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How To Paint Quilt Blocks On Canvas

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How To Paint Quilt Blocks On Canvas

Quilt Blocks ColorsThese quilt blocks were designed for the painting classes, simple blocks for a person that is starting to paint and wants to learn to paint a quilt block, geometrical forms, colors composition, and organization of symmetrical forms.

Instructions:

  1. Divide your canvas in squares of 4. 5 or 6, depending on the design that you want to paint.

2. Start by drawing geometrical symmetrical forms.

  1. Select a geometrical form and paint 4 of a kind with the same color. Them another 4 consecutive form and paint them, and so on. Always related shapes.

Supply:

This quilt blocks 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, https://www.jerrysartarama.com/

Canvas: 8″x8″, or any square canvas.

Colors:

  1. Titanium White
  2. Cadmium Yellow Medium
  3. Cadmium Orange Deep
  4. Permanent Red
  5. Magenta
  6. Permanent Green
  7. Phthalo Green Blue
  8. Cerulean Blue
  9. Ultramarine Blue
  10. Dioxazine Purple

There are many affordable brushes in the market:
Walmart: FolkArt, Gold Taklon, fine details and shading corners detail.
Michael’s: Artist’s Loft, white synthetic brushes.
Jerry’s Arterama: Pro Stroke-Power Creative, fine and medium brushes.
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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2018 First Friday of March Exhibition in Wake Forest, NC

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You are cordially invited to an art Exhibition at the Renaissance Centre For The Arts, organized by the Wake Forest Guild of Artists.

Date: Friday, March 2, 2018
Start Time: 6:00 PM.
End Time: 9:00 PM.
Location: Arts Annex Wake Forest Renaissance Centre.
407 Brooks Ave. Wake Forest, NC.

Local artist will celebrate the First Friday displaying Structure paintings. The exhibition will last all the month of March and April 2018. Come to visit any time!

Clina Polloni will exhibit 8 Structure oil paintings:

 From North Carolina:
“The North Carolina State Capitol”
“The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse”
“Old Baldy with Laurel Oak Forest”
“Old Baldy”

From Chile:
“Casa de Paja”
“Chile in the 1800’s”
“White Adobe Church”
“Casa de Campo”

To view larger images click on the photos >>

For more information about Clina Polloni, visit:
http://www.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.

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

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Colonial People Exhibition at WakeMed, NC

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Colonial People Exhibition at WakeMed, NC by Clina Polloni.

Clina Polloni is exhibiting her new paintings portraying the people of North Carolina in their environment and activities, representing colonial times and history of our beautiful state.

Faces of Colonial Sisters With Dolls When: The month of February 2018.
Where: WakeMed North Family Health & Women’s Hospital.
10000 Falls of Neuse Rd, Raleigh, NC 27614

Clina Polloni is a contemporary artist born in Chile. Her oil paintings are inspired by her love for people, animals and nature. Her new project: “The motif of the human figure in a dialogue with natures light and colors.” In these new paintings she is portraying the people of North Carolina.

6 Oil Paintings:

http://www.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.

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

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Announcing Next Group Painting Class, February 17, 2018.

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Announcing Next Group Painting Class, February 17, 2018.

House in the Island PaintingDate: Saturday, February 17, 2018.
Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm.
Location: Clina Polloni Studio.
13 Garner Road, Franklinton NC 27527
Painting: “House in the Island of North Carolina”.

You can bring a painting that you had already started and your supply. We can paint it together! Or paint the following paint:

“House in the Island of North Carolina“. 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 ocean, reflections of a boat sailing and most important the little house in the cliff of the sand dunes.

