Works

Newton’s Law

Instruction: Imagine an elephant and a mouse jumping on a trampoline. Considering Newton’s Law, how will you imagine this to look like? Draw me an incredible picture below.

At the end of every school year, I save photos of my favorite papers/schoolwork of my kids. This one was Michelle’s. Every time I see it, it cracks me up. :) She’s really a good illustrator. Look how scared the mouse is while holding a cheese. And the young elephant is looking prim and proper. Weee!

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elephant and mouse

Portrait by Michelle

Created in May of 2011, this was my first ever portrait and one of the best any day gift I’ve received. One day, Michelle was intently looking at me while I was doing house chores. I never paid attention to what she was doing at that moment. After a few minutes of repeatedly looking at me, she gave me this portrait she drew. Sweet!

“A portrait is like an ornamental headstone. It is not for the subject, but for those who look upon it. For those you want to remember.” ― Julie Klassen, The Painter’s Daughtermommypic

Bellflowers

Love, love flowers specially those that have unique characteristics. My painting was inspired by the colorful, pretty, and diverse campanulas or bellflowers we always see during spring hikes.

“Flowers… are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world.”

~Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1844

Original Painting on Fabriano Watercolor Paper 14"x20"

Original Painting by Che on Fabriano Watercolor Paper 14″x20″

 

Green & Yellow

Still Life 9×12 on Arches paper

It’s citrus season! Got some from friends who harvested their trees the other day. I chose the ones with leaves cuz I’m making them my models. Pears & apples are from Sprouts. I’m not supposed to paint fruits today but I got carried away. I don’t want my models to wait and wither their leaves so here’s to maximizing the fruits!
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Autumn Scene

Finally, I had the time to finish what’s left off of this study since I started it in fall. Sometimes the momentum is gone and you don’t want to get back to it but you have to finish it because you don’t want to waste the paper and paints so…

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painting study

Portrait of an Old Man

Happy New Year! And happy painting! Part of me wants to conserve my energy (4th day of our #DaretoBelieve) but I pursued.

Oh well, this is my second portrait painting and I’m still learning… I better learn to paint Poochie’s portrait.

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Isda

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original painting by Che: 11×15 on Arches paper

I am fond of taking photos of random things, that’s why my phone is always full. This watercolor painting was inspired by one of those photos I took when I went to a Filipino store here in San Diego to buy fish and basically do my grocery shopping for Pinoy ingredients. I grew up in Malabon/Navotas where fishing is one of the main sources of income. I have seen so many species of fish in our local market that’s not usual in other markets in Manila. I got inspired to paint this to honor my father who was a fisherman. I remember the times when he would bring us, his children, to ride a boat and tour us around Malabon river just for fun.

Here’s to commemorate my father’s legacy. I believe 51% of my artistic inclination came from my paternal side. September is always for you, ‘tay (dad)! Your memory lives on…

 

 

Summer Art

One of the benefits of summer vacation is to have time to just chill at home and get bored :) without any worries of waking up very early to prepare for school or work. We don’t let our chores get in the way and we let ourselves in pjs all day. Drawing in sticky notes or in canvas and paper, it doesn’t matter as long as we’re having a great time. Sometimes we get frustrated because we don’t get the results we wanted, sometimes we get revitalized by the splashes of colors that accidentally formed in the palette but it’s all part of the fun! We’ve done some paintings this summer!. On days when we can’t get out to the beach, we painted waves, ocean, fish, boats and flowers. Welcome to our mother & daughter summer art!

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waves

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gondola

hibiscus

boats

rose

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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