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Watercolor Classes what you need to know


By TheArtSherpa, 2021-11-20

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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. 

The Art Sherpa is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.   

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 - Primary Yellow for this brand 

Golden QOR - 

Daniel Smith -

M Graham -  


  Nickel Azo Yellow 


Golden QOR -  

Daniel Smith - 

M Graham

 Quinacridone Magenta 


Golden QOR - 

Daniel Smith - 

Holbein - 

 Pyrrole Red


Golden QOR -  

Daniel Smith - 

Turner - 

Holbein - 

 Transparent Pyrrole Orange 

Sennelier L'Aquarelle - ( sennelier orange ) 

Golden QOR -  

Daniel Smith -  

Turner -  

Phthalo Blue

Sennelier L'Aquarelle - 

Golden QOR - 

Daniel Smith - 

M Graham -

Ultramarine Blue

Sennelier L'Aquarelle - 

Golden QOR - 

Daniel Smith - 

M Graham

Phthalo Green 


Sennelier L'Aquarelle  

Golden QOR 

Daniel Smith - 

Quinacridone Gold 

Sennelier L'Aquarelle - 

Golden QOR - my fav 

Daniel Smith - 

 Opera Pink 

Sennelier L'Aquarelle -

Holbein-  

Daniel Smith -

 Burnt Umber

Sennelier L'Aquarelle - 

Golden QOR -   

Daniel Smith - 

M Graham -

 Payne’s Grey 

Sennelier L'Aquarelle 

Golden QOR - 

Daniel Smith - 

We have temporarily removed links due to the fact that Amazon is changing the links out to 'other' products if something sells out or becomes unavailable. We are looking into this and hope to get a resolution soon. Thank you. 

Color Mixing chart 

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Download your own here 


(Click tiny link below to print out )

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Paper 


9x12 140lb 300 GSM Watercolor Paper Cold press in a Block pad



What is a watercolor block? 

A watercolor block is a pad of watercolor paper that’s bound on all sides with a coating of a rubber like material called padding compound.. You paint on the top sheet of paper and then remove it after it fully dries flat. To separate the painting from the block, insert a dull palette knife into the gap in the binding and run it around all four edges. A watercolor block helps prevent the warping of the paper when it is wet. 

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If you have a regular pad of paper you can tape all of edges of the sheet to the table with low take tape and then carefully peel them after the sheep its dry. 

 

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Recommended - 


Fabriano Block

Strathmore Block 

Arches  Block 

Strathmore Pad 

 

Brushes 

Try to have a Round , A wash or Quill , A bright and a detail in your basic kit. You can get away with a round brush to start.  

I will always share what I am using in the show. Brand I like are Soft Aqua by Raphael , Escoda and Black Velvet. 

SoftAqua Quill  4

SoftAqua Round  14

SoftAqua Bright 

Escoda Perla Series 1430 #12 

Flat wash 1" 

Detail round  

VERY optional Brushes 

Raphael Precision Mini Brush Travel Set of 6 

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 - 


Porcelain Watercolor Palette  

   

OTHER TOOLS  

Cretacolor Water-Soluble Graphite Pencils  

Fluid White Acrylic 

T Square Ruler  

Artist Tape  

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

The Pioneer Woman Turning table  

Grafix WM2 White Mask Liquid Frisket 

Rubber Cement picker upper 

Mister  

Paper Towels 

  BOOKS : 

Color Mixing Bible :  

How to Mix Skin color - 

Victoria Finlay History of Color:

  Place to buy BRUSHES - 

The Brush Guys:

 http://bit.ly/BrushGuysArtSherpa  

Discount Code :  THEARTSHERPA

Common questions 

When is it ?

Watercolor  is every 3 days 1 pm  Eastern Standard Time live streaming from my Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/TheArtSherpa  

How do I Join the class ? 

