My sister's birthday was coming up and she was moving into her first apartment so I wanted to gift her something functional but special. I know she liked plants so I got her a watering can and painted little pugs in various poses. The letters scattered throughout spell out her name.
After going on a trip to the Philippines, I felt like I needed to connect with my roots - part of that was spending time with family I either hadn't seen in 20 years or hadn't met before. While we were there, my uncle shared these portraits from when my grandma and grandpa (Lola and Lolo in Tagalog) were younger that I had never seen before and I wanted to pay homage to their legacy in a way that was meaningful for me. These are oil paintings on canvas.
It was my nephew's my first Christmas so I wanted to capture the moment with a painting