Dreams, Mystery, Magic

Hello friends,

It’s a really exciting day for me today… I will be having my first SOLO AUCTION EVER! omg…!

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New Phototastic CollageI have been soooo busy these last months painting and creating in preparation for this event.

It’s hard to imagine that just a couple years ago I was sitting at a check-in desk dreaming of becoming a full-time artist.

I worked for years in the airport, crazy night shifts, double shifts, stressing hours and passengers, working over weekends and holidays, just work work work like crazy. And I was extremely unhappy. When you do something you aren’t passionate about, when you get up at 3:00 am to do an early shift just so you can have the afternoon free and do some art, or stay up after the kids go to bed and paint knowing you only have 3 hours of sleep before you have to go to work.. These are all things that make you wonder, what the heck? Why don’t I defy all reason and follow my dream? Why don’t I take that leap, leave all else behind and be the one thing that I ever wanted to be since I was little? When I sneaked paper and pencil in bed after lights out to draw under a flashlight, or kept a broken oil pastel in my pocket ruining my best skirt? When all the kids where playing ball in the yard while I sketched my stories on paper…

The guardianAnd then one day that young teenager full of hopes and dreams, had her world suddenly fall apart. A dark cloud passed over my life and I forgot about my oil pastels, my paper and pencil, I forgot about everything. I did what I must to survive. I put my dreams aside, and “got on” with life.

Many years passed after that, where I hardly even picked up a pencil. I pretty much had locked away my dreams and threw away the key…

Then, one day, not many years ago things started to change. The dream I held on to as a kid started to re-surface. I tried my best to push it back, to ignore the calling. I had a family now to support after all, weren’t artists always portrayed as starving people dressed in rags? (lol!) In any case, I fell into a deep depression, thinking I would always be stuck in a job I wasn’t passionate about, doing something I couldn’t care less about, draining me day after day. I felt completely numb inside. Everything seemed impossible, like a weight that pulled me down down down to the very depths of desperation. My body had a sudden and total collapse. I just…stopped functioning.

And as I lay in that hospital bed I thought, “what the hell am I doing? Nobody is going to change this life for me, I have to do something about it and right away, before it’s too late…”

New Phototastic Collage3That year for me was one of the most difficult of my life. I went through some very dark times, my life turned upside down, the “old me” faded away and began to make space for the new me.

An open page… A new start.

It took still some more years until I finally could leave my job and become a full-time artist. It’s a big step and a difficult one, but here I am. It’s not impossible. I am following that dream of that little girl who longed to be an artist. Of that teenager who was too hurt, and too afraid to follow her dream, and so locked it away for what seemed like forever.

And tomorrow, for the first time I am having an online solo auction, two days just for me to share my art in the spotlight, and I’m scared like crazy. I’m filled with uncertainty…

I keep wondering, will anyone show up? What if I’m not good enough? And that, I imagine, is something we all experience as artists. Heck, every time I put out a new online class, I have the same fear, the same uncertainty.

But then I think of all those years I wasted away, and think, “no…NO more fear. No more uncertainties. We are the ones who make our own life my friends, we make our own dreams. Never hold them back.

Always move forward, no matter how scary it is.

 

I want to thank you all for your continued support, encouragement, and love! I certainly wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for all of you who follow me, encourage me, and believe in me. And a HUGE thank you to dear Olga Furman, for believing in me and making this possible ❤ ❤ ❤  New Phototastic Collage2

I hope to see you there tomorrow, even just to cheer me on, or who knows, maybe you will find something you can treasure in your homes. 🙂

I will have over 30 original pieces between paintings, drawings, and clay sculptures, of all sizes and prices ranges, plus some reproductions.  A little something for everyone, plus lots of fun giveaways! 🙂

We start tomorrow (Tuesday) at 12pm Eastern time.. I hope to see you there! 🙂

To join the event at the Heartful Soul AC you can click here (remember to click on “going” so you can see the posts!)

Much love xo,

Katrina

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Ever After 2018 – Blog Hop & Give Away!

Hi everyone!

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I have some wonderful & exciting news! I am going to be teaching on Ever After again this year, woohoo! 😀

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 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 14 popular mixed media art teachers who will all share beautiful fairy-tale & myth inspired lessons with you AND 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!
You can find out all the deets (and sign up with the Early Bird price) by clicking HERE


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My chosen fairy tale is the Lady Galadriel, also known as the “Lady of light” from Lord of the rings, and I have some fabulous ideas cooking!

