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My family is a family of artists. From generations to generations we had supported and embraced the ARTS.

Portrait of Isabella de Polloni y LepianiThe original Polloni family were merchants and artists that moved from Italy to Cádiz, Spain. In this city Francisco de Polloni y Lepiani was born in 1733. he moved to Chile in 1752, starting the genealogy of the Polloni family in Chile.

As a present to him, I had created a sister in a painting, her name is Isabella de Polloni y Lepiani, portraying her time in history, her loving expression of the eyes and smile.

Francisco de Polloni y Lepiani story:

Portrait of Isabella de Polloni y LepianiInstructions:

  1. In this painting I started by drawing Isabella with pastels over the canvas. Defining the light and the shade.
  2. Using oils I started painting the skin, blending light and shade to the color of the skin. Repeat the process as many times as it is necessary to create a soft skin. Follow by lips, eyes and hair.
  3. Painted the background in deep colors to accent the face.
  4. Finally her close with light, shade and two tones of blues, Cerulean Blue and Thalo Blue.
  5. Sign your work of art.

Portrait of Isabella de Polloni y LepianiOil Paintings and pastels: you can buy them at Michael’s, ACMoore, but again the most affordable ones are at Jerry’s Arterama and their brand is LUKAS. You can also order in the internet.

Canvas: 12″x16″


  1. Titanium White
  2. Flesh, Portrait Pink or Pale Pink
  3. Yellow Ochre
  4. Raw Sienna
  5. Venetian Red
  6. Cadmium Red Light
  7. Alizarin Crimson
  8. Burnt Umber
  9. Raw Umber
  10. Cerulean Blue
  11. 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 commission a portrait or learn to paint a portrait:
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.