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The Angel of the Irises Painting.

The Angel of the Irises PaintingI did this painting on a beautiful spring day. Inspired by an angel surrounded by purple irises, sweet hopes of warm days to come!


  1. Start by drawing the angel and irises.
  2. In this painting is easer to do the under-paint and background with acrylics because they dry faster. The acrylic colors are: Titanium White, Gold, Cadmium Yellow Light, Cadmium Yellow Medium and Cadmium Orange. Click the images to view a large painting >>
  3. Next paint angel, irises and leaves. You can do it with oil paintings or acrylics.
  4. 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.

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: 16″x20″


  1. Titanium White
  2. Gold
  3. Cadmium Yellow Light
  4. Cadmium Yellow Medium
  5. Cadmium Orange
  6. Sap Green
  7. Dioxazine Purple
  8. 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 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.