Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Art Sherpa Materials list

Art Sherpa Materials list for setting up and art studio. this is focused on the paintings Materials USED on Youtube! 
PAINT Base Pallet (limited pallet)
Yellow Ochre
Cadmium Yellow Medium (hue ok)
Cadmium Red medium (hue ok )
Burnt Sienna
Phthalo Blue
Dioxazine Purple
Titanium white
Mars black
Quinacridone Magenta

Colors to add over time (complex pallet)
Phthalo Green
Ultramarine blue
Cadmium Orange
Cad Yellow light
Cad Red Light
Hookers green
Burnt Umber
Napthol Crimson
Prussian blue
Zinc White
Mixing White
Aqua blue
Southern Ocean blue (Matisse Derivan )
Australian Sienna ( Matisse Derivan)
Quinacridone Red
Soft Body Black
Soft Body White

Brushes Use The Code " theartsherpa" for 5% off
Simply Simmons Long Handle (they are short on this line)
Bright #10 #6 #4
Filbert #10 #6
Small Detail round #6 - medium- #4  and fine #2 ( in simmons these are short handled)
3/4 angle shader or ½ angle shader
#10 stiff huge Bristle Round ( Shorter, stiffer and fluffier the better ) OR Deer foot stippler
Extra brushes to buy over time
Bright #12 #8 #2
Filbert #8 #4 #2
Fan with stiff bristles
Micro brushes for miniatures like 10/0 to 20/0 like my Silver Brush Ultra Minis the packs are the best way of getting them!!!!
I generally paint with Simply Simmons  , (Creative Mark, Pro stroke,  Ebony Splendor, ) Richeson, Robert Simmons and Pro Stroke brushes. I also use some Windsor Newton, Liquitex, Royal Langnickel and Ruby Satin Silver.

My favorite Brush is Goldilocks or Simply Simmons bright #10 Extra Firm Filament

Golden Glazing Liquid ( Dries Slowly)or
Glazing medium Liquitex (Dries Quickly)
Grumbacher Retarder medium
ACRYLIC FLOW RELEASE - Brush on only to not put in mister
Modeling paste
Acrylic Absorbent ground by Golden
Spray Varnish in gloss for acrylic paintings
Gloss medium and varnish
Gloss Varnish
My Pallet Paper is
Grey matters
Strathmore Pallet paper

Best European Easel *OS3
Table easel
Jack Richeson La Vara Table Easel
I clean my Brushes with
Masters Brush Cleaner
Pop bead board
Jack’s Linseed Soap
Masters brush cleaner

Paint Safety Articles about Cadmium and Safe handling of Paint

Saturday, July 16, 2016

EASY Beginner Painting on Canvas Step by Step


Little Red Riding Hood Fully guided Real time art lesson for beginning artist. This free Painting Party is on YOUTUBE for you enjoyment at home. 
Simple Materials and this can be done on Canvas or acrylic paper

Below are a list of materials. The links go through our Amazon Affiliate program, and you support The Art Sherpa when using them. These are link to make thing easy and convenient.
*** Acrylic Paint Colors ***
Black -White- and Red with an option for Yellow

Any Crimson Red I will be using
Naphthol Crimson:
Mars Black : 
Soft Body Black:
Titanium White:
Cadmium Yellow
*** Recommended Canvas Size ***
16x20 (41cm x 51¾cm) canvas, pre-gessoed:

Best European Easel *OS3

*** Assorted Brushes for Acrylic Painting ***
Medium flick resistance, synthetic or natural fiber. Short Bristles and Short handle. Acrylic handle over wood and Synthetic fiber over natural . Use The Code " theartsherpa" for 5% off
Simply Simmons long handle (there short on this line)
Bright #10 #6 #4
Detail round  medium- #4   and fine #2

I generally paint with Simply Simmons  , Creative Mark, Ebony Splendor and Pro Stroke brushes. I also use some Windsor Newton and Ruby Satin Silver
My favorite Brush is Goldilocks or Simply Simmons bright #10 Extra Firm Filament

*** Other Supplies ***
Paper towels
Water cup
Chalk, a few colors
Table easel
Delicious snack or beverage
A smile!

It can help to look at a full reference painting
RED RIDING HOOD walks into the woods under a full moon beginner acrylic painting on Canvas
It can also help to have a trace-able
DRAWING is not the gateway to painting. You do not need to draw to be creative. Its just an Art Skill so feel free to trace on the Canvas

