๐ŸŒธ The Color Purple ๐ŸŒธ  Easy Acrylic Painting for Beginners ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿง

๐ŸŒธ The Color Purple ๐ŸŒธ Easy Acrylic Painting for Beginners ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿง


Hi I’m Cinnamon Cooney the Art Sherpa and today, I’m so excited to share with you this painting The Color Purple this is a tribute to the book by Alice Walker and of course also the movie. This is one of my favorite books. I’ve been wanting to do this for ever and to share this with you and I finally come up with something that I think that we can paint together really easily and have a lot of fun. So all you’ve got to do is get your paint brushes and I’m going to show you every single step you need to create this amazing tribute painting at home. Get your paint get your brushes come back I mean these are right now working on art together. Let’s start having the enjoyable process of creating this painting. I’m going to tell you about the materials we’re going to talk about our wishes. So I have an 11 by 14 canvas board right here and on it I put wishes and intentions. I have easily been wishing for healing for her and her brother Mary wishes for peace around the world. Jennifer’s brother needs some great doctors healing hope. Rebel mama is wishing for strength and healing and hope for her cousin who’s going through a lot. Jane is looking for her ring and she’s wishing to find it. Happy birthday to Jaden from Raven Teena Marie is wishing for wellness and compassion for mental health and healing to little brush. Noah who really needs a big healing wishes. If you would like to leave a wish be sure and go by the arch Sherpa dot com and put one in our wishes form and you might see one on an upcoming painting. I’m a pain over those and that’s going to put some positivity into the world now. I always like to do that. So living by 14 preaches sode Kammas board don’t need to do another thing to it. And over here I have acrylic paint. I also have some sea sponges which we’re also now calling Sherpa nuggets because they look a little bit like Nuggets. A bundle of Q-tips tied together with a rubber band and then I have titanium white and phthalo blue , phthalo Green and cad yellow medium cad red medium. But you could just use any bright orange red that you have Quinacridone Magenta Dioxazine purple , Burnt Sienna and right here. I have actually this is Black Gesso and I chose black just because I really enjoy it’s matte finish but you can use any black paint that you have. Art let’s get started putting this in in the first thing and I’m going to do is I’m going to put on my rubber glove. Now listen I’m just doing this because it can get a little bit messy with the paint. You know it’s a good time to take off your jury if you have jury. And I’m going to get my sherpa and get this little craft see Sponge. I’m going to dip it in my water and I’m going to ring that extra water out. Now you don’t want very much water in here so it’s important to wring out as much water as you can and then I’m going to come and I’m going to get some white paint and a swirl that around on there like that and I’m going to get some blue paint right. Little more white paint and I’ve got a nice little mixture there in my sponge. I’m going to come over to my canvas and I’m going to start doing circles and swoops. So it’s like circle circle of Swoope and I’m going to fill in all my white canvas with this. I’m going to move my sponge around too. I like to get lots of different values on my sponge and you can kind of see its circles and swoops my darkest color of blue will be up top on my canvas up here because when the sky is up the upper part is the dark is it. And then as it gets closer to the horizon it will get lighter. So that’s how with the sponge we can do that and you can see I’m just doing little circles in swoops now going to come get a lot more white on to my sponge cause I’m getting closer to the horizon and I’m. Going to really come down and chill my halfway point because this horizon line for this wonderful painting is very high. You can do this with your brush if you want to I just really love the effect of the sponge here. You can see that this circle circle swoop gives me some very beautiful sky and then I can go back and forth at the horizon line a little bit to flatten that out now. Now I have some clouds in some interesting sky happening here. I’m going to take my sponge and I might even turn it over and get some white and I’m going to dab it off over to the side and then I do an interesting thing. I’m going to come to the top of some of my little cloud implied clouds and just dab a little bit of this highlight out here. Just a little bit out into the sky. Now I’m come over to the left hand side and DAB just a little bit a highlight here. You can see how that is on my sponge. You can move your sponge around to prevent pattern’s you know that’s the repetition of the same shape and shape again because sometimes nature doesn’t really do that. And I’m going to come here and do the sponge. Nature likes to surprise us right with the different ways it can make clouds so you should be surprising too in your painting. And I’ve taken this white and I’m just very softly just going back and forth some low wispy clouds. That might be here at the baseline. Now once I have that in and I like my sky and remember you can keep you can put a dusty up here you can put it dusty anywhere you want just do little fellows being surprising in the sky. Once I have that they’re going to put in the field of Kosmo. I’m not even going to rinse the sponge I’m going to come over to my ala green and I’m going to pull that into my sponge. I don’t come right in the middle of the paint. I come to the side and I go swirly swirly swirls see swirly swirly swirl. And when I have that I’m going to come to just almost my halfway point a little bit above and I’m going to make a soft horizon line right here. And pull that back and forth letting the sky in the field blend into each other a little bit. Right. And I’m going to just fill in half of this space with that. Now I’m going to find a new little section on my sponge like right down here. Now my take a little bit of my brown swirly swirly swirl in a little bit of my green again swirly swirly swirl and I’m going to finish the lower half of my painting with this much darker green and brown rubbing shrub that on in. It’s really fun to do this now. I didn’t put gloves on both hands so I’m going to get a little paint on my other hand that’s holding the canvas. You could flip your canvas over if that gives you a better angle. The current thing is that you just get your light minty value in your darker green value in the front. And this is going to start creating a background middleground in foreground. We need for this fun painting now Sherpa Nugget’s are awesome but you don’t want to lead paint on them. So it’s a really good time to wash out your little See sponge or at least put it aside