Acrylic April IS Coming
April is coming !! Welcome to Acrylic April, a yearly 30 day painting challenge started by The Art Sherpa. The goal of Acrylic April is to help all artists of any skill level transform their painting experience in just 30 days. The challenge can be completed in two ways.
Word Prompts - Released March 25th
Video classes - Begin April 1 11 am EST on youtube https://www.youtube.com/theartsherpa
How to participate for 2021
Buy materials , come to the video class and share the Art.
Acrylic April Painting Challenge begins April 1st 2021- no joke
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).
1) Make a painting on a surface 12x12 or smaller. ( sorry for the confusion)
My live classes use an 8x8
2) Share it online
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? -
( so you can buy more art supplies )
Join the group and meet the community who is traveling on the Journey with you.
Acrylic April 2021
Below are a list of RECOMMENDED MATERIALS.
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Suggested 3 options but you may source your own - only one from each color
*** Acrylic Paint Colors ***
***Cadmium Yellow Medium : PY 35
***Cadmium Red medium : PR 108
***Phthalo Green Blue shade : PG 7 -
***Phthalo Blue Green shade :PB 15:3
***Dioxazine Purple: PV 23 -
***Ultramarine blue: PB 29 -
***Quinacridone Magenta (fuschia) : PR 122
***Titanium white: PW 6
***Mars black: PBk 11
*Naples Yellow light : py 53
Burnt Sienna PB7 -
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.
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 tooBrights in firm syntheticBrights in BristlesRounds with Good pointBlendersDetailsFilbert or Cats Tongue for AcrylicFor 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 : https://amzn.to/2ZiHibS1” oval mop ( Called ultimate varnish) : https://amzn.to/3qpZlJnCAMBRIDGE bright size 8 : https://amzn.to/3qkUg4XRuby Satin Angle, Size 1/2 : https://amzn.to/37fP76BMonogram liner : https://amzn.to/2N3FzokThe Art Sherpa Cats Tongue #8 http://bit.ly/MichaelsArtSherpaCatsTongue :The Art Sherpa round #4 : https://amzn.to/3ptjEo1Ruby Satin bright #20 https://amzn.to/3pp49xfCambridge Round #6 - https://amzn.to/3ppoansRuby satin bright #26 https://amzn.to/3jXVjVZDick blick - https://www.dickblick.com/Cheap Joes - https://www.cheapjoes.com/Jerrys Artarama - https://www.jerrysartarama.com/
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
PAST years here
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