RED Riding Hood Tracing page 

Monday, May 9, 2016

EVER AFTER a Life Changing Journey into story telling and Voice in Painting


Hello everyone!
I have some wonderful & exciting news! I am going to be teaching on Ever After 2016  this year! I am thrilled to be part of this collection of amazing heartfelt teachers and to be talking about VOICE. What makes our art unique and special to us and how we can develop it in our own art.
And even MORE exciting news is that I can give away 1 space on this magical new collaborative art course! Keep reading if you want to find out more about Ever After 2016 Click here to view more details  and if you want to find out how you can win a spot! :)
First let me tell you a bit more about Ever After in case you haven't heard about it yet!
“Ever After” is a mixed media art & style development course with a fairytale theme hosted by Tamara Laporte from Willowing Arts. Tam is joined by 12 popular mixed media art teachers who will all share beautiful fairy-tale inspired lessons with you AND, in Module 2 they will also divulge all their hints and tips on how they developed their own style and how YOU TOO can find your own unique voice as an artist! :) Yay! I am thrilled to be teaching Goldilocks and the three bears and sharing my love of art and style with you. I think this will be a spiritual transforming  art journey into imagination. 
You can find out all the deets (and sign up with the Early Bird price) by clicking HERE

My chosen fairy tale is GOLDILOCKS AND THE 3 BEARS . My lesson will be inspired by this fairy tale, I have some fabulous ideas. I hope you like what i am thinking of

Goldilocks and the Three Bears for the Ever After event. 

Registration opens on May 16th 2016 and the class begins on July 1st 2016.
So if you want to start your summer drawing and painting fairy-tales, exploring your own personal story and style and hang out with a wonderful creative community of like-minded souls, be sure to join once registration opens! :) Click here to view more details" Keep this page  bookmarked so that you can sign up the moment it goes on sale! :)
Now then, onto the give-away and blog hop! :) I can give away 1 space on Ever After 2016 to 1 lucky winner, yay! :) And if you follow the blog hop (may 2nd may 13th ) you can up your chances of winning a space by entering all the other give-aways also! :)
How to enter the give-away
Join our Ever After Group and Leave a Comment about what you most would want to get out of this Class. I will pick a winner May 22nd

Here is the list of the other amazing teachers who will be teaching on Ever After – they too will be giving away a spot on Ever After so go check them out and enter their give-aways! :)

May 2 Tamara Laporte

May 4 Andrea Gomoll

May 5 Carla Sonheim

May 6 Annie Hamman

May 7 Karine Bosse

May 9 Mystele Kirkeeng

May 10 Galia Alena

May 11  Jane Davenport

May 12 Rachelle Panagarry

May 13 Effy Wild
Official RULES : 
  • “No purchase necessary.”
  • Comment here or on the Blogger site. One entry per person is valid  for The Art Sherpa
  • duplicate entries with be dropped 
  • Winner has 72 hours to respond to be eligible
  • If they do not contact me a new winner will be selected with 72 hours to respond 
  • Winner must be 18 years of age to be eligible
  • Winner will be posted here Ever after group and on the Blogger site
  • Residents of planet earth 
  • Opening date May 8th Ending Midnight CDT May 22
  • I may offer this through Willowing 
  • Cinnamon Cooney 
    • The Art Sherpa 204 9490 fm 1960 Bypass Rd W Ste 200
    • Humble, TX, United States 77338
  • 1 free class module 1 and 2 for a prize value of 
  • est $ 106 us
  • Prize will be fulfilled by Tamera Laporte 
  • host of the EVER AFTER BLOG
  • She can be contacted through the hyper links above 
  • . You may enter on each blog if you like. 

Monday, March 21, 2016

Namta Top Ten Favorite Art Supplies from Art Materials World 2016 Houston TX

My most favorite finds from  NAMTA's Art materials world. These are my handpicked art materials and new products I think were really amazing you might want to see!! Wow there were some exciting new art products (Links below). I was actually lucky enough to attend Art Materials World, walk the show and talk to the people who make these products! I spent 3 days and nights getting familiar with the amazing world behind out great passion art!! This is one of two video's so you can feel like you got too !! This was a lot of fun!!

