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Gourd Necklaces by Clina Polloni.

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These gourd necklaces were inspired by the native history of North Carolina. My husband Thom plants the gourds every year at our “Marigold Plantation”. He harvest and clean them for me to paint.

The gourds in America have been used throughout history, starting with the native Indians and the colonial people. They were important domestic tools, including bottle gourds, musical instruments, birdhouses to attract purple martins, which provided bug control for agriculture and many more. Today we continue planting the gourds in North Carolina, and they are a basic source of artistic inspiration.

You can learn and enjoy to paint in the painting classes:
http://www.clinapolloni.com/painting_classes.html
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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Sunflower Painting, Supply and Instructions.

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This is a simple painting for a beginner artist. You will learn the basics of color mixing, blending and texture.

Sunflower PaintingInstructions:
You can paint the sunflower with a light background or a dark background.

  1. Outline: Draw sunflower and leaves, outline sunflower with Cadmium Red Light and Cadmium Orange. For light version outline leaves with Greenish Umber, for dark background, outline leaves with Cadmium Yellow Light.
  2. Painting: Do it by blending all the beautiful colors. Center, create texture with Burnt Sienna and Burnt Umber.
  3. Background: For light version create texture with Cadmium Yellow Light and Sap Green. Dark version, create texture with Burnt Sienna and Burnt Umber.
  4. Sign your painting and enjoy it.

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

Kansas SunflowerAcrylics: 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. You can also buy the supply on line.

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″x12″

Colors:

  1. Titanium White
  2. Cadmium Yellow Light
  3. Cadmium Yellow Medium
  4. Cadmium Red Light
  5. Cadmium Orange
  6. Alizarin Crimson
  7. Sap Green
  8. Greenish Umber
  9. Burnt Sienna
  10. Burnt Umber
  • Brushes: multi-purpose, polyvalent. There is a 10pc “Artist’s Loft” at Michael’s, they provides most of the brushes for the beginning or the Pro Stroke-Power Creative Mark of Jerry’s Arterama.
  • For Oil paintings, the best media is Refined Linseed Oil with Refined Turpentine. To clean the brushes Turpernoi. Glass container to mix media, I have some containers in the studio.
  • Easel: (a simple table metal easel is fine).
  • Paper towel.
  • 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:
http://www.clinapolloni.com/painting_classes.html
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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Tar River Art Festival 2016, NC.

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Come and enjoy a beautiful ART FESTIVAL at the Tar River Festival, NC.

Lago Llanquihue, Chile

Saturday, September 10, 2016.10am to 5pm.
Downtown Louisburg at River Bend Park, NC.
Free Admission and Open to the Public.

Clina Polloni will exhibit paintings of North Carolina and Chile.

Bring your family and friends. Many activities have been planned to celebrate the festival’s 26th year with fun for the entire family. Arts and crafts from local artisans will line the streets as well as a variety of food vendors.

The North Carolina State CapitolThe Switch Band, will return to provide live music throughout the day. Local dance groups will also perform and children will enjoy inflatable’s games, and pony rides. New to the festival this year will be the “River of Yesterday,” which will include story telling and a celebration of our past culture and heritage.

For more information and directions:
http://www.eventcrazy.com/Louisburg-NC/events/details/11842-Tar-River-Festival.

Call 919-841-3132, email clinapolloni@gmail.com or visit http://www.clinapolloni.com/.

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Purple Iris Painting Supply.

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Irises, are early spring flowers. Beautiful soft colors that feel our yards with hopes of summer days. Painting by Clina Polloni.

After the cold days of winter. I can’t wait for the warm days of spring to see the purple irises emerging, green baby leaves appearing in the old oak tree and finally a rainbow of colors; I get my canvas, brushes, bright colors and go outside, seat in the purple chair and paint.

Purple Iris 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. You can also buy the supply on line.

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: 12″x16″

Colors:

  1. Titanium White
  2. Silver
  3. Cadmium Yellow Light
  4. Yellow Ochre
  5. Sap Green
  6. Dioxazine Purple
  7. Burnt Umber
  8. Ivory Black

Brushes, multi-purpose, polyvalent. There is a 10pc “Artist’s Loft” at Michael’s, they provides most of the brushes for the beginning or the Pro Stroke-Power Creative Mark of Jerry’s Arterama.
Black fine point Sharpie.
For Oil paintings, the best media is Refined Linseed Oil with Refined Turpentine. To clean the brushes Turpernoi. Glass container to mix media, I have some containers in the studio.
Easel (a simple table metal easel is fine).
Paper towel.
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:
http://www.clinapolloni.com/painting_classes.html
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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Sea Dunes, Painting Supply.

