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Watercolor Wednesday and you!!

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By: TheArtSherpa
Posted in: Acrylic April
Watercolor Wednesday and you!!

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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.

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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. 

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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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Only one of each is needed.  3-4 links provided to help you find colors in stock. Please look around for sales deals and other brands 

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 


Sennelier L'Aquarelle - https://amzn.to/38DHffe Primary Yellow for this brand 

Golden QOR - https://amzn.to/3rCUMwn  

Daniel Smith - https://amzn.to/2WMDMFv

M Graham https://amzn.to/3nV6jEI


  Nickel Azo Yellow 


Golden QOR - https://amzn.to/2WMhzaF  

Daniel Smith - https://amzn.to/34HUYAf

M Graham - https://amzn.to/2L05BaB

 Quinacridone Magenta 


Golden QOR - https://amzn.to/2MdM47z  

Daniel Smith - https://amzn.to/2KYbjtA  

Holbein - https://amzn.to/3aIoMAP  

 Pyrrole Red


Golden QOR - https://amzn.to/38FRbF1  

Daniel Smith - https://amzn.to/3nWb7d6  

Turner -   https://amzn.to/3aJoedL  

Holbein - https://amzn.to/2KXWPKw  

 Transparent Pyrrole Orange 

Sennelier L'Aquarelle - https://amzn.to/3nSYkIj ( sennelier orange ) 

Golden QOR - https://amzn.to/38BB8b5  

Daniel Smith - https://amzn.to/3o3P2cs  

Turner - https://amzn.to/2MbtNrl  

Phthalo Blue

Sennelier L'Aquarelle - https://amzn.to/34KNzQY  

Golden QOR - https://amzn.to/38AXSbs  

Daniel Smith - https://amzn.to/38BrTYH

M Graham - https://amzn.to/3mV5Els

Ultramarine Blue

Sennelier L'Aquarelle - https://amzn.to/2WMIHWZ  

Golden QOR - https://amzn.to/38BJvnc  

Daniel Smith - https://amzn.to/3rCUNAr

M Graham - https://amzn.to/3rpuMEx

Phthalo Green 


Sennelier L'Aquarelle https://amzn.to/3aKoUQd  

Golden QOR https://amzn.to/3rvFNUC  

Daniel Smith - https://amzn.to/3aGfwND  

Quinacridone Gold 

Sennelier L'Aquarelle - https://amzn.to/3aILzMQ  

Golden QOR - https://amzn.to/38Br565 my fav 

Daniel Smith - https://amzn.to/2KWKKoM  

 Opera Pink 

Sennelier L'Aquarelle - https://amzn.to/2L14Fml  

Holbein-  https://amzn.to/34PATIC  

Daniel Smith - https://amzn.to/3mUoFo2  

 Burnt Umber

Sennelier L'Aquarelle - https://amzn.to/3mTbTq3  

Golden QOR -  https://amzn.to/3rtwapv  

Daniel Smith - https://amzn.to/3mTDYxe  

M Graham - https://amzn.to/37O1305  

 Payne’s Grey 

Sennelier L'Aquarelle https://amzn.to/2WPjJ9q  

Golden QOR - https://amzn.to/3nTh5vn  

Daniel Smith - https://amzn.to/2WLtR2T  

Color Mixing chart 

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Download your own here 


(Click tiny link below to print out )

12x12 Grid WATERCOLOR CHART .pdf Watercolor Chart 2021
12x12 Grid WATERCOLOR CHART .pdf, 941KB

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🖼 Paper 

9x12 140lb 300 GSM Watercolor Paper Cold press 

Fabriano Block https://amzn.to/37SXJAI  

Strathmore Block https://amzn.to/2WKXvp6  

Arches  https://amzn.to/2WKXr8Q  

Strathmore Pad https://amzn.to/2KYVC5G  

 

Brushes 

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Flat wash or Flat Hake

  Escoda Perla Series 1430 #12 

  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 #8 - https://www.facebook.com/JazperStardust ( made by hand by request only) 

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Palettes for paint - you only need one 

Gnome palette - https://amzn.to/2KSKyH7  

Peel Paper Palette  https://amzn.to/2ROk6xw  

Tom Lynch Porcelain Watercolor Palette https://amzn.to/2L32kYs  

Shell  Porcelain Watercolor Palette  https://amzn.to/3aMs9GH  

  Other Tools and Materials 

🖍 OTHER TOOLS  

Cretacolor Water-Soluble Graphite Pencils  https://amzn.to/2WPVO9O  

Fluid White Acrylic  https://amzn.to/3psZJG9  

T Square Ruler   https://amzn.to/38hjOWX  

Artist Tape  https://amzn.to/2qZTywt

Art Sherpa Brush Spa Soap Kits  https://theartsherpa.com/store  

The Pioneer Woman Turning table  https://amzn.to/3nJ5pLw

Grafix WM2 White Mask Liquid Frisket https://amzn.to/3ppJeu9  

Rubber Cement picker upper https://amzn.to/3aOl8oW  

Mister  https://amzn.to/3aJyoeD  

Paper Towels 

📖  BOOKS : 

Color Mixing Bible : https://amzn.to/34LvS3N  

How to Mix Skin color - https://amzn.to/2FeEv7j  

Victoria Finlay History of Color: https://amzn.to/2Jn0Yl1

🖌  Place to buy BRUSHES - 

The Brush Guys:

http://bit.ly/BrushGuysArtSherpa  

Discount Code :  THEARTSHERPA

Common questions 

When is it ?

Watercolor Wednesday is every Wednesday at 7 p.m. Eastern Standard Time live streaming from my Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/TheArtSherpa  

How do I Join the class ? 

Show up at Wednesdays 7 pm EST ready to paint - Just watch from my Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/TheArtSherpa/live_videos   

You can watch the streaming video class  from the page on your chosen device!  

How much Does it cost ?

Its Free 

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 

Beginner         🦉

Intermediate  🦉🦉

Challenging   🦉🦉🦉

Paintings are all beginner friendly but rated in 3 levels of difficulty called Hoots 🦉

What if you Bought our Covid Watercolor Art Kits? 

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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.

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Official 2021 Colors    French Escape Kit 

Hansa yellow  

Nickel azo yellow 

Pyrrole red 

Quinacridone Magenta

Opera Pink

Quinacridone gold

Phthalo Blue 

Ultramarine Blue 

Forest Green 

Burnt Umber 

Payne’s Grey

Lemon yellow 

Lemon Yellow + little bit of French Vermillion 

French Vermillion 

Carmine 

Carmine + little bit ultramarine 

French vermillion + lemon yellow + sepia 

Phthalo Blue 

Ultramarine Blue 

Forest Green + Phthalo Blue 

warm sepia 

Payne’s Grey 




Download your own here 

(Click tiny link below to print out )

Watercolor Feather Swatching page .pdf Colormatch feather Chart 2021
Watercolor Feather Swatching page .pdf, 3MB

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Download your own here 

(Click tiny link below to print out )

Watercolor Feather Swatching page blank .pdf Watercolor Feather Chart 2021
Watercolor Feather Swatching page blank .pdf, 2.4MB

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