Monday, August 22, 2016

Tablet of Our Hearts




I was just amaze reading the Scripture earlier...Perhaps, well maybe the technology we are enjoying now were also shown to The Prophets...just like the Tablet handed by Angels to Daniel, Enoch, or John for example...they have moving images, they can scroll into it and browse future events. It has loud audio just like thunders too. 

In fact Enoch descriptions of the 'Tablet" given to him have Apps almost the same or even better the our PC, laptop, iphone, and yes "Tablet" itself. It was so advance than our gadget that to DOWNLOAD the information, the Angel commanded St. John to swallow it. Hmmmmm.... I think, we will have those kind of technologies too in the very near future.... no harddrive or USB needed, we just swallow the whole information. 
btw, you can read descriptions of Gas mask, Helicopters, UFO, Missiles, Tanks, etc in The Bible too...just pay attention...the Prophets just don't know what to call them yet but they were there.
Awesome coincidence?

Just what was it exactly written in the Book of Life? My Life? 

Your Body, Your Life, and Your Time

Your Body, Life, and Time are not yours...they were gift from God. You seem to own it but it was already here from the very first moment you breath the air of planet Earth.  You did not caused these three to exist....something you unconsciously borrowed from someone who existed before you. From Someone who existed before your parent's parent. The origin of this Life, Body, and Time is unknown. Science and religions tries to explain its origin but they can only guess...a guess which needed great amount of Faith. 
There were testimonies and studies but all I can say is, just have the right amount of "common sense" and you are on your way to the truth.  
God has indeed chosen the foolish thing of the world to compound the wise. 


This work in progress is my entry for Manila Bulletin, hoping I would finish it well and on time. 


I may be repeating what I've wrote...some can be mentally challenging to remember, even those I have written by myself. 


Concept came from things that already existed in your mind. You can not produce something you have not learned or acquired. We drew our imaginations from things we already heard, read, smell, felt, and so on....That "Light Bulb" in your mind is powered by energies in the reservoir of accumulated knowledges and experiences.
Once we already formed a concept, we need to transfer these into actions....here we will need things to "Represents" what we want to express. Here is where REFERENCES came in. 
Kaya minsan kailangan nating utusan ang mga bagay na mag-Acting para sa ating imahinasyon! :)

The Last Pizza Syndrome....




The Last Pizza Syndrome....

Sa unang lapag agawan...naka Beast mode. Hahablutin agad ang pinaka-malaking slice (The skill to acquire how to spot the biggest slice takes experiences) Kelangan maunahan mo ang kasama mong lumamon ng unang slice, para maka Take two ka. Then....

Kanina lang hayuk-na hayok kayo pero bakit may natira?

Dahil ang last pizza na yan ang magde-determine kung sino ang pinaka-patay gutom sa inyo!!!! Pakiramdaman....patay malisya....


Ang pinaka-malakas ang loob ang unang mag sasalita....
"Akin na lang ito ha?"
Then, kayo na hindi umimik...wala lang, ang pagsisisi ay laging nasa huli. Hahahaha!!!


Not For The Proud and Weak

Listen! The Art world is Not for the Proud and Weak. Period. Don't read any further if you don't want to be criticized....



From the very moment you start showing your artworks your work will undergo scrutiny. Because Art can never be Art unless it stands scrutiny. 


Don't expect also that everybody will be CONSTRUCTIVE or Gentle because Not all who will see your work are Experts or Ally. They will even attack you as a "Person" because this is SHOW business for your informations. 

Don't you ever think that all these "self-proclaimed" critics do is to BELITTLE or DOWNGRADE you, that's a very childish thought. In fact "Constructive Criticism" are always met with HOSTILITY by the Proud and Weak. 

Because YOU yourself as an artist is a critic of things you saw around you, YOU yourself as an artist scrutinized the thoughts of others and translate them into your artworks, YOU yourself as artist is the MOST BOASTFUL critics of BEAUTY. "Who gave you the rights to decide what is beautiful anyway?"