Show up  1 pm EST ready to paint - Just watch from my Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/TheArtSherpa/live_videos   

You can also find the the class on Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmjQYyS4qyf1MuQY8DF2nDA 

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 )

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Download your own here 

(Click tiny link below to print out )

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Follow The Art Sherpa 

Website: https://theartsherpa.com/  

Youtube : https://www.youtube.com/theartsherpa  

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theartsherpa  

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/cinnamoncooney/

Art Sherpa Merch : https://theartsherpa.com/store  

Art Sherpa Shirts : https://teespring.com/stores/the-art-sherpa  

#TheArtSherpa #StepbyStepPainting  #Watercolor  

You can Watch from Facebook here

https://www.facebook.com/TheArtSherpa

Or here 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmjQYyS4qyf1MuQY8DF2nDA

Free draw or No draw option use the traceable - https://theartsherpa.com/traceables

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PLEASE note there are many other places to buy materials and I support you shopping and finding your best deal. 

Please let me know if a link is broken. support@theartsherpa.com

About The Art Sherpa:

  Artwork and video is the sole property of The Art Sherpa™  and intended for the students personal education and Enjoyment. For questions regarding using any Art Sherpa painting in a commercial setting contact us  labs@theartsherpa.com for all other questions support@theartsherpa.com 

Read our full  disclosure here that covers partnerships and affiliate links http://bit.ly/affiliatedisclosureTAS   

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Acrylic April 2021 Link Map and guide to  A Story of Water


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This is the pinned class schedule in the link guide for Acrylic April. I will update these links as we go. This will remain at the top of the page in the group. You can refer to this anytime to locate Acrylic April 2021 Resources, and Videos for each day.



2021 Schedule : Each class we'll have a Prep live stream on Facebook at 4 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Those videos can be watched later. You do not need to watch them to do acrylic April. This is extra help for those that would like it. Each prep class will cover the mini book, go over resources, and a brief discussion of what the video will be covering and the techniques will be used.



Each day at 11 Am EST The full lesson video will be on YouTube as a premiere. A premier allows a live chat during a video. I will be in the live chat to answer questions and help students in any way I can.




Minibooks will be released the day before a class  and  given a walk through on the preshows 




#1 Day

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Video :


#2 Day

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#3 Day

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#4 Day

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#5 Day

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#6 Day

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#7 Day

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Video :




#8 Day

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#9 Day


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#11 Day



Video :


Preshow : No Preshow

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#12 day Video page



Video :


Preshow : No preshow

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#13 Day Video page



Video :


Preshow : No preshow

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#14 Day Video page



Video :


Preshow : No preshow

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#15 Day


Video page ✏️    Mini  book, traceable, resources  on the website. -  

https://theartsherpa.com/videos/1253/lily-pond-beginners-learn-to-paint-acrylic-tutorial-step-by-step-day-15-acrylicapril2021

Video :

Preshow :  No preshow


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#16 Day


Video page ✏️    Mini  book, traceable, resources  on the website. -  

https://theartsherpa.com/.../catamaran-beach-beginners" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">https://theartsherpa.com/.../catamaran-beach-beginners...

Video :

Preshow :  https://www.facebook.com/TheArtSherpa/videos/403457777484949

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#17 Day 

Video page ✏️    Mini  book, traceable, resources  on the website. -   

https://theartsherpa.com/videos/1255/crashing-wave-beginners-learn-to-paint-acrylic-tutorial-step-by-step-day-acrylicapril2021

Video :

Preshow :  https://www.facebook.com/TheArtSherpa/videos/242837577592425

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#18 Day 

Video page ✏️    Mini  book, traceable, resources  on the website. -   https://theartsherpa.com/videos/1256/easy-sunset-ocean-beginners-learn-to-paint-acrylic-tutorial-step-by-step-day-18-acrylicapril2021

Video :

Preshow :  No preshow for 18 

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#19 Day 

Video page ✏️    Mini  book, traceable, resources  on the website. -   https://theartsherpa.com/videos/1257/sunset-beach-girl-beginners-learn-to-paint-acrylic-tutorial-step-by-step-day-19-acrylicapril2021

Video :

Preshow for  is here : 6 pm est https://fb.me/e/23up0JieR: 

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#20 Day 

Video page ✏️    Mini  book, traceable, resources  on the website. -  

https://theartsherpa.com/videos/1258/seashore-beach-beginners-learn-to-paint-acrylic-tutorial-step-by-step-day-201-acrylicapril2021

Video :

