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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 

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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 .

  • 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 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.

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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

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March 2021
Acrylic April is Coming Issue #5

Table of contents 

  • March Pre-view Classes 1-14
  • Acrylic April Bonus Technique Classes
  • New Mini books !!  
  • Featured Artist Tamara Laporte  
  • Self care tips - as given by Tamara Laporte
  • Word Search
  • Store News
  • Niblette news what is gnew in the gnomedom  

Sherpa Schedule 1st-14th February

Click on any of the photos to find the lesson.

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Live on YouTube  2 March
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Live on YouTube 4 March 
8x8 canvas

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 Live on YouTube 6 March
16x20 canvas

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 Live on YouTube 9 March
8x8 canvas

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 Live on YouTube 11 March
16x20 canvas

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Live on YouTube 13 March
9x12 canvas

Class Times 

YouTube Acrylic lessons Live see above: Every Tuesday 5 pm EST and Saturday 1 pm EST 

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

Facebook Watercolor Wednesday see below: Wednesdays 7 pm EST


Watercolor Wednesday

Facebook  3rd March

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Watercolor Wednesday

Facebook 10th March

    Don't miss out on your favorite live classes 

    Let the notification Gnomes remind you

    Text TheArtSherpa to 33222 on your phone for text Notifications 

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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 - 

    Hydrangea - 

    Old Wisteria tree - 

    The Kiss  -

    The Perfect Wave -

    Sherpa Schedule 15-28

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    Live on YouTube16th Feb  
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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  
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    Live on YouTube 27th Feb  
    16 x 20 canvas


    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 - 

    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 

      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.


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      Acrylic April 2021 

      #AcrylicArpril #AcrylicApril202

      #AcrylicAprilItsNoJoke   #TheArtSherpa  

        Below are 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. 

      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




      ***Cadmium Red medium   : PR 108 




      ***Phthalo  Green Blue shade : PG 7 - 


      GOLDEN -   


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




      ***Dioxazine Purple: PV 23 - 




      ***Ultramarine blue: PB 29 - 




      ***Quinacridone Magenta (fuschia) : PR 122



      ABSTRACT   ***Titanium white: PW 6




      ***Mars black: PBk 11 




      *Naples Yellow light   : py 53 




      Naples Yellow Blog  

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      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. 


      8x8 -     


      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 : 


      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



      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.

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


      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 


      Get ready for a Daily painting 

      Create Color chart

      Split Primary Color Wheel

      How to use a Traceable   

      Practice Techniques 


      PAST years here 

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      Acrylic April 2019 - 



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      Acrylic April 2020 - 



      Abstract Paint By Sennelier

      By TheArtSherpa, 2021-02-03
      Abstract Paint By Sennelier

      You are invited to learn all about  Abstract Paint product's by Sennelier!

       Learn - Save - Win

      Abstract Paint By Sennelier GIVEAWAY Live stream and  Demo


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      To find out more about Abstract products from Sennelier, watch the live stream on 4th February on your chosen social media platform. Whether it is Facebook or YouTube you love to hang out on, The Art Sherpa has you covered. You can Ask Questions and have them answered live!  Chat, and ENTER TO WIN is available on both platforms. 

      00:00  Intro

      01:25  Message from Andrew Cook from Savoir Faire

      02:35  Why I use Abstract Paint Products

      03:30  Close up of past finished painting

      07:20  Abstract Pouches, Caps, and Sizes

      14:10  Abstract Acrylic Ink

      16:55  Abstract Fluid Acrylic Paint

      17:15  Soft Body VS Heavy Body

      21:50  EXTREME CLOSE UP


      22:30  More Abstract Acrylic Ink w/ brush

      25:20  Abstract Acrylic Pen Liners

      28:08  Abstract Acrylic Heavy Body w/ Palate knife

      32:35  Abstract Paint Tips for pouches

      37:10  Acrylic Ink over peaks of Heavy Body Paint 

      39:20 Thank You Kings Framing and Art in Canada

      40:00  Thank You Raw Art Materials in Los Angeles

      43:50  Does this work with professional paint lines

      45:20  Smooshing Paint for fun

      46:44  Iridescent Copper Abstract Heavy Body 

      48:10  How The Art Sherpa Discovered Abstract Paint Products 

      49:09  Metallic Gold Abstract Pen Liner

      50:40  Fun with Ink and Liner Pen, EXTREME ZOOM!

