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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  

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Mini Book 

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8x8 

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9x12 140 lb Cold press  watercolor paper 

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Mini Book 

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8x8 

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9x12 140 lb Cold press  watercolor paper

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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. 

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    The Plan  

    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?

    1. Consistency 
      1. Create a core schedule and stick to it as much as power, health and the internet will allow. 
    2. Set Materials 
      1. Create a set list of studio and art materials so you can participate in classes knowing far in advance what you will need. 
      2. Keep to those materials for all 200+ classes planned for 2021 
    3. Communicate early so you can plan 
      1. To let you know early what classes are coming in advance 
      2. More newsletters with more information 
      3. Events and posts on Facebook 
      4. Fill the calendar early 
    4. Provide more Learning Resources 
      1. Adding mini books supplements your video learning material. 
      2. Structured curriculum class programs 
    5. Add the fun 
      1. Include play and games on both the website and newsletter 
      2. Extra Surprise video classes 
      3. Share creative and self care tips

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    Mini Books 

    Try one Here  

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    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

    SENNELIER    https://amzn.to/2J6nm3L

    GOLDEN         https://amzn.to/39hY8ex  

    ABSTRACT     https://amzn.to/3aMkKYh  


    *Naples Yellow light   : py 53 

    SENNELIER     https://amzn.to/2J64yBB

    GOLDEN          https://amzn.to/2TuCygg

    ABSTRACT      https://amzn.to/37JOgfd  


    ***Cadmium Red medium   : PR 108 

    SENNELIER    https://amzn.to/2Y6nhTS  

    GOLDEN         https://amzn.to/38xuYc5  

    ABSTRACT     https://amzn.to/3nP2pgD  


    ***Quinacridone Magenta ( fuchsia ) : PR 122

    SENNELIER   https://amzn.to/2X1jBq2

    GOLDEN        https://amzn.to/32Jjqz1  

    ABSTRACT    https://amzn.to/3hkKITJ  


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

    SENNELIER   https://amzn.to/2Xu7DV9

    GOLDEN        https://amzn.to/39kvI3E  

    ABSTRACT    https://amzn.to/34FEf0y  


    * **Ultramarine blue: PB 29 - 

    SENNELIER   https://amzn.to/2XtrzaM

    GOLDEN        https://amzn.to/2uMfIrY  

    ABSTRACT    https://amzn.to/3pjAQMQ

    * ** Acrylic Paint Colors ***

    ***Phthalo  Green Blue shade : PG 7 - 

    SENNELIER   https://amzn.to/2FtciN7

    GOLDEN -      https://amzn.to/2vxz6JI  

    ABSTRACT    https://amzn.to/3ruW38G  


    ***Dioxazine Purple: PV 23 - 

    SENNELIER   https://amzn.to/2Xu7FfJ

    GOLDEN        https://amzn.to/3aqvEzr  

    ABSTRACT    https://amzn.to/34HKtNy  

    ***Burnt Sienna PB7   - 

    SENNELIER     https://amzn.to/39gJlzJ

    GOLDEN          https://amzn.to/2Uj1gBJ  

    ABSTRACT      https://amzn.to/3nMMEHf  



    ***Titanium white: PW 6

     SENNELIER   https://amzn.to/2WZw91d

    GOLDEN         https://amzn.to/2x4Bqs4  

    ABSTRACT     https://amzn.to/3rtazNW  


    ***Mars black: PBk 11 

    SENNELIER    https://amzn.to/2XxUqus

    GOLDEN         https://amzn.to/3coJ40D  

    ABSTRACT     https://amzn.to/38wfHZ7  


    CANVAS  

    16x20 - https://amzn.to/3ppS2QG  

    11x14 - https://amzn.to/37RphH3  

    9x12 -   https://amzn.to/3mNTjQb  

    8x8 -     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 ??

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    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. 

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

     

    OTHER TOOLS  

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

    Zinc White: PW 4  https://amzn.to/2J66zh9  

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

    Dritz 3095 Chalk Cartridge Set : https://amzn.to/31IoUtF

    CretaColor pencil White : https://amzn.to/3pqWlv5  

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

    Golden Glazing Liquid For Blending - https://amzn.to/2M0ND8t  

    T Square Ruler - https://amzn.to/2Jpic1c  

    Saral Paper:  http://amzn.to/2zBrLbN  

    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  

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    The Art Sherpa Patrons 

    Upcoming classes Jan

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    Sherpa News

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    • Acrylic April link Life book link - 18+ Art Sherpa Fledging Artist Challenge  
    • Featured artist : Frida Kahlo 

      https://www.fridakahlo.org/

      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 

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      The Art of Self Care. 