Preshow for  is here : No preshow for this one 

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#21 Day 

Video page ✏️    Mini  book, traceable, resources  on the website. -  

https://theartsherpa.com/videos/1259/sunset-ocean-beginners-learn-to-paint-acrylic-tutorial-step-by-step-day-21-acrylicapril2021

Video :

Preshow for  is here : https://www.facebook.com/TheArtSherpa/videos/916091595834735



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#22 Day 

Video page ✏️    Mini  book, traceable, resources  on the website. -   

https://theartsherpa.com/videos/1261/hammock-seascape-moonlight-beginners-learn-to-paint-acrylic-tutorial-day-22-acrylicapril2021

Video :

Preshow for  is here : https://www.facebook.com/TheArtSherpa/videos/916091595834735

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#23 Day 

Video page ✏️    Mini  book, traceable, resources  on the website. -   

https://theartsherpa.com/videos/1263/seafoam-blue-sea-beginners-learn-to-paint-acrylic-tutorial-step-by-step-day-23-acrylicapril2021

Video :

Mental Health Talk Preshow for  is here : https://www.facebook.com/TheArtSherpa/videos/368880741087403

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#24 Day 

Video page ✏️    Mini  book, traceable, resources  on the website. -   

https://theartsherpa.com/videos/1264/flowers-by-the-sea-beginners-learn-to-paint-acrylic-tutorial-step-by-step-day-24-acrylicapril2021

Video :

Preshow for  Cancelled for Allergies 

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#25 Day 

Video page ✏️    Mini  book, traceable, resources  on the website. -   https://theartsherpa.com/videos/1265/colorful-crab-beginners-learn-to-paint-acrylic-tutorial-step-by-step-day-25-acrylicapril2021

 

Video :

Preshow : https://www.facebook.com/TheArtSherpa/videos/1254834921653248

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#26 Day

Video page ✏️    Mini  book, traceable, resources  on the website. -   https://theartsherpa.com/videos/1266/surfer-in-a-wave-beginners-learn-to-paint-acrylic-tutorial-step-by-step-day-26-acrylicapril2021

 

Video :

HOW TO DRAW the Surfer  Preshow : https://www.facebook.com/TheArtSherpa/videos/829307324334433



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#27 Day

Video page ✏️    Mini  book, traceable, resources  on the website. -   https://theartsherpa.com/videos/1267/seahorse-beginners-learn-to-paint-acrylic-tutorial-step-by-step-day-27-acrylicapril2021

 

Video :

HOW TO DRAW Preshow : https://www.facebook.com/TheArtSherpa/videos/1729859850520257

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#28 day 

Video page ✏️    Mini  book, traceable, resources  on the website. -   https://theartsherpa.com/videos/1268/ocean-waves-crashing-on-rocks-beginners-acrylic-tutorial-step-by-step-day-28-acrylicapril2021

 

Video :

NO Preshow

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#29 Day 

Video page ✏️    Mini  book, traceable, resources  on the website. -   https://theartsherpa.com/videos/1269/coastal-ocean-view-beginners-learn-to-paint-acrylic-tutorial-step-by-step-day-29-acrylicapril2021

 

Video :

NO Preshow 

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#30 Day 

Lookback and goodbye 

Preshow : https://fb.me/e/2eKB1vTfC  

 

#30 Day 

Video page ✏️    Mini  book, traceable, resources  on the website. -  https://theartsherpa.com/videos/1271/hat-girls-beach-beginners-learn-to-paint-acrylic-tutorial-step-by-step-day-30-acrylicapril2021

 

Video :

THE BIG PRESHOW: https://www.facebook.com/TheArtSherpa/videos/451837302556991




If you need our help email support@theartsherpa.com




How to Paint Acrylic April by The Art Sherpa
“Acrylic April is HERE”

March 31, 2021


This is our third year of daily painting because nothing transforms an artist more than daily painting.  Now, I teach 30 days, but for you, you make the program work for you.  I do not have an Acrylic April Officer who will show up at your house if you miss one.


My husband is John, aka Stunt Hands, and, yes, he will be in all the lives and he will heckle me and he will speak.  That is his job; he is non negotiable.  We created the two person format and we talk a lot.  I use my ipad because I need assets and resources from time to time; you won’t have my passwords.


This year has a theme:   A Story of Water, a New Beginning.  


How do you find AA?


