23 October 2009

My Father’s Paintings #2 : Philippines



These are some of my father’s paintings of the Philippines.

A Fishing Village. I don’t know what it is about this painting, but I really, really like it!
Fisherman's Hut


Boracay. Way back in 1996. Now if you go to Boracay, you’ll probably see a less rustic scene. There has been much development in Boracay over the years. I haven’t been in a while and I would like to think that it hasn’t been “over-developed.” I remember the water to be very clear and you could go very far out into the sea and still be only waist-deep in water. I remember the sand to be very white and powdery fine. If it’s not so inconvenient to get to from Hong Kong (no direct flight), I’d love to take the children there for a beach holiday.
Boracay


Villa Escudero (Philippines). A coconut plantation /resort. While I remember going there with classmates from high school, I don’t remember too much beyond eating our lunch on a long table, right on the stream, with water running over our feet.
Puerto Galera, Mindoro


Village After Eruption of Mt. Pinatubo (Philippines). Oh, I remember this. Ashes, ashes everywhere. The entire place was just covered under several feet of ashes. Mount Pinatubo last erupted in 1991 and is "the second largest terrestrial eruption of the 20th century (after the 1912 eruption of Novarupta)" --according to Wikipedia.
Village After Eruption of Mt. Pinatubo


Another fishing village. I never noticed before that as signature for this painting, my dad put his initials on the side of the outrigger!
Fishing Village


Mines View Park, Baguio City. Baguio City is the summer capital of the Philippines.
Mine's View Park, Baguio




Jones Bridge, Manila. BuiIt in 1701, it was formerly known as Puente de Espana (Bridge of Spain). It was rebuilt by the Americans in 1916 and renamed after Atkinson Jones, a member of the U.S. Congress and chairman of the Insular Affairs Committee who sponsored the Philippine Autonomy Act in 1916. Jones Bridge was once hailed as Manila's queen of the bridges until it fell into neglect and disrepair in the 1980s. However, some partial restoration has preserved the elegance of its neoclassical architecture (from Wikimapia).
Jones Bridge, Manila



Have a good weekend!

25 COMMENTS:

Alicia said...

Those are just AMAZING!!! Wow!!!!!!! What a gift he has!!! Can you paint like that?

blueviolet said...

I think my favorite is also the one with the fishing village. I really like that you have all of these~!

Menopausal New Mom said...

These paintings are so beautiful, I hope they are displayed where they can be enjoyed.

Wanda said...

Again, beautiful paintings. Wow the Mt Pinatubo painting is awesome. I was there in '92, a year after and the ash was still everywhere. It just happened that when we were there, there was another eruption. Pretty scary!

Jennifer said...

Your dad's paintings of the Philippines makes my want to cry! The last time (and only time) I was ever able to visit was when I was in the 2nd grade. That was a very, very long time ago, but the memories I have of that place and my time there are still so vivid! My mom is actually going to visit sometime next month for my cousin's wedding, but I can't go! ;-(

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

I admire your dad's talent so much! Now I can see where Josh gets his abilities. So, are you holding back on showing us your creations?

Lindy said...

These really are very beautiful - the detail and the color use are amazing.

Nezzy said...

I'm just blown away once again. His technique and eye for detail are amazing!

You and your kiddos have the best weekend ever.

God bless :o)

Theta Mom said...

They are so beautiful, he is really talented! My favorite is the 3rd from the bottom. Thanks for sharing!

golonghorns said...

Wow, he is really talented. They are just beautiful!

Veronica Lee said...

Your dad is awesome. I love every one of those paintings.

Sarah @ BecomingSarah.com said...

I love the first one. He's very talented and that one reminds me of a painting my sister has in her home.

Yelena R. said...

It's wonderful that you have memories associated with these scenes!

Have a great weekend :)

Leslie said...

OMg such talent..i will have to show these to my daughter!!

HeartsMakeFamilies said...

I love your dad's painting. Please stop by my blog. I left you an award.

Aunt LoLo said...

Beautiful!! He's really talented.

ModernMom said...

Oh I do love the fishing villages!! They are all beautiful.

Carla said...

They are all beautiful, but I too really like that fishing village one. :) Thanks so much for sharing them

Life with Kaishon said...

These paintings are magnificent! What size are they? Are you going to frame them and put them all around your house?

Priscila said...

this really hits a spot for me because it really reminds me of my grandpas paintings!! I miss him!!! :)
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BluePixo Entertainment said...

Wow, I love the "fishing village" painting. Your dad has talent.

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Leah said...

THose are EXQUISITE.

Shelle said...

Oh they are so beautiful. I wish I could paint like that.

The Working Mama said...

These are lovely. For a wedding present, my aunt from the Philippines gave us a huge beautiful painting of a scenery in Ilocos Norte. Are you Filipino? Chinese? Did you spend time in the Philippines?
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Heather said...

He is an amazing artist. I looked at both entries on his paintings and found them to be breath taking. May Josh follow in his footsteps and become an amazing artist like his grandfather.

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