The links go through our Amazon Affiliate program, and you support The Art Sherpa when using them.
#1  Rendr art pads :
#2 Spectrum Noir Glitter pens :
#3 Ironlak paint pens :
#4 Grex airbrush and Florescent paint :
#5 Simply Simmons Extra Firm Filament :
#6 Drawn By Fredrix - ask your local retailer to carry this awesome       **product!!!!!!
#7 Elmers Glue Gun :
#8 Caran D'ache Palette Aquarelle :
#9 Qor Watercolors :
#10 Daniel Smith Watercolors Primatek :

What is art Materials World?

NAMTA's Art Materials World is a unique opportunity to connect with serious art materials buyers from around the world.

What is Namta?
The International Art Materials Association - NAMTA® is dedicated to promoting the art/creative materials industry. Members include retailers, manufacturers, distributors, importers, and independent reps from around the world. NAMTA's mission is to provide members with the products, services and information needed to grow and prosper.

John ( the Stunt Hands ) and I went to the art materials  show to get a deep sense of the relationship between Vendors, Manufactures, and us Humble influencers on youtube.  It was better then we expected and we walked away with a deep sense of connection. We were able to connect to many paint makers.
First we attended the under 45 mixer
Namta under 45 mixer

That was pretty fun 

Then we spent three days getting to know where our art supplies com From :)
art sherpa heading into Art Materials World 

RENDR first favorite pick from Art Materials World Art Sherpa 

Art Sherpa LOVES Spectrum Noir Glitter Pens ...cause Glitter

You can see the love 

Elmers Glue Gun was Amazing Namta Fun find 

I love seeing great Art 

John find Joy at Games Workshop Booth 

Rachel and I Give Simple Simmons Brush LOVE

There was a lot to take away From Art materials World 2016 in Houston 

Enjoy the ultimate Walkthrough actually so much better its a Flythrough of the show 

but the best is....friends we will be seeing salt Lake City :) 2017

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Moana Watercolor VS Acrylic Speed paint Big as part of the BIG Eye Disney Princess Art Crawl

Moana Speed paint Watercolor VS Acrylic. Watch me paint Moana in watercolor and Acrylic side by side in time-lapse

Moana is an upcoming American computer-animated musical fantasy adventure comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and the 56th film in Disney's animated features canon. The film is being directed by Ron Clements and John Musker. Auli'i Cravalho and Dwayne Johnson provide the lead voices. It is scheduled to be released by Walt Disney Pictures on November 23, 2016.
Painting a Disney Princess we have not yet met was a incredible challenge. Little concept art has been released and I was left by making myself familiar with her legend. That is how the Watercolor vs Acrylic paint off happened. I am always getting asked what is the difference between Watercolor and Acrylic painting ? Can I paint this in watercolor ?  The answer is always about Light and Dark, and what comes first in a painting.
That is how the simultaneous painting idea came to be born. Watercolor is painted with the lightest space being held and darker elements Slowly added in. For me in my acrylic practice I layer lighter and lighter runs of paint. Dark to Light. Seeing the two painting evolve side by side though was so amazing .
The art sherpa paints Moana Big Eye Disney Princess Collaboration art crawl
Moana in watercolor by The Art sherpa 

Big eye disney Princesses Art Crawl
Moana in Acrylic by the Art Sherpa 

This was part of a 15 Youtube channel Collaboration. Each artists picked a princess and interpreted her with the influence of Margaret Keene. Using playlists and CO- operation we were able to create a Video Art Crawl. This represents months of work by many people  

Playlist: Big Eyes Disney Princesses Art Crawl
Welcome to the Big Eye Disney Princess Art Crawl. Please check out the other amazing princess and artists in the links below or the playlist in the I-Card. Each of the participating artist's has chosen a Disney Princess as inspiration. Each art piece is also influenced by the Big Eye movement of the 1960's created by the Legendary Artist Margret Keane. You will find a collection art collection that is both innovative and inspired. Many styles and media are expressed here and it is our hope you will view the collection as you would an Art Crawl. Some of the works of art are for sale so please feel free to contact the Artist with inquiries.