Facebook - did you join the Acrylic April Challenge Group; come find us, we are a cool group.  Facebook is not just for chatting and making friends, at least not in the Art Sherpa World.  There are resources.  Look at the top, you see “About, Discussion, Announcements, Rooms, Topics, Members, Events, Media and Files”.  Have you ever clicked off of “discussion” before?  Announcements are my posts that have information that you will care about.  There is one for every day in Acrylic April that we have done so far.  The first post is a calendar of what we are doing every day.  If you click the “see more”, there are links for traceables, the mini books, files, everything that you need.  

  • Events show all the pre-shows, just click them.  Albums are each day’s resources reference grid worksheet traceable and word prompts for the month.  
  • Files are another important thing.  The mini book is there with color mixing legend and the brushes and even a description of each individual step.  There are pictures that accompany every single step in the book.  You don’t even have to print it out.
  • Look in the Pre-Show File for that day.  TONS OF STUFF!!!

  • The most important post is the sunflower picture that says “TRUST THE PROCESS, ENJOY THE JOURNEY”. You probably feel overwhelmed and do not know what to expect.  Read the posts from people who have done this before.  

  • Make The Color Chart


The Art Sherpa website is www.theartsherpa.com .


  • Traceables Tab on the front page will take you to all my traceables.
  • Look in the Acrylic April Tab for all my previous challenges.
  • Go to the Calendar and select April, there are this year’s paintings.  Click one to go to it’s event page which has everything on it.
  • If you go back to April 2019, it will take you to that program and you can go directly to the painting you want from previous years.

  • Patron - Ignore more of what’s up there now.  We are transitioning to a new website and right now, the Patrons are getting to preview and prepaint Acrylic April videos and see mini books and get naming rights to my tutorials.  If you sign up for even the $5.00 level, you are going to get most of what you need.  We will be changing the Patron Program when we go to the new website so there is just one level of Patron; much easier.
  • Big Art Quest will take you to our new website if you’d like to start looking at it.  
  • If you are interested in being a volunteer for The Art Sherpa, or if you have any kind of a question about our program or our products, send an email to support@theartsherpa.com and we will respond.
  • LABs is our licensing and business support program where teaching artists subscribe in order to have permission to use The Art Sherpa developed intellectual property in their business (like teaching at a “paint and sip” party). 

The basics broken down:


  • Go to Facebook and ask to join the Acrylic April Challenge.
  • Show up on April 1 at 11 am EST on YouTube to paint Acrylic April Day 1.  Show up subsequent days at the same time to paint other days.
  • Show up on April 1 at 4 pm EST on Facebook to attend the preshow for Acrylic April Day 2.  If you don’t want to attend, visit either the website or the Facebook group to get your mini book if you want to review the tutorial in advance and be prepared.
  • Post your paintings in the Acrylic April Challenge group.
  • Watercolor Wednesdays will be on YouTube, on the new channel, “How To Paint Watercolor Live with The Art Sherpa”, at 1 pm EST on Wednesday during April.



Follow The Art Sherpa 

share your painting from this class with me. 

#theartsherpa #acrylicapril2021 


Website: https://theartsherpa.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheArtSherpa/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theartsherpa

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/cinnamoncooney/ #TheArtSherpa #StepbyStepPainting #Acrylicpainting


About The Art Sherpa:

Artwork and video is the sole property of The Art Sherpa™ and intended for the students personal education and Enjoyment. For questions regarding using any Art Sherpa painting in a commercial setting labs@theartsherpa.com for all other questions support@theartsherpa.com Read our full disclosure here that covers partnerships and affiliate links http://bit.ly/affiliatedisclosureTAS



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  1. Where Dancing Light 
  2. Turns Colors Dimmed  
  3. Cool Mist Rising 
  4. Clear Blue  
  5. A light on water
  6. A Gathering   
  7. Around the Bend 
  8. Patience
  9. The lookout 
  10. Bubbling 
  11. Still Power 
  12. Quiet song 
  13. Seeking Shelter 
  14. Falling down 
  15. Color Choir 
  16. Keel 
  17. Defying gravity 
  18. Calm 
  19. The fading 
  20. Spectacular 
  21. Before the ride 
  22. Restful 
  23. Clarity of mind 
  24. Unexpected Beauty 
  25. A Guardian Emerges 
  26. Breaking Through 
  27. The steed 
  28. Between Opposing Natures 
  29. Along  Wildling Shores 
  30. True Connections 


Newsletter had bad links sorry


By TheArtSherpa, 2021-03-30

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Just sent the newsletter and it had two fault links that downloaded Traceables : The link should have taken you here https://theartsherpa.com/theartsherpacommunity/file


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Did you see this one ? 