It is PRIDE to expect that everybody will LIKE your work. ART is not about your VAIN or empty imaginations that everybody in this planet will APPRECIATE what you are doing.

If you HATE critics then HIDE your work under your bed or bury them.

YOu say you are a HOBBYIST and not an artist...then focus your concern in entertaining yourself because once you show them to the world you already start performing like an Artist. 

A hobbyist singer who create NOISES will never be met with praises my friend. 

Start Thinking as an Artist but Don't to forget to wear a Heart of stone. Because once again, take it from your Kuya Fher...the Art world is NEVER meant for the PROUD and WEAK!!!! 

The Bible said, be gentle as dove but wise a serpent!

 ☺




You know what? Maybe my problem is that I cared too much for the Newbies or more accurately for Arts. Perhaps, because I was once like you who dream and expected too much...and failed...or perhaps I gave up too early.
Now my second chance....not to redeem my self as an Artist...but to Guide the young dreamers. Maybe, just maybe I failed then and return for these one purpose....to let you know that this place is full of thorns and traps.
Carry on, Newbies...but Don't rely on false Hope.
The word Struggle is much better than Pride.

Ang Aking Komentaryo sa Landasin ng Sining sa Ating Panahon


Sorry to my foreign followers but I have to write these in our own dialect....these are all about my commentary on Philippine art scene which I have posted on my Facebook page too.  

Ang Aking Komentaryo sa Landasin ng Sining sa Ating Panahon
Ito po ay akin lamang sariling obserbasyon, maaaring hindi ito ang pananaw ng mga Experto sa Sining, ngunit sana ay mapakinggan din....
...
Alam nyo ba kung bakit napaka-halaga sa mga Senior Artist na ma-develop ang mga Newbies? At kung bakit minsan sumasama ang loob nila kung mali ang tinatahak na landas ng isang bagitong artist? At kung bakit may mga Hugot at Baon kayong naririnig mula sa Veterans at sa Newbies. May nagmamaktol at may umuuwing luhaan? 
Hayaan nyo po akong ipaliwanag ayon sa aking pagkakamulat noong ako'y ma-swerteng mapili para mag aral sa Sentrong Pangkultura ng Pilipinas CCP. Mapalad akong naipa-intindi rin ng aking mga Guro sa PNU ang kahalagahan ng Kultura. 

Ang Art or Sining ng isang Bansa ay nagsu-survive sa pagbuo ng ISANG KULTURA. Sa madaling salita; kung mas maraming Artist na magagaling ang malikha at makilala...magkakaroon ito ng KAMULATAN (awareness) sa isang Kumunidad.   
Magiging mahalaga sa Kapit-bahay mo ang salitang ART na dating panay ang tawa at pangbu-Bully sa ginagawa mong paghahagis ng pintura sa canvas...ngayon AWARE na sya na ABSTRACT pala ang tawag dun. Magsisimula na syang mag-Sabit ng ART sa bahay nya, kasi nga may Kultura na sya. Napansin din ng kapitbahay mo na  IKAW pala ay hindi Sira ulo, mas madami palang sira ang ulo na gaya mo. Aba teka, yung pagkakalat pala ng Batang ito sa pader namin ay Art at nanalo pa sa Competition. 
At syempre hindi ka mananalo sa isang Kompitisyon kung wala kang kalaban, at hindi ka magpapakahusay kung hindi mahuhusay ang kalaban mo...mas madaming mahuhusay ang dapat mong higitan...
DITO umaangat ang kalidad ng Sining. 
Taliwas sa ibang industriya, mas lumalakas ang Sining kung mas marami ang nasa Playing Field....Sa Music industry, na isa ring uri ng Sining halimbawa ay madami na rin tayong naipakilalang mahuhusay na Singer sa ibang bansa, kaya kapag Philippines na ang usapan sa BIRITAN kinakabahan na ang mga banyaga.

