Thursday, May 30, 2013

Watercolors in New Orleans~

Hi friends,

Had a 4 day vacation in New Orleans ~ What a blast!! Have to get back there soon!!!! Bought a little Winsor Newton Coleman water color kit and a moleskin watercolor journal along that fits nicely in my little green purse: Best decision ever!

This one was done waiting in LAX with 50 mins to kill~ Of course the buses and planes all move around constantly~ Frustrating but super fun as well.

First day in the French Quarter! On the balcony seating of the "Royal Oyster house"! Amazing, gigantic oysters, great street music, martini and watercolor are probably my favorite combination of a day well spent~

Brunch in "The Country Club"!! This little patio seating is so heavenly, I had to pull out the set just cause! :P

Cemetery in the Garden District~ Peaceful, Hot, Serene~ I did three pieces here and they are the ones I like the most~ Gotta do more next time I am here!

Oak Alley Plantation! This one is frustrating as hell because the location is soooooo beautiful yet we had so little time painting here! Next time i will get a bed in the hotel on the premise and just paint for 3 days straight~ The oak trees are so gorgeous, i am just going to paint all of them~ :D

At the Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop! It was getting so dark that 30 mins into the painting I can no longer tell the colors I am putting down! Had to use flash to take a pic of this when done! Fun tho~

At the 24 hour go to place, Cafe Du Monte!! 24 hour Beignets, hot chocolate, street music... are you kidding me!? Best place on earth!

At the St. Louis Cemetery No. 1~!! Again, gorgeous!! Maybe with a little too much tourist traffic, but I do tend to blame EVERYTHING but myself when the painting doesn't turn out as good as i would like it to be! Must do more Sargent copies! >:(
This is when i can tell i am over the edge: Trying to paint on the plane! Yep. It doesn't look like it's moving ever, right? Wrong! Had to make up a lot of the stuff! :S Fun as hell tho~

SO that's it Folks! Hope you like the works! And if you want to, pick up the set and try it out in your next travel! it's deeply satisfying for some reason, to paint what you are looking at, like taking a piece of the spirit of the place with you~ :D


Monday, May 13, 2013


Show me your true face
Full of fear, hate
Show me what you are afraid of
Love, failure
And I will show you the gate

To be sad
When you were so glad
To behave
When you only want to escape

The voice we all shared
The will to create
To break out of this temporal shell
Bathe in eternal grace

Show me your true face
That will lead you through the gate

(Paintings reference the subway photography of Bruce Davidson)

Saturday, May 11, 2013


I painted my very own house deity after work this week, "Mamusiala". She loves flowers and music, and I shall burn a candle for her whenever I clean~ she's also suppose to ward off the creepy crawlers, because I hate finding them in the tub~! O___o

Thursday, May 09, 2013


A little gauche of the night and First week of a 2 week oil painting from model~ ^0^