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Buffy Pet Portrait Progression and Supply

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Gold Labrador Retriever Oil PortraitAn oil portrait of a Gold Labrador Retriever.

When I was commissioned to paint Buffy’s Pet Portrait, I was fascinated by the beauty of this Gold Labrador Retriever. The expression of her eyes was all about love and caring for her family.  Painting her eyes and the many colors of his hair was a wonderful experience. I put her in a background of white snow because she loved to play in it.

Gold Labrador Retriever Oil PortraitCanvas: 16″x20″

Instructions and Progression:

  1. Draw and paint the under-paint: It was done in acrylics because they dry faster and it gives you the opportunity to paint immediately. Use Raw Sienna mixed with Titanium White.
  2. Paint the background: Start by painting the snow using oil painting.
  3. Start up with Buffy’s face: Put special detail in the eyes, hair and nose. It will give you a better understanding of her features.
  4. Paint Buffy’s body: Taking advantage of the texture and the many gold tones of her hair.

Gold Labrador Retriever Oil PortraitColors:

  1. Titanium White
  2. Flesh, Portrait Pink or Pale Pink
  3. Cadmium Yellow Light
  4. Cadmium Yellow Medium
  5. Yellow Ochre
  6. Raw Sienna
  7. Burnt Sienna
  8. Van Dyck Brown
  9. Royal Blue
  10. Prussian Blue
  11. Ivory Black

Gold Labrador Retriever Oil PortraitBrushes, multi-purpose, polyvalent, from the finest 0 to 6.
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.
Plastic plate to mix colors or a Paper Palette.

For commissioned pet portraits visit:
http://www.clinapolloni.com/pet_portraits.html
For painting classes visit:
http://www.clinapolloni.com/painting_classes.html

Call Clina: 919-841-3132
Email: clinapolloni@gmail.com
http://www.clinapolloni.com/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.
Serving Raleigh, Cary, Durham, Wake Forest, Franklinton and The Triangle Are of North Carolina.

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Wilson Arts Council Exhibition, January 12 2017.

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Artist Clina Polloni cordially invites you to the Arts Council of Wilson exhibition, featuring the artist of the Franklin County Art Council.

The North Carolina State CapitolDate: Today until February 18, 2017.
Reception Time: 5:30 to 7:30pm.
Location: 124 Nash Street, SW Wilson, 27893.
Telephone: 252-291-4329.

Clina Polloni will exhibit three of her oil painting:
“The North Carolina State Capitol”, exhibited two times at the State Capitol.
“Mingo Falls”, at the Cherokee Indian Reservation, NC.
“Casa de Paja”, a Straw House of the 1800’s in Chile.

Casa de Paja, The Straw HouseFor 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.

Mingo Falls, NC

Mingo Falls, NC

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Next Group Painting Class Saturday December 31, 2016.

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On this class we will be painting the “Shelley Lake”.

Shelley Lake PaintingThis simple painting has been created for the painting class to learn reflections in the water and to learn the colors of autumn.

Date: Saturday, December 31.
Time: from 1:00 to 3:00.
Studio location: 13 Garner Road, Franklinton NC 27525.
Fee: $30 per person.
Supply for the “Shelley Lake” painting:
https://clinapolloni.wordpress.com/2016/11/09/shelley-lake-painting-instructions-and-supply/

You can also bring a picture that you would like to paint, or a painting that you have already started. http://www.clinapolloni.com/painting_classes.html

Please reply to Clina Polloni at clinapolloni@gmail.com or call 919-841-3132.
You can request a group or private painting class at any time, just call me.

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 see you,
Clina

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2016

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Merry Christmas by Clina PolloniTo all our dear friends and family,

We are very thankful for all the good things that God have given us in this year of 2016:

Merry Christmas by Clina PolloniThe family is in good health and the grand children are growing happy in their young lives.

I went to Chile in September to spent some time with my mother, she is stable and doing well with the dedicated care of the nurses. Also visited family and friends enjoying time together.

