Easy Painting in acrylic Paradise Sunset Step by step 🌄 Live stream
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This EASY Sunset Acrylic painting . This  is a fun, deeply explained  Beginners learn to paint full Free video art lesson. 🌄

If you have been wanting to learn how to paint in a way you are supported and all the steps are REALLY explained this is a Great place to start learning!! 

YOU can paint this Fully guided step by step with Primary colors. Not required but goes with the Art Sherpa Kit https://theartsherpa.com/2018pinnerskit ***

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Just one brush for this Simple sunset Painting. I use The Art Sherpa® #8 4010 Series Cats  Tongue Long Handle

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*** Acrylic Paint Colors ***

This will go with The Art Sherpa kit, but you can get these colors easily if you don't have them and really any primaries will do. So its low low pressure https://theartsherpa.com/2018pinnerskit

Titanium white

Yellow Medium Azo

Quinacridone magenta

Phthalo Blue (green shade)

Phthalo Green (blue shade)

Carbon black

9x12 canvas

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When you're looking at mixing colors with primaries, try to remember little changes can have a big impact. Adding the tiniest amount of magenta to your yellow can make it much warmer and brighter. Adding a small amount of white to your magenta can make it much pinker. Primary colors are red yellow and blue. Secondary colors are green purple and orange. You lighten or "Tint" a color using white. You " Shade"  or darken the color using black.  In this set Magenta is the red. All of the colors can be a little bit transparent because they're modern colors. You may ask yourself, "what if I don't have the exact color I see her painting with?" My answer to you would be don't worry, use what you have. You get a  slightly different result than I do, but you will essentially get the same painting. I include the colors that I use so you can know exactly what is happening. The worksheet above is created to give you a quick reminder about how we get brighter oranges and darker oranges. How we make very bright purples or darker purples.

One brush to paint it all.

I chose to use just my cats tongue brush from my Art Sherpa Brush line in this painting. Now technically, this brush is a pointed filbert. I  love it because it gives me a lot of surfaces in one brush. And for those of you that bought the kit who may only have this one brush, I'm going to do all of the painting with it. That said YOU can use several brushes for this painting. Round and brights would be just fine. Some people like to use a fan to make palm trees. There's not really a right or wrong. But to succeed here, you're going to want to pay attention to how much water is on your brush, how much paint you have loaded in it, and how much pressure you were applying to the canvas. 

When we do the sky for this sunset.

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Success Tips 

  • Observe the amount of pressure you are putting on the Brush during the Stroke 
  • Don't make a Pattern Zig Zag in the Clouds. Wander the edges in and out
  • Make sure you have a Dry enough brush for your dry brushing 
  • Change you water when its dirty 
  • Keep your brush  strokes level for the water and use the edge of the brush
  • Use tape or a T square for the horizon line to help it be level. 

Pay attention to how hard you're pressing through your shoulder and into the canvas. Also look at the curve of the brush stroke. You will notice that they scoop in like a bowl or a smile. During the lesson really watch how hard the bristles of the brush are engaged or pressing into the canvas. 

Also keep in mind that as we move to the water we level the stroke. If you are brushing the strokes at an angle it won't feel like water to you. So as you're doing your zigzag for the water reflections, remember don't tip out your ocean to the side. What I mean is keep everything level so it stays within the canvas. No worries, we get to tip those brushstrokes all the time to make waterfalls!!

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Have fun Live with The Art Sherpa during this BEGINNER HOW TO PAINT art lesson in acrylic art tutorial. This is an easy, fun, social art lesson for canvas. We talk about art and other fun subjects. With help and guidance, anyone can paint. You can paint!

Want to see something? Just comment! Tell me what you'd like to paint, or what you want to know about art. This is YOUR art journey. Open your heart and access your art.

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04/10/20 10:36:30PM @melissalarsen:
We did a paint night last Saturday night! I love how your teaching method. Thank you for helping us to have a fun activity during this difficult time and through being quarantined.
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01/02/19 07:38:38AM @cinnamon-cooney:
@kdsullivan Thank you so much for sharing . I love your painting