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Seascape for the painting classes. Lazy summer days seating in the warm sand looking at a sale boat going by.

This painting was created for the painting classes, is a simple and charming painting for a person that is starting to paint and wants to learn about the beach, reflections of a boat sailing and sand dunes.

Sand Dunes

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. You can also buy the supply on line.

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″x14″

Colors:

  1. Titanium White
  2. Cadmium Yellow Light
  3. Yellow Ochre
  4. Portrait Pink or Pale Pink
  5. Sap Green
  6. Greenish Umber
  7. Cerulean Blue
  8. Ultramarine Blue
  9. Burnt Sienna
  10. Burnt Umber
  11. Ivory Black

Brushes, multi-purpose, polyvalent. There is a 10pc “Artist’s Loft” at Michael’s, they provides most of the brushes for the beginning or the Pro Stroke-Power Creative Mark of Jerry’s Arterama.
Black fine point Sharpie.
For Oil paintings, the best media is Refined Linseed Oil with Refined Turpentine. To clean the brushes Turpernoi. Glass container to mix media, I have some containers in the studio.
Easel (a simple table metal easel is fine).
Paper towel.
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:
http://www.clinapolloni.com/painting_classes.html
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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Crape Myrtles Painting, Supply and Instructions.

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Crape Myrtles, oil painting by Clina Polloni.

Crape MyrtlesThey are the last flowers of sprint. A pallet of colors, from white to pink to lilac and purples. They feel up our yards with big delightful blooms all through summer to autumn. 

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. You can also buy the supply on line.

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: 12″x16″

Colors:

  1. Titanium White
  2. Cadmium Yellow Light
  3. Magenta
  4. Dioxazine Purple
  5. Alizarin Crimson
  6. Sap Green
  7. Greenish Umber
  8. Burnt Sienna
  9. Burnt Umber
  10. Ivory Black

Brushes, multi-purpose, polyvalent. There is a 10pc “Artist’s Loft” at Michael’s, they provides most of the brushes for the beginning or the Pro Stroke-Power Creative Mark of Jerry’s Arterama.
Black fine point Sharpie.
For Oil paintings, the best media is Refined Linseed Oil with Refined Turpentine. To clean the brushes Turpernoi. Glass container to mix media, I have some containers in the studio.
Easel (a simple table metal easel is fine).
Paper towel.
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:
http://www.clinapolloni.com/painting_classes.html
Call Clina: 919-841-3132
Email: clinapolloni@gmail.com

Visit Clina Polloni Art Studio and Gallery
13 Garner Road, FranklintonNC27527
Take a drive to the beautiful country of North Carolina. Only half an hour from downtown Raleigh.

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Fishing Village Painting in NC, Supply.

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Fishing Village Painting in NC.

This painting was created for the painting classes, is a simple and charming painting for a person that is starting to paint. The painting is about a fishing town in North Carolina, in colonial times.

Fishing Village in NCPainting Class 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: 14″x11″

Colors:

  1. Titanium White
  2. Cadmium Yellow Light
  3. Yellow Ochre
  4. Flesh, Portrait Pink or Pale Pink
  5. Cadmium Red Medium
  6. Alizarin Crimson
  7. Sap Green
  8. Cerulean Blue
  9. Ultramarine Blue
  10. Burnt Sienna
  11. Raw Umber

Brushes, multi-purpose, polyvalent. There is a 10pc “Artist’s Loft” at Michael’s, they provides most of the brushes for the beginning or the Pro Stroke-Power Creative Mark of Jerry’s Arterama.
Black fine point Sharpie.
For Oil paintings, the best media is Refined Linseed Oil with Refined Turpentine. To clean the brushes Turpernoi. Glass container to mix media, I have some containers in the studio.
Easel (a simple table metal easel is fine).
Paper towel.
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:
http://www.clinapolloni.com/painting_classes.html
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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Red Lily Painting For The Painting Classes

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Learn to paint a bright, colorful flower, this is a simple painting for a person that is starting to paint and wants to learn colors and composition.

Red Lily-Painting ClassesSupply:
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. You can also buy the supply on line.

