Paintings for Sale

December 14, 2008 at 1:45 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The proceeds from the sale of the following paintings will automatically go SOS Children’s Village Iloilo. Thank you for your support.

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Acrylic on Canvas, 60 x 46 cm

Artist: Zinah Renee Masongsong

Price: P2,500.00

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Acrylic on Canvas, 36cm x 36 cm

Artist: Suzette Jimenez

Price: P1,000.00

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Acrylic on Canvas, 79cm x 79 cm

Artist: Jescebel Celis

Price: P1,800.00 – SOLD

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Acrylic on Wood, 45cm x 60 cm

Artist: Josephine San Juan

Price: P2,500.00

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Acrylic on Wood

Artist: Marissa Alcantara

Price: P2,500.00 – SOLD

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Acrylic on Canvas, 75cm x 85 cm

Artist: May Ann Delgado

Price: P2,500.00 – SOLD

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Acrylic on Canvas, 36cm x 36 cm

Artist: May Ann Delgado

Price: P1,000.00

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Acrylic on Canvas, 60cm x 46 cm

Artist: Renato Villanueva Jr.

Price: P2,200.00 – SOLD

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Acrylic on Canvas, 36cm x 36 cm

Artist: Lastshery Abetong

Price: P1,000.00

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Acrylic on Canvas, 36cm x 36 cm

Artist: Suzette Jimenez

Price: P1,000.00

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Acrylic on Wood, 92cm x 60 cm

Artist: Suzette Jiminez

Price: P2,500.00

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Acrylic on Canvas, 30cm x 20 cm

Artist: Suzette Jimenez

Price: P800.00

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Acrylic on Canvas, 30cm x 20 cm

Artist: Zinah Renee Masongsong

Price: P800.00

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Acrylic on Canvas, 51cm x 38 cm

Artist: Lastshery Abetong

Price: P2,300.00 – SOLD

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Inviting Everyone to Support SOS Kids’ Painting Exhibit

November 30, 2008 at 4:23 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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Seven days to go before the exhibit kicks off! I’m inviting everyone to visit SM City Iloilo on December 8-14 to view the final artworks of Shery, Josephine, Suzette, Marissa, May Ann, Jescebel, Zinah and Renato. This is a fund raising event of SOS so all artworks are for sale. 2009 calendars featuring the artworks from the exhibit as well as their other earlier paintings will be sold during the exhibit. All money raised from this event will go directly to SOS Children’s Village-Iloilo fund. A portion of it will also be used for the succeeding art lessons in 2009. This means more children can join the art classes and more art materials will be available to sustain the kids’ interest in art.

See you there!

Budding Visual Artists Hard at Work

November 30, 2008 at 3:01 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Two weeks to go before the exhibit and everyone was as excited as I am. artistatwork

Now, let’s get serious…

October 24, 2008 at 2:51 am | Posted in Art Sessions | Leave a comment
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dsc02093After more than a month of basics, it’s now time to have some real fun. I’m down to 7 students (from left: Marissa, Lastsherry, Honey, Suzette, Pen, May Anne and Jescebel), the cream of the crop, the ones who survived all the exercises.

It’s now time to say good bye to their oil pastels and Crayolas and get down to serious painting business. We started out with acrylic since it’s more convenient than oil. I really wanted them to get used to brushes, paints and canvas. I know they had a hard time adjusting at first, but I have to admit that I am quite amazed with the result.

They are no longer in a hurry to finish and I could see their efforts to be result-driven (finally, after reiterating a hundred times that an artwork will not get done overnight. And see, they put in shadows and highlights!) More than anything else, I want them to develop self-confidence through their art, confidence that they can do as good as the paintings in the books, set their self standard higher and focus on quality and dedication. This is just their first real painting and I’m so glad of how far they’ve gone since the first day of art class.

For invidual images of their paintings, please click on ART ATTACK.

First Glimpse of Colors

October 18, 2008 at 6:13 am | Posted in Art Sessions | Leave a comment
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DSC02030 DSC02022 I knew by this time the kids were starting to grow tired of pencil drawings and couldn’t wait to get their hands on colors. Buy, hey, I insisted on learning he basic drawing first and breaking their bad art habits like dark, heavy outlines, smudging the lead to to produce tonal value and most of all, treating the class as a who’s-the-fastest-to-finish competition. I’m glad I was quite successful on that but I was down to less than 20 students. Now I was starting to see who really were truly interested to learn.DSC02020

Like in college, I had them do a color wheel. They had to learn how to mix colors and of course, color harmony. It turned to be one quite messy but as always, fun art session. Those kids I caught painting their toenails with poster colors better watch out next time. Kidding!

For more SOS pictures, please visit my Flickr site.


Let the art learning begin!

October 16, 2008 at 2:58 am | Posted in Art Sessions | Leave a comment
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I started the lesson on August 24 with a whopping 27 students. This is my first time to teach art and facing that many students kinda made me nervous. Speaking loud enough to be heard by everyone was a huge effort already and having everyone listen (basically because I don’t want to repeat myself because talking really tires me out) was even a bigger challenge. Good thing Ging was there to help me handle the overly energetic kids of SOS. Of course, who could blame them… They got new sketch pads, pencils and erasers and they couldn’t contain their excitement.

First exercise was to see their basic drawing skills. I placed a globe on the center of the table and gave them 15 minutes to sketch it out. Most of them didn’t finish but there was a couple of kids who were done even before the clock hit 10 minutes (amazing! they were faster than me). The goal of this exercise was to teach them to accurately draw the basic shape of the object as fast as they can. This, I wanted them to keep in mind because wrong object shapes would lead to wrong drawing.

Then, I let them draw random object outside the library, giving them longer time (30 minutes) to finish. Contour drawing was the point of this exercise. Again, a lot finished quicker than expected, and the result was well, pretty much expected. But this is the first day and I want them to have fun as much as I want them to learn.

The following day was a holiday and so we went back for a second art class. This time, I saw a lot of improvement. It was funny because the lesson was supposed to be about tonal value but I ended up teaching what a cylinder really is. Apparently, a lot of them had a hard time putting those curves and lines together to come up with a presentable glass and cup drawing. But at the end of the day, all did great, better than the previous day.

Sad though because I left them an assignment the day before but less than 10 kids did their homework. I guess some were just after the freebies. Haha!

For more SOS pictures, please visit my Flickr site.

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