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By TheArtSherpa, 2021-01-13
Welcome to the wonderful world of watercolor. I'm so excited that you might be interested in taking up this medium with me. Just like I love teaching acrylic to beginners, I enjoy introducing beginner's to the Wonder and Magic that is watercolor.
Watercolor Wednesday is a weekly evening class that's fully step by step to introduce new artists to the joys of watercolor. It's just like our livestream acrylic class on YouTube, but with Watercolor and on Facebook. Classes are level friendly, fully step by step to introduce new artist to the joys of watercolor. Watercolor is one of my favorite mediums. I just love it.
What materials do you need ?
The following is your material list for Watercolor Wednesday. Not all colors will be used for every class. Not all materials will be used every class. I do expect to use all colors and all of these materials during the 2021 class year.
🎁 🛒 Below is a list of RECOMMENDED MATERIALS.
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Brands of watercolor I love 🎨 Sennelier L'Aquarelle 🎨 QOR By Golden 🎨 Daniel Smith 🎨 M Graham 🎨 Van Gogh
Watercolor Paint Color List 2021
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Hansa Yellow Medium
Nickel Azo Yellow
Transparent Pyrrole Orange
M Graham - https://amzn.to/3mV5Els
Color Mixing chart
9x12 140lb 300 GSM Watercolor Paper Cold press
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Flat wash or Flat Hake
Black Velvet ¾ oval
Raphael Precision Mini Brush Travel Set of 6
Precision Round 0 and 2
Precision Flat 0
Precision Filbert 1
SoftAqua Mop 4
and Bamboo roll-up
( Very Optional)
Jazper Stardust Version of Escoda Reserva 1212 - https://www.facebook.com/JazperStardust ( made by hand by request only)
Palettes for paint - you only need one
Other Tools and Materials
🖍 OTHER TOOLS
📖 BOOKS :
🖌 Place to buy BRUSHES -
The Brush Guys:
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When is it ?
How do I Join the class ?
You can watch the streaming video class from the page on your chosen device!
How much Does it cost ?
Is it hard ?
Like everything, it can be a little challenging in the beginning to learn how to do something new. However, watercolor is a very beginner friendly medium and I find people can pick it up as quickly as they did acrylic, sometimes even easier.
Can I use Acrylics ?
You can use acrylics watered down to get some similar effects to watercolor. The paper is a good binder and prevents issues with watering down that you might normally see on canvas. There are a few differences. It's very easy to lift or reactivate watercolor. Once acrylic is dry it's permanent. Watercolor is very transparent and acrylic can be much more opaque. Some techniques are different. You can paint acrylic over watercolor. You can't paint watercolor over acrylic. I don't recommend using acrylic on fine watercolor brushes as it can build up in the ferrule and shorten the life of a brush. Watercolor will not harm acrylic brushes in any way and you can use what you have until you're ready to buy special brushes just for watercolor.
Do I need to have your exact materials?
You can use what you have. If you have Crayola watercolors, start with those. I will talk about how to guess a close approximate color on the palette you have so you can paint along and still get a good result
Can I view your classes at a later time?
You can watch my classes after the video is done streaming both on the Facebook page and on our website www.theartsherpa.com
What level of painter do I need to be ?
All levels of painter are welcome and no drawing is Required
The Hoot Guide
Paintings are all beginner friendly but rated in 3 levels of difficulty called Hoots 🦉
What if you Bought our Covid Watercolor Art Kits?
If you purchased one of the watercolor sets that we had in our store during the initial lockdown. you may wonder what colors exchange well for the new 2021 art palette. You may also wonder if there's a difference between the tube watercolor and the half pan watercolor. In this blog I'm going to let you know what colors in your palette to use when I'm using the 2021 colors. I'm going to give you some resources to match the colors you have to the colors I'm using and just in general make your watercolor experience easier.
