Quick Sketches During Quarantine

Here are every quick sketches I’ve drawn in 2020. This doesn’t include my floral and acrylic paintings, mainly figure drawing exercises from @Croquiscafe and @LoveLifeDrawing. I took the #figuary challenge in August. There were several off days but I powered through. The challenge was supposed to be for 28 days, but it took me a…

Hardin

Originally posted on Maia Enriquez:
Maia Enriquez Hardin, (2017) Acrylic on canvass, 19″ x 15.7″ I was living in the city for two years when I painted Hardin. I terribly missed the country, the fog, and our garden. I missed looking out of my bedroom window and seeing Mt. Makiling and our garden’s flower beds instead…

Les fleurs en quarantaine (4/10)

I made a list of the artworks I want to make in quarantine. Some items on the list are floral paintings bird sketches figure drawings… So far, I’ve accomplished 4/10 in my floral paintings and sketched a few birds. Painting has always been a refuge for me. It is my sanctuary and one of the…

Life of a scientist-artist

The life of an artist and a scientist are not so different. Both require a lot of alone time. You’ll have to spend several hours in a studio or a laboratory, working on something you care about, wondering if all your hard-work will pay off in the end. I just spend one of the harder…

Unfinished

My painting career hasn’t always been consistent. Between grad school, my part time job as a writer, and personal life, I barely have free time to relax — much less create. But I thought it’s important to accept that, that the life of an artist isn’t easy. No artist will say life is easy. If…

“Hinahon” (Serenity)

The most beautiful things in life are also the most fragile. Serenity or “Hinahon” in Tagalog is one of my most treasured gifts. It’s not everyday that I receive it, but when I do, I make sure to be grateful for it and hope that it will be given more often. Most times, I receive…

Memories in Blue

I was asked to recreate my previous studies just a few months ago. Many of my friends were wondering what I was feeling when I made these artworks almost three years ago. Back then, I just thought, “Oh I’m just trying out this painting thing. I can only afford three colors — blue, black, and…

Vintana

Five of my paintings now have a new guardian — Vintana.ph. They’re an amazing gallery that connects Filipino artists and Filipino art enthusiasts and collectors abroad. Here are the paintings I listed under Vintana. Hardin Halimuyak Himlay I’m really excited for this new partnership, an avenue where I can share my art and my stories…

Using Baybayin in my art-signature

When I did a workshop for an orphanage a few months ago, I brought some paintings with me to show the kids. I discovered I haven’t signed some of the paintings, and out of a whim, I signed it in Baybayin. Baybayin is the native handwriting of my people, Tagalog.  The most famous painter in the…

“Angela’s Skull”

This painting has been nine months in the making. I started sketching it in November 2018. I’ve been holding off working on this painting because I thought it was daunting. It was my first time painting a realistic skull, and I am making it for a close friend, so I wanted it to be perfect….