Pangarap din po yan ng mga Senior Artist....Hindi lang Suntok ni Manny Pacquiao ang ating pwedeng ipagmalaki pati na rin ang Hagod ng mga Magigiting na Pintor ay dapat din makilala. 
Para naman tayong mga Starving este Struggling Artist dito sa Pinas ay mabahagian din ng Liwanag kung SINO man itong Taga-pagligtas ng ating Kultura. Unti-unti na nating nabubura ang Bansag na Bansa tayo ng mga Alila (pasintabi po sa mga Domestic Helper) ....at sa aking palagay ang ULTIMATE recognition na pwede nating ihadog sa mundo ay ang makilala bilang Sentro ng Sining tulad ng mga Lugar na Paris, New York, London....  
Kaya nga hiling ng mga Senior artist sa inyo ay ITAAS nyo ang kalidad ng Sining natin...mas maraming mahuhusay na ala Pacquiao sa Arts mas dadayuhin tayo ng mga International Art dealers and Collectors. 
Ang Hamon nga lang sa Sistemang ito ay Paano ka mapapansin dahil sobrang dami nyo na....Dyan ngayon nagkaroon ng PROBLEMA ang mga NEWBIES...sa Sobrang dami ng mga Kabuteng nagsulputan...wala naman Direksyon na tinatahak....at hindi nila alam ang Collective Goal ng PHILIPPINE ART.
Hindi nyo na nga tinutulungang umangat ang Kultura ng Bansa, sinisira nyo pa ito...Bakit ang mga kabataan ng Japan ay nakabuo ng isang Kultura sa makabagong panahon? Gumawa sila ng Anime, Manga, Cosplay etc...Ano kayo mga Kabataang Pinoy...nasakop na ng Sistema nang K Pop ng Korea ang mga utak nyo?
Bakit hindi kayo gumawa ng Filipino version ng Pokemon...ay maling sample parang magiging bastos ito sa Tagalog. Hehe. 
Sayang kung ganito tayo kadami at gumawa tayo ng isang napaka-laking MURAL mas mahaba pa sana ito sa Great Wall of China. 
Ngayon kung mas MARAMING artist ang magkaka-isa sa Landas ng pag-unlad ng Sining sa Pinas...sa pamamagitan ng MALUSOG na Kompitisyon at mga Group Exhbitions, makaka-Attract din tayo ng mga Investor para magpa-contestHalimbawa: Isang Painting Talent Search competition sa TV na mala-Bahay ni Kuya ang Tema, why NOT dcoconut? hello Abs, GMA, TV5. 
Pero syempre dapat ma-impress natin ang mga investor na Filipino painters are worth Dying for...hehe
Muli, makaka-diskubre tayo ng mga mahuhusay na Artist...na may pagkakataon din naman na SUMABAK sa labas ng Bansa....mag-wagi sa larangangan ng Sining...at ilagay sa MAPA ng mundo na ang Pilipinas ay Sentro rin pala ng Kultura sa Asia at sa Buong Mundo.
Huwag na nating hintayin pa ang Pamahalaan natulungan tayong mga Artist. Kinalimutan na nga nila ang Tahanan ng Sining ng Bansa kayo pa kaya? Oo totoong meron ng multo ngayon sa CCP. Hahaha. 
Anyway, kapag masigla ang arts sa bansa, Magkakaroon ito ng Chain reaction...NGUNIT kung ang isa sa Kadena na ito ay Kalawang sa Sining ng Bansa, madami pa itong ikakalat na kalawang sa mga kalapit nyan Artist....Babansagan tayong Bansa na Walang Kwenta ang mga Artist!!!!! 
Ngayon, kung ikaw ay bagitong artist o Newbies na Pahara-hara at ISTORBO sa daan na gustong tahakin ng Kultura...aba mag-isip-isip ka baka dapat kanang isama sa Listahan ni Duterte.
Kaya nga sabi ko, napakarami nating Artist dito, pero konti lang ang Tunay na Creative. 
Hindi pwedeng Hugot at Baon lang alam nyo habang nagse-selfie na naka Duck face...iangat nyo ang uri nyo! Men! 
Dahil naghihirap ang mga Senior Artist natin Bumuo ng Kultura para maitawid ang bansang Pilipnas sa GLOBAL ART SCENE....sino ang hindi magagalit sa isang NEWBIE or SENIOR man kung nakita nyang KOPYA, PEKE, GAYA, DAYA, NAKAW, MABABANG-URI ang ipinakikilala mong ART sa ibang Bansa, aber?!!!!  
Hindi nila hahayaan syempre na ang minahal nilang Sining ay Lapastanganin mo
Tulungan po nating i-angat ang KALIDAD ng SINING sa PILIPINAS.... lalo na dun sa mga Kabataan na walang ginawa kundi pagtalunan ang mga walang ka-wenta-wentang bagay. 
Use your strenght...NUMBERS! Nagtaka nga ako sa inyo sa dami nyo mga Kabataang pintor, hindi kayo nagbuo ng Party-List Rep....tsk tsk...ano pangsarling interes? Ha? Ha? 
Ako sikat, dyan ka sa paa ko humalik?
Ewan ko din dito sa mga Senior Artist, kulang na rin yata sa vitamins...at ayaw ng gumalaw.... 
Meron pong DIRECTION na dapat tahakin ang isang Bansa, ngayon kung ayaw mo sa Direction na yan....eh pwede bang wag kang humarang sa Daan at TUMABI ka na lang. 

