Wednesday, April 30, 2014


13x18 cm
Acrylic on paper
April 2014

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

practicing with loose style

Painted this hare last Easter Sunday. I'm really having a hard time to loosen up with my technique. So as a guide, I checked some of the watercolorists with a loose style. One style that fascinated me was that of Jean Haines. I am wondering, from what I saw from her blog, how she could just produce a painting with some limited strokes. Anyway, above is the result I got after employing what I had observed from others' works. I used here a reference image from a local newspaper here in my place. The image served only for me to know how a hare really looks like.

Monday, April 21, 2014

face sketch

Lately I developed an interest in sketching faces. Here is one I did while I was having my breakfast this morning. In this sketch, I used a reference photo of a baby whose face is probably rested on someone's chest. As I look at the sketch, however, it seems like not from a baby's face. Anyway, this is just a start and I'll go further with my sketching interest. I'll let you all see my progress.

Friday, April 18, 2014

squirrel sketch and happy easter

I began sketching this little fellow late yesterday. And this morning I did a little improvement on his eyes, then decided that it is done. The funny part in the sketch is that when I was busy with it, I thought this little fellow is a hare. Only to know after finishing it that he is a squirrel. Happy Easter to everyone.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Red Bell Pepper I

I tried again this morning to paint red bell pepper in watercolors. I've done this to achieve my intention of bringing back my painting routines. And here is the result. I forgot to take a photo before framing this, so I guess some light reflections from the glass can be noticed.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

a quick sketch of a red bell pepper

After two months without touching my paintbrushes, I felt like how I will start again painting. It was a strange feeling, I thought. However, because I missed so much my brushes and paints, with my brush and watercolors I sketched this red bell pepper thinking 'Let me see what will come out'. And this is what I got. I hope all of you my blogger friends are doing great.