|Official 2021 Colors||French Escape Kit|
Nickel azo yellow
Lemon Yellow + little bit of French Vermillion
Carmine + little bit ultramarine
French vermillion + lemon yellow + sepia
Forest Green + Phthalo Blue
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By TheArtSherpa, 2021-01-05
|January 2021 1-15||The Art of Self Care||Issue 1|
Table of contents
- January Pre-view Classes Jan 1 -15
- Message from the Art Sherpa
- The new acrylic art materials you need to know about for 2021
- Exciting art challenge news. What is coming back and what is cancelled
- Featured artist Frida Kahlo
- Self care tips - Lavender Bubble Tea
- New store items
- Cool finds for your studio
- Niblet news what is gnew in the gnomedom
9x12 140 lb Cold press watercolor paper
9x12 140 lb Cold press watercolor paper
YouTube : Every Tuesday 5 pm EST and Saturday 1 pm EST
We may have Bonus class releases on Thursday at 11 am EST**
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- The Dress -
- Frida Kahlo - (Featured Artist)
- Heart in a Jar - https://fb.me/e/d4U4RpK1W (watercolor)
- Warm Cup - https://youtu.be/Y4DCJ6S8clE
- Narnia -
- White Lily -https://fb.me/e/1OMzKUxfS
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Happy New Year
It's finally here! The New Year and the fresh start we have been waiting for. Yet, unlike the wardrobe in Narnia, going from December 31st to January 1st isn't really a magic door that changes everything. The feeling of starting fresh comes from inside us and the way we hope and feel about the coming year. Many things are the same today as they were just a few days ago. Many challenges of 2020 are still very much present in 2021. Yet I look to 2021 full of hope and a plans for improvement, both personal and as your Art Guide.
I've spent a lot of time thinking about what would make things easier for all of you as you learn to become creative beings. I've looked back at the lessons I have learned as your teacher from last 6 years. I have been a busy bee planning what to do during the 2021 year so that I could make learning art even more fun, easy and accessible. What steps could I take to make your experience as new artist as rewarding as it possibly can be? To create a goldilocks zone of art learning?
- Create a core schedule and stick to it as much as power, health and the internet will allow.
- Set Materials
- Create a set list of studio and art materials so you can participate in classes knowing far in advance what you will need.
- Keep to those materials for all 200+ classes planned for 2021
- Communicate early so you can plan
- To let you know early what classes are coming in advance
- More newsletters with more information
- Events and posts on Facebook
- Fill the calendar early
- Provide more Learning Resources
- Adding mini books supplements your video learning material.
- Structured curriculum class programs
- Add the fun
- Include play and games on both the website and newsletter
- Extra Surprise video classes
- Share creative and self care tips
Membership on Youtube
The 2021 Class Materials Lists
Below are a list of RECOMMENDED MATERIALS.
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*** Acrylic Paint Colors ***
***Cadmium Yellow Medium : PY 35
*Naples Yellow light : py 53
***Cadmium Red medium : PR 108
***Quinacridone Magenta ( fuchsia ) : PR 122
***Phthalo Blue Green shade :PB 15:3
* **Ultramarine blue: PB 29 -ABSTRACT https://amzn.to/3pjAQMQ
* ** Acrylic Paint Colors ***
***Phthalo Green Blue shade : PG 7 -
***Dioxazine Purple: PV 23 -
***Burnt Sienna PB7 -
***Titanium white: PW 6
***Mars black: PBk 11
CANVAS8x8 - https://amzn.to/3mNTjQb
- My Paint brands of choice are Sennelier Acrylique, Golden Artist Color, or Abstract Acrylic. The links lead to the listed color in all 3 brands.
- These products were hand picked by me. First two links are professional grade, and then economy Abstract Acrylic that I personally recommend for student grade.
Naples Yellow Light * Titanite Yellow * Or Naples yellow ??
This is the only complicated part of the new 2021 list. To make it easier to understand what Naples is the right Naples, I wrote a blog. Naples yellow by any other name would be as yellow green, right? No, sadly Naples can run the gamut of stunning light yellow green to bandage bleh. So I just went and found them all.
OTHER TOOLSThe Pioneer Woman Turning table : https://amzn.to/3nJ5pLw
The Art Sherpa Patrons
Upcoming classes Jan
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- Acrylic April link - Life book link - 18+ Art Sherpa Fledging Artist Challenge
Featured artist : Frida Kahlo
More Fun facts about Frida and the solution page coming in the next Newsletter.
