Monday, April 26, 2010
I always bring my sketchbook with me when I leave the house, so when we went to a chinese noodle house today for a dinner I did this sketch about Batchoy for me to paint in the future. One of my favorite Filipino dishes, Batchoy is always so perfect for a rainy days and cold mornings or nights but it also nice chowing it is to end the day with a sunset like tonight.
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Who doesn't love Hayao Miyazaki's My Neighbor Totoro? It is one of those films, along with Giuseppe Tornatore's Cinema Paradiso, that I kept on watching over and over before I became a father. Now that I have a 5 year old daughter, another reason for me to continue watching it. "Hide & Seek" is a painting I did paying tribute of how playful, simple, and gorgeous that film is. And I am proud and honored that it is featured in Nuclues' blog for their Ghibli inspired exhibit. Please do check out Nucleus Gallery.
Thursday, April 8, 2010
I have always been fascinated with Lewis Carroll and the whole world of "Literary Nonsense". I remember Carroll's "Alice's Adventure Undeground" with an illustration by John Tenniel when I was in Junior High. It was one of those books in the library, besides Gustave Dore's Ryme of the Ancient Mariner, that I kept on opening.
"Pool of Tears" is a watercolor piece I just finished last night. Took me about 4 hours to finally decide to put down my brush.
A special note to add is that the White Rabbit on the painting was inspired by a good friend of mine, Dante. I met Dante together with his pal Zoe thru another good friend and a brilliant artist, Emily Grandin, who introduced me to them fine lovable folks. Thanks Emily. Oh, and Thank you, Dante, for posing for me. :)
Dante as the White Rabbit
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