Here's another good reason why I believe Mabel has such a great ability to inspire. On a huge square canvas (probably 1 square meter large), Mable created the welcoming of Spring, once again against a setting in the fields, but this time splattered with vibrant colours that are so reminiscient of the season we are all looking forward to, especially right now, since we are in the heart of winter. Mabel, sos una artista tremenda!!!
Méchante, by Agustina Eden
My art classmates are terribly talented. I bet you'd agree with me. Look at this painting of a 3-D corset by Agustina, and you'll understand why. Agus only started painting about one or two months ago, but she's already creating fantastic, literature-inspiring pieces. I am so impressed.

Now, "Méchante" is French for "naughty woman" and it fits this painting well. A hint of naughtyness, an illusion of a bad girl ready to seduce, flirting carelessly between good and bad. This kinda reminds me of Rihanna's album "Good girl gone bad".

The painting also exudes a class of haughtiness embedded with class, high-society, and haute couture. Be transported to a masquerade ball in Paris during the Bella Époque, dance with masked-gentlemen in dashing suits, run off when the bells chimes mid-night and drive off in your pumpkin carriage, before it all vanishes. Viola!
This metropolitan landscape painting will leave you without doubts about Mabel's inability to create and inspire. A picture says a thousand words, so I won't say much more.
Mabel has the ability to take a huge canvas and paint a totally breathtaking landscape which transforms you to a different place, a different time, and lets you forget for a moment the worries of life. Here's another piece, completely different from the one in the previous post, but with the same amount of power to astonish and amaze. Feel the wind in your hair, imagine you're running through the meadow, flushed with life.
Love love love this piece by my fellow art classmate, Mabel. She always creates the most astonishingly ambitious paintings, whether in size, form, or simply the picture she chooses to use. In this case, there are two paintings which form a beautiful weave of lights when placed side by side. Don't you just love how it brightens up your mood and makes it feel almost like Christmas has arrived?

Gracias Mabel por tu inspiración!!! Qué siempres crees cosas espectaculares y hermosas! Besos!!
En la Intimidad (Translation: Intimacy)
After talking so much about my art teacher Emilce, let me finally show you one of her paintings. Emilce always says she doesn´t paint people, or at least never faces, so here's a painting of a woman with her back facing us. It's still very beautiful.

Art is like literature, you have to read between the lines, stare deeper beyong the obvious, and try to understand the depth of the story behind the creator's brushstrokes. Not everyone may appreciate every piece of art in the exact same manner or amplitude. And not everyone has the ability to see beyond the colours and shapes and curves and lines.

But for those who can, art is a refuge, a space of infinite possibilities, undefined shades and a mixture of textures and stroke types. Art can be structured, but more often than not, art may just be a mish-mash of the creator's imaginative powers. And the power that art beholds is infinite, delicate and at the same time trascending all boundaries, social, monetary and physical.
A long time ago, even before I started getting interested in painting, my brother Ronald already began developing his artistic capabilities. He enrolled into design school at the National Technology University (NTU) in Singapore, and is on his way to finish his degree in graphic design. Yet while he specializes in this field, he also dabbled in painting, and among his first few pieces was this delightful ballerina piece. He also has a website dedicated to his non-painting artwork, RONALD LIM.
I believe I have the most beautiful friends, who somehow always end up being artists' muses. This is a painting of my gorgeous Thai-Chinese friend Sue Ann, who has exotic features and a strong solid character that is as exquisite as her face and background. This was cropped from the original picture she sent to get rid of extra white spaces, but the power captured in this piece is still so breathtakingly beautiful, don't you agree? 
Another painting which I found myself unable to tear my eyes away from, was this painting which I saw sitting in Emilce's workshop on the first day I was there. I still don't know if it was Emilce's painting or one of her students, but I am amazed by the beautiful combination of both the cool turquoise tones and the warm orangey-auburn shades that this painting displays. The contrast reminds me of up and down, old and new, modern and traditional, ugly and beautiful. Truly inspirational.
As I mentioned before, I have a fascination (close to obsession) with sunsets. So sometime last year, I made a collage of two sunset paintings which I did in the latter half of 2011. Sunsets bring me peace, because while sunsets brings the day to a close, the sun always, always, rises again.