Nasaan na ang mga Kabataang Artists?
Sub-culture na lang ba tayo ng Anime ng Japan? Bakit hindi nyo i-Cosplay si Sisa  Sinimulan na ng yumaong Francis M ang Filipinismo, susundutin nyo na lang, hinayaan nyo pang agawin ng K-Pop? Huwaw!
Pwede namang mas makapal na Eye-liner ilagay nyo para maiba abot sa tenga...Ha!?nagawa na ba ni Joker yun? 
Anyway, hanggang tatlong Bibe na lang ba kayo nyo? 
Gising mga Batang Artist!!!!

Bigyan ko kayo ng simpleng halimbawa kung paano pinakilala ng mga Senior Artist ang Sining...yung Jeepney na pampasada..itinaas nila ang uri...ginawang Strength ang isang Lokal na bagay. Aba na curious ang mga Dayuhan.... gusto na rin nila ng mga Collectible na Jeepney na dati ay Kalesa....
Simbolo ng Manila Art yan di ba? 
Mag isip palawakin ang imahinasyon!!!

Ginaya ba ng Japan ang Kalesa at Jeepney natin? Hindi...
Gumawa sila ng Voltes V. Ano sagot natin sa Voltes V?
Wala na....pinabayaan na nga nating malusaw si Darna at Panday nila Doraemon, Naruto, etc...
Nag evolve ang Pokemon nila...tayo paatras at bumalik sa Kinder at umawit ng Tatlong Bibe.


Bakit ako daw, wala naman akong na Contribute sa Arts nung Kabataan ko. Toinkz! OO nga hindi naman ako nag evolve noon...
Hahaha... Nalihis po kasi landas ko at napunta sa Corporate world. Naks. Kaya nga bumabawi ako ngayon...at tinutulungan ang mga Artist na ayusin ang Mindset ng mga Newbies. 

Thursday, August 11, 2016

The Word Newbie Enters The Art Scene

The Word Newbie Enters The Art Scene
The Playing Field for Philippines Art Scene has drastically change when the INTERNET came. The Galleries and Museums no longer hold the monopoly for Marketing Art. The Artist can now present his art works to the world without the NEED for a curator's approval. The amazing thing is the Artist can even Bring his whole studio outside for the world to see.....
There are Pros and Cons of course in every area of change. The term Newbie or Noob, which was borrowed from the Gamers community came also into the Art Market scene. Promising for young artisan to be recognized even if he or she is in remote areas of the Philippines archipelago.  At one click of the mouse or keypad, Alas! There, a possible International Art collector can go directly to the artist. Impressive technology huh?! 
But the downside are the proliferations of copycats, low quality art works, stolen ideas, so on and so forth.....
A Newbie without realizing his Role as a Representative of Filipino Art can simply grab a picture from google or elsewhere and then Sell them to Etsy, Tumblr, Fine Art America, etc... once "caught" by happenstance and since the Internet itself has made the planet a very small place, the travel of information also can backfire very fast...
Once a stolen idea from another artist in other parts of the world was discovered being used as Money source by another artist here, claiming that he is the original creator of these artworks....the Filipino Artist as a WHOLE will be BRANDED as Fakers.
The Senior Artist will cry FOUL. Ouch!!!!     
They (The Global market) will DOUBT the originality of every art works that the Filipino artist will produces....
Here is a word of advise...it is alright to copy images for PERSONAL use, practicing, learning the strokes, Sample, etc.... BUT once you intended a SALE out of it....there the Term Forgery, Copycats, Fake, Plagiarism,  and Counterfeit, shall apply....

