Thursday, April 28, 2011

When I Was A Stupid Kid - CANNIBAL!!!!!!!!!!

When I Was A Stupid Kid, I had a tiny little problem....
She particularly liked biting knees, and your back. Why?!! I DONT KNOW. She's a strange one, that kid. If any baby ever needed a binky, it was her.

Look at that evil little face... (cute... but evil...)
So, you'd be minding your own business, and she would sidle up to you, ever so quietly.
THEN WHAM, she'd latch on to you unexpectedly, sending your heart into overdrive. I swear I'm surprised I didn't die of a heart attack at the age of 7.
Unfortunately, there are laws against kicking a baby's ass. But that's ok, I had my own solution.
And that solution....
is KIDNAPPING............Her toys, that is. I told her, with my most grown-up voice........
I WARNED her. I warned her!! She understood. OH YES SHE DID. She knew what the consequences would be if she bit me JUST ONE MORE TIME. Indeed-y!!! I'm positive that she knew what would happen if she bit me JUST ONE MORE TIME. I could see the comprehension in her eyes. And yet....
WELL I COULDN'T BACK DOWN NOW!!!!!! If I didn't snap her little Barbie doll in half, she'd NEVER listen to me. She'd KNOW that every threat from here on out would be an empty one. It had to be done!!!!!!!

Dad can be reasoned with!! All I have to tell him is that Joanny was BITING me, and that I HAD to snap her Barbie in half, because if i DIDN'T, she would NEVER listen to me, because all my threats would be empty. He'll totally get it. Besides, SHE started it. I mean, I didn't draw first blood! Joanny will SURELY be punished for this!! And the nightmare will finally end!!

And that's how a baby defeated me, When I Was a A Stupid Kid. WHY didn't my parents buy this kid a binky? I will never know.

Tell me about your sibling rivalry stories!!! I would LOVE to hear it!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Time Lapse Watercolor Demo - A Girl with a Butterfly

This painting is available for purchase!

To see how I painted this, click here for the time lapse video! I hope you enjoy it!

I would like to thank Andy Fling for the inspiration for this painting. Thank you Andy! I hope you like the direction I took!


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Time Lapse - An American Tourist in Brussels

I rarely paint from photos, most of the time preferring to do paintings from life. But once in a while you come across such a beautiful photo, you have to make an exception. This is an American Tourist in Brussels in the 60's. I like the fact that I painted from a vintage and faded photo, because you can use more of your imagination with the colors.
Click Here for the Time Lapse of how I painted it. Also, if you like it you can Buy it. I hope you enjoy it and thank you for viewing my blog.


Sunday, April 10, 2011

Zoo Sketches

Watercolor - Portrait of Jen

My painting buds and I were supposed to go paint landscapes today, but the wind was so fierce that it blew my friend Jay's easel into a bush (Which cradled the easel and kept it from falling off a cliff and into a lake. Damaged his easel quite a bit though!) We decided to do portraits indoors  instead. Luckily, his wife was kind enough to volunteer. Yay! The lighting was so confusing. Blue light coming from outside, plus an incandescent lamp, plus bounced indoor lighting all over the place. Capturing light isn't my strongest skill. (Though I'm not sure what is. Some have said drawing animals. Not sure though). Anyway, there it is. Tomorrow we will try landscape painting again, but I think the weather will be even worse. Who knows what will happen :)

Thanks for visiting my blog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

When I Was A Stupid Kid - Global Cooling

When I Was A Stupid Kid, I loved playing outside.

I was an outdoorsy kid. I didn't do my playing indoors.

Unfortunately, in the Philippines, it gets to be about a thousand degrees with 200% humidity. Playing outside can feel almost like dying.
Ahhh, blissful air conditioning. If only the outside can feel like this. WAIT. Maybe it CAN.
Time to cool the world! Let this AC air out! Open the windows!!
Kick open the doors!
How clever I am! I can't wait to tell my dad my smart idea!
OK. Great insight dad. Good thing I have a solution.
And that is how I contributed to our global climate change predicament, When I Was A Stupid Kid.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Tiny Painting

Dear Blog,
Life is a bit complicated right now. I'm sorry I haven't made time for you. Believe me when I say, "It's not you... It's me". Work has been taking up all my time right now. I know... I know you need attention, and love, but I did it for us. For you and me. If I didn't work, I will die of hunger, and then where would we be? Please accept my tiny painting with my apologies. I know... I know you can't be bought, and it is insulting that I even try and bribing you out of your feelings of disappointment and neglect, but will you give us one more chance?!

I'll take your silence as a "yes". Horray!