Posts by: Rica Espiritu

How much can a person change throughout the years?

This is a commissioned piece for a friend. Three paintings of the same person throughout the years. This is the first.

I’ve been wanting to do a painting of Sari for some time. With her father’s permission, I did a few studies and once I had some free time, I finally started it. What makes this study different is the style. I focused on the eyes, nose and lips. The rest were mostly washes. Compared to almost all the portraits...

Yes, her name is Boo. Her portrait was a challenge because as simple as it looks, it came from the photo on the right. My challenge was how to make a memorable photo look interesting as a portrait. Not all photographs are meant to be portraits. Some pictures are more beautiful in pictures. Her photo on the right...

A former boss taught me this recipe. My son loved it as much as I did, so now it’s one of those dishes that we cook at home when we want to feel good about life. Ingredients: 1/2 kilo chicken 1 1/2 cups honey 1 clove garlic, chopped 1 tbsp. chopped kinchay [Chinese celery] Roasted sesame seeds Instructions: 1. Fry your...

All of these cartoons and caricatures were featured in ManilaSpeak. Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV is the senator responsible for the relentless “persecution” of the Binays in media. He and a fellow senator exposed one corrupt deal after another. This is one of those amusing stories. Both the past Manila mayor [Alfredo...