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My fave #skiesofjuly entry so far. ❀ July 25, 2017. Swipe left for skies July 17-26. 😊 5 days to go and I'm done! πŸ˜…
My fave #skiesofjuly  entry so far. ❀ July 25, 2017. Swipe left for skies July 17-26. 😊 5 days to go and I'm done! πŸ˜…
I'm teaching a Brush Calligraphy Class, guys!! It's for an event hosted by CFC Singles for Christ Praise Expressed 7. :) Bring your own materials- paper and your choice of brushpens, waterbrushpens or paint brushes. I might bring some materials to sell during the event, too. Hope to see you on Sunday July 30 at the Auditorium of Colegio San Agustin Bacolod. :)
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#brushcalligraphyph
#workshopbcd #daretoshareigchallenge
I'm teaching a Brush Calligraphy Class, guys!! It's for an event hosted by CFC Singles for Christ Praise Expressed 7. :) Bring your own materials- paper and your choice of brushpens, waterbrushpens or paint brushes. I might bring some materials to sell during the event, too. Hope to see you on Sunday July 30 at the Auditorium of Colegio San Agustin Bacolod. :) SWIPE LEFT FOR MORE DETAILS #brushcalligraphyph  #workshopbcd  #daretoshareigchallenge 
Good times. ❀
Art Tambay with the Tampisaw Watercolor Painters, July 22, 2017, Flibby's Cupcakes. 😊
I wish I had painted a cupcake, too. πŸ˜• I was too busy painting and talking to notice that almost everybody painted their dessert. πŸ˜‚ Missing Tey, Ms. Jen and Steph!
Good times. ❀ Art Tambay with the Tampisaw Watercolor Painters, July 22, 2017, Flibby's Cupcakes. 😊 I wish I had painted a cupcake, too. πŸ˜• I was too busy painting and talking to notice that almost everybody painted their dessert. πŸ˜‚ Missing Tey, Ms. Jen and Steph!
Late post. 😢 My #skiesofjuly entries for July 11 to 16.  I think Im stuck with a certain "type" of sky lately... that dark, brooding, blue-grey sky with silhouetted trees and roofs, usually seen around 530-6pm. πŸ˜‘ I need to go out more! I need more variety. πŸ˜… On a brighter note, Im gravitating towards misty, hazy trees lately. Let's see if it sticks. πŸ€” Swipe for a closer look. :) #skiesofjuly #watercolorbcd #watercolorph #artbcd #artph #watercoloristph #worldwatercolormonth #worldwatercolorgroup #arches #danielsmith
Late post. 😢 My #skiesofjuly  entries for July 11 to 16. I think Im stuck with a certain "type" of sky lately... that dark, brooding, blue-grey sky with silhouetted trees and roofs, usually seen around 530-6pm. πŸ˜‘ I need to go out more! I need more variety. πŸ˜… On a brighter note, Im gravitating towards misty, hazy trees lately. Let's see if it sticks. πŸ€” Swipe for a closer look. :) #skiesofjuly  #watercolorbcd  #watercolorph  #artbcd  #artph  #watercoloristph  #worldwatercolormonth  #worldwatercolorgroup  #arches  #danielsmith 
Happy place ❀ Now if only Mondays were always this laidback. πŸ˜• Wishful thinking. 
Taken at our last Art Tambay at the Art Walk.