and water to rest so that the paint isn’t dry in it. So going to do that and then I’m going to grab another Sherpa. I’m going to get this little sharpened nugget and I must put it in the water let it get softened and I’m going to squeeze out that extra water. You know I’m going to come get a little of my corner Akra down. That’s this pink kind of color here. And a little white. It’s OK if a little blue Dessin too it makes it look a little more distant. And I’m going to come along this back line here and just dab Sam dabbing. This is our background. These are distant little feelings of pink that we have far away pink flowers in this tremendous field. Purple Kosmo is amazing like that when it’s in a full field. Now I’m going to just grab this at least a little bit past my dark spot there my dark green like you do swirling around. This is a really fun painting process. But if you’re really new to painting and you’re feeling any anxiety remember that acrylic paintings have stages and you’ve got to love them in the beginning because they can look a little crazy until about the last bit. So your only job as a new painter is just to hold on finish your project and know that it’s going to come together as long as you get all those layers in. And you believe in yourself. You just got a hold on there Mary keep grabbing up and noun with a little sponge. Now I’m not pressing in hard leaving marks like that. I’m doing light marks. But if you did do a hard mark like that you could just come back lightly and tap it out with your sponge in. It’s not going to ruin your painting. You know nothing terrible is going to happen here so you can pretty much see if you get a pattern like that. You just come with the side of your sponge and dab it away like that. It just goes away. You can absolutely fix anything in your painting this is just art. I just want to say that because I know that this is an important painting and I have some strong feelings about it. I don’t want you getting worried me. The Cely I’ve got this nice little bit of paint right here where my sponge and I might come take advantage of that. Look at the you can create that if you don’t just have it naturally and your sponge by coming and grabbing the tip of a sponge with some pink and a little white. When we’re good at making little more focal spots if you want. It’s a nice thing that you can do. Well areas of interest. Now once those are in I’m definitely going to put that aside and I’m going to grab cotton BOD’s cotton swabs ear buds Q-tips just you know these old things you clean your ears with. You probably have some around the house. I like the ones with the rounded tips. They have some with precision little pointed tips but I don’t get as good a result from them. These tend to have little hairs that come off and if that happens I just sort of flip them back in to the little bunch. Some of them come here and then I get a little white on my collection here. And you can see what I mean these little hairs that just want to be free. Maybe I’ll get a little purple add some purple to my color purple painting two kinds of purple hair and I’m going to just dab. This bunch around a bit and this is creating maybe more focal bits. Like you might have you can even and subsequent Akker don’t tear a little bunch some more white making it all sirkar interesting too. There’s little Hurlbut when you’re just dabbing at around. I am focusing kind of central here but you can bring some up and down. These are just these little impressionistic. It’s they’re kind of like pointillism. We’re using some actually pretty complicated art thought here but in a fun way. Great. I think the best kept secret about fine art is it’s actually quite fun. And sometimes you can take the lessons from really amazing painters like the pointless and turn them into a fun and simple project like this that you can really enjoy doing. You can see why I enjoy doing this on the canvas pork’s I’m really working at it and that lets me just have at this surface I’m going to grab some more clinic or don’t spin around here. We need some more white. This is just a nice layer of colorful flowers. Pulling this all through here. All right. I really enjoy that. I think that’s wonderful. I’m going to relieve my hand of this glove because my hand is hot now I’m going to drive the painting with my hair dryer. Or you can just let the painting rest and go grab yourself a cup of coffee whatever you prefer. But you want it to be dry for the next part. I’m going to show you how you can transfer are traceable which is on the art shirt but not come for free onto the canvas because remember tracing is not cheating. You don’t have to draw to be able to do art. I think art is a set of skills and you can learn drawing it’s a skill you can totally pick up. But if you don’t have it today there’s no reason not to do this painting. So go grab the traceable and I’ll show you how to make that cool thing work. OK. Let me show you how to use the traceable so you can transfer the image on. Listen if you’re good at drawing and you’re ready to freehand it I absolutely think that’s perfectly fine to do. It’s just if you’re not drawing yet this isn’t an acceptable method. So I have here this is the original untraceable that I created when I’m doing our I create several test drawings until I’m happy with it. And I do that on tracing paper and when I’m satisfied I then take those images and put them on canvas. This is a regular art skill that people use so I always find it really crazy and funny when people are like oh tracing is cheating. I’m like well you kind of have to do it in art. So how can it be cheating. I’m going to put these girls here on my canvas and I’m going to line them up in the center or you could put them to either side. That’s actually an artistic decision that you could make if you would like them also. But I’m going to put them in the center and I’m going to line them up just a little above my horizon line on the chin here. So I tape this down. This is low tack tape. So it’s not going to. Sometimes if the tape is really tacky it’ll pull your paint up underneath and I don’t want that to happen on the back of the paper. I’ve rubbed kids chalk all over the places where I have lines right. It’s just getting Leeming diced white line chalk and I’m going to with my hard pencil I’m going to trace over all my black lines again and it’s going to transfer this image onto the canvas. Once you have your image transferred on the canvas whether you freehand it in or trace it just pick Whatever’s right for you then you get to put in the silhouette. I’m going to choose a brush for acrylic painting that’s going to be small enough to make it comfortable for me to do the tight corners that I have here and also firm enough to handle the paint. So I have here a number two Philbert. You could also use a number too bright or small detail round. This is a very small tiny brush and this brush is made for Kralik paint. So it has what we call