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″x12″

Colors:

  1. Cadmium Yellow Light
  2. Cadmium Yellow Medium
  3. Cadmium Red Medium
  4. Sap Green
  5. Ultramarine Blue
  6. Dioxazine Purple
  7. Alizarin Crimson

Brushes, multi-purpose, polyvalent. There is a 10pc “Artist’s Loft” at Michael’s, they provides most of the brushes for the beginning or the Pro Stroke-Power Creative Mark of Jerry’s Arterama.
For Oil paintings, the best media is Refined Linseed Oil with Refined Turpentine. To clean the brushes Turpernoi. Glass container to mix media, I have some containers in the studio.
Easel (a simple table metal easel is fine).
Paper towel.
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:
http://www.clinapolloni.com/painting_classes.html
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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Pigeon Point Lighthouse Painting, Supply and Instructions.

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New lighthouse for the painting classes.

Pigeon Point LighthouseThis painting was created for the painting classes, is a simple painting for a person that is starting to paint and wants to learn to paint a lighthouse, colors composition, clouds and ocean.

Instructions:

  1. Start by drawing the lighthouse.
  2. Paint the sky, clouds, ocean and the grays of the lighthouse. Shade and light.
  3. Paint the blacks.
  4. Enjoy finishing your painting with colors.
  5. Sign your painting.

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. You can also buy the supply on line, https://www.jerrysartarama.com/

Pigeon Point LighthouseOil 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, https://www.jerrysartarama.com/

Canvas: 11″x14″

Colors:

  1. Titanium White
  2. Cadmium Yellow Light
  3. Yellow Ochre
  4. Cadmium Red Medium
  5. Alizarin Crimson
  6. Sap Green
  7. Cerulean Blue
  8. Ultramarine Blue
  9. Dioxazine Purple
  10. Burnt Sienna
  11. Raw Sienna
  12. Burnt Umber
  13. Ivory Black

Pigeon Point LighthouseBrushes, multi-purpose, polyvalent. There is a 10pc “Artist’s Loft” at Michael’s, they provides most of the brushes for the beginning or the Pro Stroke-Power Creative Mark of Jerry’s Arterama.
Black fine point Sharpie.
For Oil paintings, the best media is Refined Linseed Oil with Refined Turpentine. To clean the brushes Turpernoi. Glass container to mix media, I have some containers in the studio.
Easel (a simple table metal easel is fine).
Paper towel.
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:
http://www.clinapolloni.com/painting_classes.html
Call Clina: 919-841-3132
Email: clinapolloni@gmail.com

Visit Clina Polloni Art Studio and Gallery
13 Garner Road, FranklintonNC27527
Take a drive to the beautiful country of North Carolina. Only half an hour from downtown Raleigh.

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Wedding Oil Portrait of Jim and Ellen White.

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Wedding Oil PortraitWhen painting an oil portrait, the most important thing is attention to details, composition, drawing, colors and blending.

It was Jim and Ellen White’s 25 Wedding Anniversary. Jim wanted to give his wife a memorable present, a momentous of this important date. All they had was a wedding album with small photos. We selected a photo, and from that photo and looking at them today, the expression of their eyes, I created this painting. He specially wanted the flowers to be part of the portrait.

Instructions:

  1. Cover the canvas with a light coat of Raw Sienna and White, using acrylic.
  2. Draw the persons from the photo.
  3. Do your under-paint or imprimatura with a wash of raw sienna in acrylics because they dry faster. With raw sienna continue defining the features of the face. The under paint is very important because you are drawing with colors and defining light and shade in your final painting.
  4. Using oils, paint the background.
  5. Using oils start painting the skin, blending light and shade to the color of the skin. Paint the features of the face, putting emphasis in the expression of the eyes.
  6. Paint eyebrows, hair and clothes.
  7. Sign your work of art.

Wedding Oil Portrait ImprimaturaCanvas: 24″x30″

Colors:

  1. Titanium White
  2. Flesh, Portrait Pink or Pale Pink
  3. Cadmium Yellow Light
  4. Cadmium Orange
  5. Cadmium Red Light
  6. Venetian Red
  7. Alizarin Crimson
  8. Yellow Ochre
  9. Raw Sienna
  10. Burnt Sienna
  11. Van Dyck Brown
  12. Burnt Umber
  13. Raw Umber
  14. Greenish Umber
  15. Sap Green
  16. Cobalt Blue
  17. Ivory Black

Wedding Oil PortraitBrushes, multi-purpose, polyvalent, from the finest 0 to 6.
For Oil paintings, the best media is Refined Linseed Oil with Refined Turpentine. To clean the brushes Turpernoi. Glass container to mix media.
Easel (a simple table metal easel is fine).
Paper towel.
Plastic plate to mix colors or a Palette.

Call Clina: 919-841-3132
Email: clinapolloni@gmail.com
http://www.clinapolloni.com/portraits.html

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.