      1. Remember you matter 
      2. When you feel calm you can help others 
      3. Taking time to be creative helps you imagine solutions to problems
      4. If you have to take care of others remember you do that best from a place of rest, mindfulness and self compassion. 
      5. If you need to H.A.L.T.  and take a break to reset, Do So!  

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      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.  

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      New Items in the Store 

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      Cool Finds on Amazon 

      Great Finds for the Art Studio 

      CREATURE CUPS Cthulhu Ceramic Cup (11 Ounce, Black)

       I think it looks like Kevin the Kraken https://amzn.to/381Fn0O #CommissionsEarned 

        Zmol Electric Pencil Sharpener ~  I love this Sharpener !! 

      The Kitty Cat - https://amzn.to/3pDiU02 #CommissionsEarned  

        Adorable Micro kitty  Landscape Humidifiers - https://amzn.to/38KKy4c  

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    How to paint a Fall tree


    By TheArtSherpa, 2020-12-09
    How to paint a Fall tree


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    Painting a Fall tree 

    #1 Find a Shape that is irregular and interesting to your eye. Remember this shape is three dimensional. 

    #2 Tree Meditation for Artists

    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. 

    #3 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. 

    #4 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?

    #5 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. 

    #6 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. 

    #7 Now breath. You have painted a tree. A great Tree! A fun Tree. Keep practicing your artist eye when you are bored or falling asleep. In no time your dreams will be full of comforting branches.

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    Grateful Art Newsletter 2020


    By TheArtSherpa, 2020-10-27

    Grateful Art 2020

    Nov 1 to Nov 7th Daily live streams 1 pm EST 

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    Live streaming  Youtube  and  Facebook 

    Watch what platform works best for you 

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    Full Playlist ( Save this for future use)

    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  )
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    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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    Also we have brushes in stock  at  The Art Sherpa Store  

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    Sign up for our text notifications to get a reminder from us for any live streams we do 

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    All videos are available for replay after the live stream to watch anytime 

    Day 1-Acrylic 

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    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXUkNk1HRolEqka1QffyN68SdnFeFYTKX

    Day 2 - watercolor 

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    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXUkNk1HRolEqka1QffyN68SdnFeFYTKX

    Day 3 - Watercolor 

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    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXUkNk1HRolEqka1QffyN68SdnFeFYTKX

    Day 4 - watercolor 

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    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXUkNk1HRolEqka1QffyN68SdnFeFYTKX

    Day 5

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    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXUkNk1HRolEqka1QffyN68SdnFeFYTKX

    Day 6 

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    Day 7 

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    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXUkNk1HRolEqka1QffyN68SdnFeFYTKX

    Did you see the palette knife classes we have been doing on Youtube ? The green floral is this Friday 

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    Stuck inside ?? Join us for a Great fun Halloween painting D&D 12 " round canvas 

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    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 

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    Have wet wipes on hand to clean up! Save Download and Print out. you can paint fingerprints with watercolor 

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    How would you like a year of healing transforming art ?

    Lifebook 2021 

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    Main Course 

    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 

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    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 

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    Guess What ?? We are on Roku now  !!

    https://channelstore.roku.com/details/88d21c21b540862ee956cb015e062151/the-art-sherpa-tv-lessons  

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    Friday The 4th  and 5th 2020 Cat Tongue Give away weekend

    a Rafflecopter giveaway

     


    IF you dont know the secret phrase we will reveal it during the Livestream    

    Rules of the Give Away 


    Want a chance  to win  a #8 cat's Tongue  Art sherpa Brush  ?? One lucky viewer will WIN this great brush !

    How To participate for your chance to win The TAS #8 Cats Tongue  :

    Giveaway opens soon and starts a little before  the live stream  and We will announce the winner live during the show. You must be present to win. 

    Come join us for 

     

    During the show we will share the Mystery Phrase so be sure to watch so you know correct answer !! 