#watercolorbcd
#watercolorph
#watercoloristph 
#worldwatercolormonth 
#worldwatercolorgroup
#artbcd #artph
Trying real Urban Sketching. πŸ˜… I sat in a cafe across this store which had lovely trees behind it. Im so happy i finished it it one sitting! Inspired by @paulwang_sg 's works. Added to my bucket list: Urban sketch my way around a foreign country. πŸ™‡ --- bts clips up on my stories. #urbansketching #urbansketchingph #urbansketchingbcd #artbcd #watercolorbcd #watercolorph #worldwatercolormonth #worldwatercolorgroup
Painted an overcast beach for a change. ❀ I find these muted and somber colors dramatic. 😍 Thank you Randy for lending me the picture. :) Used Arches 185gsm on this one, had to stretch it first to minimize buckling. Worked fine afterwards. 😊  #worldwatercolormonth 
#worldwatercolorgroup #arches #danielsmith
Painted an overcast beach for a change. ❀ I find these muted and somber colors dramatic. 😍 Thank you Randy for lending me the picture. :) Used Arches 185gsm on this one, had to stretch it first to minimize buckling. Worked fine afterwards. 😊 #worldwatercolormonth  #worldwatercolorgroup  #arches  #danielsmith 
Lol Our art tambay last Saturday at the Art Walk got some screen time! Way to go Tampisaw Watercolor Painters! Thank you ABS-CBN for the feature! "Art Tambay" has been coined, you guys! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ #watercolorbcd 
#watercolorph 
#artbcd 
#artph
#daretoshareIGchallenge 
#PDBchallenge
Posting my skies for July 7 to 10. I swear I painted these on their respective dates. hehe 😊 Had a bit of help on that July 8 sunset. Funny story, after our art tambay i was so exhausted I decided to take a 20min nap around 5pm hoping to catch the sunset by 6. But when i woke up it was totally dark, heck it was 7:30pm! I slept thru the alarm. 😨 i had to crowdsource from my friends hoping somebody, somehow, had a picture of the sky (OF THAT SAME DAY for crissakes!!) What are the odds of that?! Hahaha. Very luckily my friend Angela's friend had taken this picture at the Bredco Port! I had to borrow it. πŸ˜† I was extremely grateful, to say the least. πŸ˜‚ and so relieved! So far I haven't missed a day.
Whew. Swipe left for solo pics. πŸ˜‰
#skiesofjuly #worldwatercolormonth #worldwatercolorgroup
Posting my skies for July 7 to 10. I swear I painted these on their respective dates. hehe 😊 Had a bit of help on that July 8 sunset. Funny story, after our art tambay i was so exhausted I decided to take a 20min nap around 5pm hoping to catch the sunset by 6. But when i woke up it was totally dark, heck it was 7:30pm! I slept thru the alarm. 😨 i had to crowdsource from my friends hoping somebody, somehow, had a picture of the sky (OF THAT SAME DAY for crissakes!!) What are the odds of that?! Hahaha. Very luckily my friend Angela's friend had taken this picture at the Bredco Port! I had to borrow it. πŸ˜† I was extremely grateful, to say the least. πŸ˜‚ and so relieved! So far I haven't missed a day. Whew. Swipe left for solo pics. πŸ˜‰ #skiesofjuly  #worldwatercolormonth  #worldwatercolorgroup 
Catching the last rays of light outside because brownout. πŸ˜‘ Added to my list of plein air essentials: mini rechargeable fan, Off lotion, pocket wifi. πŸ˜… #worldwatercolormonth  #worldwatercolorgroup #pleinair
#whitenights #strathmore #raphaelbrushes
Yesterday's art tambay output. First time to paint something like this. Pleasantly surprised at how fun this was. :) Sir Ed sure knows how to make us work out of our comfort zones. Lol i feel like i was making a christmas card. πŸ˜‚ 
#tampisaw #watercolorbcd #watercolorph #artbcd #artph
Yesterday's art tambay output. First time to paint something like this. Pleasantly surprised at how fun this was. :) Sir Ed sure knows how to make us work out of our comfort zones. Lol i feel like i was making a christmas card. πŸ˜‚ #tampisaw  #watercolorbcd  #watercolorph  #artbcd  #artph 
My kind of buffet. 😎 Uh-mazing morning spent with my watercolor friends and mentor Sir Edbon. 😊 #tampisaw #watercolorbcd #artbcd #watercolorph #worldwatercolorgroup #worldwatercolormonth
Head in the clouds. ☁
My July 5 and 6 skies. 😊
#skiesofjuly #watercolorbcd #watercolorph #arches #danielsmith
Forgot to post my sugarcane truck painting. Finished a few weeks ago. Im happy with how this turned out, despite the overworked mountains. πŸ˜• Anyway, im actually showing you guys the "stars" behind my paintings. This is my process, of sorts. I always have a photo reference. Like 100% of the time. I cant draw without one, i swear. Sadly, Im not one of those artists who can draw from imagination. I manage because I use a grid as a guide for proportion,  a greyscale photo for value-checking, I swatch my paints esp the greens because i premix. And I erase. A LOT. Hahaha. Im chummy with my kneaded eraser. πŸ˜‚ It honestly takes me quite a while to finally get the under drawing right. Ive heard a lot of artists saying that one should paint spontaneously and freely, and I admire that. But Im also ok with the fact that Im not on that level yet. So far away from it, actually. Haha. But I am moving. Slow but moving is still my mantra.  Its so easy to feel "small" amidst all the amazing works being posted on IG, but I am trusting MY process. That thru practice I will get there, however long it takes. 😊 And I hope so will the rest of us aspiring artists/watercolorists. 
