The Shelley Lake is located in Raleigh, North Carolina, with wooded trails along a scenic lake. A perfect place to feel inspired to create plain air paintings and enjoy the outdoors in an autumn day.
- Start by drawing with a pencil, putting attention to the reflections of the trees in the water.
- Paint the sky, but at the same time paint the water, because the water is a reflection of the sky.
- Paint the trees in the background, and at the same time, copy the trees in the water in an opposite way. The water is like a mirror to the trees.
- Start painting the trunk and branches of the trees.
- Finish your painting by doing the leaves, dirt and bushes.
- Sign your work of art.
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.
- Titanium White
- Ivory Black
- Cadmium Yellow Light
- Cadmium Yellow Medium
- Cadmium Orange
- Cadmium Red Light
- Yellow Ochre
- Burn Siena
- Burnt Umber
- Sap Green or Hookers Green
- Royal Blue
- Cerulean Blue
- Ultramarine Blue
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 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.