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New Painting of the Ocracoke Lighthouse

Ocracoke Island Lighthouse NC.

Ocracoke Lighthouse NC by Clina Polloni

Ocracoke Lighthouse NC by Clina Polloni

Original oil painting by Clina Polloni.

Oil on Canvas, 24”x 36”

Beautiful sunset in contrast with the white lighthouse.

“The texture of the walls of the lighthouse were so interesting that in order to accomplished, I used super heavy gesso. I am proud to add this painting to the collection of oil paintings that I am doing about North Carolina. Ocracoke Island is an enchanting place with its natural beauty, the long-ago tales of pirates and ships, an inspiration for us artists.”

Ocracoke Island Lighthouse located in the Outer Banks, is North Carolina’s oldest lighthouse in operation, (and the second oldest in the United States). At just 65′ ft. tall, it is the smallest lighthouse on the Outer Banks, but its beacon can be spotted up to 14 miles into the Pamlico Sound and the Atlantic Ocean.

This painting and postcards are FOR SALE at The Little ART Gallery inside the Cotton Company in Wake Forest NC.

Instructions of how to paint this lighthouse:

  1. Start by drawing the lighthouse.
  2. Do your under-paint or imprimatura with a wash of acrylic gold and silver. Acrylics are very good for under-painting because they dry faster. They create a worm color that once you put the oils or acrylics in the top, they look brighter.
  3. With a palette knife create the texture over the lighthouse with super heavy gesso.
Ocracoke Island Lighthouse NC

Ocracoke Island Lighthouse NC

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

  1. Using oils or acrylics, start painting the sky with the clouds and sunset.
  2. Continue with the lighthouse, landscape, rocks and finally the ocean.
  3. Sign your work of art.

Oils or Acrylics Colors:

  1. Titanium White
  2. Cadmium Yellow Light
  3. Cadmium Yellow Medium
  4. Cadmium Orange
  5. Yellow Ochre
  6. Cerulean Blue
  7. Ultramarine Blue
  8. Dioxazine Purple
  9. Burnt Sienna
  10. Van Dyck Brown or a dark brown
  11. Sap Green
  12. Thalo Green
  13. Greenish Umber or Deep Green
  14. Payne’s Gray
Ocracoke Lighthouse Under-Paint

Ocracoke Lighthouse Under-Paint

Super Heavy Gesso.
Pencil to draw.
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 Refined Turpentine. To clean the brushes Turpernoi. I have some glass containers to mix media.
Paper towel.
Plastic plate to mix colors or a Paper Palette. SOHO has a very reasonable paper palette at Jerry’s Arterama.

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

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