authority. It will really move the paint around for you and I’m going to alternate between this and a much smaller Manza a brush I think which is this one right here and number two Philbert as well but you could also use a break. I’m just using filberts today. Rights are also perfectly good. And I’m going to come in and start very carefully putting in my silhouettes with my black just so you could be using black paint. What I’m going to say about silhouettes is is there actually a really fun and powerful method of expression in painting because there’s something about there you see yourself in a silhouette. By removing some of the detail. It allows more of the viewer in the painting. The other reason I like to pick silhouettes is that it’s really accessible if you’re very new to painting. It is easier to add paint on the silhouette than remove it. So of course you can fix mistakes in acrylic paint skin to let the paint dry. So my advice is to be cautious and Inferi slowly. Add a little bit as you’re confident in what you’re doing. Remember you can use a bright Philbert or around for this so I’m just painting her in like this. Now I must show you some really cool tricks for doing hands. So if ever hands have been a struggle for you I’m going to show you some cool things that you can do today and make them interesting. I’m going to. Just take this pure black. Down to her neck. But to be sure that I’m seeing her floppy hat. This is Seelie right here. In case you’re not recognizing her. This is C and so Seelie has a not as bright hat as her sister. So what I’m taking is a little bit of my black over him I feel I’m pulling a little fellow out and then I’m coming over to my white grabbing a little white and I’m making this bluish gray. This is still part of the silhouette. But this is going to help me define the different areas of my painting. I just dipped in a little bit of water to improve flow. The acrylic paint is designed to be thinned with either mediums or water. And Sampaio and then and it’s still part of the silhouette. Even though we’ve got more colors than just straight black hair this is still part of the silhouette taking the top of her hat. We’re going to be putting a brown ribbon on there. You’re really excited to be sharing this tribute painting with you today. Hope you’re enjoying painting it. I’m taking a little time for yourself her shirt. I’m going to add I’m not even going to rinse any of this off I’m actually going to grab a little my brown and add it to my black. So this is a little bit different again. Buoying to hate the shirt silhouette in with this very dark brown. Seeley’s clothes not being as fancy as maybe Noddy’s. She’s pulling this down and at the end here I’m going to let it be very loose and expressive we’re going to have grasses that come up over the girls that they’re standing in and flowers. She don’t have to be that concerned about this edge line here. Internee just a little black and brown. Shirley’s dress is worn like a shirt or sack. So even though we can’t see the distinct features of our characters faces were focal faces we still know who they are. I’m grabbing a little more brown just so that when I put in the sleeve I can see it from the background is for little touches this is like kind of a complex silhouette because we’re doing some simplified things and we’re definitely saying that these figures are black backlit and in shadow. But there are elements of them that we’re aware of. Help us and the viewer identify who they are if that makes sense. Also painting this sleeve in a slightly Browner color will really help you the painter kind of keeper trace lines together. So that you’re not feeling like you’re having to discover how to draw her on the fly. It’s the little tough the road tough techno world tougher here. Seeking out. I’m going to rinse that out. Wipe it off and leave that to the side. And I’m going to grab my small detail brush. Listen any small brush teeny tiny brush you could do a brush like this. You just want to brush that gives you control. This is a number two round I’m going to load up this little this little thing over here and I’m going to make sure that I have a nice line on the profile that I like that feels like Seelie Shealy is slightly older than natty and so I tried to reflect that in her facial features. I’m just making sure I have a nice beautiful flat silhouette that feels finished. And I’m going to go into the arms now so when I’m coming out a long arm line one of the things you’ll notice in the traceable is that the fore arm tapers into the wrist. So that’s a very important once you capture that in a painting. And then I like to call this the paddle hand. It looks a little bit like a spatula paddle that’s wider at the end. See that shape right there. So that’s the basis of how I paint in the hand. Even if you’re painting inside the traceable painting in the Padel of the hand will help you a lot. I’d say this is probably the most challenging part of the painting for your painters and taking your time here taking deep breaths. Not something that taking deep breaths Dorby your paint brush will be your most helpful guides here is to find a little bit. I’m going to come up from the bend in the wrist almost to the halfway point and I’m going to pull out a curved line. That doesn’t really go past the top of my paddle and that’s going to be my thumb and I’m going to pull out. My first forefinger if you look at my hand my forefinger and this shouldn’t be much longer than the paddle the whole hand. You can always add paint and even though you can take it away if you take it too far it’s kind of a pain. So it’s best not to do it if you don’t have to. Then the next finger right. It’s going to be longer than the forefinger just a smidge not a lot like a tipper fingertip her hair just a little bit longer than this finger should be about the same length as the forefinger or the ring finger. And then the pinky should be shorter than both the fingers involved. OK to curve fingers a little bit. It just shows an expression to the hand like they’re open an active. So these are things that you can do. If ever you feel like you’ve made a mistake you can always paint background colors over your mistake but only after they’re dry so be sure if you’re ever trying to repair a booboo in acrylic painting but you’re waiting until the paint is dry. That’s kind of good advice for life if you think about it. It’s always good to fix things. But sometimes you have to give stuff a little time to stabilize and resolve. These are weird little lessons from the easel that you get when you’re painting all the time. Sometimes you have to let a situation dry just the same way you let your paint dry. It will heal and get better before you can do a thing about it. And if you try to fix it before it’s ready just makes a hot mess doesn’t it. Same thing in your painting if you try to fix a booboo without the peeping dreidels make a hot money mess. I’m going to come up between the wrist