I’ve not fully developed my class idea yet, but I’m excited to be sharing with you my love for painting Elves and everything fantasy, much like you can see in these paintings!

Registration opens on May 15th 2018 and the class begins on July 1st 2018.

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! 🙂

Keep this page bookmarked so that you can sign up the moment it goes on sale! 🙂


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Now then, onto the give-away and blog hop! 🙂 I can give away 1 space on this year’s Ever After to 1 lucky winner, yay! 🙂 And if you follow the blog hop (see below for links and dates) you can up your chances of winning a space by entering all the other give-aways also! 🙂

How to enter the give-away

1. Share this give-away on Facebook or twitter (or other social media)

2. Sign up to my newsletter (click here)

3. Leave a comment below!

I will announce the winner on the 20th of May! (anyone already signed up will simply be reimbursed!)

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

  1. 30th April Tamara Laporte willowing.org/blog
  2. 1st May Ady Almanza adrianaalmanza.blogspot.de
  3. 2nd May Andrea Gomoll andrea-gomoll.de/blog
  4. 3rd May Renata Loree renataloree.com
  5. 4th May Cristin Stevenson pantheartist.com/blog
  6. 5th May Danielle Donaldson danielledonaldson.com/blog
  7. 6th May Effy Wild effywild.com
  8. 7th May Tiare Smith tiaresmith.com
  9. 8th May Kara Bullock karabullockart.com/blog
  10. 9th May Katrina Koltes katrinakoltes.com/blog
  11. 10th May Lindsay Weirich the Frugal Crafter thefrugalcrafter.wordpress.com
  12. 11th May Lucy Chen lucychenfineart.com/blog
  13. 12th May Marielle Stolp mariellestolp.wordpress.com/blog
  14. 13th May Micki Wilde thesecrethermit.blogspot.co.uk
  15. 14th May Regina Lord blog.creativekismet.com

 

Remember to keep this page bookmarked so that you can sign up the moment it goes on sale! 🙂

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Have a great time following the blog hop! 🙂
xoxo

Katrina

Winner announced for Around the world

Hello friends and fellow artists!

Today I’m announcing the winner to my giveaway for

Around the World through art!

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Yay!!

Thank you all SO MUCH for participating in the raffle, it was a lot of fun!

You can still join us NOW and ***SAVE $30*** from regular price!!!

OFFER EXPIRES APRIL 11, 2018, MIDNIGHT EST. (REGULAR PRICE $ 119, Early Bird Price $ 89 ONLY!!!!”)

JOIN US IN AROUND THE WORLD THROUGH ART

 

Today I filmed my bonus lesson, where I take you to Tuscany, just one of my many favorite places here in Italy 🙂

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I hope to see you in the classroom! xoxo

Katrina

Around the world through art

Hello dear friends!

Do you love to travel? To go to adventure? To see new places and meet new people? Then I have exciting news for you!!!

A brand new collaborative course, called

“Around The World Through Art”

just opened for registration! Yay!!! And guess what? I’m a guest teacher! Whoo-hoo!

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I’m so excited to be a part of this amazing course, because well, for one I grew up travelling! And I truly believe that getting to know different countries, cultures and lifestyles can not only enrich your lifestyle and broaden your perspective, but also gift you so much in your art!

So Olga Furman had this wonderful idea of creating this amazing collaborative workshop to be able to bring these countries and cultures right to you, isn’t that fun?!

“Around The World through Art” course is a collaboration of 14 international artists from all over the world, and it hosted by artist Olga Furman at OlgaFurmanArt.com

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You are invited to join us for one of a kind, unforgettable adventure!

We will “travel” around the world and create art, inspired by different countries and traditions!

And all that – from the convenience of your own home! 😀

 

 


In this course I’m inviting you with me to “visit”….

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I’m going to be teaching two lessons:

Project #1

The Venetian Mask

luca-bravo-453157We will travel back into the eighteenth century to a very special place where art is everywhere you look. From the narrow noisy streets to the huge piazza with towering domes, from the colorful flowered balconies to the arched bridges overlooking green canals dotted with gondolas… yes, we are talking about the magical city of Venice!

We will discover the dramatic Venetian carnival costumes and extravagant masks which made Venice so world-famous and discover the history of expressive color and artistic creations.

serkan-turk-463683Art lesson: We will paint the portrait of an eighteenth century woman dressed extravagantly for a carnival dance, with mixed media incorporating beautiful collage, and hand-made paper, similar to these paintings below..

 

 

Project #2: (Bonus lesson)

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We move further south down into the beautiful, sun-kissed countryside of Tuscany, where the beautiful colors of vineyards, olive trees and poppy fields warm your heart and awaken your creativity.

