Friday, December 15, 2017

My new art pieces

Done in graphite pencil and acrylic and gold paint on watercolor paper 9 x 12

The second piece in graphite pencil and color pencils on watercolor paper
 9 x 12

These lovely pieces are in my Etsy shop!

Friday, October 27, 2017

My inner child speaks to me on a daily bases with love

She's not far
The piece is about your inner child being very close by and all you need to do is call to her
done in mix media collage and acylic on mix media paper 11 x 14
This lovely special piece is in my Etsy shop!
I'm so in love with this piece!!!

New Abstract pieces!

The perfect dress
done in mix media collage and acrylic on mix media paper 9 x 12

The red swing
done in mix media collage and acrylic on mix media paper 9 x 12
Its been a while I know! Im here and Im happy to be giving myself quality time to post new works on paper.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

News on my new Class!

The workshop will begin tomorrow!!!! Enjoy The video Demonstration in my facebook and Vimeo
The video demonstration will be posted in my blog -
The class will begin Wednesday 29, 2017 at 5pm!

News on the new Class!

Light in the shadows ( portraits)
Class $65

About the class:
The class is about working with neutral colors with glimpses of red blue and yellow. The purpose of this method is to learn to use earth tones to capture the mystery behind the neutral colors (light and shadow) And while you be learning to use watercolor by adding light layers over layers you will be also learning to use the method to create mist and fog to your pieces. The class will have 4 videos and 4 portraits. As shown in my previous posts of two pieces emphasizes fantasy and story. We will be working in steps/stages in layers and composition and negative shapes. We will be playing with a variation of 4 different materials koi watercolor, watercolor pen brushes, Stabilo color pens, HB graphite pencil and cold press 140lb and 200 watercolor paper and brush # 10, 2 , 4 These are the supplies that you will need.
Now if for some reason you don't have these supplies
You can get folk art acrylic paints and diluted in water to get a watercolor affect and they come in beautiful colors. You don't need to buy stabilo pens.If you already have color pens that's fine.
For Artists or anyone who wants to take and learn light in the shadows workshop please take note.
Before we begin our first assignment video in watercolor and other materials. Those who may be interested in taking the class I first want you to start off with creating rough sketches about what you want to paint as shown here. The reason for this is very important, is to get you started and prepared . It is of great importance to first sketch out your piece. If you need to draw from a photo or if you have an image in mind sketch it. A photo with good dark and light shadows. Giving you a head start! This is to help you with the placement of your shadows and the light. Keep in my mind your composition as well as negative shapes. For some of you who may not understand what negative shapes are. It is the space around and between the subject of your image. Be playful be mysterious get involve in your piece add a story that you can identify with. Allow your emotions to take form in your piece and simply have fun with it. Note that in this class your challenge is to be consistent patient free flowing and dedication and most of, is freedom to have fun and explore. I will speak to you later. Now if you have any questions don't hesitate. Good Day❤

List of Supplies

cold press 140/200 watercolor paper
Artists loft watercolor pen brushes
Stabilo color pens or if you have any other colorful pens its fine!
color pencils
Brushes 10 , 2 , 3 , 5
graphite HB pencil

Video 1
Moon woman

light in the shadows Video 1 Moon Woman from Magaly Ohika on Vimeo.

Video 2
Moss woman

Moss woman Lights in the shadows video 2 from Magaly Ohika on Vimeo.

The Horse Whisperer Video 3
Graphite pencil with a touch of color

The horse Whisperer video 3 lights in the shadows workshop from Magaly Ohika on Vimeo.

Peaceful night
Video 4
Goodbye Ladies!
Happy you joined the class! Now go and have some fun!!!
New workshop coming so stay tuned.

Lights in the shadows workshop Peaceful night video 4 from Magaly Ohika on Vimeo.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Hello everyone, again it's been a while. Busy creating beautiful works of art. Here I have a lovely piece on age handmade paper. The painting is done in mix media in acrylic, pencil and inks. Love the contrast of the black acrylic with a touch of red. Loving the intensity of these two colors makes the piece vibrant and striking. Titled Little Frida

In my shop  you will see beautiful  new work including this sweet piece.

Till next time with more paintings to show.

Magaly ohika

Friday, May 27, 2016


TITLED: The Welcome

A hand print piece done in mix media acrylic and deli paper collage on brown paper booklet.

By Magaly Ohika

Thursday, May 26, 2016

New Art!

It is a very hot day indeed up in the 80s this morning. Okay here l have for you a piece done in acrylic on Canson watercolor paper. No pain, no art piece, thank you Philip Haxo and Mike Huston
Before I go into details about the painting I want to thank Philip and Mike for their inspiring words and support.
Roaming in the inside is Titled There is so much emotion in these portraits you can actually feel them. If you look closely into an individual 's face you can tell there are stories to be told, happiness, pain, the uncertainty, flirtation, peace, comfort, worry, depression, and ruminating thoughts while they stare into space in a crowed market and lets not forget love and anger. It's fascinating and beautiful because we are human. Why is it fascinating? To capture human emotion in a piece with color to evoke dark and yet beauty in a painting is a powerful thing. To portray such complexity on paper and feel it come to life enlightens me. When we channel ourselves into a piece we discover a lift as if shedding pieces of ourselves leaving you weightless and peaceful. You are communication with colors and strokes. And while we don't know when is happening sometimes it is a gift a tool to of letting go. So when you paint the ugly let it show itself because its also delivering it's beauty as well.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Hello everyone! It's been such a while since I visited my blog. I'm here yes and with new work to show you all. A lot of you ladies have seen a lot of my new pieces on facebook. Here in one I love for the simplicity and beauty of dark thin and thick dark graphite strokes with just a touch of red acrylic lovely contrast. All done on acid free paper 6.5 x 10  and it's available  in my Etsy shop

Have an awesome day!
And will be back with new pieces during this week.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Poetic Strokes
New piece
Size 15.5 x 23
Done in acrylic on handmade Indian watercolor paper
In my Shop!

I been creating a series of pieces with vibrant colors and story. Now I experimenting with different  colors I normally do not work with and it's been absolutely  wonderful.