and the forefinger and pull out another little thumb. Wario forefinger. Curbing your ring finger for the patty cake game. She a rare moment in the story when these girls are happy and I have to say the one thing Alice Walker gave me as a reader was these incredible moments of happiness in what is difficult circumstances. The very least. And she found a way to balance that. In a process that came into my life when I really needed those skills and I think sometimes authors teach us things and help us in real life. All right. So I’ve got these two hands here very active very happy you can see from the position the fingers how happy our character is here. Let’s put natty in now Nettie’s hat actually will be black and I’m going to just hold on to this brush for a second because I’ve got it in my hand. So I might as well and I’m going to put my red highlight over it. It’s really going to pop. I’m using a cadmium red because cadmium is an extraordinary color and it glows in a painting. So why are artists in general bother to use it. Q Is perfectly acceptable you’ll see cadmium comes in who in pure can mean pigments. There’s certainly a huge cost difference between them and I would say go ahead and enjoy you and whenever you’re painting with kids it’s always best to use you because the more professional paint pigments get the more interesting ingredients they have in them that you probably do not want your children eating or you yourself don’t eat paint. That’s my whole advice. All right. So many come in enjoy her profile very. So again she’s a little younger and so therefore watching my daughters even I’ve noticed my youngest is she’s so much bigger in her expressions. Than her older sister. So I made sure that his expression was bigger and I also shortened her facial features and that’s how. Even now we’re in silhouette. You can tell there’s a difference in age between these two girls. That’s sort of a fun thing that you can do in art is use these little visual cues to tell a lot a lot. To the person looking at your painting. Her head and her I’m going to. Couple little braids. Well the back hair. Ernest area now. Now this painting her dress her dress is going to be a bright white. It’s going to be important too. I haven’t even rinse my brush off and I’m pulling out some blue and you know how they add blue to detergent sometimes to make things feel whiter. Well that’s the thing that will often work in paintings as well. So I’m going to paint the undertones of her white dress in blue. So when I come up with the highlights of the white in it will really pop. You can help yourself like know that the sleeve is a different area if you like some more white to paint just a little bit. So it’s one shade different in the background and this can help you not lose your drawing when you’re painting it in. You just need it to be different values a little bit because again this is a silhouette. So we’re going to be using highlights and little visual cues to tell a lot. Wearing the collar in just added some more white. So the color will be just a slightly different value. Come down the sleeve. I still haven’t rinsed my brush. My white little sleeve. She’s a fancy puff sleeve. Again that’s important in the story. Her dress is important. In the story and it really need to rinse their habit and to reload with a little black and blue grab some white come down here. Pull her fuller skirt down into the grass. Pull it down into the grass. So is going to be peeking now. It’s going to make a real visual impact for us. Were you really feel these girls in their moment. Some feel like you can be super expressive. Now I am going to invent my brush because I’m going to put in her arms. You’ll see me wipe off my brush in the towel. That’s because I really want to maintain control of the amount of water into my paint. Just putting her whole form here. We’re going to taper to the rest and then I’m going to do my panel you know hello my panels they helped me a lot. Please don’t let if something gives you trouble in your art it’s hard for you to do at all confuse you that you can’t do art. Some parts of the painting will always be easier than others come easier than others in that experience has nothing to do with your natural creativity or if you should be painting or not. One thing that should decide if you should be painting or not is if you enjoy painting. In it hold my thumb curving backwards again halfway up the paddle. My forefinger middle finger ring finger finger. Well Pat I got a little bit away from me something to show you hi fix that hand in just a minute. See there’s always an opportunity in a painting even when I’m like I hope I get a little over excited or work a little fast. When I get to pick something I’m going to do what I gotta do which is let my paint dry. Now this is convenient because this is in a lot of purple So it’s going to be super easy for me to fix all my little thumb. Checkers just making sure that I have the width of the fingers worked out or have it a little bit not how I want it right there. I’m just going to get a little white and purple together again. Kind of what I have in the background. When I can just come between these two. This is the beauty of acrylic paint. Or something in a painting I’m not loving. Never just stuck with it. I think some times in our life we feel stuck with circumstances where Boo-Boo’s or issues we don’t realize that the combination of time. And just revisiting it can make all the difference. I think that’s one of the wisdoms the art studio can provide because you can always get back to where you want to be. Just making little adjustments. You can even take out an idea entirely. Rethink it. So I don’t have to have any fear in my creativity. Or my imagination. I just have to be determined. And persevere. Right. Unisons I’m very happy with it. Now I’m going to come and finish her delightful Red Hat which I love is going to take me to make sure she really really washed. My pulse and just read paint. And I’m going only have a hatband solve very carefully. Paint out this area that I’m only black. Of course I could just put it back black and it’s not a problem. I’m going to just dry brush her red Dreiberg. She means I don’t have a lot of water on my brush. And I’m letting what’s under the paint show through so a lot of the black shows through. I don’t have to paint it out and make it perfectly red. I want a little bit of that black green little black hair to show through. That’s actually a goal. Then I’m having just a little back. Shatter the hat see makes it pop a bit doesn’t it. Gives a little personality a lot you can say with just two colors of paint in a few brush strokes about a couple of characters. Right now I’m going to have one last little highlight. I’m going to take a little of my read. They didn’t put out very much. You’re just using any bright red that you have a moment and a smidge of yellow to it because then I can come to the front of the hat. Just a kiss of sunlight. One