Art lesson: We will paint a Tuscan countryside in acrylic using loose, thick brushstrokes and bright splashes of color.

 

 

All the video lessons are downloadable and you get a lifetime access*

 

To find out who are the other artists, what countries you will be visiting” with them and what kind of art will be creating click HERE


  

Join Around The World Through Art

before April 3rd

and get $30 DISCOUNT from regular price!

How amazing is that!!!

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And what’s more is that I’m going to give one of you a FREE spot in the course!!!


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To enter the Giveaway, do the following

Share this link https://tinyurl.com/yblln93f or my blogpost link with the image below on your Social Media (FB, Instagram, Pinterest)

  1. Comment where you shared it, here in the comments section.

*Each time you shared on different social channel I will enter your name to the draw.

Each share counts as one entry – multiple entries are encouraged!

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I will announce the lucky winner on the 20th of February!

If you’ve already paid for the course and win the spot, you will get a full refund!

I can’t wait to create together!

xo,

Katrina

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Rekindle your creativity

Hi creative friends and artists

As you know in my last blogpost I was a bit on the down-side and discouraged and had lost that creative fire for a bit. Yes, it happens to all of us!

 

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Deep Red – By Paolo Ricci

 

But just a few days ago, I went to visit a good friend of mine. He began showing me his latest work and I got so inspired and couldn’t wait to get back to my studio and start painting!

 

So today I’m super excited to present to you here on my blog , an amazingly talented photographer Paolo Ricci, who’s work is so inspiring and just plain awesome!

 

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He loves to create these dreamy and fantasy worlds from his imagination with the camera and digital art, just like I so enjoy painting them!

 

 

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Oops I forgot the faucet on again – By Paolo Ricci

His work is not only super inspiring, but I have also had the pleasure to work alongside him, and on the other side of the camera, where we created some super dreamy and fun atmospheres that makes you want to get out your paintbrush start painting!

 

 

 

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The lady of the cliff – by Paolo Ricci

In fact, I have his permission to use all his work as reference photos, which is really exciting, my mind is brimming with ideas already!

 

 

You can check out more of Paolo Ricci’s work over on his website where his incredible work is also available for purchase as digital prints! I have seen some of these large prints and they really create some amazing atmosphere where they are displayed.

I also enjoy the titles as they all have an ironic or comical twist, which is both fun and original.

 

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It’s raining fish – by Paolo Ricci

So without much further ado, I’ll let you check out his work and be inspired!

 

Check out Paolo Ricci’s website here!

Have a wonderful Tuesday!

xox,

Katrina

 

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Katrina Koltes – by Paolo Ricci

 

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Overcoming discouragement

Have you ever been battled with discouragement and with the feeling of giving up?

I know I have. Many times. volkan-olmez-523

Sometimes, after all the work you put into what you do, all the dedication, the sleepless night spent working at your desk….It just takes one little thing and you start to question yourself “what am I doing? Are people even interested in what I have to say? Is it even worth it?”

You start to question your own authenticity. You start to ask yourself, “Am I good enough? What am I doing wrong? Why am I feeling like this and what did I do to deserve it?” And you wonder what in the world you’ve been doing up until now.

Let me tell you the answer to this: Nothing.

IT HAPPENS TO ALL OF US.

Sure, people make mistakes, we all do. That doesn’t mean we aren’t worthy, aren’t authentic, aren’t ‘good enough’. Because let me tell you, if up until now you’ve been authentically sharing your talent, sharing your feelings, and sharing your heart, without expecting anything in return you are doing exactly the right thing

Somewhere along this path you are bound to get discouraged, people will put you down, or you might even feel like giving up. It’s all part of the journey. It happens to every one of us. The important thing is to NOT GIVE UP.

Let me say that again: NEVER GIVE UP. No matter what.

Keep sharing your heart, keep shining your light even when you feel it’s about to blow out. Keep being that guiding light to others who are battling with the same. We all can encourage and lift up each other.

And here are some things helped me in those dark times and might be useful to you too..

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    “Never give up” – by Katrina Koltes

    Paint it out. Get out your charcoal, and start scribbling. You’d be surprised what comes out of that! Get out your paints, and start painting. Paint yourself and what you feel like that very moment. It’s incredibly healing and calming. Here is what I painted the other day when I was feeling just like that..

