Rapid Sketching in Vietnam

Rapid Sketching in Vietnam

One cloudy afternoon on a balcony in Hanoi’s antique quarter, there I sat beside the railings with a view of a thousand year old history. My hand automatically reached through the pocket of my bag with sheer excitement to feel the corners of the newly purchased...
Painting Tañon Strait

Painting Tañon Strait

I have spent some quiet and peaceful nights inside a comfortable tent with two new friends that I met in Cebu City before arriving at Badian (a small municipality in the province of Cebu) last January. The sound of the waves crashing onto the shore were my constant...
Cold Mornings in Leon, Iloilo

Cold Mornings in Leon, Iloilo

The dawn of the first day of December 2014 and I woke up listening to the soughing wind in the pines towering outside our small tent. The coldness of the morning pulled me out of the sheets as my toes were already numb, my knees quivering, and my body trembling. I...
Of Painting in a Little Hut

Of Painting in a Little Hut

Crazy hot that afternoon was. My sketchbook served as a mini shade in my search to find the perfect spot to paint in the Malalison Island shoreline. I was quite excited to do a live painting session there covering a different area. I did one last time under the...
Sketching at 1837 MASL

Sketching at 1837 MASL

Before I started painting with watercolor a few months ago, I have always loved sketching using ink pens (and still am doodling and sketching on table napkins, paper place mats, and practically on anything). I carry with me notebooks, both big and small, everywhere I...
Live Painting with Malalison Island Kids

Live Painting with Malalison Island Kids

It was very hot to swim on an afternoon in Malalison Island, Antique. We arrived around lunchtime after a quick tour in Seco Island, three long hours away from where we were at. The heat was too harsh on our skin that the shade of the trees and huts became our only...