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Children Goodbyes to the Sailors, PaintingChildren playing, wishing farewell to the sailors. Their fathers, brothers, or friends are going to the blue and teal waters of the sea. A happy goodbye and a hope that they will come back safe.


  1. Cover the canvas with a light coat of a mix of raw sienna and white, using acrylic.
  2. Draw with pencil. Using a brown and black fine point Sharpie, go over your pencil drawing.
  3. Start painting your backgrounds, sky, waters and landscape.
  4. Paint the children. Faces, hair and close.
  5. Sign your work of art.

Children Goodbyes to the Sailors, PaintingSupply:
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.

Children Goodbyes to the Sailors, PaintingCanvas: 20″x16″


  1. Titanium White
  2. Cadmium Yellow Light
  3. Cadmium Yellow Medium
  4. Cadmium Red Medium
  5. Cadmium Red Light
  6. Cadmium Orange
  7. Flesh, Portrait Pink or Pale Pink
  8. Alizarin Crimson
  9. Deep Magenta
  10. Yellow Ochre
  11. Raw Sienna
  12. Burnt Umber
  13. Phthalo Turquoise (teal)
  14. Ultramarine Blue
  15. Prussian Blue
  16. Sap Green
  17. Greenish Umber
  18. 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.
Brown and black fine point Sharpie.
Easel (a simple table 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:
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.