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Marica Ohlsson - Artist

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About how to check out the paintings and drawings: The sizes of the figure drawings (gesture drawings) in black and white are available in sizes on canvas up to about 40 x 60 cm (16 x 24 inch).   Most paintings are available up to about 1 meter (40 inch) in size.   To see how they turn out on a wall in a furnished room, click on a painting, then on wall art and then on one of the alternatives.   There you can choose and pick a size and see how it turns out on a wall in a room in the slideshow that has turned up.   About me, the artist: Brought up in an artists and an engineers home...more
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There was something my friend and mentor said about changing the size of the original image. "Then the brush strokes does not match your size, it distorts your perspective and therefore the picture". She meant that the size of the brush I chose for ... 

It is really hard to decide "the true color" on the camera display, then on the computer screen and then in the print. The color pigment shifts in the oil on the canvas, the water spreading them over the watercolor paper, depending on the stroke of t... 

A new approach to update my images and tags! Right now I am quite busy writing - one of the outcomes from that work is a text about how far back in time the study of the human body stretches in our western culture - back to ancient Greece. It shows... 

936 ord / words 2015 04 12 (scroll down for english version) Idag lärde jag mig verkligen något. I vår dansande modell som var otroligt duktig och inspirerande, såg jag tydligt hur uttrycket skapas av rörelsen och att det jag försöker fån... 

So far my pictures have held a low resolution, limited to what my mobile camera and my scanner can do. Once I had a "real" camera and finally now I have asked a sketcher friend with a "real" camera to help me take good, sharp, high resolution photos ... 

There has been some progress in my sketching since last blogpost. I have selected some of them and replaced the old ones here on this site with them. Now I have stashed up some so I can log in and refresh this site with new drawings more often. Most... 

Autumn schedule

August 21st, 2012

Our three new models (male and female) are really good, wich is promising for the autumn. Unfortuantely, one of them are leaving for studies in France for two years. Ive been negelcting this site for a couple of month and will not put any time on it... 

Busy spring

May 11th, 2012

Welcome to gesturedrawing in "ster bystuga" outside Falun, Sweden May 23, June 7 o 20, August 1 o 15 between 18.00-20.00. We have a great model. Beautiful, inventive and inspiring - and reliable. Still she might get ill or break a leg. So this spr... 

Gesture-drawing march 17

March 18th, 2012

Our model is excellent as usual. Some new sketchers. The buzzing pause contrasts to the concentrated silence during the class. The initiating five first poses of 30 second each are deliberating.  

Missed last class

March 9th, 2012

I have thirteen relatives and friends who have birthday in February and March. So I went to theater and dinner "Dubbeltrubbel" in english it will be something like "DoubleTrouble" instead of a class in gesture-drawing. Entertaining theater and a marv... 


February 29th, 2012

I usually watch through whats been sold during the day. The variety is huge. So many different pictures and techniques. Its interesting. Vast. You can drown in it. 

I recommend Pecha-Kucha

February 24th, 2012

If you have a chance to attend to a Pecha-Kucha as a visitor or presenter - take it! Check out on http://www.pecha-kucha.org. Marica 

Preparing for my part in a pecha kucha, tomorrow at Green hotel in Tllberg. My part is about gesture-drawing Check out for more info at http://www.pecha-kucha.org/night/leksand/3. 

Today we where 33 sketchers and our model was very inventive as usual. We are so lucky to have her.So there are still things left to do on my site. Marica 

Out to soon

February 17th, 2012

Anyone who has already come to visit my site, welcome! I have some pricing left to do, enhancing the quality of some pictures and sorting them into the right galleries...and text. Im working on it. Marica