Since the Newbies most of them were not handle by Senior Mentor or at least some basic courses or workshops in Art there is a BIG chance that he or she has no idea that Showcasing an Artwork in artshows are Serious Trade that requires Serious Creativity. Once you step into the Philippines Art Scene, you already Represent a Sector of Culture which are as you would like to call yourselves a Newbie. 
Remember that:  A Filipino Sector of Newbie Artist. 

Remember, this is different from Hobbyist! you are already Marketing yourself as a Young Artist of the Filipino people. The responsibility that you now possess as an Artist or Young Masters is  to assure the artist before you; that you are not doing any harm into th Filipino Culture.
It will be very hard for Senior artist to pick up the pieces of the name he or she has created in the Art Scenes. 
Our National Artists will rise up from the grave and blame you The Noob for misaligning the direction of Filipino art.   

This should have been the job of Art critics here in the Philippines. But since the journalist themselves are busy milking and exploiting the Filipino artist...I think it is my duty as a Struggling Visual Artist who receives my daily meal on this job, I perhaps have the right  to speak up.  


Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Not All Artist Are Creative

2013

3 days now of distracting heaviness...it felt last Saturday as if i was inside an elevator, that similar feelings during the lift's halt. Vertigo from time to time and pain on my nape, shoulders, and tiredness...those tiny veins at the back of my head keeps on snapping whenever I twist or turn my head....
My sugar intake must have increase due to coffee addiction, it was not actually the coffee I suspect but the latest instant 3-in-1 being sold nowadays in 1 cup pack, these I believe have lesser coffee and more of sweeteners. This new cravings has even added the worst magnetism of cigarettes. 


Don't expect life to be fair....that's how nature's work.
But try to be fair, that's how it is to be human.

I'm already beginning to lost interest over the project with Colemans. She had so many alterations which was in the first place base on poor quality pictures. Now she want those wrinkles remove...I'm afraid it will lose the appeal without those realism touch..but....costumer is always right. I don't argue or state my case....I jst want to get rid of these once and for all...long overdue and I've consume great amount of energy on it...especially at this time that I feel so very drained. It is an unusual feeling....I even have cramps on my legs that isn't going away. The back of my head isn't good. 

Lord help me, now that there are great promises ahead for my art...please give me energy to fulfill my task....I am sorry for living an unhealthy life style, am I suppose to pay for all these? Can you heal me? or will you? 



Styles are simply acceptance of limitations and development of past errors and nothing else. 
Don't try to connect it with Concept because that's the separation between the Creative over the Artistic.

Working on reference? Here's my opinion...
Styles comes out naturally, so don't push it. Anything that does not come from you naturally will be felt by others.And...
Photo Realism isn't bad...in fact it shows how extremely talented you are, you're a cut above the rest...but the camera has done the job for you.... Nothing amazing beyond your copying skills. I suggest allow at least 20-30 % alteration from the original print to bring out your own style.
On my case, once I get the basic feature, I rarely glance on my reference anymore. 
Don't compete with Robots, the digital age has already taken over the photo realist job...expand that advantage with other artist into something a machine can not duplicate.
But if you are enjoying what you are doing...disregard this advise.



Being Creative does not come from Skills and Talent alone. It comes from imaginations, from experience, from reading, from listening, and from constant study....

