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Painting downtown Raleigh NC in the night is an inspiration of dancing lights and the hustle and bustle of the city.

Downtown Raleigh NCIt is always a pleasure to paint commissioned oil paintings of places and people, and most of all teach my students. Here are the instructions and supply.


  1. Start by drawing downtown Raleigh, positioning each element in the canvas.
  2. Do your under-paint or imprimatura with a wash of a mix of White, Silver and Raw Sienna, using acrylic because they dry faster.
  3. Paint the sky first.
  4. Continue by painting the buildings and finally the landscape in the front.
  5. Sign your work of art.

Downtown Raleigh NCSupply:
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.

Downtown Raleigh NCOil 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: 24″x20″


  1. Titanium White
  2. Cadmium Yellow Light
  3. Cadmium-Barium Red Light
  4. Yellow Ochre
  5. Raw Sienna
  6. Royal Blue
  7. Ultramarine Blue
  8. Ultramarine Violet
  9. Sap Green
  10. Greenish Umber
  11. 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.