Painting downtown Raleigh NC in the night is an inspiration of dancing lights and the hustle and bustle of the city.
- Start by drawing downtown Raleigh, positioning each element in the canvas.
- Do your under-paint or imprimatura with a wash of a mix of White, Silver and Raw Sienna, using acrylic because they dry faster.
- Paint the sky first.
- Continue by painting the buildings and finally the landscape in the front.
- Sign your work of art.
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.
- Titanium White
- Cadmium Yellow Light
- Cadmium-Barium Red Light
- Yellow Ochre
- Raw Sienna
- Royal Blue
- Ultramarine Blue
- Ultramarine Violet
- Sap Green
- Greenish Umber
- 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).
Plate to mix colors or a Paper Palette. SOHO has a very reasonable paper palette at Jerry’s Arterama.
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.