Hahaha di naman obvious na passionate ako sa wc, noh? πŸ˜‚

#daretoshareIGchallenge 
#PDBchallenge 
#worldwatercolormonth 
#worldwatercolorgroup
Forgot to post my sugarcane truck painting. Finished a few weeks ago. Im happy with how this turned out, despite the overworked mountains. πŸ˜• Anyway, im actually showing you guys the "stars" behind my paintings. This is my process, of sorts. I always have a photo reference. Like 100% of the time. I cant draw without one, i swear. Sadly, Im not one of those artists who can draw from imagination. I manage because I use a grid as a guide for proportion, a greyscale photo for value-checking, I swatch my paints esp the greens because i premix. And I erase. A LOT. Hahaha. Im chummy with my kneaded eraser. πŸ˜‚ It honestly takes me quite a while to finally get the under drawing right. Ive heard a lot of artists saying that one should paint spontaneously and freely, and I admire that. But Im also ok with the fact that Im not on that level yet. So far away from it, actually. Haha. But I am moving. Slow but moving is still my mantra. Its so easy to feel "small" amidst all the amazing works being posted on IG, but I am trusting MY process. That thru practice I will get there, however long it takes. 😊 And I hope so will the rest of us aspiring artists/watercolorists. Hahaha di naman obvious na passionate ako sa wc, noh? πŸ˜‚ #daretoshareIGchallenge  #PDBchallenge  #worldwatercolormonth  #worldwatercolorgroup 
'scaping, still. 🌳🌲 Swipe for my July 4 sky. 😊 Every Bacolodnon knows this massive warehouse. πŸ˜‚
#worldwatercolormonth #worldwatercolorgroup 
#skiesofjuly
My July 3 sky. Painted my neighbor's roof along with it. πŸ˜…
#skiesofjuly
#worldwatercolorgroup
#worldwatercolormonth
"Forget about being an expert or a professional and wear your amateurism on your sleeve! Share what you love and the people who love the same things  will find you." Austin Kleon, Share Your Work. 
Grateful for the amazing first half of 2017. So many discoveries and new like-minded friends. 😊 Im ready for the second half now. πŸ˜†
-Paintings are skies no.1 and no.2 of my #skiesofjuly challenge.

#worldwatercolormonth #worldwatercolorgroup
#daretoshareIGchallenge
#PDBchallenge
"Forget about being an expert or a professional and wear your amateurism on your sleeve! Share what you love and the people who love the same things will find you." Austin Kleon, Share Your Work. Grateful for the amazing first half of 2017. So many discoveries and new like-minded friends. 😊 Im ready for the second half now. πŸ˜† -Paintings are skies no.1 and no.2 of my #skiesofjuly  challenge. #worldwatercolormonth  #worldwatercolorgroup  #daretoshareIGchallenge  #PDBchallenge 
July is World Watercolor Month! πŸ˜„ In celebration, Im embarking on my first ever personal wc project. So... the plan is to paint the sky every single day on a postcard for the whole month of July, hence #skiesofjuly.😢 If I complete all 31 days, Im having them framed together. Fingers-crossed I dont miss a day. 😊 Goal is to be more adept at capturing skyscapes and to paint faster. Feel free to join me! #skiesofjuly #worldwatercolormonth #worldwatercolorgroup
July is World Watercolor Month! πŸ˜„ In celebration, Im embarking on my first ever personal wc project. So... the plan is to paint the sky every single day on a postcard for the whole month of July, hence #skiesofjuly .😢 If I complete all 31 days, Im having them framed together. Fingers-crossed I dont miss a day. 😊 Goal is to be more adept at capturing skyscapes and to paint faster. Feel free to join me! #skiesofjuly  #worldwatercolormonth  #worldwatercolorgroup