Click on image to see larger 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

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″x9

Colors:

  1. Titanium White
  2. Cadmium Yellow Light
  3. Yellow Ochre
  4. Cadmium Red Medium
  5. Alizarin Crimson
  6. Flesh, Portrait Pink or Pale Pink
  7. Sap Green
  8. Cerulean Blue
  9. Ultramarine Blue
  10. Dioxazine Purple
  11. Burnt Sienna
  12. Raw Sienna
  13. Van Dyck Brown
  14. Ivory Black

There are many affordable brushes in the market:
Walmart: FolkArt, Gold Taklon, fine details and shading corners detail.
Michael’s: Artist’s Loft, white synthetic brushes.
Jerry’s Arterama: Pro Stroke-Power Creative, fine and medium brushes.
1 White Bristle #3.
Black fine point Sharpie.
For Oil paintings, the best media is Refined Linseed Oil with Turpernoi. 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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The Fishermen, Oil Painting of Constitución, Chile

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“The Fishermen”

Oil Painting by Clina Polloni
24”x36”

“The Fishermen”, this painting was done in the beautiful fishing town of Constitución, Chile. Based on a painting that my great-grandfather did in 1913. Bright and changing colors of the sunset, the fishermen were coming back with their rich catch on a summer evening after a day at the sea. Who could imagine that almost a hundred years after, this village was going to be destroyed by the fury of the waters.
Earthquake and Tsunami in Chile.

The Fishermen, painting of Constitucion, Chile.

A massive earthquake and tsunamis killed 350 people in Constitución, Chile. March 1, 2010.

Antonio Polloni GuzmanGiant waves set off by the quake crashed hundred of meters into these coastal towns near the epicenter, demolishing houses and sending residents fleeing into the hills.

“It’s an enormous catastrophe … there’s a growing number of missing people,” Bachelet said, the President of Chile. Adding that food and medical aid was being sent to help the people affected by the quake. This city of 55,000, whose death toll is expected to exceed 500, may well be the community hardest hit by the magnitude 8.8 quake that struck Chile. The temblor was quickly followed by Pacific Ocean waves that officials in Constitucion say reached 30 feet in height.

The earthquake knocked down and damaged hundreds of buildings here while the ensuing tsunami cut a 1 1/2 -mile swath of destruction through the town, dragging everything and everyone in its wake as the Maule River surged with seawater.

The once heavily populated coastal zone, where vacationers and residents have long strolled on a seaside walk, is a jumbled mass of debris. More than 90% of the city’s downtown buildings were destroyed. On Monday, there was no electricity, phone service or running water; bodies remained trapped in collapsed buildings. The dead are being laid out in silver-colored vinyl bags on a school basketball court that has been transformed into a makeshift morgue.

Victor Lucero, 50, stood outside an adobe building where, he said, his daughter, son-in- law and two grandchildren lay entombed. He flashed a color photograph of the children, Giovanny, 7, and Constanza, 4, that he showed to anyone who stopped to talk. Both were killed when the residence collapsed, he said.

My heart is in deep sorrow for the people of Chile,

Clina Polloni

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Clina Polloni 2017 Artist of the Year Award

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Clina Polloni 2017 Artist of the Year Award.

THE FRANKLIN TIMES/ THE FRANKLIN WEEKLY
Press Release: Immediate
DATE:  1/8/2018

Announcing Artist of the Year 2017: Clina Polloni

Clina Polloni, ArtistClina Polloni is a contemporary artist born in Chile.  Her colorful oil paintings are inspired by her love for people, animals, and nature expressing her art through the canvas in oil painting.  Her new project “The motif of the human figure” is a dialogue with natures light and colors. In her new paintings she is portraying the people of North Carolina in their environment and activities, representing a time and history of our state.