- Frida Kahlo was born on July 6, 1907 in Coyoacan, Mexico City
- She lied about her birthday, not to seem younger, but to share her day with the Mexican Revolution
- She had polio as a child, was in a catastrophic bus accident, went through 30 surgeries in her life
- She started painting in a Body Cast
- She was married to artist Diego Rivera - he was a lot
- She painted more than 200 paintings depicting the physical and emotional pain of her life
- She is the mother of the selfie and one of the greatest icons of modern art
The Art of Self Care.
- Remember you matter
- When you feel calm you can help others
- Taking time to be creative helps you imagine solutions to problems
- If you have to take care of others remember you do that best from a place of rest, mindfulness and self compassion.
- If you need to H.A.L.T. and take a break to reset, Do So!
Hungry : Make sure your body is fed and your blood sugar is balanced.
Angry : Feelings are information. If you are angry remove yourself from the situation until you are calm and ready to explain calmly what you are feeling
Lonely: Human beings are social animals, when we are lonely we struggle. Reach out and connect with someone who cares about you.
Tired: Many of you are carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders right now and rest might be scarce. If you are very tired take every chance you can to rest. If its a nap then take a nap. If it is going to bed earlier, skip that show and watch it later on the DVR.
These are simple things that can help you steer to a better feeling tomorrow.
Cool Finds on Amazon
Great Finds for the Art Studio
CREATURE CUPS Cthulhu Ceramic Cup (11 Ounce, Black)
Zmol Electric Pencil Sharpener ~ I love this Sharpener !!
By TheArtSherpa, 2020-12-09
Painting a Fall tree
Get comfortable, Close your eyes, and breathe in and out slowly to the count of 4.
To help you “ see” the tree better imagine the tree you are painting on a pedestal that is turning .
Now Add light to the tree from the sun. Feel how warm the sun is. Add a soft breeze.
In your minds picture of your tree as it is turning see the light falling on it and the breeze blowing through it. Can you see its irregular surface. How each leaf is looking for light and rain?
Stop the tree at the view you want to paint it. Keep the light shining on it and the breeze blowing through it. The tree you are painting today is a living breathing thing. Do this for 5 or so minutes until you feel you can see your tree clearly. Once this is done your Artists mind is open and ready to paint.
Open your eyes.
Paint in your deepest fall value for your tree keeping your base tree form. Use the edge of your brush scumbling in the leaves softly. Add your truck and some Bark highlights. Add the deepest value of landscape around the tree.
Add your darker midtones finding those highlights and leaves. The ones you visualized in the shade of other leaves nearer the light. These are the leaves where a small bird may be resting in the heat of the day. Can you see the form? Can you see the shapes?
It’s time to find the next layer now a brighter lighter mid tone! WOW this tree is coming together. With the corner of your brush add little leaf outliers. Remember your tree those leaves twisting in and out of the light? By now you should see dimensions of form coming out of your canvas.
Finally the highlights are lifting up! Bits of highlighted sparkle. Tree glitter. These are the leaves shining in the sun. Yes that is what Shining in the sun means. The diamond effect all around your trees. The glow. Add delicate touches.
By TheArtSherpa, 2020-10-27
Grateful Art 2020
Nov 1 to Nov 7th Daily live streams 1 pm EST
Watch what platform works best for you
Materials for the Week
You may use other materials then what is shown here.
