Showing posts from April, 2014

Communication Problem

While I was busy archiving my work on Tumblr, I think I should show you some of my latest pieces....nothing serious these past days.

   I think it's perfect timing to catalog my work, there is an unusual pain on my stomach that could kill me....Oh well, so far at this hour I've listed around 60 works already. 

Archiving of My Artworks

I can not keep all my work inside my hard for record purposes I have to dish them somewhere. Hopefully this would give ease to my future collectors and for those who will authenticate my work in case I'm gone. 
Fher Mission Ymas on Tumblr

New Blog and New Apprentice and New Works

It's not a portrait if you can not show the character and soul....
you are simply making an ID picture.

He is my new apprentice Amirjan Porras....

Back to My First Love

I borrowed my daughter's watercolor to test my hand on watercolor again....this one was based on Vince Roque's photo. 

Latest Pieces in Variant Mood

My mother said that what I'm doing are, she's probably right.

Not The Usual Me

Can't face colorful pieces yet....and thanks I discover a Derwent charcoal and did some pieces...all basic and simplicity for now. Yet I can feel I'm not on my best form.     Well actually I have some work in acrylic with my new approach...
"False Prophet"

Marking A New Shift

Sorties of A Struggling Artist
That would be the title of an upcoming visual manuscript, if ever....    Once again I was thinking of creating another art journal. I've lost count already what I have with me... 14 or 15 unfinished manuscripts? All of those stuff were financially draining, for purpose I am not certain yet if it is worth the trouble.    Clearing my mind would be the task I wish for myself in the aftermath of what might have been my big break. Although ahead there are promises...even grander hope.... most changes are often painful.     I woke up early today (April 12) cleaning my studio or just a tiny space in the kitchen. I have to do myself a favor....  We can be crucified between two thieves: Regrets of the Past and Fear of the Future.
This below was my direct reaction during the aftermath of Art 55...the sketch underneath has so many detail but I was lead to an automatism of the heartache and disappointment...of the moment. 
   It was so painful, and there was no one to …

The Art 55 Exhibit in Cabanatuan City. This is it !!!

A month ago it was just a casual chit-chat between me and Sir Fredi... Now the day had arrived. From the Ingress on April 3 until the day was an extra-ordinary blast because like what everybody estimated, it was perhaps the biggest gallery now in the Philippines. 
There were even works from the Masters like Manansala, Angkiukok, Joya, Malang, Cacnio, Ben Cab, among others courtesy of Robbie Rector. Honestly at first it was such a great honor to have your artwork side by side with them but when we learn that this work was for sale, I was a little off balance. Anyway, Sir Fred might have excite himself on this part but we understand this part. It is his birthday any way and we need to attract more patron for the venue. 
It was almost surreal when the opening day arrive... like any other show, there were unforeseen glitches but they were tolerable. 

Cabanatuan City Mayor Jay Vergara cut the ribbon and on this pic below his speech and send off...

My last on-the-spot composition be…

Tali Beach

Nasugbu, Batangas.... March 29-30.... It was such a wonderful experience, and thanks that I did attend this event with 4S because I was really hesitant due to the hectic schedules and I still want to add one more major work for Art 55. 

Our host, Dr. Elmo and wife Melanie Lago were truly nice and hospitable. We stayed at their rest house well taken cared of.

Reflections on Recent Event

First of all, I would like to thank Architect Fredi Agunoy for putting up this grand event. I should say it is a huge success after all, in spite of the heartache and disappointment.     So Fred's Studio and Gallery was finally launch, on the 55th birthday of Sir Fredi (April 4). Everybody estimated that it was probably the largest gallery in the Philippines. With over a hundred artworks on display plus works from the so-called masters and National Artist.     From the Ingress till the night of it's opening everything was smooth. The food were great...
   SO there goes the problem when a certain Robbie Recto included his collections of famous Filipino master on sale. The works of the masters became controversial when Mayor Jay Vergara's wife bought two works of Vicente Manansala.     Gromyko was the main man who crow first on FB and said that he had proof that these are forged...relaying this matter to sir Fredi; who acted swiftly and called the attention of the mayor. So Rect…