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 - www.theitsybitsyspill.blogspot.com
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 www.itsybitsyspill.etsy.com  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 www.itsybitsyspill.etsy.com

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.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

This is March New Art work!

Hello! It's been a while since I visited my blog, such neglect! I'm here, yes and working creating new pieces everyday. A lot of life distractions has kept me away from my site. I want to show you a piece, there a several but let me start you off  with at least one. I will be coming to refresh my blog with great stories and art, So stay tuned, cause there will be so many wonderful art pieces to show.


It is a vibrant Beautiful piece that is listed in my Etsy.
It is created in watercolor, ink and graphite pencil on handmade Indian Paper which by the way I love for the texture. It's wonderful handmade watercolor rag paper and the size  is 22 x 30
I will see you pretty soon. You can always come and see more work in my facebook.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Bring your Magic! 
Classes begin Sunday October 11, 2015
at 12pm
Class is purchased in my Etsy!
Art is a gift, the gift that comes from the minds that ventures into the most wondrous of places, your imagination. It expresses what you visualize and what you feel, bringing it to light and it's beauty.
Allow yourself to open the portal of your imagination and then guide your hands to do it's  lovely work, feel the magic! The class is about teaching you how to do fun sculptures. Bring your imagination into play and sink your fingers into clay art. Let the Fun begin!!!

Before I begin a supply list of fun goodies for this class.

There are four videos in stages, that means I will teach stages 1, 2, 3 and 4 showing you how the  sculpture develops. First you will do four sketches about what you want your sculpture to look like. The stages are Sculpting, waiting for drying for at least 4 days depending on size of sculpture , sanding the piece,  painting and creating your wood frame panel in acrylic. You can add scraps of decorative collage if you like. The first two will be about that. The third and fourth videos will be about sculpting the actual piece with clay. Sanding and painting will not be added. At this point, you will know how to create your pieces.

There are four videos - Frida Kahlo head and body, The Rabbit Girl head and body, The fox girl  head Sculpture and Frida head sculpture.
Class is $85
fun goodies you will need - 
Paperclay and white clay hardening clay or you can use just paper clay.
Sculpting tools , Rags , Medium or large bendable wire, Masking tape, Toilet roll, Wood frame panels. You can get these frames at the a craft store or Micheal's craft store, Acrylic paints, colorpencils, gesso, scraps od collage paper, sketch pad, pencils, wood board, sandpaper and flowers also at the craft store!

Frida Kahlo sculpture water my soul with in art video 1 part 1 from Magaly Ohika on Vimeo.

Frida Kahlo
First video part 1
Clay white
Head and Body Sculpture
Dry time 4 days or 5
Sand and paint
Wood frame panel

Part 2 video one

Frida Kahlo video 1 part 2 sanding and gesso process from Magaly Ohika on Vimeo.

Part 3 video one

Frida Kahlo video 1 part 3 rustic finish watercolor wash and acrylic from Magaly Ohika on Vimeo.

Video 1 Designing your Frame wood Panel

Frida Kahlo Video 1 Part 4 Frame Painting Mix Media from Magaly Ohika on Vimeo.

Rabbit Girl Tulsie
Video 2
Paper Clay

Rabbit Girl Tulsie Video 2 Paper Clay stages 1 and 2 Wire, masking tape, paper clay from Magaly Ohika on Vimeo.

Toilet Roll, Wire, Masking Tape
Paperclay dry time 4 days
sand and paint

Video 2 part

Video 2 Bunny Girl Tulsie painting part 2 yeahhhh! from Magaly Ohika on Vimeo.

Fox Girl Jillian
Video 3
Jillian the fox Video 3 by Magaly Ohika from Magaly Ohika on Vimeo.

Dry time 4 days
Sand, paint and colorpencils

Frida Kahlo
Head Sculpture
Video 4
Frida Kahlo head sculpture video by Magaly Ohika from Magaly Ohika on Vimeo.

Drytime 4 day or 5
Sand and paint
Color pencils