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This is a sunset of the beautiful Oconaluftee River that flows through The Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina.

Orange Reflections in The Oconaluftee River NCThe Oconaluftee River is an inspiration for painting because of its beauty and legends. The Cherokee Indians considered the waters of the Oconaluftee River sacred. It was the deeper part of the river, where all the animals came to wash and heal their wounds when they had been hurt by hunters.

Supply:
This painting can be done in 2 medias, Oil Paintings or Acrylics:

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: 30″x36″

Colors:

  1. Titanium White
  2. Cadmium Yellow Light
  3. Cadmium Yellow Medium
  4. Yellow Ochre
  5. Flesh, Portrait Pink or Pale Pink
  6. Cadmium Red Medium
  7. Alizarin Crimson
  8. Deep Magenta
  9. Sap Green
  10. Greenish Umber
  11. Cerulean Blue
  12. Ultramarine Blue
  13. Prussian Blue
  14. Raw Sienna
  15. Burnt Sienna
  16. 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.

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 large metal easel is fine).
Paper towel.
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:
http://www.clinapolloni.com/painting_classes.html
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.

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