the hat just to kiss it doesn’t take a lot. More Redback and then making sure that her hat story is an important part of her story is there. Now I’m going to put in the next bit of important red and it’s kind of peek through here through the grass but it’s kind of matter which is that she is not a little red tie around her waist. That will matter in a second. Now this is a great time if I may say so to get a fresh jar of water. So get some fresh water because one of the things that’s going to make your paintings look muddy and not be satisfying is not having clean water if your water gets too dirty. It’s going to muddy up all your colors and the like why can’t I get vibrant colors. Sometimes it’s just water. Let’s meet right back after fresh water. So I have some fresh water. Let’s finish out Nettie’s fabulous dress. I’m going to grab a break this time. I’m going to get a number for bright. This is a Brislin. This is a really firm filament and I’m going to put it out just a smidge more white paint because I need some very bright white paint that doesn’t have a lot of other color in it. I can use this for my Cosmo’s coming up but for her dress I’m going to want something just a little bit brighter. Someone will load up this brush with just white. I haven’t added any water to my brush. And then I come on the corner of the brush. That’s how I get around complicated turns and stuff on these bright sun squares. Just pulling this dry brushed highlight of the dress it allows a lot of the blue to show through. Makes the white feel more white. And I may even come back with just some blue and white for a bright shadow. This is a nice way to talk about her white white dress in this field of flowers come along the top of her color. Just over the top making that white along the back here. Using that as my brush. I’m going to let some of this dark shadow be under the. So that these these areas feel different from each other. How we’re doing. And then and this is the fun part. We’re going to grab some white over the top here. You really popped this white up along where the skirts in the grass. She’s almost like her own flowers and she. And then I’m going to take a little bit of the blue paint makes it into the white paint and to get this bright bright color. And a pop is just like the wrinkles of the fabric the shadows that almost reflect the blue sky don’t they. You see under her arm a little bit here. No a little bit. And her dress as well. Rinse out my brush a little bit. Now I’m going to come work Seeley’s shirt. I’m going to take a little bit of my brown out in a little bit of my white. And I’m going to just make this not as virus will melt down isn’t it Kemang shirt. I’m going to dry brush. This creamy brown sleeve I’m letting some of the dark brown still show through. Sleeves a little bit along color Samake is still trying Goehring hair pulled down a little triangle curved it and pull it back leaving this dark spot here. That’s how I get to imply that color it’s a clever little bit of craft right there. You can do that too. When I come back and this is directionality and a brush stroke in the direction of Seeley’s shirt I’m going to leave this dark value under the sleeve. And then want to have that all done and get some more white on my brush. Along top here. Just cast a little Sunline on the back. Little bit right there. What color. Hop with the sleeves. Just a couple little wrinkles down. And then maybe when touched your brush a bit because you’re almost done with the girls. And are you feeling them. I hope you’re feeling them and going to take a little of my blue and black and a bit of white to it. It’s kind of like a highlight. And she’s up in the sky. So I’ve got to be a little bit careful how I do this. Men come back from the edge of the dark blue but highlight hat. So I’m leaving the edge of this dark blue to keep the hat separate from the sky. Kind of aging that in. And if you need to you can always come back with the dark blue and black. Make sure that you have that line. Super well to. Trying to make sure that your hat isn’t the same value as your sky. Otherwise they’ll just disappear. You going to get some brown it with a little bit of black an ad brown ribbon to ceiling’s hat. Adding a little water to my Bresch a little more brown and the band than just well a couple little ribbons back. So she’s got that it’s a little bit there. You can always like grab a little yellow and do that you know little white even pop a little highlight on the ribbons. But it’s like a dingy one so it’s like it’s catching some sunlight. She just doesn’t get to have the color. Now we’re going to put the vibrant front. COSMO. And this is the upclose flowers the girls are in. It’s going to be a lot of fun. I’m going to keep into my number for bright you could do number six. Number two it’s really whatever’s comfortable with you to get the stroke and I’m going to make some brighter colors. I’m going to take my yellow over to my green. And the first green I’m going to make is just slightly brighter. Then the green itself on the green in the background. And I’m going to start. Growing some Kosmo up here. And so how many do some of curving my stroke. I’m going to press it in. I’ve just added some water to improve flow my paint’s been under hot lights for a while. So impressing curve pressing incur I’m on the edge of the brush sometimes I’m in a curve up and curve back. I changed the direction and the reason that I do that and when I come around the dress I don’t want the whole dress to disappear so I’m going to leave some of this showing even if I take some of it up very high. Because I want people to know. That she’s in this really pretty little kit. Want them to see that part of the story. And isn’t coming near Seelie you know think about changing the brush direction thinking about blowing the grass. What this really is about is the wind going through the grass and how you can tell that story when you see me doing here is my pain is drying and it’s getting gummy and I’m trying to pull up my wet paint and then offload to keep my brush from overloading and then I grabbed onto a bead and just keep going. Invariant curving back in the occur. And then maybe curve another direction because the grass has waned in it. The Cosmo have wind in this field. It’s alive. It’s a living real thing in living real things are in motion. Everything about this painting the ribbons blowing in the wind the way the grass is blowing the way the sky is moving tells us that this is a living space that these girls are living and connected deeply that this is sisterhood that everything that’s happening here is in motion and this is how we can honor those things and some were favorite stories by paying attention to maybe the tone of you know the book and trying to capture some of those moments. You know Tony even the movies whatever your fan girling on it is as if you know. Meanwhile you know I’m often a fan girling on something or rather it’s think about the