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2018 Exhibition of the Artists Guild

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2018 Exhibition of the Artists Guild.
Celebrating the Creativity of Our Community.

You are cordially invited to the Franklin County Art Council.

2018 Students Exhibition Students of the painting classes taught by Clina Polloni are going to be exhibiting their art. Enjoy an evening of the Arts, bring your family and friends to view this
beautiful acrylics and oil paintings.

When: Third Friday, September 21, 2018.
Where: Louisburg Art Gallery, 118 B North Main St., Louisburg NC 27549.
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm.

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2018 First Friday of September. Exhibition at Wake Forest, NC

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2018 First Friday of September. Exhibition at Wake Forest, NC.

Come to celebrate the 1st Friday at Wake Forest, NC. Clina Polloni will be exhibiting at the Southern Suds & Gifts, a new Gallery supporting the local artists.

Date: 1st Friday, September 7, 2018.
Start Time: 6:00 PM.
End Time: 9:00 PM.
Location: Southern Suds & Gifts. 213 S. White St. Wake Forest, NC

Clina will exhibit portraits of children and pets of North Carolina and landscapes of our beautiful state that are the inspiration to her paintings.

For more information about Clina Polloni, visit:
http://www.clinapolloni.com/
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, Louisburg, Franklinton and The Triangle Are of North Carolina.
Team Leader of the Artists Guild, Franklin County Art Council and Member of the Wake Forest Guild of Artists, North Carolina.

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Gold Pear Painting, Instructions and Supply

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Gold Pear Painting, Instructions and Supply.

This painting was created for the painting classes, is a simple and charming painting of a Gold Pear. A perfect exercise for learning to blend, a technique that is vey important in acrylic or oil painting.

Gold Pear PaintingThis variety of pear is referred to as a Taylor’s Golden or simply the Gold Pear. Similar to the Comice Pear in appearance, the Gold Pear has a smooth outer skin that is thin and easily broken that covers a sweet white, juicy inner flesh which provides a pleasantly sweet aroma.

Click on the image to see a larger painting >>

Instructions:

  1. Start by drawing the pear, thinking about light and shade.
  2. In this painting I did an under-paint of Yellow Ochre and Gold with acrylics because they dry faster. The under paint is very important because you are continuing to draw with colors and defining light and shade in your final painting.
  3. Paint the background first. Including the table and shade of the pear.
  4. Enjoy doing your painting, blending the gold colors of the pear.
  5. 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″x14″

Colors:

  1. Titanium White
  2. Cadmium Yellow Light
  3. Cadmium Yellow Medium
  4. Gold
  5. Yellow Ochre
  6. Raw Sienna
  7. Burnt Sienna
  8. Van Dyck Brown
  9. Sap Green
  10. Greenish Umber (Grumbacher)
  11. Ivory Black

There are many affordable brushes in the market:
Walmart: FolkArt, Gold Taklon, fine details and shading corners detail.
Michael’s: Artist’s Loft, white synthetic brushes.
Jerry’s Arterama: Pro Stroke-Power Creative, fine and medium brushes.
1 White Bristle #3.
For Oil paintings, the best media is Refined Linseed Oil with Turpernoi. To clean the brushes Turpernoi. Glass container to mix media.
Easel (a simple table metal easel is fine).
Paper towel.
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: http://www.clinapolloni.com/painting_classes.html .

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.

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2018 First Friday of July. Exhibition at Wake Forest, NC

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Come to celebrate the 1st Friday at Wake Forest, NC.

Clina Polloni will be exhibiting at the Renaissance Centre For The Arts and Southern Suds & Gifts, a new Gallery supporting the local artists.

Date: Friday, July 6, 2018.
Start Time: 6:00 PM.
End Time: 9:00 PM.

