I purchased the book during the Filipino Festival last June 2017 here in Edmonton. The book is sold by donation and I was so relieved having a decent amount of spare cash to pay for the book what I would estimate as it selling price. The setting of the story is about a Filipino teenager … More Book Review: Bridging the Gap, A Short History of Migration to Canada
This piece using a technique that I have certainly not mastered when it comes to the physical means of doing art. That is the technique of using your brush to pile up and scoop up a little bit of each colour of paint in the palette, and seamlessly spreading them out on the canvas. Like … More Art Post – July 2018
It is really interesting what ends up being focused in our frame of reference. Whether it is a word or a thought, an item, or a moment in time that is worth capturing. It’s funny that sometimes, the beauty is on the frame, how it is a valuable foundation or support.
How much or little can we see right through? How much can something stand out when it is blended with a bunch of other things? Perhaps if the environment is colourful, the collective beauty of the mosaic is what makes it worth it being lost in it all.
What happens when you blend? What happens when you pick up only one colour? What happens when the strokes are perhaps more like how life really is, blending of different colours that get applied all over? Which parts or shades stand out as the lines go on one direction? How about when twists and turns … More Art Post: April 2018
Starting with a dark background, that was the initial idea here. It is actually a bit of a different experience, finding ways to ‘lighten up’ and to ‘highlight’ more than ‘creating depth’ and ‘making shadows’. Also, I realized that there even darker colours have variation in them, that it’s not really a great idea to … More Art Post: March 2018
I sometimes wonder about self-portraits, especially how my personal process of taking and compiling them over the years have changed. When I got a new computer in 2015, i prompted a process of file transfers from my old laptop to the new one. It is really amusing to realize that for a few years, I … More Art Post: February 2018