Tuesday, March 29, 2011


"It is not hard to understand modern art. If it hangs on a wall it's a painting, and if you can walk around it, it's a sculpture." - Tom Stoppard

SIZE: 3 feet by 2 feet (3 Panels)
MEDIUM: Oil On Canvas

"HAPPINESS" is living at Hidden Lake. Those were happy rolling years like beautiful waves when we lived there. This is a colorful modern oil painting that I created when we moved to the model home next door. Like  my favorite artist, Vincent Van Gogh, I was fascinated w/ the color yellow. Yellow is always a color that’s very alive, happy, vibrant and uplifting. The years we lived at Hidden Lake were like “Golden Years” to me. Yellow & gold and synonymous.

I remember there was a long wall on the living room. A perfect space for a BIG and BOLD modern painting like this. I combined yellow w/ ochre, sienna and white. The combination turned out very nicely. 
Below was a photo of our inviting and beautiful living room where we displayed "The Waves."


Tuesday, March 1, 2011


"The JOY you give to others is the JOY that comes back to you." -Anonymous
I am re-posting my painting named "LIGAYA" in honor of my daughter JOY. She is the inspiration behind this oil painting.
MARCH IS A GREEN MONTH With the change of month comes the change of color. I am sure you're tired of the color RED, so it's time to go GREEN. It is a secondary color. By mixing BLUE and YELLOW you get GREEN. On the color wheel Green is the opposite of Red. No wonder when you put these colors side by side, the effect is very gorgeous. Green is a cool and calm color. It also comes in different gorgeous names like emerald, jade, verdant, olive, electric lime, viridescent, java green, etc. Sometimes Green comes in delicious vegetable names like arugula, celery stick , cilantro, green tomato, rhubarb leaf, string beans and many more.
A PAINTING FOR JOY I have a beautiful daughter named JOY. Like her name, she's a joy to behold. Many years ago, I painted this colorful portrait for JOY. This is not a masterpiece like a Rembrandt but I love it. Painting a portrait is very challenging but rewarding. Yes, JOY looks close to this young Latina model in the painting. She has black, long hair, lovely eyes and lips. I apologize that the photo of the painting didn't turn out well. It's a bit blurry. This post is dedicated to JOY who's celebrating another birthday on the 9th (Sunday). "HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO JOY!!!!"
CLOSE -UP VIEW OF PAINTING This oil painting on canvas is (16" x 20"). The painting is entitled "LIGAYA" - meaning JOY in our native language (Filipino). This painting is among my collections at home. Like this painting JOY brings color to our family and imperfect lives.
THE JOY OF COLOR Just imagine a world without the color green. What if the vegetables we eat are not green but black? Will it look appetizing? Black and white are neutral colors and not consider real color like green or red. So a colorful green food and world bring lots of JOY.