Sunday, June 19, 2011
"Aking Bayani (My Hero)," watercolor, 9"x12", 2011
I was inspired to do a portrait of our national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal. He was also an artist as well as a doctor, a writer, and many others. This time, I'm using unusual colors from residues in my watercolor palette and the effect is not at all that bad.
In fact, I may do a whole new series following this new discovery. I will be developing this "dirty painting" style that I shall call residualism, inspired from recycling old stuff or maximizing things or paints that are considered waste but are in fact still useful.