    To be eligible for your chance to win You must have answered and entered the correct Mystery phrase here in the Entry Box  : https://theartsherpa.com/blog in the current contest Blog 

    You will have 4 answers to choose from 

    You may know the answer ahead of time from being a fan ( that's OK)

    You may answer as soon as the contest is open or wait to confirm the correct answer 

    Entries are final 

    If you have never entered a Rafflecopter contest they may have you make an account. This is a one time thing and will work for all future RaffleCopter Contests 

     

    You must have a good email we can contact you with. We have to be able to reach you to Notify you 

    PLEASE Don't give your address of  to us during live chat for your safety. Email is best  

     

    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 .

    We will cover up to 100$ shipping: anything above 100$ the winner will have the option to cover to receive their prize - if they elect not to do this another winner will be chosen

    To Recap

    The correct  Mystery Phrase with be revealed live during the show 

    There is no purchase necessary to win

    You do not need to but stars or follow the page to participate

    This is not a giveaway affiliated with facebook in anyway.

    The winner with be chosen at random by Rafflecopter Software

    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   ****

    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.

    Be sure to follow the page to get the fastest updates on facebook giveaways and free art live streams. Follwoing does not increase your chances to win. It does help you know when we are live There are two links provided for entry. This is because depending on how you're entering and on what device are entering a small number of users may potentially have difficulty.

    If you find the  link does not work for you please contact the company that hosts the software here : https://www.rafflecopter.com/contact-us

    if you have any concerns or please reach to  support@theartsherpa.com  

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    Don't Let round Canvas make you feel spun


    By TheArtSherpa, 2020-08-08


    So these round canvases are weird right? Can I get these? I only have a regular Canvas. Can I frame them. Why am I using them? These are very good questions and very good points.




    1. 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.


    2. 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.


    3. 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!


    4. 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.


    5. 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



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    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 

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    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 

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    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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    The Big End of the YEAR Newsletter


    By TheArtSherpa, 2020-01-01
    The Big End of the YEAR Newsletter

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    A note from the Art Sherpa :

    IF you only read one Newsletter all year THIS is the one you should read all the way through!

    IMG_5309.jpg Greetings: Happy New Year to all my Fabulous SherpaZiods SherpaNista's. Myself, and the whole Art Sherpa team hope that your New Year brings you peace, joy, blessings abounding, and lots of creative inspiration, ideas and the completion of many new projects. We wish for you that this is your Year To Shine!

    Enjoy my Rewind and Jump ahead Newsletter! This is a GREAT way to make sure you missed nothing and are prepped for the 2020 Arting yet to come. New paintings, books and our First Art Retreat where you can paint with me! Brushes UP!

    Like a painting?? Click It to go to the Playlist or Video link for it!! You are a Click away!



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    Here is a look at some of our past events and projects .

    The year of Cute Kids in art !!

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    Most Popular Picture Community Vote

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    Best of the Year

    Other top picks

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    Acrylic April

    This was the first year for Acrylic April. Painting daily is the #1 thing an artist can do to improve their painting! skills! The idea we would meet live every day and paint together for a little under an hour for the month of April certainly caught fire. This is a wild event in that we had both word prompts AND full lessons. As far as I know it this was the first daily painting program targeted at beginners. You can find all the videos in order http://bit.ly/AcrylicApril2019Calendar And here is the website with rules

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    The facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/AcrylicApril/

    The website: http://acrylicapril.com/

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

    Acrylic April Testimonials

    • Lydia Duncan-Mabry : That I truly can do this...my grandmother was an artist and I never really tried thinking I wasn't going to be any good. Now I know I can and I am learning more every day.

    • Kelly Malouf: ACRYLIC APRIL SHOWED ME quite a lot of things. I can make time to paint every day. I can do paintings I never thought I could. I can commit to doing something that makes me happy and that is OK. All paintings have an ugly phase--but now I know how to get myself out of it ;). I didn't think I'd see improvement, but I did and by completing the 30 day challenge I became proud of myself--such a great feeling.

    • Lisa Swain Stickability: is 95% of ability!

    • Catherine Socha Rathbun :... never to look at a painting thinking, “I can’t possibly paint THAT yet.”

    • Nancy Beeles Lewis: My life time dream at 80 could come true and I am now an artist.

    • Peggy Ducolon Smith: April Acrylics 2019 showed me that practicing every day will improve my techniques even when I thought I had learned it well already and that everyday can and is a learning experience of some kind (just because I did not like the painting I still learned something that I NEEDED TO LEARN

    • Keff Green: You have time if you make time. I worked full time and still got my painting done and enjoyed it to the max!

