• Acrylic April

    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 https://www.youtube.com/theartsherpa 

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    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).

    #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?  -


    ( 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 #AcrylicApril2021  

    #AcrylicAprilItsNoJoke   #TheArtSherpa  

      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 ***

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    ***Cadmium Yellow Medium : PY 35

    SENNELIER    https://amzn.to/2J6nm3L

    GOLDEN         https://amzn.to/39hY8ex  

    ABSTRACT     https://amzn.to/3aMkKYh  

    ***Cadmium Red medium   : PR 108 

    SENNELIER    https://amzn.to/2Y6nhTS  

    GOLDEN         https://amzn.to/38xuYc5  

    ABSTRACT     https://amzn.to/3nP2pgD  

    ***Phthalo  Green Blue shade : PG 7 - 

    SENNELIER   https://amzn.to/2FtciN7

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

    ABSTRACT    https://amzn.to/3ruW38G  

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

    SENNELIER   https://amzn.to/2Xu7DV9

    GOLDEN        https://amzn.to/39kvI3E  

    ABSTRACT    https://amzn.to/34FEf0y  

    ***Dioxazine Purple: PV 23 - 

    SENNELIER   https://amzn.to/2Xu7FfJ

    GOLDEN        https://amzn.to/3aqvEzr  

    ABSTRACT    https://amzn.to/34HKtNy  

    ***Ultramarine blue: PB 29 - 

    SENNELIER   https://amzn.to/2XtrzaM

    GOLDEN        https://amzn.to/2uMfIrY  

    ABSTRACT    https://amzn.to/3pjAQMQ  

    ***Quinacridone Magenta (fuschia) : PR 122

    SENNELIER   https://amzn.to/2X1jBq2

    GOLDEN        https://amzn.to/32Jjqz1  

    ABSTRACT    https://amzn.to/3hkKITJ  

    ***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  

    *Naples Yellow light   : py 53 

    SENNELIER     https://amzn.to/2J64yBB

    GOLDEN          https://amzn.to/2TuCygg

    ABSTRACT      https://amzn.to/37JOgfd  

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

    Burnt Sienna PB7   - 

    SENNELIER     https://amzn.to/39gJlzJ

    GOLDEN          https://amzn.to/2Uj1gBJ  

    ABSTRACT      https://amzn.to/3nMMEHf  

    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. 

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    8x8 -     https://amzn.to/3mNTjQb  


    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  

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

    Artist Tape : https://amzn.to/2qZTywt

    The Pioneer Woman Turning table : https://amzn.to/3nJ5pLw


    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.
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    Princeton Round Blender Size 12 : https://amzn.to/2ZiHibS
    1” oval mop ( Called ultimate varnish) : https://amzn.to/3qpZlJn
    CAMBRIDGE bright size 8 : https://amzn.to/3qkUg4X
    Ruby Satin Angle, Size 1/2 : https://amzn.to/37fP76B
    Monogram liner : https://amzn.to/2N3Fzok
    The Art Sherpa Cats Tongue #8 http://bit.ly/MichaelsArtSherpaCatsTongue :
    The Art Sherpa round #4 : https://amzn.to/3ptjEo1
    Ruby Satin bright #20 https://amzn.to/3pp49xf
    Cambridge Round #6 - https://amzn.to/3ppoans
    Ruby satin bright #26 https://amzn.to/3jXVjVZ

    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 



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