 

 

  • jon-flobrant-1362Take a walk in the nature. You’d be surprised at what a brisk walk does to get your heart pumping and blood running. Breathe big huge gulps of air, breath it all in, deep breaths. Then exhale. Breathe out all that poison. Imagine it washing you clean, making you whole, making you shine again.

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    “Love is like a garden” – by Katrina koltes

 

  • Spend times with your friends loved ones. There’s no one in the world that knows you better than your loved ones (other than yourself). They know what you’ve been through, they’ve seen all the dedication, love and hard work you’ve been pitting into what you do. They love you for what you are, without asking anything in return. Bask in that love and let it rekindle your fire of hope.

 

  • Take some time to meditate in silence and focus inwards. Even better if while out in the nature. Use crystals to help you center. If I’m needing some comfort, or inner strength, or positivity I would use Agate or Jasper.Screenshot_2018-01-04-23-31-08 If I need to get centered and feel more balance and grounded I’d use green calcite or malachite. You know yourself better than anyone else. You know what you’ve been through to get where you are today. you know you matter. You know you are loved. hold out your hands, imagine you are holding all the love you give, day after day, and then bring it over your heart giving yourself back all that love. Let it flow through you, warming  you, making you feel whole again.

 

I hope I’ve encouraged you to keep shining you light even when you don’t feel like it. Keep posting your work, keep creating, and don’t let it get to you. Turn it into an opportunity, a lesson to ask yourself, what can I do better? What can I do to make my journey even more magical? What can I do to help others who are going through this very thing right now? What can I do even better?

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Much love and hugs,

Katrina 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Merry Christmas!

Hello wonderful friends!

I just wanted to take a few minutes to THANK YOU for all the amazing support encouragement you all have given me this past year! I could never have done all of this without you guys! You rock!!!

I wish you all an awesome 2018 full of all the wonderful things your heart desires! And I really hope you all will join me again in 2018 for lots of inspiring and fun artful creating! Yay!! 

xoxo hugs!

​The​ ​Art​ ​Bundle​ ​for​ ​Good​ ​is​ ​Here!

Hello fellow artists!

I’m​ ​SO​ ​excited​ ​to​ ​be​ ​part​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Art​ ​Bundle​ ​for​ ​Good​ ​launching​ ​today!​ ​Woohoo!

There​ ​are​ ​more​ ​than​ ​100 art-related​ ​courses,​ ​ebooks,​ ​and​ ​resources​ ​on​ ​topics​ ​like​ ​drawing,​ ​painting,​ ​mixed​ ​media​ ​art, perspective​ ​drawing,​ ​digital​ ​illustration,​ ​creativity,​ ​marketing​ ​your​ ​art,​ ​and​ ​more.​ ​All​ ​bundled together​ ​for​ ​one​ ​low​ ​price. It’s such an amazing and awesome deal!

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25%​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Art​ ​Bundle​ ​creator’s​ ​proceeds​ ​are​ ​going​ ​to​ ​support​ ​​Courageous​ ​Kitchen​,​​ ​a Bangkok​ ​based​ ​charity​ ​helping​ ​refugees.​ ​This​ ​is​ ​a​ ​great​ ​opportunity​ ​to​ ​get​ ​some​ ​top​ ​art​ ​learning resources​ ​from​ ​many​ ​of​ ​the​ ​biggest​ ​names​ ​in​ ​the​ ​industry​ ​and​ ​do​ ​some​ ​good​ ​at​ ​the​ ​same​ ​time!

Plus you all know how I grew up doing full-time volunteer and relief work so this is something I really love being a part of!

With what this bundle is offering you can really improve​ ​your​ ​art​ ​and​ ​creativity​ ​skills, and it’s an super ​ ​investment​ ​that​ ​will​ ​pay​ ​off​ ​for​ ​the​ ​rest​ ​of​ ​your​ ​life!

Join us in the ART BUNDLE FOR GOOD

Below you can take a peek at the​ ​amazing​ ​selection​ ​of​ ​online​ ​classes,​ ​ebooks​ ​and​ ​products​ ​from​ ​some​ ​of​ ​the​ ​top​ ​art​ ​and creativity​ ​instructors! (This is really a  super awesome deal!)