    • Darbe Lopez: Acrylic April taught me how important it is that other household members support my "me" time

    13 days of Halloween

    Every year we meet up to do 13 Halloween paintings. This is so much fun and at this point we have more than 30 total Days of Halloween tutorials. In fact we created a Challenge for anyone that painted all 31 days they would get a free month of Patronage on the website.

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    We started doing Big Paintings!! 24x36 by using two black Canvases

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    Spring and Summer ones are On the way !!

    WE had some Awesome Winter paintings you guys LOVED

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    Step by Steps appeared !!

    We introduced Step by steps as an extra way to help you find your way through an art project easily! These are one of my favorite parts of the new year.

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    Things people have said about the step by steps

    • Christy Mansfield-bartholomew : These are very helpful and a great go to reference. Your so amazing Cinnamon! You go far above and beyond to help us all learn and have fun while painting, out of the kindness of your heart. I just want to say, even on the darkest of days, watching your videos makes my days brighter. Thank you for all You do
    • Amber Guillet : These help a Ton..thank you. I.did this painting yesterday shortly after the live..Love it and the color can't wait to do some more with the different clouds.
    • Tracy Clapsaddle : I find this so helpful. I try and screen shot the painting to check mine frequently. Sometimes it's difficult to get a good shot. You are amazing. 🎨

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    Here is a look at what we have coming up for you in the New Year.

    Classes starting in 2020:

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    Books : Coming soon

    Labs Manual -

    The Art Sherpa's guide to starting your own painting party business

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    The Art Sherpa ~The Not too Adult, Grown-Up Coloring Book -

    co created in collaboration with Stephanie Bergeron

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    Coming later in 2020

    The Big Art Quest

    The Pears are coming back!! Bigger and better than EVER!

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    The Sherpanista Cookbook - Written in Collaboration with you.

    We still have room for your to submit your Favorite Artful Recipes to be a contributor in the Community Cookbook. Go to the link here to be a part of our community created cookbook.

    SUBMIT HERE

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    The First Art Sherpa Retreat:

    Come Join me for 5 days and 4 nights of Art Adventure

    We will be enjoying the best of on-location painting, as well as art workshops. Each day will be full of Art Sherpa guided adventures. Each part will be fully supported so you won’t need to already know how to do any of the activities. I will share my three favorite mediums with you, and guide you into the world of art

    (in person and not onscreen).

    Plein Air destination painting and private closed art sessions will fill the days. Relaxation and social activities will fill the evenings.

    Even the meals will be a work of art!

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    Lifebook 2020:

    LIFEBOOK 2020

    I have been busy like a Sherpa getting ready for Lifebook 2020. You might wonder why I keep doing Lifebook?

    Sign up HERE

    use the code LOVEBOMB2020 for 20% off before December 31

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    I like doing Life-book because it allows for so much growth and well-being with any students. As a teacher, I'm excited about anything that will help you reach your personal art goals. This is one of the only programs that I will participate in and recommend. I do that because I truly believe it's wonderful on every level. First, I enjoy how positive the program is and how focused on individual grow it is. Secondly, the teachers are the best collected together I have seen if your goals are healing, self-awareness, and artistic growth. Last, but not least, the cost of the course outside of materials is very good compared to other programs like this that I don't feel are as richly thought out, driven by a sheer love of sharing creativity, and well-being.

    They have a lot of Teachers

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    As you may be aware with 30 teachers and 80 lessons there's a lot here to the course. You will be exposed to so much in different styles and thoughts in art. Each teacher brings something very special to the year. Yes, there are many faces. But that's just the surface of what I've seen. I've seen dream catchers, sculpture, rock art, and much much more. In fact as a teacher, I am a bit of an odd duck in the group BUT, when am I not? This will be the third series that I have done with Tamra Laporte. I love the work that she does both spiritually, musically and artistically. I think she curates valuable programs for her students .

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    In patron group Watercolor !!

    Patrons of the Art Sherpa

    We have lots of Projects for you!!

    https://theartsherpa.com/patron

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    ATTENTION PAYPAL USERS: It has come to our attention that some of our members may still be donating under the old patron system. We would like to ask you, if you could, to switch your donation to the new patron system. But if you cannot, because you need to be donating through PayPal, please write support@theartsherpa.com and let us know what your donation amount is so we can match you to the right patron level manually. Also, if you want to donate through PayPal because it is your only option, until we can get through the hoops that PayPal wants us to get through, please use the following link to set up your 'recurring' donation. https://theartsherpa.com/paypalpatron Then please also write to support and let us know which level you are donating at so we can manually get you into the corresponding patron level on the website. We hope this helps those of you who want to donate but can't any other way than PayPal. We do ask if you can though to donate through the website.

