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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.

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How to Paint an Oil Pet Portrait of Mr. Parker

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When I was commissioned to paint Mr. Parker’s Pet Portrait, I was fascinated by the beauty of the gold tones of his tabby cat hair and the expression of his eyes. Painting his eyes and the many colors of his hair was a wonderful experience.

Pet Portrait of Mr Parker by Clina PolloniCanvas: 11″x14″.

Instructions and Progression:

  1. Draw and paint the under-paint: It was done in acrylics because they dry faster and it gives you the opportunity to paint immediately. Use a washed of Yellow Ochre, but be sure to saturate the canvas. Also you can draw the eyes with black acrylic. Click on image to see a larger painting >>
  2. Paint the background: In his portrait I painted the background in dark colors because I wanted his beautiful gold hair to show well with contrast.
  3. Continue with Mr. Parker’s face: Put special detail in the eyes, hair and nose. It will give you a better understanding of his features. Click on image to see a larger painting >>
  4. Pet Portrait-Mr Parker-DrawingPaint Mr. Parker’s body: Taking advantage of the texture and the many tones of his hair. The hair was painted with a #1 pro-white brush using it sideways, Click on image to see a larger painting >>

Colors:

  1. Titanium White
  2. Flesh, Portrait Pink or Pale Pink
  3. Cadmium Yellow Light
  4. Cadmium Yellow Medium
  5. Yellow Ochre
  6. Raw Sienna
  7. Burnt Sienna
  8. Van Dyck Brown
  9. Alizarin Crimson
  10. Pet Portrait-Mr Parker UnderpaintGreenish Umber
  11. Thalo Green
  12. Ivory Black

Brushes, 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 Paper Palette.

For commissioned pet portraits visit:
http://www.clinapolloni.com/pet_portraits.html

For painting classes visit:
http://www.clinapolloni.com/painting_classes.html

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.
Serving Raleigh, Cary, Durham, Wake Forest, Franklinton and The Triangle Are of North Carolina.

 

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How to Paint Red Geraniums in a Stone House.

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“Red Geraniums in a Stone House, NC”.
Oil painting 16″x20″ by Clina Polloni.

Traveling through the beautiful mountains of North Carolina, I was inspired to paint this colonial stone house with the red geraniums in the window.

This is a simple painting that would be good to learn in the painting class.

The “Red Geraniuns in a Stone House, NC” painting is FOR SALE at the Sugar Magnolia Cafe in Wake Forest, NC:
https://www.sugarmagnoliacafe.com/

Instructions of how to do this painting:

  1. Draw a 2″ border around the painting.
  2. Start by drawing the window, geraniums, door, stones and tree in the front, defining the light and the shade. Look at image. Click the images to view a large painting >>
  3. Do your under-paint or imprimatura with a wash of gold acrylic. Acrylics are very good for under-painting because they dry faster. They creates a worm color that once you put the oils in the top, they look brighter.

Start painting in the following order because it is going to be easier for you:

  1. Using oils or acrylics, start painting the stones, window and door.
  2. Paint the red geraniums and leaves in the front.
  3. Last, paint the tree in the front.
  4. Sign your work of art.

Supply:

Canvas: 16″x20″

Colors:

  1. Titanium White
  2. Gold
  3. Cadmium Yellow Light
  4. Yellow Ochre
  5. Cadmium Red Medium
  6. Cadmium Red Light
  7. Alizarin Crimson
  8. Magenta
  9. Burnt Sienna
  10. Van Dyck Brown
  11. Greenish Umber
  12. Thalo Green
  13. Payne’s Gray
  14. 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 Refined Turpentine. 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:
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.

 

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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2017 Art Autumn Sales Exhibition at the Renaissance Centre in Wake Forest, NC.

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Artist Clina Polloni cordially invites you to an autumn art exhibition at the Renaissance Centre For The Arts.

Cooking On An Open Fire in NCDate: Sunday, October 29, 2017.
Start Time: 11:00 AM.
End Time: 5:00 PM.
Location: Arts Annex Wake Forest Renaissance Centre.
407 Brooks Ave. Wake Forest, NC.

Bring your family and friends. to enjoy a day celebrating the ARTS of our community. Meet the artists, ask questions and share the enthusiasm that inspires each work of art.

Click image to view larger painting.

This exhibition is hosted by The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts and the Wake Forest Guild Of Artists.

Clina Polloni will exhibit her new painting “Cooking On An Open Fire NC”, Oil painting 30″x40″. From the collection of ”Colonial People of North Carolina”. Inspired by her friends of Rivers of Yesteryears at the Tar River Festival.
https://clinapolloni.wordpress.com/2017/10/18/cooking-on-an-open-fire-nc-a-portrait-of-people-of-nc/

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, Wilson Art Council and Wake Forest Guild of Artists, of North Carolina.

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Cooking On An Open Fire NC, A Portrait of People of NC.

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Cooking On An Open Fire NC, Oil painting 30″x40″ by Clina Polloni

Cooking On An Open Fire NCI am doing a collection of paintings of ”Colonial People of North Carolina”. Inspired by the historical sites that we had visited with my husband Thom. I have a great admiration of the pioneers that came to this land, with dreams and hopes of a new home in North Carolina. Life was so difficult, they had to clear the forest to plant their food. Built their homes and provide their families with a productive and healthy life.

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 in their environment and activities, representing the colonial times and history of our state.

Click the images to view a large painting >>

Cooking On An Open Fire-DrawingInstructions of how to do this painting:

  1. Start by drawing the ladies and landscape defining the light and the shade. Look at image.
  2. Do your under-paint or imprimatura with a wash of acrylic gold and silver. Acrylics are very good for under-painting because they dry faster. They creates a worm color that once you put the oils in the top, they look brighter.

Start painting with oils in the following order because it is going to be easier for you:

  1. Cooking On An Open Fire-UnderpaintUsing oils, start painting the background, stones and wall.
  2. Using oils paint the skin, blending light and shade to the color of the skin. Paint the f
    eatures of the face, hands and foot.
  3. Paint hair and clothes.
  4. Paint open fire, cooking dishes and food.
  5. Sign your work of art.

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.

Clina Polloni Colonial Artist NC. Paintings of people.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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The River of Yesteryear, A Colonial Celebration 2017

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Take a step back into colonial times in North Carolina during this living history event!

Clina Polloni Colonial Artist NC. Paintings of people.Date: Saturday, October 7, 2017.
Time: From 10am to 5pm.
Location: Downtown Louisburg at River Bend Park, NC.
Free Admission and Open to the Public.

Bring your family and friends to celebrate our past culture and heritage. Learn through live demonstrations varied aspects of the life in colonial times: cooking, yarn-weaving, doll-making, and more. Story telling and music will cheer your day.

Click the images to view a large painting >>

Weaving The Yarn at the Tar River NCClina Polloni will be demonstrating how to paint with oils and also will exhibit two of her colonial paintings: “Weaving The Yarn At The Tar River NC” and ” Cooking On An Open Fire In NC”

I am doing a collection of paintings of ” Colonial People of North Carolina”. Inspired by the historical sites that my husband Thom and I had visited, and my great admiration for the pioneers that came to this land, with dreams and hopes of a new home. “The motif of the human figure in a dialogue with natures light and colors”.

For more information about The River of Yesteryear of visit:
http://tarriverfestival.org/river-of-yesteryear/
Clina Polloni: 919-841-3132, Cooking On An Open Fire in NCemail clinapolloni@gmail.com, visit http://www.clinapolloni.com/

You are also invited to visit the booth of the Franklin County Art Council. Dawn Lancaster is an Eco Artist and she will be demonstrating this art.