February 2021  The Art of Self Care 

Issue #4

Table of contents 

  • January Pre-view Classes February 15-28  
  • 4  New Mini books to download  
  • NEW Gnomascope - Pisces
  • Acrylic April is coming !  
  • Answers for the Pearl Fryar Word Search

White Magnolia -

Stargnomes Pisces -

Wildflowers on the Mountain - https://youtu.be/ZbyRslpE3Fs 

Hydrangea - https://youtu.be/8V-E__rGWT0 

Old Wisteria tree - https://youtu.be/gIVvx_Fi8zU 

The Kiss  -

The Perfect Wave -

Sherpa Schedule 15-28

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Live on YouTube16th Feb  
8x8  canvas

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Live on YouTube 18th Feb 
9x12 canvas

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Live on YouTube 20th Feb  
16 x 20 canvas

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Live on YouTube 23rd Feb  
8x8  canvas

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Live on YouTube 27th Feb  
16 x 20 canvas

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Did you see this one So Romantic 

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Watercolor Wednesday

Facebook 17th Feb

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Watercolor Wednesday

Facebook 24th Feb

Class Times 

YouTube Acrylic lessons Live : Every Tuesday 5 pm EST and Saturday 1 pm EST - https://www.facebook.com/TheArtSherpa/live_videos 

We may have Bonus class releases on Thursday at 11 am EST** 

Facebook : Watercolor Wednesday 7 pm EST

    Don't miss out on your favorite live classes 

    Text TheArtSherpa to 33222 on your phone for text Notifications 

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    Acrylic April 2021 A Story of Water


    By TheArtSherpa, 2021-02-15
    Acrylic April 2021 A Story of Water

    Acrylic April IS Coming 


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    April is coming !! Welcome to Acrylic April, a yearly 30 day painting challenge started by The Art Sherpa. The goal of Acrylic April is to help all artists of any skill level transform their painting experience in just 30 days. The challenge can be completed in two ways. 

    Word Prompts - Released March 25th 

    Video classes - Begin April 1 11 am EST on youtube https://www.youtube.com/theartsherpa 

    How to participate for 2021 

    Buy materials , come to the video class and share the Art. 


    Acrylic April Painting Challenge begins April 1st 2021- no joke

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    30 Days, 30 Powerful Little Paintings

    We hope that Every April, artists from all over the world take on the all Acrylic, all April painting challenge by doing one small acrylic painting every day for the entire month.

    I am creating the #AcrylicApril 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 own art voice.

    Anyone can do Acrylic April,

    Just grab your paint, your brush and hit the studio (even if it’s your kitchen table).

    #AcrylicApril rules:

    1) Make a painting on a surface 12x12 or smaller. ( sorry for the confusion)

    My live classes use an 8x8 

    2) Share it online

    3) Hashtag it with #AcrylicArpril #AcrylicApril202

    #AcrylicAprilItsNoJoke   #TheArtSherpa   and be sure to add the day of the challenge, or word prompt, etc

    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, paint anything you want using the prompts and/or the daily tutorials with The Art Sherpa

    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.

    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 )

    Join the group and meet the community who is traveling on the Journey with you.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/AcrylicApril

    Materials


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    Acrylic April 2021 

    #AcrylicArpril #AcrylicApril202

    #AcrylicAprilItsNoJoke   #TheArtSherpa  

      Below are a list of RECOMMENDED MATERIALS. 

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    Suggested  3 options but you may source  your own - only one from each color 

    *** Acrylic Paint Colors ***

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    My Paint brands of choice are  Sennelier’s Acrylique, Golden Artist Color,  or Sennelier Abstract Acrylic. I also like Holbein, Artist loft level 3 and M Graham. 

     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 economy Abstract Acrylic is the brant that I personally recommend for student grade. 

