Monday, May 30, 2011

Work in progress

I am not satisfied with how this rose came about. I don't like the color of the leaves, and I want to work further on the background. Folks I need some comments.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Perfect combination

Every time I prepare vegetable salad during meal time, I see to it that it includes fresh organic red bell pepper or 'paprika'. I really like its taste. I started mixing it with my salad since a nice dinner in one of the hotels in Frankfurt, Germany......One day I could not think of what to paint, then suddenly I thought of the bell pepper in the refregirator. An orange is a good combination with red, so there you are both are now standing on the table.

My simple vegetable salad looks like what you see below. I make my own dressing or I just use the available caesar salad dressing in the supermarket.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Playing with colors

I guessed I already said before that sometimes I have some moments that I just want to play with my watercolors and brushes. When this happens I usually pick up my brush, dip it with colors available in my palette and scribble. The image below is a product of one of those light moments. I really enjoyed doing this.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

I'm back!

I'm back here in Holland after more than two months of being away. I decided not to blog during that period because I found it difficult to blog while on a trip and busy doing things other than painting. But what surprised me was that it took sometime before I could start painting again. I didn't exactly know why but I suspected that I was probably tired from my trip to the tropics. Or maybe I lost my enthusiam to paint as a result of being away from my painting world. Although I brought with me some painting materials, I hardly touched them. I could only make some sketches which I sent as cards to some family members. Below is a simple sketch of an Adenium plant which is almost everywhere in Southeast Asia. In general I had enjoyed the trip and probably next year I'll be there again.