Saturday, August 28, 2010

Batchoy at Gallery Nucleus

Last April I did a sketch while waiting for my dinner at a Chinese Noodle House. You can read an archive of the blog I made HERE. Anyway, I made a watercolor of the sketch which is called "Batchoy" and it is now at Gallery Nucleus, selling it to benefit World Wildlife Fund. You can visit Gallery Nucleus' website at and click on Power in Numbers. Or you can go straight to the artwork by clicking the link below:

'Batchoy', 2010, 5 x 7, Watercolor on Paper

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Show Time

Another watercolor project on the way. "Show Time" Inspired by one wet evening at a carnival in the Philippines.

The amazing thing about going to a carnival as a young lad in the Philippines way back in the 70's was seeing those so called "The Enchanted Shows". There was this instance I saw a sign that says "The Monkey Man". The huge sign was painstakingly decorated with a really nice but freaky mural of a giant gorilla-looking man eating a bloody live chicken. When I went and saw "the show" I was amazed and at the same time terrified to see such a hairy and terrifying creature. As a kid I though to myself with amazement "where in the world did they found this 'thing'". And I was also sad and felt sorry for the furry or rather hairy creature to be captured and caged like that.

Weeks after the carnival, when I was in the market with my mother, I was happy and relieved to see The Monkey Man out from its cage, enjoying the fresh air of freedom. I was glad to see him as a Jeepney conductor.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Illustration Friday: Star Gazing

My submission for this weeks Illustration Friday: Star Gazing is an old watercolor piece from "The Dewgazer and The Dewdrop Fairy", a children's book that I made as a present for Arceli. You can read some more info about it HERE.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Late Night Ballet • 11.75" X 5", Watercolor

Here's the finished piece for yesterday's post. "Late Night Ballet" was inspired by my daughter's mini-obsession with ballet. At nights after doing homework she'll stay in her room, crank up the radio with Mozart Minuets, and does her plié, pas de chat, petit saut, jumping and so on. This piece, as I mentioned on my last post, will be submitted on an art exhibit this coming September here in South Florida. 

Late Night Ballet • 11.75" X 5", Watercolor

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

New Piece + Upcoming Exhibit

Here's a new sketch that I am going to paint tonight. It is for an upcoming show which will be held here in South Florida. I will post more detailed info about it in an appropriate time. All I can say is that it is going to be a 'monster' event. :)

UPDATE: Please see finished painting HERE