    ***Cadmium Yellow Medium : PY 35

    SENNELIER   

    GOLDEN        

    ABSTRACT    

    ***Cadmium Red medium   : PR 108 

    SENNELIER  

    GOLDEN       

    ABSTRACT     

    ***Phthalo  Green Blue shade : PG 7 - 

    SENNELIER  

    GOLDEN -   

    ABSTRACT   

    ***Phthalo Blue Green shade :PB 15:3 

    SENNELIER  

    GOLDEN      

    ABSTRACT  

    ***Dioxazine Purple: PV 23 - 

    SENNELIER 

    GOLDEN     

    ABSTRACT  

    ***Ultramarine blue: PB 29 - 

    SENNELIER 

    GOLDEN       

    ABSTRACT 

    ***Quinacridone Magenta (fuschia) : PR 122

    SENNELIER  

    GOLDEN       

    ABSTRACT   ***Titanium white: PW 6

     SENNELIER  

    GOLDEN        

    ABSTRACT   

    ***Mars black: PBk 11 

    SENNELIER   

    GOLDEN        

    ABSTRACT    

    *Naples Yellow light   : py 53 

    SENNELIER  

    GOLDEN        

    ABSTRACT     

    Naples Yellow Blog http://bit.ly/NaplesYellowLightTAS  

    Burnt Sienna PB7   - 

    SENNELIER  

    GOLDEN        

    ABSTRACT   

    We have removed the links to products temporarily due to Amazon changing the links out if a product sells out/becomes unavailable, to links to different products. This is causing some confusion within the community and we need to look into what is happening. 

    CANVAS 

    8x8 -     


    OTHER TOOLS  


    Dritz 3095 Chalk Cartridge Set : 

    CretaColor pencil White :  

    T Square Ruler -  

    Golden Glazing Liquid For Blending -  

    Saral Paper:  

    Artist Tape : 

    The Pioneer Woman Turning table : 

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    Brushes - are not final until the last video is filmed. Please use these as a guide of what I am planning to use. These are brushes I use very often.






    Try Micheals online and The Brush Guys too



    Brights in firm synthetic



    Brights in Bristles



    Rounds with Good point



    Blenders



    Details



    Filbert or Cats Tongue for Acrylic






    For Acrylic April will be using a few more brushes so that we can accomplish and learn some new techniques. You do not need to have the exact brand of brushes. When it comes to Bright you might be able to use a single bright there are a lot of ways to save money. my students often paint with different tools and that's not something that I mind at all. This list of brushes and information should be used as a guide and I highly recommend you make this work within your own personal budget or painting process.



    I like Raphael Textura Brushes, Simply Simmons Extra firm filament and Hog brushes. Silver brushes and Princeton brushes for firm try catalyst and Creative mark pro-stroke . Just to name a few. I will do a studio set up for AA april video that should release before the event begins.






    Below are a list of RECOMMENDED MATERIALS.



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    Princeton Round Blender Size 12 : 



    1” oval mop ( Called ultimate varnish) : 



    CAMBRIDGE bright size 8 : 



    Ruby Satin Angle, Size 1/2 



    Monogram liner : 



    The Art Sherpa Cats Tongue :



    The Art Sherpa round #4



    Ruby Satin bright #20 



    Cambridge Round #6



    Ruby satin bright #26 



     





    How to prep 


    Upcoming 2021 Live streams 

    Set you your studio and materials 

    How to Mix Color Easy 

    VOD

    Get ready for a Daily painting 

    Create Color chart

    Split Primary Color Wheel

    How to use a Traceable   

    Practice Techniques 

    Playlist 

    https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXUkNk1HRolEOlkfz6w9T9FNlkJpwRqcp  

    PAST years here 


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    Acrylic April 2019 - 

     

    https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXUkNk1HRolGPD9oyuDpBR8JsXUUYMDU-

     

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    Acrylic April 2020 - 

     

    https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXUkNk1HRolHj3z9B2nFDCI9RGVuGpsH2

     


    Naples Yellow HUE WTW is up with that Color

    For Acrylic April

    I use the same brushes, canvas size and colors every year.

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    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.

