Moonlight Bird on a Branch EASY acrylic tutorial 🐦🌛Live stream
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Simple Silhouette Bird at night on a branch with moonlight Reflected Beginner acrylic painting step by step. 🐦🌛

YOU can paint this Fully guided step by step with Primary colors. Not required but goes with the Art Sherpa Kit 1 hoot

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*** Acrylic Paint Colors ***

This will go with The Art Sherpa kit but you can get these colors easily if you dont have them and really any primaries will do. So its low low pressure

Titanium white

Yellow Medium Azo

Quinacridone magenta

Phthalo Blue (green shade)

Phthalo Green (blue shade)

Carbon black 9x12 canvas

***** More Materials These are used often in my lessons but may not be use here *********

New Wave Paper peel Paint Pallet :

T Square Ruler -

Saral Paper:

Arteza watercolor pencils:


Sharpener :

Artist Tape :

Tracing Paper 9x12 :

Art storage I LOVE Art bin :

MY EASEL Best European Easel *OS3 Jack Richeson La Vara Easel, Table Top Books : How to Mix Skin color - Victoria Finlay History of Color:

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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.

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When you're painting water there's a couple important things to remember. Make sure that your waterline at the Horizon is level. As you are painting reflections through water keep those level even as you zigzag through the painting. Try to think of the water is a reflective mirror that is rippling. The reflections in shadows that are painting our about that reflective mirror. As artists we can use color to be playful with this. But it is important to remember that there is a little bit of perspective that we still need to represent in our painting. Brushstrokes of reflections that are further away should be smaller and closer together. Brushstrokes there closer to us showing reflections that are nearer should be longer, brighter, and a little further apart. The railroad tracks the way up close they are equally distance and open to the eye but as they move away from us they take on the appearance of being  closer together. 

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!

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