold Taklon, fine details and shading.
Michael’s: 10pc “Artist’s Loft” white synthetic brushes.
Jerry’s Arterama: Pro Stroke-Power Creative, fine and medium brushes.
For Oil paintings, the best media is Refined Linseed Oil with Turpernoi. To clean the brushes Turpernoi. Glass container to mix media.
Easel (a simple table metal easel is fine).
Paper towel.
Plate to mix colors or a paper/plastic Palette. SOHO has a very reasonable paper palette at Jerry’s Arterama.

For information about this painting visit: https://clinapolloni.com/rose-color-peonies-painting/

August and September 2019. The Rose Color Peonies Painting is exhibit at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre. 405 Brooks St, Wake Forest, NC 27587.

Learn more: https://clinapolloni.com/flowers-of-love-poem-exhibition/ 

Call Clina: 919-841-3132
Email: clinapolloni@gmail.com

 Visit Clina Polloni Art Studio and Gallery.
13 Garner Road, Franklinton NC 27525.
Take a drive to the beautiful country of North Carolina. Only half an hour from downtown Raleigh.

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Inspiring Imagination Exhibition at Wake Forest NC.

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You are cordially invited to the

“Inspiring Imagination Exhibition” at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre.

Paintings inspired by music, dance, literature and poetry.

Colors Of Flowers Painting

Opening Reception: Friday, August 2, 2019.

Time: 6:00 to 8:00pm.
Location: Arts Annex Wake Forest Renaissance Centre.
405 Brooks St, Wake Forest, NC 27587
This exhibition will last August and September 2019.

Clina Polloni will exhibit her flowers and poem paintings from the collection of “Flowers of Love”, Inspired by her poem “An Instant of Time”, about love and flowers:

4 Paintings:

  1. Flowers of Love Poem. Oil on canvas18”x 24”. https://clinapolloni.com/flowers-of-love-poem/
  2. Rose Color Peonies. Oil on canvas board 16”x 20”.
  3. Colors Of Flowers. Oil on canvas 24”x 30”.
  4. Pink Petunia. Oil on canvas16”x 20”.

Exhibition info: https://clinapolloni.com/flowers-of-love-poem-exhibition/

For more information about Clina Polloni, visit: https://clinapolloni.com/
Call Clina: 919-841-3132.
Email: clinapolloni@gmail.com

Visit Clina Polloni Art Studio and Gallery.
13 Garner Road, Franklinton NC 27527.
Take a drive to the beautiful country of North Carolina. Only half an hour from downtown Raleigh.

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Flowers of Love Poem

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“Flowers of Love” are oil paintings by Clina Polloni.

 Inspired by my poem “An Instant of Time”, about love and flowers:

Flowers of Love Poem Painting

Flowers of Love Poem Painting

Love like flowers
is a fragile breeze;
it is a flash of time,
born on a clear day,
explodes in magnificent
colors and feelings,
and diminish in the
shadows of life.

Poem by Clina Polloni ©

After the cold days of winter. I can’t wait for the warm days of spring to see the pale daffodils or the purple irises emerging, green baby leaves appearing in the old oak tree and finally a rainbow of colors; camellias, geraniums, tulips, peonies, crape myrtles, dahlias, roses and pansies. I get my canvas, brushes, bright colors and go outside, seat in the purple chair and paint. I live in Franklinton, NC, USA, travel to Chile to see my family and also paint.

Flowers of Love Poem Drawing

Instructions:

  1. Start by drawing the poem with a mediaeval calligraphy. The first letter of the poem is at the right side with a gold background and decorated with flowers.
  2. Draw flowers around the poem.
  3. Create a border with gold and heavy gesso.
  4. Paint with acrylics or oils.

Clina’s paintings are for sale at her studio, The Renaissance Centre for The Arts in Wake Forest and The Franklin County Art Council, NC.

To learn more about this poem and instructions visit:
https://clinapolloni.com/flowers-of-love-poem/ 

Call Clina: 919-841-3132
Email: clinapolloni@gmail.com

Visit Clina Polloni Art Studio and Gallery.

Medieval Letter F

13 Garner Road, Franklinton NC 27525.
Take a drive to the beautiful country of North Carolina. Only half an hour from downtown Raleigh.

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2019 Spotlight on Wake Forest Artists Exhibit

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You are cordially invited to the 

Opening Reception of the

2019 Spotlight on Wake Forest Artists Exhibit

Clina Polloni Artist

The Wake Forest Public Art Commission (PAC) will host a special reception Saturday, July 27, from 9 a.m. until noon to formally open its 2019 Spotlight on Wake Forest Artists Exhibit. The gathering will take place inside the Arts Annex at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 407 Brooks Street, Wake Forest, NC 27587.

The reception will have an informal, open house-style format, so you may drop in anytime between 9 a.m. and noon. Program begin at 10 a.m. PAC members and several featured artists will be on hand throughout the morning to answer questions and share information about the selected works of art.

2019-Spotlight on Wake Forest Artists Exhibit

Each painting is a mural applied to the facade of a buildings in downtown Wake Forest. The “Orange Reflections in the River” is at Taylor Street Park Sprayground, 416 N. Taylor St. with a plaque with information about the artist. Maps highlighting the locations of the paintings/murals will be available.

To learn more about the “Orange Reflections in the River” visit:
https://clinapolloni.com/orange-reflections-in-the-river/

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Orange Reflections in the River Painting

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Orange Reflections in the River.

By Clina Polloni.

Original oil painting on canvas 30″x 36″.

Mural applied to the facade of a buildings in downtown Wake Forest.

Orange Reflections in the River

This is a sunset of the beautiful Oconaluftee River that flows through The Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. Transitions from blues to reds and yellows reflected in the water.

The Oconaluftee River is an inspiration for painting because of its beauty and legends. The Cherokee Indians considered the waters of the Oconaluftee River sacred. It was the deeper part of the river, where all the animals came to wash and heal their wounds when they had been hurt by hunters.

This painting has been selected by The Wake Forest Public Art Commission among 5 paintings of participant local artists, for the “2019 Spotlight on Wake Forest Artists Exhibit”.

Each painting is a mural applied to the facade of a buildings in downtown Wake Forest. The “Orange Reflections in the River” is at Taylor Street Park Sprayground, 416 N. Taylor St. with a plaque with information about the artist.

Visit: https://clinapolloni.com/paintings/landscapes/
Learn more: https://clinapolloni.com/orange-reflections-in-the-river/

Call Clina: 919-841-3132.
Email: clinapolloni@gmail.com

Visit Clina Polloni Art Studio and Gallery.
13 Garner Road, Franklinton NC 27527.
Take a drive to the beautiful country of North Carolina. Only half an hour from downtown Raleigh.