feeling of. Each world has its own energy in this particular space stuck with me because everything in this moment was so alive. So I think it’s important to show that if you can. It’s a privilege you get to do it. It’s your world though it’s your painting you do it how you want to do it. I’m just splain how I was doing that. So you can see me just brushing up. I press the brush and I’m making quick movements and I’m loving a lot of the canvas show through. This is called painterly it’s expressive energetic brushstrokes super fun to do. If you get to do it super fun hopefully you’re still having a super good time. Doing this painting I hope you’re doing with your sisters or people in your life that you are connected to like sisters you just loving this moment. Having a lot of fun would just grab some more yellow cat yellow and I’m rushing that value in here over in this right hand corner adding some depth if you’ll notice some of my grass is darker green some of it is lighter green. Again this is a live so I’m going to take a little more of my yellow out into my green and make a very very very prickly. This green is so bright and then I’m going do some crazy and a little white to it. Turn to see that be there. And that’s that little roll of paint and I’m going to come in and this one last final where it’s going to really create some depth at the top of these blades. The new blades the tender girls. Let’s put these girls in in the high flowers. Where wouldn’t you want to play here when you want to take a moment. And be in this moment. I love that. The contrast of these beautiful moments against the challenging moments the dark moments and still being present to the beauty never letting those things in life take that beauty away. Wow. My traceable just fell into Turn turn turn turn out. The herder is dangerous. Be careful. All right. When you feel that you’ve just found the energy of your grass and it it’s just blowing and it’s just alive. You’re good. You can put that brush down. I’m going to get to number two to Phil Bert. A little slow shorthand. This is a short handle and I’ll say to you right now if you are confined to sitting when you’re painting sometimes short handles are much more comfortable. That’s a thing you might not know that I’m just sharing with you that you now know before you put in your pinks and purples it’s a good idea to make sure canvas is dry because the yellow and green will dull the color of the flowers. And we don’t want these cut flowers to be dull at all. We want them to pop pop pop in and alive. So let’s try this and then we hit the jackpot. So we all have to agree that the best part of the cake is the frosting and putting in these flowers is pretty much like putting frosting on a cake. So really breathe it in and take a minute to enjoy the fun part of this whole project. If you’re still here you’re still painting on I congratulate you. Now you know what I’m talking about being an art is about just sticking in and getting those layers on and getting to the end of the painting. And this is where the big reward comes in little Philbert can get a little bit wet. I must start putting my little flour so mustard out with my Winokur don’t I may have to put out a little more quintic or don’t I like to say the word Canek or don’t. Can you tell. Basically this is a magenta schist a very vibrant high saturation Magento. So it’s a lot of fun to work with and I’m going to take a little of this in some white hair like this. I’m going to come here and I’ll show you a flower. We’re going to make a nice big one right here we’re going to plant one little pedal in then bring in another little pedal I pressed in and pull in press and pull an Naprosyn in and pulling and you can even end this one right here. So a lot of fun to do press and pull in Crescent and pull in. So I’m going to be mixing up the One-Act grounds and the dogs seeing flowers. Because again Nature is in motion. It’s about variety and one here feels free. To put flowers over the flowers that are central in the field break. That’s what these two girls really are. They’re the flowers when they should feel like it to your heart. All flour up in her sleeve. Pulling out these little petals. Enjoy it. Plant them grow them. This is your garden. This field can be the field that you all wish wish you found. Just enjoying putting those out as many as you like. You can be as generous with this color as you feel. It’s also fun sometimes to change up the shape so another shape. I like to put out a sort of like this little house shape where we kind of do a pool and a pool and then come out to the side here but I don’t hole to the outside implies that the flower is more like that. She’s really kind of fun. It’s also nice to bring some flowers. Hi over here. Now if it’s not really showing up against its background one thing that you can do is get some white. Me also that contrast so that it does as nature does what nature. There’s a three pattern on Nuzum small pops of color. Some can be smaller. Some can be no bigger. I move around a lot. You see here. Just trying to tell this incredible colorful story. Isn’t it just so much. It makes me so happy. Now I’m going to start playing in some of my dogs. Mean and I’m going to mix it with the connector down a little bit those colors start coming here. Cool together. So we have a mix of the different purples that might want. Just a little bit you might find amazing field like this just putting those around has these little happy strokes. Sure feel to getting more colorful. Keep moving this way for a second. Just enjoying it just having fun. Why the paint is together. These are flowers. When I come back over here and see if there’s anyone to fill or our hair. Over on the left hand side. This whole part is just looking about where do I where do I want to plant this garden. How beautiful. The field narrows you’re in. And when I have enough flowers when I feel I’ve pulled enough of this story. I’m going to drive real quick so I can do bright pops of yellow and center. Let’s put those cheerful yellow dots in the center of these flowers then come over to my elbow I get a little bit on my brush. Merry go. Just something I can leave little dots woman and little yellow centers. See the flowers. Now all of them just some of them. Just the ones I think it would show. Just moving over towards my left square I think I would have a little bit of that skipping some because again variety. And then also says that some of the faces of the flowers aren’t coming perfectly at me. Some are away by not showing the yellow centers on everything. And once that’s done guess what. It’s time for me to sign the painting. I really have wanted to do. Blockers color purple some tribute paintings to this for a long time. I’m really excited to get to do this and I hope you enjoyed spending this time with me because I know I love spending it with you. Be good to yourselves be good to each other. And I want to see you. At the easel really Sam

