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Memories of a White House Landscape

A Painting Inspired by a Poem.

Painting Class Taught by Artist Clina Polloni.

Memories of a White House Landscape

Memories of a White House Landscape

This landscape was created for the painting classes. I wrote a poem about this old couple living in the middle of the city, surrounded by buildings. My office was in one of these buildings where I could see from my window the old couple. Spring of 1999. Raleigh NC.


  1. Start by drawing the house and landscape with a pencil.
  2. Paint the under-paint with a mixture of Titanium White and Cerulean Blue. More blue in the sky, white in the house and both in the landscape. The best media to do your under-paint is acrylics because they dry faster. The under paint is very important because you are defining your drawing with colors and defining light and shade in your final painting.
  3. Paint the sky and clouds first. House next and landscape last.
  4. Enjoy finishing your painting. You can use acrylics or oils.
  5. Sign your work of art.


This painting can be done in 2 medias, Oil Paintings or Acrylics.

Acrylics: You can buy them at Michael’s or Hobby Lobby. Jerry’s Arterama offers SOHO, Urban Artistic Acrylics. Excellent paintings, sold at a more reasonable price. 3060 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh, NC 27609. (919) 876-6610.

Oil Paintings: You can buy them at Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, but again the most affordable ones are at Jerry’s Arterama and their brand is LUKAS.

Canvas: 9″x 12″


  1. Titanium White
  2. Ivory Black
  3. Payne Gray
  4. Cadmium Yellow Medium
  5. Cadmium Red Medium
  6. Alizarin Crimson
  7. Deep Magenta
  8. Sap Green
  9. Deep Green or Greenish Umber
  10. Cerulean Blue
  11. Ultramarine Blue

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 #2.

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, I have some containers in the studio.

Easel (a simple table metal easel is fine).

Paper towel.

Paper/plastic plate and glass.

Painting Class-Memories of a White House

Painting Class-Memories of a White House

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“Memories of a White House”

White was the house
green were the trees
memories of a long life left behind
the noise of activity, every day rush was gone…
long ago.

The only thing left was the old couple
in the silence of age,
embraced on a clear spring morning
by the friendly music of their birds
and the bright colors of fresh flowers.

© Poem by Clina Polloni

You can learn and enjoy to do this painting in the painting classes, click here >>

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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, Louisburg, Wake Forest, Franklinton and The Triangle Area of North Carolina.
Member of The Franklin County Art Council and
 Wake Forest Guild of Artists, of North Carolina.

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