The studio and house are finished with a warm inauguration of family and friends. We have had many gatherings, either cooking outside or inside with American and a variety of international food.

Oil Portrait of Clina BeckerFinally the family, friends and students have a place to get together, to paint and share good times together, overwhelm with creativity and inspirational ideas. Also the paintings are displayed in the studio. I have participated in different exhibitions including the Tar River Festival, Franklin County Art Council, Renaissance Centre in Wake Forest and Christmas Art Show at The Civic Gallery of the Wesleyan Dunn Center.

On July 29, 2016 I became an American Citizen. With the support of Thom, the Naturalization Oath Ceremony was very emotional, I am so proud to be an American Citizen!!!

The painting in the Christmas card is the “The Nativity” by Deb Allen.

Naturalization Oath Ceremony of Clina PolloniThis Christmas card is dedicated to the memory of Deb Allen, a mother, grandmother and an excellent artist. Her art and love will remain in our family as a treasure for every body to appreciate and enjoy.

We wish you love, happiness and health together with your family on this beautiful Christmas.

 Thomas Allen and Clina Polloni Allen

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Casa de Paja, The Straw House Oil Painting.

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Casa de Paja, a straw farm house painting in Chile by Clina Polloni.

Casa de Paja, The Straw HouseIn the early years of Chile, even in the 1800’s, farmers planted their wheat in the fields. This was one of their most important source of food. They baked their bread in an open fire, prepared mote con huesillos and other culinary dishes. And when the harvest was all over, they built their thatched houses with straw.

I did this painting from a sketch that my great grandfather, Antonio Polloni did when traveling and painting the country side of Chile in the 1800’s.

Antonio Polloni Guzman

Antonio Polloni, my great-grandfather.

Oil on Canvas – 36”x30”

Exhibitions of the “Casa de Paja” painting:

January 12 2017: Exhibited at the Arts Council of Wilson, featuring the artist of the Franklin County Art Council. including this painting.
For more information click here>>

November 10, 2016: At the Dunn Center for the Performing Arts, North Carolina Wesleyan College. Was the Christmas Art Show at The Civic Gallery.
For more information click: https://clinapolloni.wordpress.com/2016/11/07/christmas-art-show-at-the-civic-gallery-in-rocky-mount-nc-2016/

November 6, 2016: At the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts hosted the inaugural Wake Forest Guild of Artists and Wake Forest ARTS.

September 11, 2015: At the Delta Fine Arts Gallery. HISPANIC ARTS INITIATIVE, Punto de Vista, Latino Perspective IV. At the Winston-Salem Delta Arts Center.
For more information click: https://clinapolloni.wordpress.com/2015/09/08/hispanic-exhibition-in-winston-salem-nc/

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.

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Next Group Painting Class Saturday November 12, 2016.

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Shelley Lake PaintingOn this class we will be painting the “Shelley Lake”. This simple painting has been created for the painting class to learn reflections in the water and to learn the colors of autumn.

Date: Saturday, November 12.
Time: from 1:00 to 3:00.
Studio location: 13 Garner Road, Franklinton NC 27525.
Fee: $30 per person.
Supply for the “Shelley Lake” painting:
https://clinapolloni.wordpress.com/2016/11/09/shelley-lake-painting-instructions-and-supply/

You can also bring a picture that you would like to paint, or a painting that you have already started. http://www.clinapolloni.com/painting_classes.html

Please reply to Clina Polloni at clinapolloni@gmail.com or call 919-841-3132.

You can request a group or private painting class at any time, just call me.

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 see you,

Clina

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Shelley Lake Painting, Instructions and Supply.

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Shelley Lake PaintingThis simple painting has been created for the painting class to learn reflections in the water.

The Shelley Lake is located in Raleigh, North Carolina, with wooded trails along a scenic lake. A perfect place to feel inspired to create plain air paintings and enjoy the outdoors in an autumn day.