Franklin County Arts Council in 2018
Location: FCAC Gallery located at 22 S. Main Street, Franklinton NC
Questions: Contact or (919) 497-6910

Two Articles by The Grey Area News:

Franklin County Arts Council Announces Artist of the Year.
January 10, 2018 by Donna Campbell Smith.
https://greyareanews.com/news/local-nc/fcac-artist-clina-polloni/

NC Local Artist Spotlight: Clina Polloni
January 15, 2018 by Donna Campbell Smith.
https://greyareanews.com/news/local-nc/nc-artist-spotlight-polloni/

Artist Clina Polloni, originally from Chile, is based in North Carolina.
By Donna Campbell Smith

Cooking On An Open Fire NCClina Polloni is a contemporary artist born and raised in Chile. Her colorful oil paintings are inspired by her love for people, animals and nature, expressing her art through the canvas in oil painting.

Clina is currently working on a project she calls. “The motif of the human figure in a dialogue with natures light and colors.” In these new paintings she is portraying the people of North Carolina in their environment and activities, representing a time and history of our State.

When asked what her art means to her Clina said, “I am a descendant of Italian artists; for generations, art has been our passion! We promote the Arts in the community and participate in arts events. Since I was a little girl I started painting at my great-grandfather’s studio. I live for the arts. It is the creative energy that I wake up for every morning. A new painting, a new inspiration. Telling a story in a painting is like a book of bright colors and happiness.”

2016-Citizenship-Clina Polloni & Thomas AllenHer colorful oil paintings are inspired by her love for people, animals and nature, expressing her art through the canvas in oil painting. Clina enjoys impressionism as well as realism and has developed her own unique style, portraying the people of this land, surrounded by spectacular blues of the skies as well as a rainbow of bright colors. Clina’s art has been exhibited in many places, including the North Carolina State Capital.

Clina Polloni and her husband, Thomas Allen, in 2016 when she received her US citizenship. Source: Donna Campbell Smith

Clina’s list of achievements is impressive.  In 2005, she won “The Pride of Our Community Award.” Each year, Univision 40 gives this award to someone that they believe is an example of excellence and perseverance in the Hispanic Community.

In 2008 she received the “Latin American Women’s Excellence Award.” This award is presented by The Mental Health Association in North Carolina and The Latin American Women’s Club (LAWC) to recognize and support the efforts and talents of the Latin women, who with leadership and optimism work for the well-being of their community.

In 2010, Clina Polloni exhibited at the North Carolina State Capitol in Raleigh and the Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex in Fayetteville, North Carolina. These exhibitions were presented by the North Carolina Historic Sites.

On September 6, 2014 she donated her painting “9/11 Children Painting” to The US Military Veterans Foundation. The painting was used to raise almost $6,000 for a family in need. The painting was displayed at a total of eleven events and all day at Raleigh Country Club Army VS Navy Golf Tournament.

Clina was named 2017 Artist of the Year by the Franklin County Arts Council for her outstanding contribution to the organization.

In addition to her painting Clina teaches art classes. She says, “Teaching is something that fascinates me. To be able to transfer all this knowledge of art and to see the joy of the students admiring their work. When teaching, I like to talk to the student, learn what is inside their feelings, what they want to express in a painting.” She teaches at her home studio at Marigold Plantation on 13 Garner Road, Franklinton NC. Visit her website at www.clinapolloni.com to learn more about Clina’s art and how to join her classes.

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Next Group Painting Class, January 20, 2018

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Announcing Next Group Painting Class, January 20, 2018.

Fishing Village in NC, Painting Classes

Fishing Village in NC

Date: Saturday, January 20, 2018.
Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm.
Location: Clina Polloni Studio.
13 Garner Road, Franklinton NC 27527
Painting: “Fishing Village Painting in NC”. Click painting to see a larger image.

You can bring a painting that you had already started and your supply. We can paint it together! Or paint the following paint:

“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.

Painting 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
  12. Ivory Black

There are many affordable brushes in the market:
Walmart: FolkArt, Gold Taklon, fine details and shading corners detail.
Michael’s: Artist’s Loft, white synthetic brushes.
Jerry’s Arterama: Pro Stroke-Power Creative, fine and medium brushes.
Black fine point Sharpie.
For Oil paintings, the best media is Refined Linseed Oil with Turpernoi. 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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Still Life Exhibition by Clina Polloni, Wake Forest, NC.