 

1.Creative Dream Incubator – Andrea Schroeder – Value $99 – creativedreamincubator.com

2. 365: Activate Your Art Brain (A Video Every Day) – Carla Sonheim – Value $198 – carlasonheim.com

3. Facing the Facts Face Drawing Class – Dina Wakley – Value $65 – dinawakley.com

4. Learn How To Draw Cartoon Faces – Violeta León – Value $45 – ingenieradeideas.blogspot.com

5. Find Your Voice: Creativity That Is True – Alena Hennessy – Value $167 – alenahennessy.com

6. Underpainting Made Easy – Othophi (Sydney Height) – Value $45 – othophi.com

7. Rock Your Online Shop Class – Jennibellie – Value $105 – jennibelliestudio.blogspot.com

9. Thriving Artist Master Mentors Bundle – Bonnie Glendinning – Value $135 – thrivingartistacademy.com

10. Exploring Color: Color Theory and Application – Michelle Tabares – Value $55 – michelletabares.com

11. From Drawing to Illustration – Brendon Schumacker – Value $50 – brendon-schumacker.com

12. Photoshop: Practical Graphic and Web Design & Freelance Mastery – Rob Cubbon – Value $59 – robcubbon.com

13. Acrylic Painting for Beginners: Dreamy Stories Told with Paint – Aga K. – Value $120 – amazingjourneyart.com

14. Intuitive Art Journaling Course – Nadine Larder – Value $117 – nadinelarder.com

15. Tea with the Muse – Shiloh Sophia McCloud – Value $97 – shilohsophiastudios.com

16. Sugary Sweet with Paint – Micki Wilde – Value $55 – secrethermit.typepad.com

17. Learn Photoshop: Create Gorgeous Art in 2 Days – Cat Whipple – Value $95 – collagecastle.com

18. Mixed Media Art Class: Goldilocks & The Three Compassionate Bears – Tamara Laporte – Value $23 – willowing.org

19. Soulful Story Art 1 – Annie Hamman – Value $25 – anniehamman.com

20. Paint Easy Watercolor Sweets! Step-by-Step Beginner Tutorials – Yasmina Creates – Value $15 – yasminacreates.com

21. Sketching Tips and Tricks for Digitizing your Creative Process – Othophi (Sydney Height) – Value $45 – othophi.com

22. Character Design From concept to creation – Martin Perhiniak – Value $79 – yesimadesigner.com

23. Fundamentals of Coloured Pencils Beginners Course – Sheldene Visagie – Value $60 – sheldenefineart.com

24. Outline Drawing – Cindy Wider – Value $47 – drawpj.com

25. The Art of Expression – Katrina Koltes – Value $65 – katrinakoltes.com

26. The Watercolor Workshop – Matt Fussell – Value $37 – mattfussell.com

27. Color Mastery in Photoshop Level 1 – Othophi (Sydney Height) – Value $45 – othophi.com

28. Relax & Learn the Basics of Chinese Calligraphy – Jitka Hruzova – Value $62 – jhgrafik.com

29. Animal Starter Pack – Colin Bradley – Value $33 – colinbradleyart.com

30. Pattern. Color. Texture. – Tracy Verdugo – Value $59 – tracyverdugo.com

31. Isometric Design for Beginners – Hayden Aube – Value $29 – hkaube.com

32. artJOURNEYling Online Class – Andrea Gomoll – Value $48 – andrea-gomoll.de

33. Logo Lettering: Hand Letter an Effective Logotype From Sketch to Vector – Nicolas Fredrickson – Value $50 – nicolasfredrickson.com

34. The Painting Sessions – Flora Bowley – Value $34 – florabowley.com

35. Facebook Marketing for Artists – Cory Huff – Value $47 – theabundantartist.com

36. Abstract Watercolor Doodles: a Watercolor + Line Drawing DIY Art Project – Annette Brown – Value $27 – annettefrancineart.com

37. Crayola Art Class – Shelley Hitz – Value $20 – shelleyhitz.com

38. Oil Painting Course – Andy Walker – Value $40 – andywalker.com

39. One Badass Art Journal – Tiare Smith – Value $39 – tiaresmith.com

40. Painting Workshops 3 – 4 Landscape Projects from Photographs – Richard Robinson – Value $35 – nzpainter.com

41. How to Draw Like a Master. Drawing a Hand. The Step-by-Step Comprehensive Guide – John Battalgazi – Value $30 – drawlikedavinci.com

42. Paint Your Vermeer – Lucy Chen – Value $29 – lucychenfineart.com

43. Fashion Forward Fairy Tale Characters: Create an Illustration in Paint Tool Sai – Chasity Hampton – Value $29 – whimsicaldesignsbycj.com

44. 5 Spray Paint Art Lessons – Alisa Amor – Value $27 – spraypaintartsecrets.com

45. Be Brave and Paint Big – Jenny Grant – Value $25 – flowbyjenny.com

46. 12 Animal Exercise Worksheets – Colin Bradley – Value $8 – colinbradleyart.com