HOW TO PRODUCE CONCEPT

Concept came from things that already existed in your mind. You can not produce something you have not learned or acquired. We drew our imaginations from things we already heard, read, smell, felt, and so on....That "Light Bulb" in your mind is powered by energies in the reservoir of accumulated knowledges and experiences.
Once we already formed a concept, we need to transfer these into actions....here we will need things to "Represents" what we want to express. Here is where REFERENCES came in. 
Kaya minsan kailangan nating utusan ang mga bagay na mag-Acting para sa ating imahinasyon!

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Care Because it is Heavenly


Care because it is a "Heavenly" thing. When you say heavenly it means eternal. 

Worldly things lost its value as you receive more and more of it. Like when you're hungry...the first food that enters your mouth means so much. After so-many bites, the food become less meaningful. The same goes to wealth. When a poor man receives a thousand pesos it means so much to him but to a Rich man it means little. 
That is what Economist called The Law of Diminishing returns. Meaning that anything you receive in this world will mean much to you when you first receive it, but as you continue to receive more and more of the same, it will satisfy you less and less....
But Care or Caring is not like that..it will always feel the same. Care does not diminish its value. The Law of Diminishing return does not apply to Caring. 
So when you say you don't care to someone...it means you don't care about Heavenly things.....

After 29 years finally I've met the genius in our class Teacher Ana Taco-Maloa.... she actually didn't change that much. Still funny, talkative....and it was her who commissioned me for the above coffee painting for her sister's wedding anniversary. Brings back good old days...and teachers life.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

About The Vanity of the Artsy Planet



To always stay connected to joy...but then there will always be setback, nothing comes worry free...you even worry about losing the one you love. 


Looking around and having met various artist....I've seen how empty and sometimes pointless flattery have eaten the artist's crowd. It is show business and nothing else. Rarely do you hear real message of true love....only passion about nothings. Names are bought and like prostitutions in its finer forms.... selling once self for fame and fortune. We don't see Art. We don't care about messages. We care about Vanities.
True indeed that Wisdoms comes with age. Read again: An Important Lesson an Artist Must Learn
Even though I've started labeling myself as a Freelance Full-time artist just recently, I'm here on this planet perhaps long enough to know the difference between Right and Wrong. I'm not New in the Art industry, in fact the first exhibition that I've join was no other than The Cultural center of the Philippines way back in 1985. I've work in designs, handicrafts, and even contributed some cover illustrations in a popular Comics publication before people's interest to reading faded away. The last job I had although handling the human resource was quiet related working as Administrative supervisor on the Largest Printing company in Asia.  So somehow, I knew what I was talking about....I know people and I know Art. 

 



And on these journey, the increasing wisdom of the people around me...have open my mind as well, that despite the complexity of life; the answers was all very simple....Common Sense and Freewill dictates our Destiny. 


a commission for my college classmate Ana Taco-Maloa
Oh Yes I was able to resolve that....No, it was God who had inspired me to discover these reality. Everything are results of decisions we made.... 
Do we need Religion? It doesn't matter what group or sect nor church you belong...as long as you knew these reality. 

The life we lived shall one day be our explanation to God of "that faith" which we had in Him, while we were here.)  You do not need a religious scholar to teach this and you do not need this author to teach this to you.


Foolish that I throw that cigarette butt in Cubao and an enforcer caught me and ticketed me for littering violation...at first, my anger adrenalin rushes...it was a set up...they could have just told me. What they are doing is preying on victims. But then I calm down since it was my fault after all...knowing good and evil...I just shook my head in misfortunes...it is either I pay 500 bucks or do community service...

Care because it is a "Heavenly" thing. When you say heavenly it means eternal. 
Worldly things lost its value as you receive more and more of it. Like when you're hungry...the first food that enters your mouth means so much. After so-many bites, the food become less meaningful. The same goes to wealth. When a poor man receives a thousand pesos it means so much to him but to a Rich man it means little. 
That is what Economist called The Law of Diminishing returns. Meaning that anything you receive in this world will mean much to you when you first receive it, but as you continue to receive more and more of the same, it will satisfy you less and less....
But Care or Caring is not like that..it will always feel the same. Care does not diminish its value. The Law of Diminishing return does not apply to Caring.
So when you say you don't care to someone...it means you don't care about Heavenly things.....

