Free videos and tutorials


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Come get a little boost of inspiration for the day 😉

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spirit of the wolf

Hello friends,

The spirit of the Wolf had been ever present in my artwork, and often shows up as a reminder to tune into my intuition and inner guidance.

In this free tutorial I share with you my favorite soft pastel techniques, how I layer them to create texture for fur or feathers, and cohesive color composition. It’s a process that takes patience, but extremely rewarding. I really hope you enjoy creating with me!


A guided meditation

Happy Valentine’s day!

Today is a day to celebrate love… love for others, and for your loved ones. 
But instead, today I would like to take some time to celebrate your love for YOU.

We so often neglect this side of love, I admit I’m the first to do this.
Sometimes we give love so freely, caring full-time for others, but we don’t take time to care for ourselves.

So today, my Valentine’s gift for you is a very special meditation guide, a celebration of your love and light. 
I hope you will be able to find fifteen minutes of your day to get quiet and take this special time for you.    



your voice matters

Hi friends,

I recently re-discovered my love for journaling.
I find that showing up every day, even if just for 20-30 minutes can make such a difference, both for our practice, and for sanity’s sake, lol! I’m really loving these muted acrylic inks how intuitive and free they are. So here is a fun and intuitive journal practice for you to try, I hope you enjoy it!

Beneath the waves

Free watercolor tutorial

I’m so excited to share this free watercolor tutorial with you… I adore creating portraits in watercolor with a little bit of fantasy and story-art mixed in.

Happy new year, may your 2019 be filled with blessings!

xox

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Hi friends! Today I wanted to share this free tutorial with you on intuitive painting. It’s something you don’t need a lot of time for, and can easily do in your journal. This was my bonus lesson for the Creative retreat 2017, and so I share some of the things I was going through that year.

We don’t always have time to create a masterpiece, sometimes we just need to sit down and express what we have to say.

  Here are the supplies I used:

SUPPLY LIST

  • Your journal, or mixed media or watercolor paper.
  • XL graphite blocks or crayons
  • White gesso and old credit card for moving it around
  • Black gesso or acrylic
  • Red watercolor or fluid acrylic
  • Charcoal pencil, or willow charcoal
  • White charcoal or pastel pencil
  • Porcupine stick or scratching tool
  • wide paintbrush
  • White oil bar or oil pastel

I hope you are able to out aside a little time to enjoy these videos and express from the heart.

Feel free to share in my Facebook community group, I would love to see what you create!  

 


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So the other day I was feeling a little grumpy with a bad cold and overtired (as mommies of toddlers tend to be) until the mail man showed up…

and OMG a Jane Davenport box  was in his hand! You can imagine what a happy surprise it was when I opened it up to discover not one but 4 pastel palettes! It’s a good thing I had my fainting couch nearby, hehe 😛 Thank you for cheering me up Jane!

So eager to try them out I decided to share the process with you and maybe get you inspired to try these beauties for yourself!

They look just like a beautiful eye-shadow make-up palette so of course I was called to create an eye 🙂 Fun!

I hope you enjoy creating with me! Make sure to check out Jane Davenports awesome supplies, tutorials and online workshops on www.janedavenport.com 🙂

Here are the supplies I used: 

  • Jane Davenport palette pastels
  • Baton blenders
  • Soft brush and pan pastel applicators 
  • Black, white and a gray pastel pencil
  • Pastel paper (I used Pastelmat)


As Thanksgiving draws near I was reflecting on what I was thankful for this year.

So I wanted to do something special and make you free oil pastel tutorial as a thank you to all my wonderful students followers who have been doing my workshops and following me this year.

It’s really because of you all that I am here today, doing what I love and sharing my journey with you, o that I can help you move forward in yours. I hope you enjoy my techniques and that it inspires you to try it yourself!

So come on over here to watch the videos and enjoy!

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  Watch the videos


TeaandCakewithGG-900I was recently interviewed by the wonderful Gracie over on www.willowing.org for “Tea and cake with Gracie”.

I had a free soft pastel tutorial and some giveaways. I would love if you would pop over there and enjoy them! 🙂

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Hi everyone! As I was preparing for my very first Solo auction this year, I decided to share a fun time-lapse of one the oil pastel portraits I created, I hope it inspires you and gets those creative juices flowing! xox

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Hello dear friends and artists!