47. Beyond Beautiful 2.0 : Suminagashi Technique – Ira Kadir – Value $20 – goldenwhimsy.com

48. Queens of the Cosmos – Micki Wilde – Value $37 – secrethermit.typepad.com

49. Watercolor Lettering: Sans Serif Block – Amarilys Henderson – Value $20 – watercolordevo.com

50. Learn GIMP – Brendon Schumacker – Value $50 – brendon-schumacker.com

51. The Mandala Class – Andrea Schroeder – Value $53 – creativedreamincubator.com

52. Learn How To Draw 4 Different Owls – Violeta León – Value $45 – ingenieradeideas.blogspot.com

53. Refine With Overpainting And Effects – Othophi (Sydney Height) – Value $45 – othophi.com

54. Merch by Amazon: An Introduction to Selling Print On Demand T-Shirts – Rob Cubbon – Value $59 – robcubbon.com

55. Easy Doodle & Drawing Robots Series I – Violeta León – Value $45 – ingenieradeideas.blogspot.com

56. Alternative Inking: Go Beyond the Brush and Pen – Michelle Tabares – Value $35 – michelletabares.com

57. Masterful Art Journaling – Dina Wakley – Value $65 – dinawakley.com

58. Character Design: Emotions and Facial Expressions (Draw Better Faces) – Michelle Tabares – Value $45 – michelletabares.com

59. Mixed Media Art Journal Class: Phoenix Rising – Tamara Laporte – Value $23 – willowing.org

60. Watercolor Lettering Class – Shelley Hitz – Value $20 – shelleyhitz.com

61. Gouache for Illustrators – Create a cute Animal Portrait – Romica Spiegl-Jones – Value $21 – romicajones.com

62. Easy Doodle & Drawing Robots Series II – Violeta León – Value $45 – ingenieradeideas.blogspot.com

63. Creative With Money  – Andrea Schroeder – Value $99 – creativedreamincubator.com

64. Anyone Can Watercolor Class – Yasmina Creates – Value $15 – yasminacreates.com

65. Create a Zipper Brush in Adobe Photoshop – Othophi (Sydney Height) – Value $20 – othophi.com

66. Pen and Ink Illustration: The Basics for Creating Magical Art Class – Yasmina Creates – Value $15 – yasminacreates.com

67. Graffiti of My Life (Art Journaling 301) – Dina Wakley – Value $65 – dinawakley.com

68. The Pen and Ink Experience – Matt Fussell – Value $17 – mattfussell.com

69. The ABC’s Of Watercolor – Riana Samaroo – Value $20

70. Take Cake Decorating To a New Level With a Sculpted 3D Cake – Lesi Lambert – Value $35 – lambertacademy.ca

71. Doodle Magic Class | Basic & Advanced Techniques – Yasmina Creates – Value $15 – yasminacreates.com

72. Fun with Photos in GIMP – Make Beautiful and Realistic images by Manipulating Photo Images – Brendon Schumacker – Value $30 – brendon-schumacker.com

73. How to Draw Anything in 3 Simple Steps Class – Yasmina Creates – Value $15 – yasminacreates.com

74. Learn Traditional Origami – Christian Fernandez – Value $20 – right-course-online.com

75. Affirmation Artistry Mini Book Workshop – Jennibellie – Value $26 – jennibelliestudio.blogspot.com

76. Illustrator & Photoshop: The Illustration Power Couple – Hayden Aube – Value $29 – hkaube.com

77. Soulful Story Art 2 – Annie Hamman – Value $65 – anniehamman.com

78. Mixed Media Art Class: Fly High – Tamara Laporte – Value $23 – willowing.org

79. Abstractions of Nature: A Sketchbook Activity (Draw 10 New Flowers) – Annette Brown – Value $19 – annettefrancineart.com

80. Colouring to the Max – 4 Colouring Books and Instructional Guide – Kristy Boisvert – Value $16 – foxpointpaper.com

81. How to Sculpt Moths and Butterflies from Polymer Clay / Sculpture, Modeling Tutorial, Jewelry Design – Stephanie Kilgast – Value $12 – petitplat.fr

82. Improvising Comics: Techniques to Generate Funny Ideas – John McNamee – Value $10 – piecomic.com

83. How to Draw Cute Animals in 3 Simple Steps Class – Yasmina Creates – Value $10 – yasminacreates.com

84. Illustrate a Custom Mandala Design in Adobe Photoshop with Your Graphics Tablet – Chris Sparks – Value $20 – palehorsedesign.com

