How to Paint and Draw a Log Cabin Window in Perspective.
Painting Class Taught by Artist Clina Polloni.
Log Cabin Window in Perspective
Traveling through the beautiful mountains of North Carolina one thing that fascinate me are the old log cabins. The textures of the aged wood and stones that creates intriguing perspective.
Instructions of how to do this painting:
- Drawing: You can do your drawing in two ways. Follow the instructions of drawing the perspective of trace it in the painting class. Put attention to the interesting shapes of the wood and stones.
- Do your under-paint or imprimatura with a wash of Gold or Yellow Ochre acrylic. Paint inside the window, outline wood and stones with Ivory Black. Acrylics are very good for under-painting because they dry faster. The under paint is very important because you are drawing with colors and defining light and shade in your final painting. The imprimaturais an initial stain of color painted on the canvas. It provides a transparent, toned ground, which will allow light falling onto the painting to reflect through the paint layers.
- Using oils or acrylics, start painting the window. Continue with the wood and stones.
- Sign your work of art.
Supply: This painting can be done in 2 medias, Oil Paintings or Acrylics.
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: 11″x 14″ for tracing or 18”x 24” for drawing perspective.
- Gold or Yellow Ochre
- Ivory Black
Oils or Acrylics Colors:
- Titanium White
- Sky Blue or Royal Blue
- Yellow Ochre
- Raw Sienna
- Burnt Sienna
- Van Dyck Brown
- Cadmium Yellow Light
- Sap Green
- Greenish Umber or Deep Green
- 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 Turpernoi. 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: https://clinapolloni.com/painting-classes/
For supply and instructions about this painting visit: https://clinapolloni.com/log-cabin-window-in-perspective-painting/
For instructions of how to draw perspective: https://clinapolloni.com/log-cabin-window-in-perspective-drawing/
Call Clina: 919-841-3132
Visit Clina Polloni Art Studio and Gallery.
13 Garner Road, Franklinton NC 27525.
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.