      52:50  Playing with more Ink

      54:25  The Art Sherpa Experience with Quality

      55:47  Abstract Heavy Body Neon

      57:10  Glossy Finish or Matte Finish

      57:30  Neon Abstract Pen Liner


      1:01:09  Why Did the Art Sherpa Do this Live

      1:06:25  Thank You To our Co-Hosts Pierre and Andrew at Savoir Faire

      FACEBOOK Todays event is at 11 am EST live streaming. The correct event link is . You can watch from facebook or Youtube

      Win prizes and Save money !! 


      Congratulations to the winners of our Savoir Faire Giveaway. We are reaching out right now if you have not seen your email quickly write - we dont want you to miss your prize

      Debra Preston, USA

      Rosemaree McLure Australia

      Kitty Grant USA

      Joan Goldsmith UK

      Theresa Palmer USA

      Tegan Scroggs , USA

      April Simpson USA

      Stacey West United Kingdom

      Tracy Gooch USA

      Ellen Wilson Canada

      Jonnie M Simmons-Johnson USA (Grand Prize)

      I get asked often what student brands of paint I recommend. I also get asked why I recommend the ones that I do. The one I use in my own Studio is Abstract paint by Sennelier 

      I want to be clear I'm not paid to use this paint. I do have a relationship with the owners of the Savoir-faire and we are friends. They do send me stuff and asked my opinion. However, I've never been asked to give a review. This is an idea I have wanted to do for a really long time.

      This is my Friend Pierre from Savoir Faire.

      Sometimes we hang out on Instagram 

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      This event is for you. I want you to understand why I think this is a great product. Why it is worth your time and investment. I want to help you know what's available to you in this large amazing product line. I want you to know what's great about it,  I'm even going to tell you some challenges you might have. I'm going to be honest with you because I think that is what helps you the most. Of course you know I wouldn't be making a video about it unless I thought it was worth your time. However there's so many colors and different types of acrylic paint that they make you really want to see what the creative opportunities are. The live stream is at 11 a.m. est. We will be streaming from both YouTube and Facebook, so just pick your favorite. We will be featuring special sales for this event that you can take advantage of that are just for you!! 

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      COUPONS for YOU!!!

      Lets Save Money

      I'd also like to help you save some money so please check for the amazing coupons from art stores that are participating in the event. They were invited to take part because I honestly believe that you guys having a relationship with art suppliers is so important. Being able to go into a local art store ( when were able to go into a local art store again) creates such a tremendous sense of community. This helps you find art materials you need and discover exciting new ones around every corner, Gives you access to classes, and art opportunities that you wouldn't be able to find from home. Being aware of online retailers can help you find Art Materials when you're unable to travel, give you access to variety of large size stock items like easels or specialty studio equipment.  I think both of these things are super important.

      Kings Framing and Art!! 


      Lise King has been a long time supporter of myself and my community!!

      • Great customer Service 
      • Based in Canada 
      • Ships Worldwide 
      • Carries my Brushes
      • Classes 

      Code for this event is: Sennelier-ArtSherpa

      this is a 10% off Check out code 

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      • 10:00 am to 6:00 pm | 24hrs online
      • 188 Voyer Rd, Corbeil, ON P0H 1K0, Canada
      • 10% off with code 

      ORDER BY PHONE: 705-752-4211 

      For more sales and events

      Follow Kings Framing and Art  



      Raw Materials LA 


      645 South Los Angeles Street

      Los Angeles, CA 90014

      (800) 729-7060


      Instagram - 

      Facebook - 

      • Curbside Delivery 
      • Rooftop parking 
      • large selections 
      • Friendly 
      • Classes 


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      The Give Away 


      Enter here -

      The prizes 

      Learn and Win!! Join me and Andrew Cook of Savoir Faire for a live stream demonstration event. I will show you all about  the Abstract Paint line of products. During this very informative live stream we will be giving away 1 grand prize and 10 amazing Abstract paint prize packs.  Follow all instructions and answer all questions to be entered for your chance to win one of these cool prizes. Winners will be announced during the live show but do not need to be present to win. 

