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After almost 3 weeks of doing online work, am finally happy to be able to hold the brush and paint again.   I need more practise in doing children. I find children difficult to paint because they have less curves, corners and wrinkles - features that give people their own 'character'.    - http://ricaespiritu.com/watercolor-portrait-49-of-100-isla/ #AnArtworkADay, #Art, #PaintingChildren, #Watercolor, #WatercolorPortraits

After almost 3 weeks of doing online work, am finally happy to be able to hold the brush and paint again. I need more practise in doing children. I find children difficult to paint because they have less curves, corners and wrinkles - features that give people their own 'character'. - http://ricaespiritu.com/watercolor-portrait-49-of-100-isla/ #AnArtworkADay, #Art, #PaintingChildren, #Watercolor, #WatercolorPortraits

Rappler was able to take a beautiful picture of Pope Francis during that rainy Sunday before his last mass at Luneta. I wanted to see if I could capture the happiness of the photo. It was an image I wanted to remember.    - http://ricaespiritu.com/watercolor-portrait-52-of-100-2nd-portrait-of-pope-francis/ #Pontifex, #PopeFrancis

Rappler was able to take a beautiful picture of Pope Francis during that rainy Sunday before his last mass at Luneta. I wanted to see if I could capture the happiness of the photo. It was an image I wanted to remember. - http://ricaespiritu.com/watercolor-portrait-52-of-100-2nd-portrait-of-pope-francis/ #Pontifex, #PopeFrancis

She is his sunshine. When she walks into the room, his eyes light up and this is mirrored in her eyes when they fall upon him across the room. After years of planning, Alfred, Jean, Billie and I finally got to have that lunch date. As we told our stories, Jean would steal casual glances on...  - http://ricaespiritu.com/watercolor-portrait-59-of-100-jean/ #Watercolor, #WatercolorPortraits

She is his sunshine. When she walks into the room, his eyes light up and this is mirrored in her eyes when they fall upon him across the room. After years of planning, Alfred, Jean, Billie and I finally got to have that lunch date. As we told our stories, Jean would steal casual glances on... - http://ricaespiritu.com/watercolor-portrait-59-of-100-jean/ #Watercolor, #WatercolorPortraits

It was my first pen-meet. That is a group of people meeting for one reason - fountain pens. It was held at my friend's place and Thom happened to be there. He's a shy guy and got flustered when I kept taking pics. The reason why I kept on taking a lot of pics was because it was sunset and it...  - http://ricaespiritu.com/watercolor-portrait-24-thom/ #Watercolor, #WatercolorPortraits

It was my first pen-meet. That is a group of people meeting for one reason - fountain pens. It was held at my friend's place and Thom happened to be there. He's a shy guy and got flustered when I kept taking pics. The reason why I kept on taking a lot of pics was because it was sunset and it... - http://ricaespiritu.com/watercolor-portrait-24-thom/ #Watercolor, #WatercolorPortraits

My classmate's precocious daughter. My first painting after almost 3 weeks of juggling deadlines.    - http://ricaespiritu.com/watercolor-portrait-45-dana/

My classmate's precocious daughter. My first painting after almost 3 weeks of juggling deadlines. - http://ricaespiritu.com/watercolor-portrait-45-dana/

This is a watercolor portrait of my brother. It's not one of the best I've made but it shows me how much I've improved in the past 3 months. Yes, three months ago I started this 100 Portraits projects. I decided to try and paint my brother again after three months.    This is what I painted...  - http://ricaespiritu.com/watercolor-portrait-31-looking-back/ #AnArtworkADay, #Watercolor, #WatercolorPortraits

This is a watercolor portrait of my brother. It's not one of the best I've made but it shows me how much I've improved in the past 3 months. Yes, three months ago I started this 100 Portraits projects. I decided to try and paint my brother again after three months. This is what I painted... - http://ricaespiritu.com/watercolor-portrait-31-looking-back/ #AnArtworkADay, #Watercolor, #WatercolorPortraits

Good old friends are like old shirts - you keep coming back because of the comfort they bring into your life. It doesn't matter how bad you look or how rotten you feel, old friends don't care. They've seen you through you worst. Alfred and I go waaaaaay back - like high school. He knew me when I...  - http://ricaespiritu.com/watercolor-portrait-58-of-100-good-ol-friends/ #WatercolorPortraits

Good old friends are like old shirts - you keep coming back because of the comfort they bring into your life. It doesn't matter how bad you look or how rotten you feel, old friends don't care. They've seen you through you worst. Alfred and I go waaaaaay back - like high school. He knew me when I... - http://ricaespiritu.com/watercolor-portrait-58-of-100-good-ol-friends/ #WatercolorPortraits

I guess tragedies a perfect motivator. My father-in-law died last Monday. We were looking for a pic of him to be placed beside his ashes. I realized that we never really took a high resolution pic of him. Rather, I was never able to take a good pic of him while he lived [something I plan to ...  - http://ricaespiritu.com/watercolor-portrait-43-of-100-tito-onie/

I guess tragedies a perfect motivator. My father-in-law died last Monday. We were looking for a pic of him to be placed beside his ashes. I realized that we never really took a high resolution pic of him. Rather, I was never able to take a good pic of him while he lived [something I plan to ... - http://ricaespiritu.com/watercolor-portrait-43-of-100-tito-onie/

I wanted to give somebody a birthday gift. It's the least thing I could do. So I did a portrait of her daughter.     - http://ricaespiritu.com/watercolor-portrait-39-of-40-a-birthday-gift/ #AnArtworkADay, #Watercolor, #WatercolorPortraits