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Still Life Exhibition by Clina Polloni, Wake Forest, NC.

The Still Life Exhibition will last all the month January and February 2018 at the Renaissance Centre For The Arts in Wake Forest. Come to visit any time!

Colors Of Flowers PaintingLocation: Arts Annex Wake Forest Renaissance Centre.
407 Brooks Ave. Wake Forest, NC.

Clina Polloni is exhibiting 6 Still Life oil paintings:

 3 painting belongs to the “Flowers of Love” collection inspired by the poem ” An Instant of Time”, about love and flowers: http://www.clinapolloni.com/flowers.html

  1. “Colors of Flowers”
  2. “Red Roses in a Crystal Base”
  3. “Red Lilies”

The other 3 are vegetables and fruits: http://www.clinapolloni.com/still_life.html

  1. “Gold Pear with Leaves”
  2. “Red & Yellow Peppers with Leaves”
  3. “Red Apple with Leaves”

To view a larger painting, click on the following images:

For more information about Clina Polloni, visit:
http://www.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.

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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First Friday Exhibition in Wake Forest, NC.

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First Friday Exhibition in Wake Forest, NC.

Red and Yellow Peppers With LeavesYou are cordially invited to an art Exhibition at the Renaissance Centre For The Arts in Wake Forest.

Date: Friday, January 5, 2018
Start Time: 6:00 PM.
End Time: 9:00 PM.
Location: Arts Annex Wake Forest Renaissance Centre.
407 Brooks Ave. Wake Forest, NC.

Local artist will celebrate the First Friday displaying Still Life paintings. The exhibition will last all the month of January and February 2018. Come to visit any time!

Clina Polloni will exhibit 6 Still Life oil paintings:

 3 painting belongs to the “Flowers of Love” collection inspired by the poem ” An Instant of Time”, about love and flowers: http://www.clinapolloni.com/flowers.html

  1. “Colors of Flowers”
  2. “Red Roses in a Crystal Base”
  3. “Red Lilies”

The other 3 are vegetables and fruits: http://www.clinapolloni.com/still_life.html

  1. “Gold Pear with Leaves”
  2. “Red & Yellow Peppers with Leaves”
  3. “Red Apple with Leaves”

Click on the paintings to view a larger image:

For more information about Clina Polloni, visit:
http://www.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.

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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Merry Christmas from Artist Clina Polloni

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To our dear family and friends,
We Wish you a Merry Christmas
and a Happy New Year 2018Merry Christmas

This has been a happy year for the Allen family, every body is healthy and fine, including my mother, with the blessing of God, she was able to stay in her home.

Thom has been enjoying writing his blogs, expressing his views. Not every body agree with him, but many of us learn great knowledge and appreciation.

I have been passionate about painting, participating in the community and exhibiting, enjoying my dear students, friends and family.

Also I thanks the many opportunities giving to us artists by:

  • The Franklin County Art Council, that honored me with the 2017 FCAC ARTIST AWARD.
  • Wake Forest Renaissance Centre For The Arts that invited us to exhibit our art.
  • The Wake Forest Guild Of Artist for the extraordinary job providing us opportunities to promote the Arts.

“Three Wise Men Following The Star Of Bethlehem”.
This painting was created by Deb Allen.

The wise men saw the star in the east and followed it to Jerusalem where they asked King Herod of Judea where the king of the Jews had been born. The priest said that he had been born in Bethlehem. The three wise men had traveled thousands of miles to worship and recognized Jesus as the Messiah.

God bless you,
Thom and Clina Polloni Allen.

Call Clina: 919-841-3132
Email: clinapolloni@gmail.com
http://www.clinapolloni.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.
Serving Raleigh, Cary, Durham, Wake Forest, Franklinton and The Triangle Are of North Carolina.