*** Acrylic Paint Colors *** ***Yellow Ocher:PY 43 - https://amzn.to/2WXzDkG ***Burnt Sienna: PBr 7 https://amzn.to/2J3OPmi ***Burnt Umber: PBr 7 https://amzn.to/2Xp7AtX ***Cadmium Yellow Medium : PY 35 https://amzn.to/2J6nm3L ***Cadmium Red medium : PR 108 https://amzn.to/2Y6nhTS ( ***Cadmium Orange: PO 20 https://amzn.to/2X295Pi OR ***Cadmium Red Light: PR 108 https://amzn.to/2IzXgqG ) ***Phthalo Green Blue shade : PG 7 - https://amzn.to/2FtciN7 ***Phthalo Blue Green shade :PB 15:3 https://amzn.to/2Xu7DV9 ***Dioxazine Purple: PV 23 - https://amzn.to/2Xu7FfJ ***Ultramarine blue: PB 29 - https://amzn.to/2XtrzaM ***Quinacridone Magenta (fuscia) : PR 122 https://amzn.to/2X1jBq2 ***Titanium white: PW 6 https://amzn.to/2WZw91d ***Mars black: PBk 11 https://amzn.to/2XxUqus ( ***Zinc White?: PW 4 https://amzn.to/2J66zh9 Or Tint white : https://amzn.to/2X1lP8B )
4 8x8 canvas
Watercolor Materials 140 lb cold press watercolor paper Fabriano 1 Gelli Pen Pencil I am using these watercolors Sennelier L'Aquarelle French Watercolor Paint -Lemon Yellow (501) -French Vermilion (675) -Alizarin Crimson (689) -Carmine (635) -Dioxazine Purple (917) -Ultramarine Deep (315) -Phthalocyanine Blue (326) -Forest Green (899) -Phthalo Green Light (805) -Burnt Sienna (211) -Payne's Grey (703) -Warm Sepia (440)
Need supplies we have a store ? https://acrylicapril.com/store
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Day 2 - watercolor
Day 3 - Watercolor
Day 4 - watercolor
Stuck inside ?? Join us for a Great fun Halloween painting D&D 12 " round canvas
Here is a free gift for you and your family!
Using a Non Toxic in stamp, food color, OR Watercolor you can make these cute creatures and finish them with a Regular sharpie
Have wet wipes on hand to clean up! Save Download and Print out. you can paint fingerprints with watercolor
How would you like a year of healing transforming art ?
The Eternal Garden.
Together we will create an ideal fantasy garden landscape. I will show you how to make a Fantastical Fairytale world that can reflect the hopes and dreams of your personal paradise. We will hide messages and symbolism in our paintings as constant reminders of our hopes and dreams. Our images on the surface will be ideal garden retreats but with a closer look reveal the world beneath the world. Hidden objects, messages and treasure. It will be much more than just a beautiful fantasy painting. It will be a bright colorful energy soul painting.
This is a Concept study. I have done 10 concept sketches just for Lifebook 2021
There is also a Free Gift that I made just for Lifebook 2021--- If you love Waterbears you want that gift
Classes weekly 30 teachers including me
Guess What ?? We are on Roku now !!
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By TheArtSherpa, 2020-09-06
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To WIN You must be present during the Live stream when we announce your name.
If you are not present another winner will be selected.
You must be a resident of planet earth with an address that can receive mail - sorry Elon Musk no Mars delivery .
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Because the world is so crazy we will include a tracking number when we ship but are not responsible for items lost or damaged in the post.
Each time we do a giveaway there's a lot of panic because some people may have trouble entering . First let me say this is not the last giveaway we're ever going to do.
We would love everybody to win but sadly there is just one painting and one winner. Good news I will show you how to paint your own.
We understand that for many of our viewers our time zone is not compatible to theirs and we are sorry for the inconvenience.
The giveaway is open Now to 6:45 pm cst of the show. Winner will be announced during the live and must be present to claim their prize .
We do need the winner to be present though for the show. Future Giveaways may be held at different times.
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By TheArtSherpa, 2020-08-08
Round canvases are strange but a lot of fun and believe it or not have a long history in art with a peak of popularity around the Victorian era.
Believe It or Not round canvases are available in a variety of surfaces and sizes. Not to mention there are two really economical ways to use a round canvas their economy packs and you can prime wood rounds.
If you only have a regular canvas a round design is easier to place on it even if dimensions are very different. Simply draw a circle centered in your canvas painting images shown and hang on the wall. It's actually very cool look!
There are tons of frames for round canvases and they're totally making a comeback. There are even Bubble Glass Companies now to give it that cool Victorian look.
Right now I need to be sitting while I'm painting So my objects need to be on a flat surface and round canvases give me an opportunity to paint larger even though I'm confined in this way
Frames and Glass - https://www.victorianframecompany.com/
By TheArtSherpa, 2020-04-05
For Acrylic April
I use the same brushes, canvas size and colors every year.
The color that is hard for most people to find is Naples Yellow light sometimes Called Titanate Yellow or Even Nickel Titanate Yellow
That can be frustrating for the new artist. What you may not know is outside of the voluntary ATSM there are no standards in art materials.