Instructions:

  1. Start by drawing with a pencil, putting attention to the reflections of the trees in the water.
  2. Paint the sky, but at the same time paint the water, because the water is a reflection of the sky.
  3. Paint the trees in the background, and at the same time, copy the trees in the water in an opposite way. The water is like a mirror to the trees.
  4. Start painting the trunk and branches of the trees.
  5. Finish your painting by doing the leaves, dirt and bushes.
  6. Sign your work of art.

Shelley Lake PaintingSupply: 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. You can also buy the supply on line.

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.

Shelley Lake PaintingCanvas: 14″x 11″

Colors:

  1. Titanium White
  2. Ivory Black
  3. Cadmium Yellow Light
  4. Cadmium Yellow Medium
  5. Cadmium Orange
  6. Cadmium Red Light
  7. Yellow Ochre
  8. Burn Siena
  9. Burnt Umber
  10. Sap Green or Hookers Green
  11. Royal Blue
  12. Cerulean Blue
  13. Ultramarine Blue

Brushes, multi-purpose, polyvalent. There is a 10pc “Artist’s Loft” at Michael’s, they 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 some containers in the studio.
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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Christmas Art Show at The Civic Gallery in Rocky Mount, NC, 2016.

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Artist Clina Polloni cordially invites you to the Art Show, Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Wesleyan Dunn Center.

Date: Thursday, November 10, 2016.
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm.
Location: Dunn Center for the Performing Arts, North Carolina Wesleyan College
3400 N. Wesleyan Blvd. Rocky Mount, NC 27804-8699
Telephone: 252-469-8577

Christmas Art Show at The Civic Gallery Artists from the area will display their works of art in a variety of mediums and styles, including acrylic, oil and watercolor 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.

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Art Exhibition at the Renaissance Centre in Wake Forest, NC, 2016.

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Artist Clina Polloni cordially invites you to an art exhibition at the Renaissance Centre For The Arts.

Art Exhibition at the Renaissance Centre Date: Sunday, November 6, 2016
Start Time: 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time
End Time: 5:00 PM
Location: Arts Annex Wake Forest Renaissance Centre
407 Brooks Ave. Wake Forest, NC

Bring your family and friends. to enjoy a day celebrating the ARTS of our community. Meet the artists, ask questions and share the enthusiasm that inspires each work of art.

The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts will host the inaugural Wake Forest Guild of Artists and Wake Forest ARTS Art Exhibit on Sunday, Nov. 6, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Art Exhibition at the Renaissance Centre, Wake Forest NCOver 20 artists will display their works of art in a variety of mediums and styles, including acrylic, oil and watercolor paintings, sculpture, jewelry, glasswork, encaustic, woodworking, and mixed media.

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.

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Fishing Before The Storm, Oil Painting by Clina Polloni.

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Fishing Before The Storm, Oil Painting by Clina PolloniNorth Carolina has beautiful lakes and in a lassie day of summer, it is so much fun to go fishing. Suddenly!! the skies will rumble, the storm is coming and the clouds will turn darker in harmonies of violets, dark blues and grays.

Supply:

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.

Fishing Before The Storm, Oil Painting by Clina PolloniCanvas: 30″x36″

Colors:

  1. Titanium White
  2. Cadmium Yellow Light
  3. Cadmium Red Medium
  4. Flesh, Portrait Pink or Pale Pink
  5. Alizarin Crimson
  6. Violet Windsor
  7. Dioxazine Purple
  8. Yellow Ochre
  9. Raw Sienna
  10. Burnt Sienna
  11. Burnt Umber
  12. Cerulean Blue
  13. Ultramarine Blue
  14. Prussian Blue
  15. Sap Green
  16. Greenish Umber
  17. Ivory Black

Brushes, multi-purpose, polyvalent. There is a 10pc “Artist’s Loft” at Michael’s, they 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 some containers in the studio.
Brown and black fine point Sharpie.
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.