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Red Apple Painting Classes.

Red Apple With Leaves

by Clina Polloni.

Pure red colors, apples are my favorite fruit to paint. 

You can buy this painting at The Cotton Company or local business.

Or you can learn to draw and paint a red apple.

Red Apple Drawing

Red Apple Drawing

Drawing instructions:

  1. Divide your canvas in half with a vertical line. Red line in sample.
  2. Draw a vertical line to the right and to the left at equals distances from the center line. Draw another two lines for the bottom of the apple. Blue lines in sample.
  3. Draw an oval where you want the top of the apple. This oval must end at the vertical top lines. Pink oval in sample.
  4. Draw another oval for the bottom of the apple. This oval must end at the vertical inside lines. Pink oval in sample.
  5. Draw a line for the edge of the table.
  6. Following this basic structure, continue drawing your apple.

Painting Instructions:

  1. In this painting I did an under-paint of Yellow Ochre with a lot of water to be absolved by the canvas, using acrylics because they dry faster. The under paint is very important because you are continuing to draw with colors and defining light and shade in your final painting.
  2. Now you can paint the background, table and shading of apple in acrylics or oils.
  3. Enjoy painting the apple. Put special attention to the blending of colors.
Red Apple Painting Class

Red Apple Painting Class


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, Hobby Lobby, but again the most affordable ones are at Jerry’s Arterama and their brand is LUKAS.

Canvas: 11″x14″


  1. Cadmium Yellow Light
  2. Cadmium Yellow Medium
  3. Cadmium Red Medium or Cadmium Red Deep
  4. Alizarin Crimson
  5. Sap Green
  6. Dioxazine Purple
  7. Burnt Sienna
  8. Van Dyck Brown
  9. Ivory Black
Red Apple With Leaves

Red Apple With Leaves

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 #.
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.
Paper/plastic plate and glass.

You can learn and enjoy to do this painting in the painting classes:
Call Clina: 919-841-3132.

Visit Clina Polloni Art Studio and Gallery.
13 Garner Road, Franklinton NC 27527
Take a drive to the beautiful country of North Carolina. Only half an hour from downtown Raleigh.

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WARNING, all paintings and photos are copyright © by Clina Polloni.

Clina Polloni is a member of The Makery and the Wake Forest Guild of Artists. Her oil paintings are at The Cotton Company and local businesses of Wake Forest NC.

Clina Polloni received the 2017 Franklin County Art Council ARTIST AWARD.

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