2 Locations:
Arts Annex Wake Forest Renaissance Centre. 407 Brooks Ave. Wake Forest, NC.
Southern Suds & Gifts. 213 White St. Wake Forest, NC

Here are some of the paintings that Clina will be exhibiting. Click on the paintings to view a larger image >>

For more information about Clina Polloni, visit:
http://www.clinapolloni.com/
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, Louisburg, Franklinton and The Triangle Are of North Carolina.
Team Leader of the Artists Guild, Franklin County Art Council and Member of the Wake Forest Guild of Artists, North Carolina.

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Casa de Campo, oil painting by Clina Polloni, Chile

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“Casa de Campo”, oil painting by Clina Polloni. This is a painting of an adobe house in the central region of Chile. 24”x30”

Casa de Campo Painting

Casa de Campo. Chile in the 1800’s

Once I had a farm in the beautiful Valley of Rabones, in the central region of Chile, is called “Region del Maule”. This farm had a few adobe homes more than a 100 years old, so we started restoring these beautiful structures. Walls of about one meter wide, framed with hard wood carved from old trees. It must be fascinating the history that this walls could tell about the people that once lived here.

How to built an adobe house: Adobe is mud brick, made with mud and straw. A pit is dug, and into the pit goes the dirt, together with water, churned into a thick mud. Then straw is added, and stomping mixed the straw into the mud. A mold, usually made of wood, is the basis for making adobe bricks. The mold is packed firmly with the wet adobe mix, then removed. The bricks are dry often for several days, in a shaded area if possible. If they dried in the direct sun they would often split or crack. Once the bricks are dry, construction began. On the outside, the house is usually coated with a thin wash of the same clay the adobe was made from, and when that dried it is whitewashed with cal. Adobe houses, with their very thick walls and whitewashed exteriors, are cool in the summer. The roof is made with “Tejas”, molded clay, supported with wood, carved from the local trees.

 

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Commissioned Oil Pet Portraits

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Commissioned Oil Pet Portraits by Clina Polloni.

Pet Portrait of Mr Parker by Clina PolloniThe essence of painting a pet portrait is the expression of the eyes. Eyes that express love for their family, always content and always ready to wag their tails. When I start painting a pet, I talk to their owners, I like to know all about their personalities.

Let me paint a portrait of your pet in lively and colorful oil paintings. All I require from you is a good digital photograph to work from.

Call me at 919-841-3132 or send me an email at clinapolloni@gmail.com

http://www.clinapolloni.com/pet_portraits.html

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.

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How to Paint A Palm Tree At The Beach

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How to Paint A Palm Tree At The Beach.

Painting Classes, Palm Tree, NC

Palm Tree

This painting was created for the painting classes, is a simple painting for a person that is starting to paint and wants to learn to paint a palm tree in the beach, colors, composition, and ocean.

Instructions:

  1. Start by drawing the palm tree, and seascape.
  2. Continue by doing an acrylic under-paint, using a watered down paint to apply translucent washes on your surface.
  3. Paint the sky, ocean, mountains and beach.
  4. Finally paint the palm tree on the top.
  5. Sign your painting.

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″x14″

Colors:

  1. Titanium White
  2. Cadmium Yellow Light
  3. Yellow Ochre
  4. Portrait Pink or Pale Pink
  5. Sap Green
  6. Cerulean Blue
  7. Ultramarine Blue
  8. Van Dick Brown

There are many affordable brushes in the market:
Walmart: FolkArt, Gold Taklon, fine details and shading corners detail.
Michael’s: Artist’s Loft, white synthetic brushes.
Jerry’s Arterama: Pro Stroke-Power Creative, fine and medium brushes.
1 White Bristle #3.
Black fine point Sharpie.
For Oil paintings, the best media is Refined Linseed Oil with Turpernoi. To clean the brushes Turpernoi. Glass container to mix media.
Easel (a simple table metal easel is fine).
Paper towel.
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: http://www.clinapolloni.com/painting_classes.html
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.

Looking forward to paint together,

Clina

Clina’s paintings are exhibited and for sale at Southern Suds, The Renaissance Centre for The Arts in Wake Forest and The Franklin County Art Council, NC.

