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Tree in a Field of Lavender Painting, Instructions and Supply.

This painting was inspired by mountains and landscape of North Carolina. A simple painting created for the painting classes.

Tree in a Field of Lavender PaintingInstructions:

1) Draw tree and mountains.
2) The best and easier way of painting this landscape is by doing an under-paint with acrylics using:Titanium White, Cerulean Blue and Ivory Black. Paint the entire canvas with a mixture of Titanium White and Cerulean Blue. Outline tree with black.
3) Now you can start the painting. It can be done with oils or acrylics. First is the mountains, second the grass, walkway and flowers. Finally the leaves of the tree with shades of greens for light and shading.


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.

Tree in a Field of Lavender PaintingCanvas: 12″x9″


  1. Titanium White
  2. Cadmium Yellow Light
  3. Cadmium Yellow Medium
  4. Cerulean Blue
  5. Ultramarine Blue
  6. Sap Green
  7. Yellow Ochre
  8. Raw Sienna
  9. Raw Umber
  10. 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. I have containers in the studio.
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.
Serving Raleigh, Cary, Durham, Wake Forest, Franklinton and The Triangle Are of North Carolina.