Justine is a good friend of my daughter. Sadly, they don’t see each other as often as they used to because Justine already transferred to another school (just like their other friend Jessley). My daughter promised her friends to draw their portrait as her Christmas present to them. True to her word, my daughter finished the drawings on time and send it to her BFFs on Christmas Eve.
Victorio Edades: Father of Modern Philippine Art
This is an example of Edades’ later landscapes, showing the artist’s more fluid, gestural approach to representations as he depicts the environs of the city where he moved together with his American-born wife Jean in 1967.
This is not the original painting but a production made into a greeting card. My husband got this from the staff of Women’s Journal. The actual painting shows a woman sitting on a bench (or is she standing) at the shoreline.
Some of Edades’ work shows his interest in gardening and horticulture. I wonder if he was able to include a compost bin in his paintings. Edades served as Director of the College of Fine Arts and Architecture at the University of Sto. Tomas. He devoted his time painting in his garden in Davao after his retirement from the academe. He loves to listen to Chopin while doing his masterpiece.