Wednesday, December 29, 2010

China and Mark

"China and Mark"
oil on canvas
16x11 inches

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Friday, August 13, 2010

Duck and Frogs

Duck and Frogs
oil on canvas

This is another attempt at studying still lifes.
Going for simple shapes was my aim for this one.
Hence, the toys.

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Friday, July 23, 2010

My old watercolour pieces (2002)

Broken Yoyo
Watercolour on Arches

Watercolour on Arches

Watercolour on Arches

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Thursday, July 1, 2010


Thomas the tank engine
Oil on canvas 4x6 inches

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Monday, June 7, 2010

Thursday, June 3, 2010

finished: bike ride with dad

This one took about 4 months.
8-10 sessions.
I can't exactly remember how many.
This is the reason why i haven't been producing anything lately.
I poured all my weekends for this painting.
It was a fun and satisfying process.
Every layer was worth it.
I think I'll be posting the step by step soon.

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Saturday, April 3, 2010

Eleksyon Series V

Manny Villar
Oil on canvas

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Friday, April 2, 2010

Bike ride with dad (WIP)

Oil on canvas
32x26 inches

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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Break from politics

Oil on canvas
Click image to enlarge

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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Eleksyon Series IV

Oil on canvas

This project is proving to be valuable to me in two ways.
One, I get to practice a lot on doing portraits in oil.
Two, I get to know these presidential candidates more through research.
This way, I'll be able to choose a little more wiser when the time comes.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Eleksyon Series III

oil on canvas , 7.5x10

Slightly different technique.
The canvas was stained by raw umber prior to painting.

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Saturday, February 6, 2010

Eleksyon Series II

oil on canvas.
8X12 inches.

Same technique as the previous piece.
The only difference is I spent more time refining the face.
But in the end, I liked "Noynoy"s looser approach better.

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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Eleksyon Series I

oil on canvas.
8x12 inches
click photo to view high res

This is an experiment.
I started with a red primer.
A first for me.
It turned out better than i expected.
I love the the red canvas showing through in some of the parts.
I think I'm gonna do more of these.

palette: white, black, yellow ochre, alizarin crimson

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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

old man with still life

Old man with still life
oil on canvas, 9x12 inches

It started as a still life study of an apple plus dried squid and fish about 5 months ago.
It got parked for a long time.
Then i completely lost interest on it.
So i decided to paint over the canvas with a different picture.
My initial plan was to completely cover the still life with that old sheepherder's image.
But in the middle of the process, the apple showing through made a cool effect.
So i left some significant parts of the apple and dried sea foods showing.

A dead still life canvas reincarnated as a double exposed effect painting.

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Lonely Monster

Ink and crayon on paper.
A quick drawing and coloring session with my son produced this cute creature.
He named it "Wiwi"

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Saturday, January 9, 2010

happy new year

12x16 inches, oil on canvas.
My first piece of 2010.
Something new. Something graphic.

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Monday, January 4, 2010

The Aftermath

The Aftermath, oil on canvas.
My last canvas of 2009.
After doing a huge still life of flowers and fruits for more than a month, I got tired of all the colours.
So I had to do something dark to shake off the sweetness.

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