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Still Life on Still Life on Burlap Canvas Class

Painting Class taught by Clina Polloni. “A Colonial Kitchen”

Still Life Painting on Burlap

Still Life Painting on Burlap

I called this painting “A Colonial Kitchen” because it was done at the Riverbend Park in Louisburg NC, inspired by my dear friend of “The River of Yesteryears” festival.

Learn to draw and paint on a burlap canvas instruction:

  1. Draw the still life with a soft charcoal pencil from number 555 to 557 or 4B in the burlap canvas.
  2. Do your under-paint or imprimatura with a heavy coat of acrylics to smooth the burlap, using Yellow Ochre and Ivory Black. Put attention to lights and shadows. Acrylics are very good for under-painting because they dry faster. They create a worm color that once you put the oils in the top, they look brighter.
  3. Continue painting with oils or acrylics with the final colors. Blend these colors gracefully to create lights and shadows.
Still Life on Burlap Canvas Drawing

Still Life on Burlap Canvas Drawing.


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″, I got this canvas at Hobby Lobby.

Still Life on Burlap Canvas Under-Paint

Still Life on Burlap Canvas Under-Paint.


  1. Titanium White
  2. Cadmium Yellow Light
  3. Cadmium Yellow Medium
  4. Cadmium Barium Orange
  5. Cadmium Red Medium or Cadmium Red Deep
  6. Alizarin Crimson
  7. Yellow Ochre
  8. Raw Sienna
  9. Burnt Sienna
  10. Van Dyck Brown or a Dark Brown
  11. Cerulean Blue
  12. Ultramarine Blue
  13. Sap Green
  14. Greenish Umber or a deep green
  15. Sap Green
  16. Dioxazine Purple
  17. Ivory Black
Clina Polloni Painting Still Life on Burlap Canvas

Clina Polloni Painting Still Life on Burlap Canvas.

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).
Paper towel.
Plate to mix colors or a paper/plastic Palette. SOHO has a very reasonable paper palette at Jerry’s Arterama.

You can learn and enjoy doing this painting in the painting classes.
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