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Katarina Öberg
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Rising Birds
Here are three recent monotypes. Monotypes are one of a kind handmade prints, while other kinds of prints are typically made in editions. I really like the varied textures that are possible with monotypes!   Rising I, monotype, 8 x 10"  Rising II, mon...

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Sunflower
This print is based on a large sunflower we had growing in our backyard a few years ago. Just as the seeds were starting to ripen, our neighbor, the happy squirrel living in the tallest tree behind our house, managed to make off with all the seeds overnight...

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Laundry Day
In figure drawing class, we sometimes had a rather elaborate setup. This one was fun to draw. Laundry day, charcoal, 2014, 30 x 22"

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Resting
Lately, I have been working on more abstract looking paintings and prints, so it was nice to go through some of my figurative drawings from last year when I was cleaning up my studio. This drawing was done in class over a couple of days. Even though it is n...

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Foreshortening
To learn how to draw in perspective, or foreshortening , to learn proportions, for looking at what is actually observed instead of preconceptions, for learning about composition, and how to use dark and light in an image, figure drawing really is incredibly...

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In Defense of Mankind
Visiting the Met in New York last year, I was impressed with all the medieval armor. Or possibly rather obsessed.... I wanted to spend all my time there, admiring the workmanship and beauty of the various kinds of armor. It really struck me how much talent ...

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Dripping Color
Spent most of the day cleaning my little studio in so I can at least walk across it without risking injury. And I came across a large stack of old drawings. These two are from a figure drawing class about a year ago. We used charcoal and a couple of acrylic...

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Dripping Color
Spent most of the day cleaning my little studio in so I can at least walk across it without risking injury. And I came across a large stack of old drawings. These two are from a figure drawing class about a year ago. We used charcoal and a couple of acrylic...

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Shells
Last summer, I did a lot of oil studies to become more familiar with the medium, since to me, using oils was at first about as intuitive as painting tiny details with house paint. These are three small oil studies of sea shells from that time.  Shells I, ...

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Way of Souls
These little prints are inspired by the Spirit Tree , a tree that still stood after a tornado struck Joplin, Missouri, killing 158 people in 2011. With woodcuts, the wood grain and some texture often shows through in the print, and in this case, the lighter...
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