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This painting was inspired by my life in Rabones, a valley of dreams located in the mountains of the central region of Chile.

White Adobe Church PaintingI lived for 10 years in our farm called “Las Puertas de Rabones”. I was close to God, to nature and to animals. Memories of golden sunny days, enjoying the company of beautiful people with spirits as clear as the crystal waters of “Rio Putagan” running through the fertile land. I learned about their culture, their traditions and the purity of their lives. Visit http://www.clinapolloni.com/paintings_of_rabones.html

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  1. Start by drawing the church and landscape.
  2. Give a soft coat of acrylic gold to the church and silver for the sky. Acrylics are very good for under-painting, they creates a worm color that once you put the oils in the top, they look brighter.
  3. Next paint with oils sky, grass, clouds, church, mountain and land.
  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″



 Oil paintings:

  1. Titanium White
  2. Cadmium Yellow Light
  3. Yellow Ochre
  4. Raw Sienna
  5. Burnt Sienna
  6. Van Dyck Brown
  7. Cerulean Blue
  8. Ultramarine Blue
  9. Sap Green
  10. Dioxazine Purple
  11. 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, Pencil to draw.
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.
Member of The Franklin County Art Council, Wilson Art Council and Wake Forest Guild of Artists, of North Carolina.