I will never commit the terrible crime of aiming too low. -- Og Mandino
I hope this post would encourage everyone...to unravel the wonder within us!
Nude painting measures the painter's Artistic level...contrary to conservative view that Nude art satifies only the flesh and defame a person it actually raised it to the highest pedestal of aesthetic value than just mere object of desire. Bringing the human anatomy the utmost respect and appreciation it deserves.
Forgive us painters, we just can't resist painting something we find beautiful. -FMY(Plus it's difficult to paint clothes you know.)
IN fact, I am not in my comfort zone when I paint frontal nudity...
After that Hyper-realism attempt on Michelle Pfieffer's portrait I have this new verve or zest for painting...it consumes more energy and time...but the challenge itself already brings enlightenment. GrandMaster Bueno Silva commented on my work "In the end it's not the satisfaction...it's the means."
The idea to excel beyond what I can do, actually came during my small talks with Grandmaster Jose Tolentino Jimenez...when he said that "lahat naman ng gawa ko sinusubukan ko kung hanggang saan ko kaya; tumitigil lang ako kapag napansin ko sumasama na ang diskarte..." (in all of my works I try to do what I can; I only stop when I saw that its getting ugly) Ohhh I don't know if I translated the essense right...but anyway, that is the big turning point why I decided to re-master painting...painting with the heart and passion of a true master.
I usually give up easily...thinking I could never duplicate anyway those super-realistic works. Having No formal art education besides that month long workshops at CCP, I thought it's all I can do...I limit myself that I can only settle at what I know...the big mistake all the while was that I didn't try hard enough.
Redefinition of Realizationism
Therefore this work will redifines me and measure what my heart can fathom or what my mind can think of. If you look at it, you would probably say that its okay...it would probably get some thumbs up already...The satisfaction had been reach...
But it surprises me that I can actually go further than what I was made to believe...overcoming my fear that I would actually ruin my work if I delve into hyper-realism...
I know I still have much more to learn in the process...the above work is on-going, and as I've said these will redefine me as a person.
Now comparing my earlier approaches...
Therefore I plan to renovate some of my earlier pieces...an I'm excited in the challenges ahead of me.