    Py53 

    Nickel Titanium Yellow ( PY 53 ) is opaque and has a low tinting strength. Because  it's not overpowering, it can be controlled easily.

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    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. 

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    This is the green Bias Yellow


    By far this is my absolute favorite cool yellow. There are other cool yellows that you're going to be able to use if for some reason this is hard to find. However, if you can find it, it is one of my favorite colors in my personal paint box.

    But here's the problem. The problem is the name on this package of paint. There are two colors, very different from each other, that the art world likes to call Naples Yellow. One is a light yellow green, and is in fact Nickel Titanate Yellow. I went out and found every acrylic paint company that carries the correct green yellow, regardless of what they named it.

    The other companies make the orange yellow that they consider to be Naples.

    The one on the LEFT is correct. The one on the Right is not a cool yellow.

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    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
    Below are a list of paint companies that carry this exact color or a suitable Hue . This is the hardest color to find, so feel free to use a substitute with what you have from the colors listed below these paints:

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    • Arcylique by Sennelier Called Naples Yellow Light
    • Holbein Acrylic Called Naples Yellow 
    • Abstract acrylic paint by Sennelier Naples yellow light
    • Amsterdam Acrylic paint made by Royal Talens
    • Old Holland New Masters Classic Acrylic 
    • Matisse Structure Acrylic - titanate yellow 
    • (also called Naples Yellow light  in this line of paint)
    • DALER ROWNEY : CRYLA ACRYLIC PAINT- nickle titanate yellow 
    • 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
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    Tip by Kathy Alexander ‎ : For those using American Paint (DecoArt). I found if you mix 2 parts Butter to 1 part Moon Yellow you can achieve something similar to PY 53 Titanate Yellow

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    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 

    PY53

    Nickel Antimony Titanium Yellow Rutile

    Antimony Nickel Titanium Oxide Yellow;

    C.I. Pigment Yellow 53;

    Juane Citron;

    Lemon Yellow [EP.p |   w . wp .];

    Lemon Yellow Hue [ WN . o ];

    Lemon Yellow (Nickel Titanate} [ WN . w . w ];

    Meteor® Bright Yellow 8320;

    Naples Yellow (hue) [ LA .a |   MA.p ];

    Naples yellow Light (hue) [ KA . o ];

    Naples Yellow Light (imitation) [ KA . o . p ];

    Nickel Antimony Titanate;

    Nickel Antimony Titanium Yellow Rutile;

    Nickel Rutile Yellow;

    Nickel Titanate;

    Nickel Titanate Yellow [GEN | DR . w   |   DS .a d . o . w   |   DV . w   |   GR . wo   |   GU.pd   |   MA . o . o(artis) . p . w   |   RT . a ];

    Nickel Titanium [   OH . a . o . w   ];

    Nickel Titanium Oxide;

    Nickel Titanium Yellow [KP.p |   OH . a . o . w   | SI.p |   WN d ];

    Nickel Yellow [GEN |   BX.o   |   CAS.k   |   KA . o . p   |   SE . o . p   |   WL . o . p ];

    Nickle Yellow Titanium [ SCH . p ];

    Nickel Yellow Titanium Rutile;

    Pigment Yellow 53;

    Praseodym Titanium Yellow;

    Shepherd Yellow;

    Sunflower Yellow;

    Titanate Yellow [ GO . a . af . ag ];

    Titanium Nickel Yellow [ MA .o(artis). p ];

    Titanium Yellow [ GO .a | RGH.o.p |   SCH . w ];

    Vasari Yellow [ MA.o(Ren) ];

    Vesuvius Yellow [ MA.o(Med) ];

    Acrylic April 2020


    By TheArtSherpa, 2020-03-25
    Acrylic April 2020

    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 #AcrylicApril 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).

    #AcrylicApril rules:

    1) Make a painting on a surface  12x12 or smaller. ( sorry for the confusion)

    2) Share it online

    3) Hashtag it with #AcrylicApril and #AcrylicApril2020 #ItsNoJokeAcrylicApril and be sure to add the day of the challenge, or word prompt, etc

    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 

    Acrylic april 2020 rules .jpg

    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 )

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    What Should YOU do first ? 

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    Videos will air 12 pm CST on Youtube and 6 pm CST 

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    The first Video is here 

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