Snow White - Megan Sandoval (Megan Sandoval)
snow white art crawl painting youtube
Snow White by Megan Sandoval

Cinderella (Cinderella) - Pink at Heart (Rebekka Hay)
Big Eyes Disney Princesses Art Crawl
Cinderella - Rebekka Hay 

Princess Aurora (Sleeping Beauty)– Deliberately Creative (Stephanie Bergeron)
Big Eyes Disney Princesses Art Crawl
Princess Aurora by Stephanie Bergeron 

Ariel (The Little Mermaid) -Ayala Art (Ayala Art)
Big Eyes Disney Princesses Art Crawl
Ariel by Ayala ART

Belle (Beauty and the Beast) – TheJunkingDataGirl (Maricha)
Big Eyes Disney Princesses Art Crawl
Belle by Maricha Bulgar 

Jasmine (Aladdin) - Cre8tiveCre8tions by Andrea Gomoll (Andrea Gomoll)
Big Eyes Disney Princesses Art Crawl
Jasmine by Andrea Gomoll 

Pocahontas (Pocahontas) - Secret Soto (Sigrid Soto)
Big Eyes Disney Princesses Art Crawl
Pocahontas by Sigrid Soto 

Mulan (Mulan) - PoetSpice (Jami Talula)
Big Eyes Disney Princesses Art Crawl
Mulan Jami Talula 

Tinkerbelle (Peter Pan) – Soggykitten (Tedra Linnea Georgeson)
Big Eyes Disney Princesses Art Crawl
Tinker Belle by Tedra Georgeson

Tiana (The Princess & the Frog) - Angela Anderson (Angela Anderson)
Big Eyes Disney Princesses Art Crawl
Tiana By Angela Anderson 
Rapunzel (Tangled) – Artsploration with Mark Muir (Mark Muir)
Big Eyes Disney Princesses Art Crawl
Rapunzel by Mark Muir 

Merida (Brave) - Rita Marie (Rita Marie)
Big Eyes Disney Princesses Art Crawl
Merida by Rita Marie 

Elsa (Frozen) – AudieG Art (Audrea Gustafson)
Big Eyes Disney Princesses Art Crawl
Elsa By Audrea Gustafson

Anna (Frozen) - TheAnimatedPencil (Chuck Carson)
Big Eyes Disney Princesses Art Crawl
Anna by Chuck Carson

Moana (Moana) – The Art Sherpa (Cinnamon Cooney)
Moana by The Art Sherpa 


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Friday, November 14, 2014

The Art Sherpa's Tips for Acrylic Retardents and Slow Dri mediums

I love acrylic paints. They are able to so so many things for artists. The can look like watercolor or oils. You can do Grisaille or impasto. However for the new painter acrylics fast drying times can be very frustrating. It can take a lot of thought working out those new art skills and often blending is nearly impossible for the fledgeling newborn artist. But like everything in the acrylic paint world, the chemists at the major paint companies have solutions. I am going to talk about Liquitex today because I am personally familiar with their paint lines.
The slowing of Drying times comes down to moisture, blending mediums, and retarders. For moisture you may have seen my love of the misting bottle and it is a great way to slow the drying out of paint. Its dow side is that you can over thin the paint and end up with an unexpected drip or run.
Then there are the Slow Dri medium and gels. I use the medium. You can add as much to your paint as you like without Breaking down the paint. It will however thin it causing it to me be more translucent. Slow Dri medium lends itself to detail work and smooth finishes like you may want in a sky or water. The gel is thicker and lends itself to thick techniques like wet into wet impasto.
There also a suite of Retarders but they do not contain and acrylic resin Binder and be tricky for new painters. However I am a fan of their palette wetting spray for painting in locations that would dry my paint out fast! Anyone in a desert painting outside should always have a bottle.
 If its an option for you go buy golden open acrylics and those are amazing. They do everything oils paints are supposed to do but better. There down side is they are a new product so there are not a lot of painters testing their limits yet. Also they are in the higher price point of paint.
If being able to blend has held you back from achieving your art goals go ahead and get a bottle of Slow-Dri medium. It works in any acrylic paint. It important you do not get frustrated in your painting journey before all the fun starts to happen. Because this dear chickens only gets better and better every painting. Live in Light, Love and Creativity.  See you at the Easel soon!