My Paintings

White n FreakyMy daughter’s birthday is coming up. I don’t know what to give her. Tech toys sounded great but it really has no lasting value. I wanted to give her something that she really likes. Something that she would treasure and something that stems from my heart. She loves her cat …dearly. So I thought probably a photo of her cat might be it. No, I wanted something that is more than just a click on the camera and framing it. I decided to bring it one step further … I am going to do a painting of her cat. Not only she would keep it because she loves her cat but because I love her dearly. This will be my fist ever acrylic painting on canvas.


Boracay Beach – I grew up by the beach. Nearly drowned at least three times as a child trying to learn to swim. The beach has become my close friend, my companion when I am lonely, my soul mate when I need someone to talk to, my jukebox packed with unending music of waves crushing to the shore. my lover that unceasingly caress my face with gentle breeze. Its been a decade that Have not visited a beach. The closest beach to where I now live would take at least a 12 hours drive. I miss the beach so much that I decided to paint one of the beach that I had been.


Apocalypse – Revelation Chapter 6

Revelation 6   

fred dog painting


What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you? You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions. James 4 : 1-4
Four hourses 2
Fascinated with horses, their strength, swiftness, fearlessness and loyalty makes them an ideal companion for warriors. In Chinese zodiac sign, those born under horse year are characterized to be flexible. They tend to be stubborn when it comes to their own ideas. They are also incredibly patient when it comes to hearing out what other people have to say. They favor straight forward and blunt conversation. and yet tend to avoid starting up any unnecessary trouble. They are also quite capable of resolving conflicts. They are some of the most favored members of society; and though they don’t often aspire greatness they often time received compliments and adoration of their friends.
Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.   psalm 20:7
He does not delight in the strength of the horse; He takes no pleasure in the legs of a man, but the Lord takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his steadfast love.     psalm 147:10,11

My daughter at 6. Wish she would stay that way always. On the second thought I will be extremely worried if she never ever grow up. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. when I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 1 Cor 13:11


Fred Tai Chi Fist 1

I am always fascinated with Kung Fu moves. More on the artistic forms rather than the fighting stance. In the same appreciation with acrobatic gymnastics, modern ballet, Broadway dance and sculpture arts. Ancient Chinese practice of Tai Chi can be put in the same artistic category. This self portrait is a depiction of a part of who I am.

chinatown fred painting

China town gateway – Davao City, Philippines. The gateway was not there yet when I grew up. Places, people and things change all the time. Seems to be a permanent event in life. Felt a little bit uncomfortable as I paint this with new things that comes between nostalgia and now. Old and new forms a part of my identity.

Stillness in motion

In my effort to communicate the principle of stretching and relaxing in my TAICHI class, I decided to do a painting to illustrate how our body coordinates every fiber of our muscles even just to do a simple movement. The still image in the painting is not moving but clearly the man is in motion. Depicting the “stillness in motion” of Taichi executed aesthetically with harmony and balance.

House on the lake

Amos 8: 11 “Behold, the days are coming,” declares the Lord God, “when I will send a famine on the land— not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord. 12 They shall wander from sea to sea, and from north to east; they shall run to and fro, to seek the word of the Lord, but they shall not find it. 13 “In that day the lovely virgins and the young men shall faint for thirst.

freaky reclining

White and freaky – that’s his name. My daughter asked me to paint another picture of him.

Feeding of Five Thousands
The disciples at the background still could not understand what had just happened as they gathered up the left over. God always multiplies the little that we give with a blessing that makes us smile. 06/12/20