85. 3D Clay Project: Art Doll Angel – Tamara Laporte – Value $23 – willowing.org

86. Summer Lovin’ Art Journaling Lesson – Jennibellie – Value $7 – jennibelliestudio.blogspot.com

87. Children’s Book Portfolio Assignment: Plan, Sketch, and Create a Double Page Spread – Romica Spiegl-Jones – Value $7 – romicajones.com

88. CourseCraft Courses $174 Off the First 6 Months – CourseCraft – Value $174 – coursecraft.net

89. 6 Months ArtWeb Pro Membership – Artist Website Hosting – ArtWeb – Value $44 – artweb.com

90. 90-Day Trial – Auspicious Arts Incubator – Value $147 – auspiciousartsincubator.org

91. Pastel Pencil Techniques – Colin Bradley – colinbradleyart.com

92. STEP-BY-STEP How to Draw Cats Eyes – Sheldene Visagie – sheldenefineart.com

93. STEP-BY-STEP How to Draw Cherry Lips – Sheldene Visagie – sheldenefineart.com

94. The Secrets I Share With My Friends: Conquering Fears To Create Masterpieces – Nadine Larder – NadineLarder.com

95. Acrylic Revolution: New Tricks and Techniques for Working with the World’s Most Versatile Medium – Nancy Reyner – nancyreyner.com

96. VIVID Colored Pencil – Step by Step Instruction – Ann Kullberg – annkullberg.com

97. Connect with Gallery Owners, Curators, Collectors and Customers: An Eric Maisel Solutions Guide to Getting Better at ALL of Your Art Marketplace Relationships – Eric Maisel – ericmaisel.com

98. Get Your Creative Projects Finished Now!: An Eric Maisel Solutions Guide to Getting Your Painting, Sculpture, Novel, Memoir, Performance Piece or Other Creative Project Finally Done – Eric Maisel – ericmaisel.com

99. Start Selling Your Art to Tourists: An Eric Maisel Solutions Guide to Making Money and Building Your Audience By Turning Tourists, Conventioneers, Visitors—and Locals—Into Customers – Eric Maisel – ericmaisel.com

100. What’s Your Artist Identity?: An Eric Maisel Solutions Guide to Understanding Who You Want To Be as An Artist – Eric Maisel – ericmaisel.com

101. How to Draw a Portrait: The Step-by-Step Guide on How to Draw Portraits in the Three-Quarters View – Vladimir London – drawingacademy.com

102. Resilience: Facing Down Rejection and Criticism on the Road to Success – Mark McGuinness – markmcguinness.com

103. Carving My Life, Volume I – Angela Treat Lyon – angelatreatlyonart.com

104. Mastering Skintones in Acrylics – Ashley Picanco – ashleypicanco.com

105. Aspiring to Paint Like Van Gogh: A Practical Guide to Post Impressionist Art – Joey Derse – derseartgallery.com

106. How to Paint Like Van Gogh: A Practical Guide to Post Impressionist Art: A Practical Guide to Post Impressionist Art – Joey Derse – derseartgallery.com

107. Joining the Dots: the A-Z Handbook for Making a Success of your Creative Skills – Alex Mathers – redlemonclub.com

108. The Many Masks of Graphic Artists: How to Get Started in the World of Graphic Arts, Everything you Need to Know, and the How to Make Money – Lindsey Slutz – eastcoastcharm.com

109. 12 Charcoal Techniques: A Complete 5 Week Course – Cindy Wider – drawpj.com

110. Six Pencil Techniques: A Complete 2 Week Course – Cindy Wider – drawpj.com

111. My Artist Quote Favorites: An Eric Maisel Solutions Guide to a Year of Nature, Spirit, Beauty and Love – Eric Maisel – ericmaisel.com

 

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I hope to see you there!

Have a wonderful week! xox

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PYH&S 2017 CELEBRATION

Hello wonderful artists!

Paint Your Heart & Soul 2017

is soon coming to a close!

What a wonderful year it has been! So much fantastic and amazing art has been created over this last year that we want to celebrate it! Woohoo!

So, over this next week, each teacher will be offering a surprise raffle giveaway of art, workshops, prints, and fun surprises for all the students to enter…FUN right?! 😀

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Paint Your Heart & Soul 2017

is now on a special sale!

So whoever signs up now too can enter in the 14 fabulous surprise giveaways and get instant access to all the lessons of the whole year! Awesome right?

Come read more about it here!

To enter the giveaway, go to the giveaway album in the Student Facebook group, where every day for the next week a different giveaway raffle will be posted!