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Plein Air Painting of Grapevines, June 2018

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Plein Air Painting of Grapevines, June 2018

Dear members of The FCAC Artists Guild:

Thank you for coming to the Plein Air painting class at Clina Polloni Studio. We had a beautiful time! Great creativity, good international food, especially the Indian dish that Soma Samanta, Labannya’s mother cooked for us.

Click photos to view larger image:

 

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Learn Plein Air Painting Class

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Class of Plein Air Painting of Grapevines

Dear Students:

You are cordially invited to Clina Polloni Art Studio at Marigold Plantation to learn Plein Air Painting. Plein Air is about leaving the studio behind and experiencing painting and drawing the landscape. 

Plein Air Painting of GrapevinesThis class is FREE for Clina Polloni Art students and Franklin County Art Council members. Lets enjoy some artistic talent together, a time to get to know each other better, inspired by nature.

Bring a little something to eat and drink that we can share. Also bring a folding table and chair to seat outside.

When: Saturday June 9, 2018.
Class: From 12:00pm to 4:00pm.
Call Clina Polloni at 919.841.3132
Email: clinapolloni@gmail.com
Studio location: 13 Garner Road, Franklinton NC 27525.

Look at the video to learn to paint the grapevines:

Canvas: 11″x14″

Colors:

  1. Titanium White
  2. Cadmium Yellow Light
  3. Yellow Ochre
  4. Alizarin Crimson
  5. Sap Green
  6. Cerulean Blue
  7. Ultramarine Blue
  8. Burnt Umber
  9. Ivory Black

There are many affordable brushes in the market:
Walmart: FolkArt, Gold Taklon, fine details and shading corners detail.
Michael’s: Artist’s Loft, white synthetic brushes.
Jerry’s Arterama: Pro Stroke-Power Creative, fine and medium brushes.
1 round Bristle brush #2.
Easel (a simple table metal easel is fine).
Paper towel.
Plate to mix colors or a Paper Palette. SOHO has a very reasonable paper palette at Jerry’s Arterama.

For more information about the present and past classes, please visit our page:
http://www.fcacarts.org/classes_for_members_.aspx

Looking forward to see you,

Clina

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People of NC Exhibition by Clina Polloni at Wake Forest

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People of NC Exhibition by Clina Polloni at Wake Forest.

Faces of Colonial Sisters With DollsYou are cordially invited to “The People of North Carolina Exhibition”, that will last all the month of May and June 2018. We will also celebrate the 1st Friday. at the Renaissance Centre For The Arts in Wake Forest. Come to visit any time!

Location: Arts Annex Wake Forest Renaissance Centre.
407 Brooks Ave. Wake Forest, NC.

In these paintings I am portraying the people of North Carolina in their environment and activities, representing a time and history of our beautiful state.
These paintings are inspired by IMAGES in my mind, people that I meet, places that I visit.

http://www.clinapolloni.com/people_of_north_carolina_.html

Clina Polloni is exhibiting 7 oil paintings:

 “The Gourd Artist”, 24″x30″.
This oil painting is in honor of all the gourd artists of NC that works their craft in silence.

“Colonial Sisters With Dolls NC”, 30″x40″.
Beautiful faces of sisters, proud of their homemade doll.

“Cooking On An Open Fire In NC”. 30″x40″.
Inspired by my great admiration of the pioneers that came to this land.

“The Lost Colony”, 16”x20”.
1587 Eleanor Dare waiting for her father John White.

“Dreams of a Lady in Pink”, 16″x20″
From the colonial times of NC.

“Children Playing in Water Barrel”

“Children Goodbyes to the Sailors”

To view a larger image click in the painting >>

For more information about Clina Polloni, visit:
http://www.clinapolloni.com/
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.
Vice-Chair of The Franklin County Art Council and member of Wake Forest Guild of Artists, of North Carolina.