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Pink Magnolia Tree Painting

By Clina Polloni.

The Pink Magnolia Tree is in bloom! Let’s paint it together!

Spring is here and with the Coronavirus we have to stay home. What a better time to paint! Just follow the instructions:

Pink Magnolia Tree Painting

Pink Magnolia Tree Painting


  1. Start by painting the sky with Titanium White, Royal Blue or Sky Blue.
  2. Under the sky give a wash of Cadmium Yellow Light and Phthalo Green.
  3. Draw the trunk and limbs with van dyke brown using a small brush.
  4. Star punching colors with a White Bristle #3. Staring with the flowers: Titanium White, Deep Magenta and Alizarin Crimson.
  5. Punch vegetation around the tree: Cadmium Yellow Light, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Phthalo Green and Greenish Umber or a Deep Green.
  6. Sign your painting and enjoy it.

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

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

Canvas: 8″x 8″


  1. Titanium White
  2. Royal Blue or Sky Blue
  3. Cadmium Yellow Light
  4. Cadmium Yellow Medium
  5. Violet de Cobalt or Thio Violet or Deep Magenta
  6. Alizarin Crimson
  7. Phthalo Green
  8. Greenish Umber or a Deep Green
  9. Van Dyke Brown

There are many affordable brushes in the market:
Walmart: FolkArt, Gold Taklon, fine details and shading.
Michael’s: 10pc “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).
Paper towel.
Plate to mix colors or a paper/plastic Palette. SOHO has a very reasonable paper palette at Jerry’s Arterama.

The “Pink Magnolia Tree” painting is for SALE at The Cotton Company. Come to visit us.
306 S. White Street, Wake Forest, NC 27587.

This painting belongs to the collection of “Flowers of Love”, Inspired by my poem “An Instant of Time”, about love and flowers:

Call Clina: 919-841-3132

The Pink Magnolia Tree Painting and instructions are © Clina Polloni.

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13 Garner Road, Franklinton NC 27525.
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