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I'm Ashley Krieger, an artist who loves to explore, travel and paint to relax. I believe our happiness depends on taking the time to be creative, so I built Createful Art to give art lovers, like you, the opportunity to feel the joy that comes from painting.

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​I can't believe all that I am learning. Every time I study a lesson, I learn something new. Thank you Ashley.

— Shirley

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I’ve been wanting to paint this from the first time I’ve seen Ashley’s classes, but was so doubtful that I can . Finally got the guts to give a try and OH MY GOD I absolutely enjoyed this style of painting... Thank YOU or making it simple and so detailed for beginner like me.

— Samar

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This was my first Createful Art tutorial and I absolutely loved it! Thank you so much!!

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Inspiration for Artists

Easy Sketching Technique for Painting
Want to know how to easily sketch your paintings so that objects look correct? This is especially important when painting portraits, animals, and buildings, where one line off can make the entire composition not look correct. The video below will tea...
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The Easiest Ways to Frame Your Paintings and Artwork
Do you want to know how to EASILY frame your artwork? This video has you covered! Discover tips for cost-effective framing that elevates your artwork, making it perfect for your wall, easel, or even as a thoughtful gift. Professionally framed painti...
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How to Paint Human and Animal Hair with Acrylics
Do you want to paint hair in your art, whether on a person or animal, but you're not sure how? Today I want to share some tips that will help you paint hair and fur so you can get the look you want. Watch the video below to enjoy these tips and ...
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Matching Skin Colors Art Lesson
How to Mix Skin Colors with Paints (Acrylics, Watercolors, Oils...) - Paint to Match Skin Colors
Learn how to mix skin colors! And I mean any color you need to match. Welcome to Art Tip Tuesdays, where I give you tips that will help you become a better artist! In this video, I'll teach you how to match and mix any skin color. Here are some ...
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Using color swatches and color mixing chart to match and mix paint colors
Color Mixing Made Easy: Using Swatches and Charts to Elevate Your Paint Mixing Skills
Welcome to Art Tip Tuesdays! Have you ever wanted to easily mix and match any color? In this lesson, I'll teach you how to match and mix any color you want using color swatches and my unique color chart method. First, watch the video below to se...
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Do You Have What it Take to Become a Better Artist?
Do you have what it takes to become a better artist? The truth is, you do have what it takes to become a better artist! And in this lesson, I'm going to teach you what you need to get there.As we all know, no one becomes a professional athlete, great...
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The Differences Between Oil Paints and Acrylic Paints
 For this lesson, a friend, Paintings by Justin, and I wanted to make a video together on the differences between oils and acrylics. Justin painted this ocean wave scene in oils and I painted the same scene with acrylics. We hope this helps you ...
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How to Slow Dry Time & Blend with Acrylics
Blending with acrylics can be tricky, especially those soft buttery-smooth transitions from one color to another. There are several reasons acrylics can be hard to blend. In this lesson, I'll teach you how to overcome each blending obstacle and ...
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How To Mix Paint Colors and Get the Correct Color Every Time
When I first started to paint I got really frustrated when I couldn't mix and make the exact color I wanted. I wasted money and time either by having to buy the perfect colors or by mixing my paint to the point that it was ruined. So I came up w...
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How To Use Pebeo Vitrea 160 Paints & Other Glass Paints
I am absolutely in love with Pebeo paints. The Pebeo Vitrea 160 paints are part of a new generation of thermo-hardening, water-based, non-toxic paints. They are translucent and gorgeous when painted on glass. They can look like stained glass but I us...
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How to Paint Flowers | Create Your Own Floral Paintings
There is so much pleasure in painting flowers. Maybe it's how each brushstroke comes together to create such beauty. Or, how relaxing and forgiving flower painting can be. Or, how floral paintings can be enjoyed by anyone regardless of...
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A Traveling Artist's Road to a Minimalist Studio
I reminisce about the days I had a creative studio, with so much space I couldn't fill it up. I really did have that once and I loved it. But, I wouldn't give up being able to travel full time with my family. Four years ago, I traded in my home ...
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DIY Beach Art with Lessons on Finding Your Art Style
I love decorating with beach and ocean art! It gives a space a relaxing-vacation vibe. I suppose that's why I paint beach art regularly and decorate with it in my own home.Of course, you can make your own art to display in your home, o...
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