All the winners will be announced on the 10th of October 🙂

Yay!! Let’s have some fun!!!

xoxo,

Katrina

 

Watercolor Dreams student feedback

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Hello wonderful artist and friends!

It’s been exactly one month since the classroom has opened for my latest workshop “Watercolor Dreams – painting dreamy portraits”! 

It has been an amazing experience with so many wonderful and enthusiastic students who are doing some amazing artwork!

As I compiled this video and read all the feedback from everyone I was moved to tears.. There is nothing that makes me more happy than to see these kind of wonderful results and all the love and support the students have been giving each other and myself in the class. It’s what makes it all so worth it… All those long hours of planning, filming, editing, and getting putting myself out there, all this makes up for it and so much more…

 

Here is some of what the students are saying of this class:

  • I have loved to be able to finally start using my watercolors that have been sitting in my drawer waiting for the day to start painting, and what better way than drawing dreamy girls portraits as well! Just really so happy to have come across your stunning art and classes Katrina! –Sandra Kingsley
  • This class has helped me along with confidence in my creative journey especially in watercolor . A very supportive and caring space to share and grow with other like-minded people . Tons of creative fun too!!  – Susan Morrison
  • I have been very nervous of using water colors up to now. This class has really helped me understand and become confident with this medium. I really don’t think I could be without my water colors now! Would highly recommend Katrina classes to anyone. Debbie Jamison Kershaw
  • I have already learned so much and what I love about the lessons is that I want to do them over and over again! You learn so much and they are so inspiring! – Kathryn De Ford 
  • The warm up was a huge help in breaking through the “fear” I have associated with watercolors. The love and support you give, has been a gift in this journey of creativity! -Michelle Fiore Wimmers
  • I’ve gone from frustration with watercolor to looking forward to the next project ! Using watercolor brushes instead of acrylic brushes and hot press paper have really helped. Love this class! –  Luanne Green 
  • You have helped to unblock me from using watercolors. You opened up a whole world to me! I’m on a new Journey with watercolors and never would have been if weren’t for this workshop! I thought it was a fabulous adventure!!! – Robyn Weinrib
  • Because of the repeated times you painted a face it really had a chance to nurture my understanding of the medium. I definitely have seen an improvement in my ability to paint a face with watercolor and for that I am so grateful to you. Your style of teaching and telling us why you were using color here or water there made learning very easy. – Catherine Valenti 
  • I never really was interested in watercolor as I thought it would be to difficult for me to learn but after taking Watercolour Dreams it is now one of my favourite mediums. You really explain well in your lessons how to achieve a well planned, beautifully blended layout. I still have much to learn but now have the confidence to explore watercolour. Thank you so much for that. –Dianne Theresa Lacourciere
  • I never thought I could paint such beautiful, delicate faces. Thank you! – Sherry Porter Moore
  • If you want to learn watercolor with an amazing teacher, Katrina is the ONE! Not only does she give excellent instructions….she is available to help or answer questions….that’s a big deal for me! – Fay Badger Goode
  • I have learned watercolour shading in new ways that has helped me be more relaxed with creating and not stressed out, the course has also helped me expand with my art supplies mixing it with watercolour, Katrina is an awesome teacher and I love her teaching, I learned a lot from this course! -Om-Ra Ra
  • I love your teaching style! Although I have a long ways still to go, the things I learned in this class have dramatically improved my watercolor skills; such as, mixing skin tones and not getting hard edges. Thank you so much! You keep teaching classes and I will keep attending. -Laurie-Joe Sweeting
  • I‘ve learnt so much about colours and layering. Have always been slightly scared of watercolours and tend to give up as I think its far too technical for me. But your videos explain everything and you made it so much more accessible and easy to follow. I was literally bouncing with joy when i saw my girl’s face emerge with real skin tones and form. You’ve changed my attitude to watercolours as now i really want to do more. Thank you! – Lesley Lacrombe
  • I truly loved your style of teaching, first and foremost. It’s very calming and encouraging and relaxed. I always avoided drawing different angles of the face, but your class challenged me to do it, and I am so happy I tried! Also, being totally new to watercolor I learned so much about technique (starting with very light, diluted layers and building up from there), creative backgrounds and just playing without worrying to much of where it’s going. I enjoyed this journey!!! Thank you Corina Anatavada

 

Thank you to all of you friends and students for giving me this opportunity to make my dreams come true, to be a fulltime artist and teacher, and share my knowledge and heart with you!!!

xoxo,

Katrina