Now I own an artwork that is part of Philippine Art History.... to have a Fidel Sarmiento hanging in my house is a treasure. 



The life we lived shall one day be our explanation to God of "that faith" which we had in Him, while we were here.)  You do not need a religious scholar to teach this and you do not need this author to teach this to you.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

An Important Lesson An Artist Must Learn


This lesson are not just for artists by the way...
LISTEN!!!! This is going to be the Most IMPORTANT Sharing you will ever hear from your Tatay, actually from the gurus all over the world. 

Spend a great deal of Time and Effort increasing your Value as a Person not just as an Artist. 
I can paint, he can paint, she can paint, also a Million others can paint. So what is your odd that you get an artwork SOLD? You against Million. Sounds bad right? ☺ 
I am sure you can surpass The works of Amorsolo but you are Not Amorsolo! Do you get the gist of what I am trying to share? People love to invest on people...not on Art. Art is VANITY and vanity simply means "Nothing"...it is you who is more important; the Artist not the Artwork. 
Do you recall who are your first Client? Friends and Relatives right! Because they KNOW you as a Person. They don't care about me, they will care for you....they will consider your artwork first before they took mine. 
You can do somersault, shed blood, or sky diving while painting...BUT people or collector doesn't care about that. 
Read More on Self-improvement while at the same time honing your craft. Build friendships....don't, ah No NEVER ever break TRUST...and Be genuine as a Person. Your Art will follow.
I'm a Struggling artist too...and lately, I've reconsidered these Lesson...and I guess somehow, I'm harvesting some good results lately. 
Master these in your heart and mind...and you don't need anymore Tip from me.

Correcting is Love...and that's what Young people must realized very early on their life. Never resist an older person's advise....Wisdom always comes with age. 
But kids like to try for themselves...learning lessons by experience isn't always favorable. Most of these lessons have enourmous "Consequences" that even if you REPENTED what you have done.; You will still have to PAY for damages for a very long time afterwards.


Don't give up! Remember there are Different strokes for different folks. There will always be someone out there who will appreciate what you are doing.
Work so very Hard and so very good, that No one can ignore you anymore.




Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Let Me Love You

Artist are Lovers. We Love to share the beauty of our discoveries. We let you visit our innermost thoughts. We give our Hearts to you freely... 
Artist need an outlet to express themselves in various form...They need an avenue to speak what's on their mind or they will burst. They Love So Much, they Care so much...and are passionate in what they do....
You don't need to Agree all the time....all we care about is that you Listen to what we are trying to share.So give an Artist a chance to Love you. 

♫ Now I understand, what you're trying to say to me...how you suffered for your sanity...and how you tried to set them free...
But they could not love you...But still your Love was true...
and when No hope was left in sight on that Starry Starry night...
You took your Life as Lovers often do...
But I could have told you Vincent, 
this WORLD WAS NEVER MEANT FOR ONE AS BEAUTIFUL AS YOU..... ♪

I am so thankful for all the Blessings that coming my way....  above are two portraits commissions of couple. Never been these busy...and actually have line up of works to accomplish. Thankful really for those people who trusted me to handle these works. 
 


Glory to God. Amen

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Artist Conference and SketchPod 2 Exhibit


Packed with fruitful events these past days....First there was this 1st Artist Conference by Freedom Art Society held at Antipolo City in Marbella Palace resort. July 18-19, 2016. From BiƱan I leave at exactly 6 AM and reach the venue by 10AM. Rex Beo talk focus on art preservations, but only partial of the tips I've heard because he was already up-front talking when I arrived. Fidel Sarmineto deals about different styles and Philippine Art History. Then Tina Balajadia discusses the legalism on Art trades which I've skipped... what I've really enjoyed and took into my heart was the speech of Gallerist Mark Shellshear....very uplifting and an eye-opener. 
Needed this break too and thanks for the swimming pool I was able to do a few stroke...oh my lungs isn't that good anymore. 


drinking session with AAP President Fidel Sarmiento. 
Rex Beo an expert on Art preservation signing certificates 

inspiring talk from Curator Mark Shellshear



 


I won an original Fidel Sarmiento during a raffle fun time. 


