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“Red Geraniums in a Stone House, NC”.
Oil painting 16″x20″ by Clina Polloni.

Traveling through the beautiful mountains of North Carolina, I was inspired to paint this colonial stone house with the red geraniums in the window.

This is a simple painting that would be good to learn in the painting class.

The “Red Geraniuns in a Stone House, NC” painting is FOR SALE at the Sugar Magnolia Cafe in Wake Forest, NC:

Instructions of how to do this painting:

  1. Draw a 2″ border around the painting.
  2. Start by drawing the window, geraniums, door, stones and tree in the front, defining the light and the shade. Look at image. Click the images to view a large painting >>
  3. Do your under-paint or imprimatura with a wash of gold acrylic. Acrylics are very good for under-painting because they dry faster. They creates a worm color that once you put the oils in the top, they look brighter.

Start painting in the following order because it is going to be easier for you:

  1. Using oils or acrylics, start painting the stones, window and door.
  2. Paint the red geraniums and leaves in the front.
  3. Last, paint the tree in the front.
  4. Sign your work of art.


Canvas: 16″x20″


  1. Titanium White
  2. Gold
  3. Cadmium Yellow Light
  4. Yellow Ochre
  5. Cadmium Red Medium
  6. Cadmium Red Light
  7. Alizarin Crimson
  8. Magenta
  9. Burnt Sienna
  10. Van Dyck Brown
  11. Greenish Umber
  12. Thalo Green
  13. Payne’s Gray
  14. 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. Also Wal-Mart has some fine and medium gold taklon brushes.
For Oil paintings, the best media is Refined Linseed Oil with Refined Turpentine. To clean the brushes Turpernoi. I have some glass containers 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 and Wake Forest Guild of Artists, of North Carolina.