    A note From The Sherpa:

    Hey guys thank you so much for all the support. The Patronage has really let me explore some my wilder idea's. Things I could never put on YouTube. I love our group so much. From our wild behind the scenes chats, strange long in group live streams and even to painting projects I have been itching to do. Like this Patron group only pastel. OHH she was fun

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    Read the Blog for Art sherpa Tips and Videos

    New Years Resolutions for Artists

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    What you guys had to say !!

    • Joanne LaMar : To paint at least every month. To learn how to sell my paintings instead of just giving them to people who want them and to try new techniques in my paintings. Be bold.
    • Roseann Amaranto : Accept my artistic style for what it is. I’m more of a whimsical illustrative painter/artist even though I have an art degree and taught for 25 years. It’s what makes me happiest 🌹 💕
    • Tammy Racicot :To keep evolving into the artistic butterfly I've become. (never in my lifetime did I think I could achieve so much personal growth on so many levels from the most loving person/people who wanted me to succeed. When I never thought I could)
    • Renee Sanders : My artist New Years resolutions are to paint one painting of something I love every month, participate in Acrylic April and paint something new daily (only April) and paint enough wood circle ornaments to sell at the grandkids secret santa workshop. I am going to make myself a priory. I have put myself and my ambitions on the back burner for 2 years to raise my grandchildren, although they are still with me I am going to find some time for myself
    • tanya mARTin: Draw and paint everyday. Trust myself enough to venture away from tutorials/art hacks and find my own style. Continue to improve on what i have learned and step out of my comfort zone. Try new mediums and see what they have to offer.
    • Caren Kaziyev: To challenge myself and not stick with familiar techniques. In 2020 I challenge myself to try new things and be okay with my attempts not looking “perfect”. Just to keep at it.
    • Pamela Tilley Fisk : To stop judging myself against others. See my own colors.
    • Kim Nedland : To try and paint, and draw, even if my depression, makes me feel like can't do anything at all.
    • Brandy Orner : Just paint. Stop agonizing over planning, research and details and JUST PAINT!!!
    • Bryon Rice To paint more of how I feel, even if it's not realistic..so that others can feel the music I composed, which is the paint and the brush my instrument.
    • Stacey Wright : to organize all my supplies so I can start using them everyday!! And then start drawing/painting more often at least 3 times a week.. Hard when you have 2 little girls 4 and 7! Also my 7yr old is an amazing artist already and want to work and teach her more so I need to learn more and practice more to teach her skills i wish i was taught at a young age!! So hoping to do alot this year with her
    • thetolleycrew : My resolutions are to get out of my comfort zone, and paint loose. Not worry about every little detail. To find my own style.
    • luanajarecki : To enjoy life as it handed to me. Find humor in every aspect. Release my creative juices and make any art I can. At 71 I plan to do much more.


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    Don't forget about our Awesome Retreat Channel. Where we house our Stress Free Zen painting experience with relaxing music and Sherpa paintings. It is the place to be to tuck away your cares and relax and let go of all your stresses and anxiety. Bookmark, subscribe and visit our Retreat Channel and see our full playlist here:

    .

    The live site will be back up and running soon. The live site is an interactive continuous loop of of live music and video where you can chat with others. Keep an eye out for updates when we have it up .

    And we will always strive to add more as time time allows.

    We know that YouTube is making big changes. What those are and how they will affect us we don't know. To that end, we are doing one to two Live streams weekly on Facebook. We then move the popular streams to YouTube as a premier a few weeks later. We have a Watch page, and if you are signed up for Text Notifications you can catch these amazing gems as they happen! http://bit.ly/FacebookWatchArtSherpa

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    Suggestions of things you would like to see are welcome! Send your comments/suggestions to support@theartsherpa.com. We have lots of tickets submitted to the TAS Tech Team that are being developed for implementation.

    We are so excited to bring the functions you are asking for!


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    NEVER miss a LIVE stream again!! Get Your Gnomifications on Live Events for Facebook, YouTube, and any thing new we cook up!

