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How to Paint Red Geraniums in a Stone House Window

Painting Class Taught by Artist Clina Polloni.

“Red Geraniums in a Stone House Window” Painting.

Red Geraniums in a Stone House Window

Red Geraniums in a Stone House Window

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

This is a simple paint designed for the painting classes.

Instructions of how to do this painting:

  1. Start by drawing the window, the stones in the walls and finally the geraniums. Put attention to the interesting shapes of the stones.
  2. Do your under-paint or imprimatura with a wash of Gold or Yellow Ochre acrylic. Also paint inside the window with Permanent Green and 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.

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

  1. Using oils or acrylics, start painting the window. Continue with the stones in the walls.
  2. Paint the tree and the red geraniums in the top.
  3. Sign your work of art.
Red Geraniums in a Stone House Window Under-Paint

Red Geraniums in a Stone House Window Under-Paint

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″

Under-paint Acrylics:

  1. Gold or Yellow Ochre
  2. Permanent Green
  3. Ivory Black

Oils or Acrylics Colors:

  1. Titanium White
  2. Yellow Ochre
  3. Carmine or Cadmium Red Medium
  4. Cadmium Red Light
  5. Alizarin Crimson or Rose Madder
  6. Magenta
  7. Burnt Sienna
  8. Van Dyck Brown
  9. Cadmium Yellow Light
  10. Cadmium Yellow Medium
  11. Thalo Green
  12. Greenish Umber or Deep Green
  13. Payne’s Gray

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: click here for information about the classes >>

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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.

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