I wanted to give somebody a birthday gift. It's the least thing I could do. So I did a portrait of her daughter. - http://ricaespiritu.com/watercolor-portrait-39-of-40-a-birthday-gift/ #AnArtworkADay, #Watercolor, #WatercolorPortraits

I've never met her in person. Often times we'd leave comments on a common friend's post until our posts would regularly appear on each other's feeds. What I do know is that she's a photographer and a very good one at that. She was wondering what to give her mom for her birthday, when one of my...  - http://ricaespiritu.com/watercolor-portrait-56-of-100-hedwigs-mom/ #HedwigDeLeon, #Portrait

I've never met her in person. Often times we'd leave comments on a common friend's post until our posts would regularly appear on each other's feeds. What I do know is that she's a photographer and a very good one at that. She was wondering what to give her mom for her birthday, when one of my... - http://ricaespiritu.com/watercolor-portrait-56-of-100-hedwigs-mom/ #HedwigDeLeon, #Portrait

Amado and I were talking about watercolor techniques. There's one that was so light that it leaves the barest hint of color. I was lucky to find a photo to try it out.    If I painted watercolor this way, a single box of 5ml tubes would last me a year. Yes, a normal tube of artist grade...  - http://ricaespiritu.com/watercolor-portrait-30-barely-there/ #AnArtworkADay, #Watercolor, #WatercolorPortraits

Amado and I were talking about watercolor techniques. There's one that was so light that it leaves the barest hint of color. I was lucky to find a photo to try it out. If I painted watercolor this way, a single box of 5ml tubes would last me a year. Yes, a normal tube of artist grade... - http://ricaespiritu.com/watercolor-portrait-30-barely-there/ #AnArtworkADay, #Watercolor, #WatercolorPortraits

I've been wanting to do this for quite some time. I wish he was still around to see this because I know he loved paintings. Yes Mr. V, I know you're still watching over your family and their friends. Am still glad I had the chance to get to know you in this lifetime.    This is one of a...  - http://ricaespiritu.com/watercolor-portrait-34-of-100-mr-viel/ #AnArtworkADay, #Art, #Watercolor, #WatercolorPortraits

I've been wanting to do this for quite some time. I wish he was still around to see this because I know he loved paintings. Yes Mr. V, I know you're still watching over your family and their friends. Am still glad I had the chance to get to know you in this lifetime. This is one of a... - http://ricaespiritu.com/watercolor-portrait-34-of-100-mr-viel/ #AnArtworkADay, #Art, #Watercolor, #WatercolorPortraits

I wanted to try doing another portrait of Charlie, this time with his wife. This was actually the portrait I painted after my 2-week hiatus [from painting animation background]. It felt like I'm re-learning the craft. :)    - http://ricaespiritu.com/watercolor-portrait-35-of-100-mr-and-mrs-adams/ #AnArtworkADay, #Art, #Watercolor, #WatercolorPortraits

I wanted to try doing another portrait of Charlie, this time with his wife. This was actually the portrait I painted after my 2-week hiatus [from painting animation background]. It felt like I'm re-learning the craft. :) - http://ricaespiritu.com/watercolor-portrait-35-of-100-mr-and-mrs-adams/ #AnArtworkADay, #Art, #Watercolor, #WatercolorPortraits

Yes, he's Blogster.com's resident World Lit. Professor teaching at Chico State University (CSU). In an effort to teach his students more about world culture he also introduces them to blogging with a reasonably mixed community coming from different parts of the globe. It opens his students'...  - http://ricaespiritu.com/watercolor-portrait-55-of-100-rob-burton/ #AnArtworkADay, #ChicoStateUniversity, #ProfRobBurton, #Watercolor, #WatercolorPortraits, #WorldLiterature

Yes, he's Blogster.com's resident World Lit. Professor teaching at Chico State University (CSU). In an effort to teach his students more about world culture he also introduces them to blogging with a reasonably mixed community coming from different parts of the globe. It opens his students'... - http://ricaespiritu.com/watercolor-portrait-55-of-100-rob-burton/ #AnArtworkADay, #ChicoStateUniversity, #ProfRobBurton, #Watercolor, #WatercolorPortraits, #WorldLiterature

This portrait was based on a photo I took of Gems in Cucina Rusticana. It was afternoon and there was a thin sliver of sunlight that lighted the room. It fell on her face as she talked. When she was worrying about how things were. I took a pic and captured that moment. I never thought I'd be...  - http://ricaespiritu.com/watercolor-portrait-6-gems/ #BrushPen, #Watercolor, #WatercolorPortraits

This portrait was based on a photo I took of Gems in Cucina Rusticana. It was afternoon and there was a thin sliver of sunlight that lighted the room. It fell on her face as she talked. When she was worrying about how things were. I took a pic and captured that moment. I never thought I'd be... - http://ricaespiritu.com/watercolor-portrait-6-gems/ #BrushPen, #Watercolor, #WatercolorPortraits

Doing portraiture is hard - I realize that now. After laying down the base colors a feeling of doubt creeps up on me. What if I get the lights wrong? What if the shadows are wrong? What if my portrait's tonal value looks like it was viewed through foggy lens?  By the time I put in the...  - http://ricaespiritu.com/watercolor-portrait-17-sandy-ida/

Doing portraiture is hard - I realize that now. After laying down the base colors a feeling of doubt creeps up on me. What if I get the lights wrong? What if the shadows are wrong? What if my portrait's tonal value looks like it was viewed through foggy lens? By the time I put in the... - http://ricaespiritu.com/watercolor-portrait-17-sandy-ida/

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