      The Grand Prize $200 Value

      20 colors of Abstract innovative paint 120ml pouch Value 200$

      10 additional Abstract Prize Packs 

      10 Abstract Paint Prize's (Surprise Abstract Gift Products-Full Size)  Value 50$ 

      Eligibility for the Grand Prize:

      Must be 18+ 

      Living in the Contiguous United States and Canada 

      Eligibility 10 Mystery - Abstract Prize Packs: 

      7 of the prizes Open to  18+ Living in the Contiguous United States and Canada 

      3 of the prizes will be awarded global to people 18+  where legally allowed 


      No purchase is necessary to enter  

      Winners will be announced during the live show but do not need to be present to win. 

      Winners must respond to their confirmation within 72 hours to coordinate free shipping of their prize.

      NO personal information gathered from this from will be shared or used for purposes outside of entry  

      The statistical data of the last two question will be shared with Abstract paint but no personal or contact information will be shared or used outside of contacting winners.  

      This giveaway is not Affiliated with YouTube or Facebook in any way. 

      Giveaway is co hosted by:

      Andrew Cook, Savoir Faire, and The Art Sherpa 

      contact info:

      Andrew Cook: 

      More info

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      The Paint 

      Heavy Body 

      abstract® Acrylics

      abstract® is an innovative Acrylic system presented in a revolutionary packaging. Available in 60 colors (36 Satin, 12 High Gloss, 6 Iridescent and 6 Fluorescent), the highly pigmented paint features a heavy-body texture that offers great covering power while enabling for a lot of transparency. Painting straight out of the extra-sturdy pouch through the practical beak makes abstract ideal for both large work and “street art”. The pouch is also economical as totally squeezable, and displays a transparent window for accurate color reference and level check. Sennelier has been indeed modern since 1887.

      • Innovative Acrylic system in revolutionary packaging
      • 60 Colors: 36 Satin, 12 High Gloss, 6 Iridescent and 6 Fluorescent
      • Available in 120ml/4oz. and 500ml/17oz. (20 colors)
      • 10ml/.4oz. samples available for artists and schools
      • Highly pigmented Fine Acrylic
      • Heavy-body texture has both excellent covering power and outstanding transparency
      • Texture allows for all Acrylic techniques
      • Painting straight out of the extra-sturdy pouch on any surface makes it ideal for “street art”
      • Totally squeezable pouch is economical
      • Large transparent window on the pouch displays actual paint inside the pouch
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      Soft Body Matt 

      The abstract® Matt Acrylic Paint is as innovative as it is distinct from the original Satin version. In fact, asides from the revolutionary pouch, the twins couldn’t be as different:

      • 60ml instead of 120ml
      • 35 Ultra-Matt Colors
      • Soft-body Consistency
      • Extremely Fluid for Maximum Coverage
      • Super Opaque
      • Velvety Stretchy Finish
      • Any Substrate

      The product is available in a set of 5 (Primaries plus Black & White)

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        abstract® Inks

      The abstract® Acrylic Inks feature the same high pigmentation as the abstract® Acrylic paint, and much more:

      • 43 Luminous Colors
      • Acrylic Thinner
      • Transparent
      • Cadmium Free Colors
      • Light Resistant
      • Water Resistant (when dry)
      • Recommended for all Surfaces
      • Brushes & Dip Pens
      • Suitable for Airbrush
      • Convenient Cap Dropper
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      abstract® Liners

      The abstract® Acrylic Liners come as a complement to the abstract® pouches and tips. The convenient shape and size make them extremely handy and they are sure to open new frontiers to any artist’s creativity.

