Sketching at Ayala Museum

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I have been sketching on location for some time now and have written a number of posts about it. But I’ve never tried joining our local group here called the Urban Sketchers Philippines (USK PH) until last Saturday. The theme for March was Museum and the place where we sketched was at Ayala Museum.  I think the last time I visited this place was during our high school field trip when we were all wearing our P.E. uniforms. ;) That was … Read More

Child’s Play

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I am very grateful to contribute for Katha Magazine — an online magazine that celebrates Filipino creatives and their boundless imagination. I wrote Child’s Play (the art of painting like a child) and it’s on pages 52-53. You can download it for free and be inspired by all the creativity here. Thank you Katha Magazine! To God be the glory!

Airport Sketches

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I wasn’t able to sketch during our travel walks because we are always in a hurry hence the airport sketches. I adore sketching people better than architecture and things. I think because there is a certain excitement of capturing forms and actions in a quick manner. Sketching humans on location means to be able to adapt to changes and movements of people. You can see many of my unfinished sketches and broken lines. Sometimes I prefer to just draw their shoes. … Read More

14: Hello Ginger

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March might be a month of painting still life for me. While I was pondering on what to paint next I suddenly thought of ginger. Half of me says it’s not fun to paint this since it’s not that pretty. But another part of me says to explore different subjects and learn from it. I set a simple still life of the ginger on a tissue paper. This painting is all about layering colors. I didn’t wait for the colors … Read More