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Saturday, May 5, 2007

Katipunan uprising


Raging Andres Bonifacio ha-ha....! Define history: Events that kept on coming one after another ha-ha and this is another one of those....! I love philippine history that is why i got this scene printed in my brain.... This is my own version of the uprising of katipunan....

There's a bit of violence in this painting, but i've set a strict rule to myself that there will be absolutely no sign of blood in this painting ha-ha....! This is a 101cm x 77cm oil on canvas....

Vegetable Basket


Ladies and gentlemen, you're looking at the story of my life ha-ha....! I started out as an art-gutsy 6 year old kid who teaches art subject to the whole class including my teacher when i was in kindergarden....! When i was 10 years old, i went to inlist myself in an art contest at school amongst older kids on my own....

That time i asked my father what i should draw because i haven't got any idea of what should i put in my illustration board that time.... Then my father told me to draw a bunch of veges, pumkins here, tomatoes there.... etc, etc....! Exactly like this painting, only my skills are more well developed now....

So armed with just a pencil and a box of crayons, i went to the battle and beats all the tough kids ha-ha....! I won first prize, then another, and another until i graduated primary school....! Quite a story huh....! But that's not all, in the 90's i designed bridges, dams, monuments, parks and so much more....! Nowadays, i wanted to design my future.... I already have the visions.... Now i only have to make it happen ha-ha....! This is a 71cm x 51cm oil on canvas....

Cagsawa marketday in Albay


Do you remember that church at the foot of Mt. Mayon....? As far as i can remember, there was no photographic records of that place before it's destruction from the wrath of mayon volcano....

What i've tried to do here is the daily scene that was there before.... I don't know how close i got there, but my imagination told me that this is how it should be then....

The town is called Cagsawa, and if there was a church there based on the bell tower at the foot of mayon now and continuesly disappearing, there should be a marketplace too somewhere close to it....

So this is my version of the little town of Cagsawa as i've pictured it in my mind.... This is a 91cm x 91cm oil on canvas....

Ifugao mother and child


Another photo from the web that i've successfully tranfered to the canvas.... It's a mother and child moment that is very hard for me to explain.... Some sort of a silent ritual that only them could understand....

Most of the time when i am looking at this painting, i get puzzled by the scene that doesn't register any reasoning in my mind.... A very solemn moment between a mother and her beloved child has a mysterious closeness that only them could understand.... Yeah, that's how i thought it is.... Happy mothers day to all the mothers.... This is a 51cm x 61cm oil on canvas....

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