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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:

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″


  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.
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, Franklinton NC 27527
Take a drive to the beautiful country of North Carolina. Only half an hour from downtown Raleigh.