While using a singular style, the imagery of the portraits — in spirit — are as varied as the subjects themselves. Rizal and Bonifacio represent the tail end of the Spanish colonial era, Aguinaldo represents the beginning of another era, the American Period, The art of Jim Orencio, represents the divergence on the matter of portraits, with one school practicing its academic and classical form in painting, while another school explores possibilities and nuances of the concept in contemporary photorealist approaches. The subject from different vantage points.
The color palette for the ruddy faces are as powerful as Andrew Wyeth portraits. Orencio is faithful to the truth even when actual historical photographs are hard to come by. The fame of the subjects notwithstanding, he still brings out in this triple portrait the typical earthy Filipino man.