    Just text: "TheArtSherpa" to 33222


    Videos, Color, Paint, and More!


    Until Next time:

    "Happy Painting everyone! Keep cool, enjoy your journey, and share art whenever possible!
    Be Good To yourselves. Be Good to each other, and I hope to see you at the easel real soon!"

    -The Art Sherpa


    The Art Sherpa Special Announcement Newsletter Publish date: September 2019
    Cinnamon & John Cooney, Owners
    Colleen Siegel, Contributor /Editor
    CONTACT:
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    The complete list of Acrylic paint Makers and Brands

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    All these above the Line I personally use and like 




    *Holbein Acrylic


    *Golden Artist Colors


    *Sennelier Acrylic Abstract(student) AND Acrylique 


    http://www.sennelier-colors.com/*Abstract Acrylic Paint by Sennelier


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    *M. Graham Artists' Acrylics
    *Utrecht Artist Acrylic Colors
    *Matisse Derivan Acrylic
    Artist loft levels 1,2,*3 ( I endorse the level 3 of this line)
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    Royal Talens
    *Amsterdam Acrylic paint made by Royal Talens https://www.royaltalens.com/en-gb/
    *Pebeo
    DecoArt
    *Americana Premium Acrylic Paint ( of the craft paint lines ) CraftersAcylics Gold Caps does try to address mixability and pigments colors as well.
    Everything Above this line I use and really like 
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    Liquitex and Liquitex basics
    Old Holland New Masters Classic Acrylic
    DALER ROWNEY Acrylic paint ( makes Several lines )
    Soho Urban Acrylic paint
    LUKAS CRYL Acrylics
    Chroma Atelier Interactive
    Creative Mark
    Monte Marte
    Francheville
    Vallejo Acrylic
    TriArt Acrylic
    Lefranc Bourgeois Fine Acrylic
    Maimeri Brera Artist Acrylics
    Charvin acrylic paint
    Arteza
    Camel Camlin Acrylic
    Masters Touch
    Craft Smarter
    Grumbacher
    Reeves
    https://myreeves.com/en/Reese heavy body acrylic
    Plaid Folk Art
    Delta
    Global
    Montana
    Nova Color.
    Art Scape Acrylic paint
    https://www.myartscape.org/Sax True Flow Heavy Body paint
    Jo Sonja’s artist acrylics
    Kroma Artist Acrylics
    Wyland Ecological Acrylics Mediums and Accessories
    https://www.jerrysartarama.comPRIMA® ACRYLIC COLORS http://www.weberart.com/prima-acrylic-colors.html
    Susan Scheewe Acrylics and Accessories
    Schmincke Acrylic
    Dr. Ph. Martin's Acrylics
    Lascaux Acrylics and Mediums
    Envirotex Lite Acrylic Coating
    Da Vinci Fluid Acrylics and Sets
    Marie's Acrylic Colour Set
    Jerry's Studio Acrylic Turner
    Acryl Gouache and Mediums
    Creative Inspirations Acrylics, Mediums and
    JACKSON'S : ARTIST ACRYLIC PAINT
    Ara acrylics
    C Roberson and Co acrylic
    Daniel Smith
    Fleur Acrylic paint
    Unicorn Spit
    Sargent Art Acrylic Paint Set
     
    Createx Acrylics
    Crayola Portfolio Series Acrylics
    Blickrylic Student Acrylics
    Faber and Castell acrylic
    Derwent Academy Acrylic Paints

    How to Paint Hocus Pocus For Halloween


    By TheArtSherpa, 2019-09-15

    If you Love the Sanderson Sisters and wanted to get your " Amok Amok Amok " on one of these acrylic  versions of the Tale Might be Just the trick. (note this is fan art) While the painting is mine The Hocus Pocus Characters that inspired this piece are not.So lets Call these three The Cosplayers of Hocus Pocus -

    In the Beginning I created this design 

    It has been wildly popular. But them I wanted to make some New ideas too this the Meeting of the Halloween Board . The Moon is Cosplaying Jack the Pumpkin King and the 3 sisters are Cosplaying the Sanderson Sisters. All costumes were  handmade because you know they are makers. 

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    Need a little help -the video or This Handy Dandy Step by step 

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    How easy is That to paint?? 

    Need something even more simplified ?

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    It is recommended when doing fan art that you create and paint for learning and enjoyment. 

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