So on a tube of paint there are bit of info. Color info , safety info and lightfast info. Reading the tube is important but when you are new its hard.
Nickel Titanium Yellow ( PY 53 ) is opaque and has a low tinting strength. Because it's not overpowering, it can be controlled easily.
Titanate serves as a substitute for lemon yellow which is the traditional cool yellow
Some companies make a hue that is Very close they call Naples yellow light- That is what I am using in my Sennelier paint- Naples Yellow light.
This is the green Bias Yellow
You can Substitute ANY of these Cool (green) Bias Yellows , Pick one -
- Hansa Yellow light
- Cadmium Yellow Light
- Cadmium Yellow Pale Hue
- Lemon Yellow
- Bismuth Vanadate
- Yellow Azo Light
- Benzimidazolone Yellow Light
- Arcylique by Sennelier Called Naples Yellow Light
- Abstract acrylic paint by Sennelier Naples yellow light
- Amsterdam Acrylic paint made by Royal Talens
- Old Holland New Masters Classic Acrylic
- Matisse Structure Acrylic
- (also called Naples Yellow light in this line of paint)
- DALER ROWNEY : CRYLA ACRYLIC PAINT
- Golden Heavy Body Artist Acrylics- Titanate Yellow
- Pébéo Studio Fine Acrylic Naples Yellow Hue 100 ml
- Cranfield Acrylics- Primrose Yellow is like Py53
- AV Vallejo Acrylic -Titanium Yellow IS like py53
NEED more info about the YELLOW ?? http://www.artiscreation.com/yellow.html#.XpCznVPYrUI
HERE are some more yellow names that may be the color SEE why it gets to be so complicated for teachers to relay what color you are looking for.
PY53 is a strange special color
Nickel Antimony Titanium Yellow Rutile
Antimony Nickel Titanium Oxide Yellow;
C.I. Pigment Yellow 53;
Meteor® Bright Yellow 8320;
Nickel Antimony Titanate;
Nickel Antimony Titanium Yellow Rutile;
Nickel Rutile Yellow;
Nickel Titanium Oxide;
Nickel Yellow Titanium Rutile;
Pigment Yellow 53;
Praseodym Titanium Yellow;
Vasari Yellow [ MA.o(Ren) ];
Vesuvius Yellow [ MA.o(Med) ];
By TheArtSherpa, 2020-03-25
Acrylic April Painting Challenge begins April 1st 2020- no joke
30 Days, 30 Powerful Little Paintings
We hope that Every April, artists from all over the world take on the Acrylic all April painting challenge by doing one small acrylic painting every day for the entire month.
I am creating the challenge as a way to introduce painters to the gifts of daily painting with Acrylic.This monthly challenge will help every acrylic artist unlock the true potential of the acrylic medium and their art own voice.
Anyone can do Acrylic April,
Just grab your paint, your brush and hit the studio( even if it’s your kitchen Table).
1) Make a painting on a surface 12x12 or smaller. ( sorry for the confusion)
2) Share it online
4) Repeat Daily from April 1 ( no fooling) to April 30th
How to do the Challenge
Do your best to paint daily. Some Days may be artwork you are excited about some days you may scribble out an abstract but under no circumstances should your be hard on yourself. If you make 30 little paintings you are a winner. If you make less than 30 you are a winner. Do your best
Wait there are daily tutorials not just prompts ?? THAT'S right!!! This is an Art Sherpa painting challenge so it’s extra awesome.. This challenge comes with a daily live video lesson you can follow along with. So you can use the prompts, follow the lesson, or do your own thing. Either way you are going to succeed. This is going to change your art world. I will be teaching my lessons on an 8x8 art panel. That's it! Now go make something beautiful. Yes Youtubers can join in. Yes Bloggers can join in Yes Homeschool moms can join in Anyone from Anywhere in the world no matter who you are or how much painting experience you have can Join in. You are invited to paint along!! How much does it cost -IT'S FREE ( so you can buy more art supplies )
What Should YOU do first ?
Videos will air 12 pm CST on Youtube and 6 pm CST
The first Video is here