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Artichoke and GarlicThis is a vegetable painting that will decorate your kitchen.

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 vegetables colors and techniques.


  1. Start by drawing the artichoke and garlic, without details. Just position each element in the canvas.
  2. Once you are happy with each element composition, start drawing the details, artichoke pedals and garlic cloves, thinking about light and shade.
  3. The best media to do your under-paint is acrylics because they dry faster. The under paint is very important because you are continuing to draw with colors and defining light and shade in your final painting.
  4. Paint the background first.
  5. Enjoy finishing your painting. You can use acrylics or oils.


This painting can be done in 2 medias, Oil Paintings or 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: 9’x12″


  1. Titanium White
  2. Sap Green or Hookers Green
  3. Raw Umber
  4. Burnt Sienna
  5. Burnt Umber
  6. 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.
  • 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. SOHO has a very reasonable paper palette at Jerry’s Arterama.

You can learn and enjoy to do this painting in the painting classes:
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.