Then the SketchPod 2 at Arte Pintura Gallery follows the next day (July 19) opening 6PM I have to wait 'coz we were dismissed around 11Am from Marbella resort...this I took the chance to walk around Mega Mall, bought some art materials... 
The show was by far a success being there side by side with names like Taniguchi, Penaso, Boquirin, De Pio, Mallari, etc.... was enough for me to be happy...now I chose to be happy in all things...see all things as good. The way God planned it to be. I enjoy life.....nothing can bring me down...even if an enforcer ticketed me for littering....oh well....



I am proud to brag that collectors and even fellow artist were amaze on my exhibition pieces, especially Da Vinci's Brew ... and I'm sure there will be a collector who will buy it. It would be a first time sale for me. Gotta have that sweeping Luck. I have to make a name somehow in the market...the actual first sold piece I had was for the benefit auction of a fellow artist so I don't call it a sale at all. When is my time? I am hoping  for a gallery or broker who will sell me as an artist not just my artworks. 
Anyway, there is a promising promotion for me once my commission's for the Coleman reach America. I knew I gave it very cheap and way too low for my effort and yet what I was thinking ahead on these...anyway, how can I command a price if they don't see me having my work shipped abroad. The underpaid artist for now.... it is okay, because I know my value will magically increase in time.... soon. 

  

 

 


My advise to Newbies....huwag nyo nang gayahin ang mga Veterans nating Snob. Hehe.Try nyo i-achieve ang Mr. & Ms. Friendship award tuwing may event....napakahalagang asset nyan sabi ng mga Expert.
Whether you Like it or Not...most of the time, it's the Artist that sell Not the Artwork.
Just kidding sa mga veterans, minsan they are waiting lang na pansinin nyo sila. Do your homework guys, alamin ang mga Names ng Who's Who sa Art scene...and iwasan ang pag-Edit ng Picture para madali kayo makilala.


1st winner of my B-day coffee giveaway.
also giving support during our opening show... Lyka Shine Hollero.


But at the end of the day, I've realized that Art in itself is vanity...meaning Nothing. All were just a show.. fakers...and self-adulation. It is not the hero worship that I seek ...oh yes, convince me on this...  

Obsequious flattery from those who don't really understand the working of the minds...or who really thinks when they create. 

SKETCHPOD 2016 at Arte Pintura Gallery
THE ADDRESS Condominium at Wack Wack
Lobby, Wack Wack Road, Mandaluyong City
JULY 19 – AUGUST 2, 2016
PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: 
SAM PENASO
RACHAEL ESCALAW
RICCI DUENAS
ARIS BAGTAS
RED MANSUETO
GIG DE PIO
KIKO ESCORA
TOTI CERDA
FITZ HERRERA
EGAI TALUSAN
MARIO DE RIVERA
ERWIN PINEDA
HERMES ALEGRE
LYDIA VELASCO
PONG BAYOG
JOSELITO JANDAYAN
RAUL LEBAJO
LEI MANTO
ALRASHDI MOHAMMAD
XAVIER ABELADOR
BENJIE CABANGIS
MIGS VILLANUEVA
KITTY TANIGUCHI
JUN TIONGCO
HENRI CAINGLET
REMY BOQUIREN
ERWIN MALLARI
FHER YMAS
SIMKIN DE PIO
JENNY CORTES
ARNEL MARTICIO
REY ADEMIS
TET TET ADVINCULA
MARIA CANDIDA FLORES
REY AURELIO
FLOR BARADI
AZOR PAZCOGUIN
LUI AUMENTADO
INKA MADERA
MICHAEL ESPANOL
NELSON RICAHUERTA
ALDRON ANCHINGES
JAM GUETTA
PERRY PELLEJERA