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How to paint a “NC Landscape in the 1800’s” Gourd by Clina Polloni.

NC landscape in the 1800sThis gourd was inspired by the beautiful landscape and historical towns from the 1800’s in North Carolina.

My husband Thom and I, loves to travel in North Carolina. Visiting the old south, learning about the way of life of this historical times. Their homes, the way they farmed their land, their family life and the heritage they left behind.

NC landscape in the 1800s. Steps:

  1. Clean gourds with a damp cloth, and sand off imperfections.
  2. Draw with pencil the landscape and houses.
  3. Outline houses with a black fine point Sharpie.
  4. Paint the sky with Titanium White and Cerulean Blue.
  5. Paint landscape houses and trees.
  6. Sign and date your gourd.
  7. Varnish it with Gloss UV Archival Varnish

NC landscape in the 1800's. 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


  1. Titanium White
  2. Cerulean Blue
  3. Cadmium Yellow Light
  4. Yellow Ochre
  5. Cadmium Red Medium
  6. Sap Green
  7. Alizarin Crimson
  8. Burnt Umber
  • 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 from Jerry’s Arterama.
  • Black fine point Sharpie.
  • Paper towel.
  • 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 paint this gourd in the painting classes:
Call Clina: 919-841-3132
Email: clinapolloni@gmail.com

Visit Clina Polloni Art Studio at “Marigold Plantation” (Open by appointment)
13 Garner Road, Franklinton, NC 27525