Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Why Beauty Matters

This is a veryinteresting documantary hosted by philospher/ writer Roger Scruton about beauty and why we need it. 6 parts.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Renato 'Boy' Sagario 1942 - 2010 RIP

I just learned yesterday that artist and teacher Renato 'Boy' Sagario in Cebu, Philippines passed away at the age of 68. He was my very first art teacher back in 1980 at Gallery 90. I attended the summer art workshop with Boy Sagario and continued under him for several years before he recommended me to Tony Vidal. His teachings I still remember and I today teach what he taught me. I did my very first portrait with him which was a portrait of my father.(below) He was born to be a teacher and even in his 60's he was teaching. He will surely be missed. God Bless you Boy and may your teaching live in the future generations to come. RIP.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Cuba sketches

I went to Cuba with a good friend of mine last month. Good times...doing nothing, relaxing and sketchin'...

Monday, November 08, 2010

Les Pastellistes - Vernissage

I did a live portrait demo with 3 other artists (Denis Jacques, Margaret Small and Ann Rochefort) at the vernissage of the 15th Les Pastellistes Exhibition. I was very nervous but I think it went ok. The model's name is Isabelle.
 Left: Denis Jacques' work.  right: Ann Rochefort's work

 left: Margaret Small's work . Right: my work

 After about 1 hour of work.

 Picture with the model.

 Left large painting is Danielle Richards'. One of my pastels is to the right of the lights.