Artist Ashley Krieger

2022 Workshop 1

Easy Breezy Beach Art with Acrylics

Acrylics are a remarkable permanent, rich, colorful, versatile, and adaptable medium that gives artists endless possibilities. No wonder they attract artists all over the world! These lessons will teach you how to get started with acrylics and take you on a journey to the ocean with them as we paint some simple beach art.

Workshop 1 Introduction

Started March 7th, 2022

Lesson 1: Welcome to Acrylics and the Ocean


Dive right into the basic supplies you need to get started with acrylics. Then discover my solutions to acrylic obstacles, such as keeping the paints from drying too fast. Then we'll explore simple techniques while we create a beautiful underwater ocean scene together.

Started March 14th, 2022

Lesson 2: Fun Ocean Wave Painting


We’re going to catch the wave of fun brushstrokes, as we learn about paint brushes and brush stroke techniques. By the end we’ll have created an awesome ocean wave together.

Started March 21st, 2022

Lesson 3: Calm Beach Painting


We’re going to learn how to mix and match colors simply so we can relax when we create colors and blend them on our canvas. By the end we will have created a beautiful beach scene together and some serious zen.

Started March 28th, 2022

Lesson 4: Tropical Seascape and Exploring the World of Acrylics


Creating art is about discovering possibilities, expressing who we are, and getting into the flow so we can enjoy the relaxing benefits. While we paint a tropical seascape I’ll teach you where to discover more about acrylics, painting, and your inner art style.

Workshop 1 Supply List



System 3 Acrylic Paints

System3 Heavy Body or Soft Body Acrylic Paint (instructor uses Heavy Body)

Paint Colors:

  • Blue (Process Cyan)
  • Dark Blue (Prussian Blue)
  • Medium Blue (Ultramarine Blue)
  • Green (Phthalo Green)
  • Yellow (Cadmium or Lemon yellow)
  • Brown (Burnt Sienna)
  • Red (Cadmium Red Hue)
  • Magenta (Process Magenta)
  • White (Titanium White)
  • Black (Mars or Ivory black)

Princeton Select Artiste Brush - Round #6-8

- Round Brush (#6-8)

- Detail Brush (#0-1)

Princeton Select Artiste Brush - 1/2 Inch flat brush

- 1/2" Flat Brush

Princeton Select Artiste Brush - 1 Inch flat brush

- 1" Flat Brush

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Topic: Supplies

Get info and ask any question you have about supplies for Workshop 1.
Hi I’m new here but can’t see list of supplies, unsure if not published yet or I’m not looking in the right spot. Was hoping to get a list so I can get things I need in time for the workshop.
Hi Everybody – we’re so sorry for the delay in posting the supply list! It is now available and can be found above when you click on the Supply List tab.
Hi love the lesson what is the name of the paint palette you are using?
It is called the Sta-wet palette.
You switched to magenta as a primary color in Lesson 2(?). Could you explain more about that? So, I had no magenta on hand. I had not known about that, until I looked up magenta as primary. Why choose that route? And what is cyan? I was familiar with them as primary in colored light, but not in pigment.
Hi Maija, In the first lesson, I introduced the general supplies needed to paint with acrylics. Lesson second was on brushes and brushstrokes. In the third lesson, I talked about mixing colors. In the first three lessons, you don't need the magenta. I talk about magenta in lesson three, however, because magenta, yellow, and cyan are primary colors. If you have the three primary colors, white and black you can use those five colors to mix and match any color. But if you have a pre-mixed color as we do with red, you don't need to use magenta and yellow to create it. This is part of the lesson on color theory, but these colors are not needed to paint along. Strathmore has these colors available, and are labeled process cyan and process magenta. There are certain colors with each paint brand that make good primary colors. In other words, magenta is important to the lesson part to explain the color theory, but not important to be able to paint along. I give this lesson more in-depth in one of my free lessons at It's an important lesson in learning to paint with acrylics, there is just only so much info I can put in a 25min. video. Hope this helps!