74 Comments

  • Anne Keel says:

    YEA ! The wait is over !ย  Loved this book and movie ! Thank you Cinnamon and John for all your hard work. <3

  • Bobbie Mcdonald says:

    loved this movie.! goin to make this one for my aunt.

  • Melissa Carpenter says:

    Love!

  • Angie Stoudenmire says:

    I loved this book! Read it 3 times. Thanks for the easy tutorial. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Nina Busch says:

    Loving your hair!

  • idk says:

    Hey,cinnamon loved this book but not the movie i loved it , i will paint it for my mom.

  • Glenda C says:

    yes ! Love this! Thank you! you look extra beautiful btw!

  • BGLIV #VANLIFE says:

    What is the white piece that you lay your paint colors on and use for blending you colors?

  • Beril Sirmacek says:

    Wow I love your hair

  • Helena Costa says:

    vc estรก muito linda parabรฉns!!!!

  • Patricia Page Mosaic Arts & Crafts says:

    Love the book, the film, the painting, your hair, your lipstick! Hugs ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Laura McKay says:

    beautiful fun thank you so much blessings to all!

  • Annisa Nidhi says:

    What substitute colour can we use for Quinacridone Magenta incase I don't have it?

  • Freckle Red says:

    this one was fabulous sherpa!! of course so close to my heart these two girls- thank u so much!!!

  • Annisa Nidhi says:

    Can you please give the link of the tradable?

  • Karen Dunn says:

    I love this so much๐Ÿ’•

  • Mihรกly Bajusz says:

    Very good, you are talent

  • Wendy Paulsen says:

    This is my all time favorite movie, gotta do it

  • Kat Bull says:

    I learned sooo much with this video, Cinnamon. Thank you.

  • stephanie sorrell says:

    omg.. love this movie/book. Would love to paint it. Having trouble finding the traceable. HELP anyone.

  • Bridget Browning says:

    Thank you for getting my wish into this canvas! <3 U Sherpa! (Rebelmama)

  • Michael Ann says:

    Love this and the story. Thank you guys. Cinnamon, you look gorgous. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • dani 1 says:

    Bravo!โ™กโ™ฅโ™กโ™ฅโ™กโ™ฅ

  • theartsherpa says:

    The Link to the Traceable is HERE : https://theartsherpa.com/TAS170501.01

  • Helen Sowers says:

    you are so beautiful.I have never seen you with out your hat. not saying you're not beautiful with that had on I'm just saying you're really beautiful without one two that's out mean I didn't mean it that way

  • stephanie sorrell says:

    WOW…You're simply the best,,thank you.

  • stephanie sorrell says:

    Oh,, I see it in the description ,,,now… I guess i was so excited that i did not read far enough. Rookie move. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Donnna Fox says:

    could I use chalk pant in place of black gesso?

  • Donnna Fox says:

    can I use chalk Paint in place of black gesso

  • joan feltovic says:

    Cinnamon you are a very spiritual giving person which I enjoy having part of you at this time…t.u.

  • Norma Castillo Pizarro says:

    bello bello

  • Mona L creates says:

    This is so beautiful Cinnamon! Love it!! And I also love your hair! ๐Ÿ™‚ Artsy hugs!

  • Carole Young says:

    Great painting loved how you walked us through that, thank you.

  • Becr8tive 21 says:

    Love the look Sherpha you are beautiful in and out

  • April Pryor says:

    I cannot wait to start this one. I am going to buy the biggest canvas I can find.

  • Daphne Campbell Jinnette says:

    Well, that was just absolutely WONderful!! Thank you!

  • Monica Shepherd says:

    Thank you so much Cinnamon! You are the best!!!

  • Stephie Cakes says:

    You look beautiful! Inside and out !

  • Jasmine says:

    I just found you last weekend and have been binge watching your videos!! You are fantastic and an inspiration! Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent and spreading your awesomeness around the world, this is now one of my happy places. ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  • Latoya Dunlap says:

    Love it!! I'm painting one for my mom for Mother's Day! Her sister (my aunt) passed away in December, this'll be perfect!! I can't wait!

