Learn to draw and paint a red apple.
When: Saturday, January 19, 2019
Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm.
Location: “Clina Polloni Art Studio and Gallery” at Marigold Plantation.
13 Garner Road, Franklinton NC 27527.
- Divide your canvas in half with a vertical line. Red line in sample.
- Draw a vertical line to the right and to the left at equals distances from the center line. Draw another two lines for the bottom of the apple. Blue lines in sample.
- Draw an oval where you want the top of the apple. This oval must end at the vertical top lines. Pink oval in sample.
- Draw another oval for the bottom of the apple. This oval must end at the vertical inside lines. Pink oval in sample.
- Draw a line for the edge of the table.
- Following this basic structure, continue drawing your apple.
- In this painting I did an under-paint of Yellow Ochre with a lot of water to be absolved by the canvas, using 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.
- Now you can paint the background, table and shading of apple in acrylics or oils.
- Enjoy painting the apple. Put special attention to the blending of colors.
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.
- Cadmium Yellow Light
- Cadmium Yellow Medium
- Cadmium Red Medium or Cadmium Red Deep
- Alizarin Crimson
- Sap Green
- Dioxazine Purple
- Burnt Sienna
- Van Dyck Brown
- 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).
Plate to mix colors or a paper/plastic Palette. SOHO has a very reasonable paper palette at Jerry’s Arterama.
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.