      • 20 abstract® Best-Selling Colors
      • Holds abstract® Acrylic Paint
      • Heavy-body texture (not the common fluid acrylics)
      • For precise contours and special effects
      • Highly pigmented
      • Refillable from the abstract® pouch


      abstract® Acrylics Tips

      Mixed-media painters can let their creativity run wild with the Sennelier abstract® tips. The tips are screwed onto the abstract® pouch nozzle, thus enabling artists to paint straight out of the pouch and create numerous effects. The tips are a wonderful complement of the pouches, opening new horizons to studio and street artists alike.

      8 abstract® tips for unlimited creativity.



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      February 2021  The Art of Unconditional Love

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      Table of contents 

      • January Pre-view Classes Feb 1-14
      • Abstract Paint review and HUGE Giveaway 
      • New Mini books !!
      • Aquarius Star Gnome and Gnomascope
      • Featured Artist Pearl Fryer  
      • Word Search 
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      Sherpa Schedule 1st-14th February

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      Class Times 

      YouTube Acrylic lessons Live see above: Every Tuesday 5 pm EST and Saturday 1 pm EST 

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

      Facebook Watercolor Wednesday see below: Wednesdays 7 pm EST

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        Watercolor Wednesday and you!!

        By TheArtSherpa, 2021-01-13
        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.


        Watercolor Wednesday is a weekly evening class that's fully step by step to introduce new artists to the joys of watercolor. It's just like our livestream acrylic class on YouTube, but with Watercolor and on Facebook.  Classes are level friendly, fully step by step to introduce new artist to the joys of watercolor. Watercolor is one of my favorite mediums. I just love it. 


        What materials do you need ? 

        The following is your material list for Watercolor Wednesday.  Not all colors will be used for every class. Not all materials will be used every class. I do expect to use all colors and all of these materials during the 2021 class year.

          Below is a list of RECOMMENDED MATERIALS. 

        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 




        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 -


        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 


        Download your own here 

        (Click tiny link below to print out )

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        9x12 140lb 300 GSM Watercolor Paper Cold press 

        Fabriano Block

        Strathmore Block 


        Strathmore Pad 



        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 - ( made by hand by request only) 


        Palettes for paint - you only need one 

        Gnome palette - 

        Peel Paper Palette 

        Tom Lynch Porcelain Watercolor Palette

        Shell  Porcelain Watercolor Palette  

          Other Tools and Materials 

        OTHER TOOLS  

        Cretacolor Water-Soluble Graphite Pencils  

        Fluid White Acrylic 

        T Square Ruler  

        Artist Tape  

        Art Sherpa Brush Spa Soap Kits  

        The Pioneer Woman Turning table  

        Grafix WM2 White Mask Liquid Frisket 

        Rubber Cement picker upper 


        Paper Towels 

          BOOKS : 

        Color Mixing Bible :  

        How to Mix Skin color - 

        Victoria Finlay History of Color:

          Place to buy BRUSHES - 

        The Brush Guys:  

        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.  

        How do I Join the class ? 

        Show up at Wednesdays 7 pm EST ready to paint - Just watch from my Facebook page :   

        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

        What level of painter do I need to be ? 

        All levels of painter are welcome and no drawing is Required 

        The Hoot Guide 




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

        What if you Bought our Covid Watercolor Art Kits? 


        If you purchased one of the watercolor sets that we had in our store during the initial lockdown. you may wonder what colors exchange well for the new 2021 art palette. You may also wonder if there's a difference between the tube watercolor and the half pan watercolor. In this blog I'm going to let you know what colors in your palette to use when I'm using the 2021 colors. I'm going to give you some resources to match the colors you have to the colors I'm using and just in general make your watercolor experience easier.


        Official 2021 Colors    French Escape Kit 

        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 + 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 

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        Download your own here 

        (Click tiny link below to print out )

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