  • Cindy Chambers says:

    I always like to read a book before I see the movie, but I didn't get to do that for this one.. the movie was SO good. I love this painting Cinnamon, thank you… and I love your hair to the MOON, but I hope you keep your fun hats from time to time. HUGS!

  • Rose K says:

    Hi Cinnamon: Thank-you for sharing this beautiful painting. I really love how you explain how to paint especially the hand helped me a lot among with lots of other hints. May God Bless You.

  • Paula Andraia Mickle says:

    This was a great movie, Sad movie, But great! Your painting is Beautiful! ๐Ÿ’œ

  • MomoC Langford says:

    Wonderful and heart warming!!!!!

  • Panda om says:

    Wow that is so amazing ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•I like it so much .
    You are a great artist โค thanks Cinnamon and John for sharingโค

  • L Gonzalez says:

    omg my mom loved this movie ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ

  • Dianne Kutz says:

    Thank u purple pixie! I owe u one, sincerely!

  • Marta Guerra says:

    felicitaciones !!!!

  • Michaela Diaz says:

    Can you please do a video on a alpaca??? Thank you! You look great!

  • Joy Wood says:

    Hi Cinnamon thanks for all your videos. I am a new painter and your videos have really helped. I have a general question. With just starting out which paints in your opinion is a must have. I have watched a lot of videos about colour wheels and mixing but I find mixing is an art on its own and would like to have a few more colours then the basics. Thanks, ๐Ÿ˜‚

  • SunGoddess45 says:

    Thank you so much for this and all of your lessons. Can you give a list of brushes you used, I'm a littleconfused. Thanks in advance.

  • Cyndy Noel says:

    One of my favorite movies as well! Even after watching 30 or 40 times, I still tear up watching you paint and retelling their story. One of my favorites from you. thanks CINNAMON. Cyndy Noel

  • janie collins says:

    First I enjoyed watching you paint this extraordinary picture. Wow how gorgeous and how it takes you right there. Thanks I will try it soon. When I watch your videos I stop and start them while I try to mix the exact colors. This is how I am able to paint and learn from you. God Bless You Cinamon…

  • Lori Troupe says:

    You simply have the most beautiful heart Cinnamon Cooney, the whole world is lucky to have you.. Thank you…….

  • maria e says:

    What a beautiful painting! Thanks cinnamon, by the way you have a beautiful hair colour,

  • Giselle collazo says:

    Hi, how long have you been on utube?

  • paperroses352 Kaufman says:

    I am so excited about this painting….Thank you this story always holds a dear place in my heart..

  • stephanie sorrell says:

    I printed the the traceable. But is there anyway to print the actual painting for a reference?

  • Katie Little says:

    I'm so happy you did this tutorial. My daughter's name is Celie because of "The Color Purple".

  • Kim Bradley says:

    Absolutely Beautiful!!

  • Slavi Burchett-Slavchev says:

    I just started painting… and you make the best paintings ever with acrylics. I have a question… is the time on your videos, real time? or it takes longer to paint an painting? My mistake is that i hurry up too much….

  • Krysoh says:

    I love this painting, you make it look so easy.ย This is a favoriteย movie of mineย and I have thought often of making a painting like this. Now I feel it isย possible.ย Thank you for giving so much to all of us Sherpettes!

  • Color Purple Lover says:

    This is amazing ! Is it possible you can do a painting from The Musical of The Color Purple ?

  • Aditi Gaur says:

    This painting is too good to be true ๐Ÿ™‚ Can't imagine that it's that simple!

  • Winter Green says:

    Oh man I really love this painting I didn't think I could love you anymore than I already do. I'm going to have to stop all projects and do this one. I can't believe I missed it.๐Ÿ˜˜โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

  • Thomasina Marks says:

    you are very talented. I wish to do this as a wall mural.

  • Monica Ingram says:

    I love this painting but mine did not come out as planned. The tracing was a problem for me. I plan to try this one again.

  • barstowmama says:

    Does anyone know where I can buy the tracing paper or is it something I can make myself? Thank you ahead of time.

  • Rosario Oliveira says:

    Amei!! Beleza!!

  • Gwen Fish says:

    This is near and dear to my heart Cinnamon. The book and movie that this painting is based on, is one of my favorites! such an emotional journey!
    I live in Charleston and we have an incredible artist named Jonathan Green, please look him up! He did the sets, and costumes for our most recent revival of "Porgy and Bess"! It was incredible and I am sure you can find it on U-Tube. The color palette you used reminded me so much of his paintings that are absolutely incredible. I am going to do this with one of my senior groups, I am sure they will love it. Thank you for all you do! You are an incredible teacher!

  • aleialaw says:

    Omg just finding this. This is my moms favorite movie. If I could do this for her she would die of excitement!!! I've got to try it!

  • callmeapple83 says:

    I donโ€™t see the traceable on your page! I searched and even typed in the link and it still doesnโ€™t come up!

  • Amanda Jackson says:

    Daaaang girl u get a 10 Hoot on the hot momma meter for your look in this video. U was looking gooood lol love the hair makeup & the whole look. The painting is on point too. Iโ€™m definitely gonna try this one to give to my mother in law she loves this book, movie & play.

  • Zoe Trent says:

    I painted this with just brushes, slightly different colors, and it still turned out nicely! (I donโ€™t have q-tips or sponges) Thank you for the tutorial.

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