Today is my birthday and I wanted to celebrate it with this gift to you, a little free tutorial for you to enjoy! You don’t need much supplies, or time on your hands, just an hour of your day to get some creative time in! With this never ending winter, and currently sick with the flu, I felt like creating something to welcome spring so here it is..

Supply list

(These are the supplies I used but feel free to use what you have on hand!)

  • hot-press watercolor paper
  • pencil & eraser
  • a few watercolors (I used the JD set of brights) & paintbrushes
  • a straw and some napkins
  • a black carbon pen with a fine nib & white gel pen
  • black acrylic ink with a dip pen
  • a playful spirit ;-P

Happy 2018! 

Lets kick of this new year with some art!

Thank you so much for all your appreciation, support and encouragement in 2017. It has been an amazing year!

As a special thanks I have created this FREE WATERCOLOR TUTORIAL!

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SUPPLY LIST

These are the supplies I used but please feel free to use what you have!

  • Watercolor paper (cold pressed)
  • A few watercolors ( I used Daniel Smith Quincridone Rose, Moonglow, Mayan blue, Opera Pink, Rich green gold, Amethyst Genuine, Piemontite genuine, Nickel Azo Yellow) But please use the colors you love or have!
  • Watercolor paintbrushes (I used a medium 8, a large 12 and a small 2, but as long as you have a fine liner and a larger one for bigger areas then you’re good to go!)
  • Color pencils of the same tones as the colors you use for the paintings
  • A palette to mix the colors

You can find the reference photo I used here

I would love to see what you create! You can share your work in my Facebook art group over here:

KATRINA KOLTES AND FRIENDS MAGICAL ART GROUP


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Since Thanksgiving is a day of celebrating what we are most thankful for, I created this free tutorial for all my wonderful followers, students, and friends, to show you my thanks! It’s because of you guys that I can finally live my dream and be a full-time artist…. THANK YOU! Enjoy! 🙂


One November morning something very rare happened…it snowed! In Italy!! And this crazy, fun morning with my boys inspired a painting… Watch how it came together…

Enjoy! 😉

“PAINT MY WORLD”

Paint my world-no watermark



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Enjoy this time-lapse video on how I created my latest painting “The fire that burns within”..

I really had no idea where this was going while I painted, it was a very intuitive process. I believe that when we just let go and trust the process, baring our soul in the process, something wonderful happens… I hope it inspired you and gets those creative juices flowing! xox


Enjoy this time-lapse video of how I created one of my watercolor story-paintings called “TRUST” 🙂


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Hello friends!

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

I hope you enjoy this free art video tutorial I made just for you! I worked in my journal spread today, just getting down my thoughts, dreams and goals for the new year..

I hope you enjoy it!

Supplies I used:

  • XL graphite blocks
  • Faber Castel watercolor pencil (Indigo)
  • Derwent water-soluble sketching graphite pencil
  • watercolor journal
  • White Posca or white gel pen
  • Paintbrush and water
  • titanium white acrylic paint

 

To celebrate the start of this exciting new year I created a short 20170105_161756
FREE ART TUTORIAL VIDEO
just for you!
I’ve been busy planning my upcoming class lately and I know some of you can’t wait to hear more!
But as there will still some time before it opens, I wanted to get you inspired and maybe have a little taste of what one of the lessons might be like!
I tried to stay loose and just have fun with the process, not really planning anything before I started so that I could work entirely from intuition and just…..
Express!!
I hope you enjoy!! 🙂


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When we catch a brief glimpse
Of an unearthly light
Or we have that strange sensation
Of wise and watchful eyes
It’s that deep warm feeling
Or maybe a shiver of delight
When angels are nearby
And our two worlds collide.

Enjoy this short free video on how I created her!


 

 

MAGICAL MOONLIGHT

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As I stand in the full moon’s light
I breathe in her energy, nurturing the night.
She fills me with her magical spell,
Awakening a thirst for freedom and flight.
Freedom to be, and to discover
That side of me often kept hidden.
She melts away my insecurities
With the hope of New beginnings.
She fills my heart to overflowing,
My soul slowly healing and transforming.
I stand in full moon’s light
Igniting my hopes as my dreams take flight.

Enjoy watching how she takes form in this see video 🙂


 

 

Fairytale

This was my first video ever to be created, watch how this fairy was made.