Thursday, March 31, 2016

All About in Progress...

As I've written down on my bio-data, that I habitually jump from one project into another...the result was dozens of unfinished projects....well any way, this was a shift somehow from my usual course where the intent was to make series of work intended for my visual diaries, this time I actually focus on hanging them for private collector or galleries. 

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Power Strokes Impression

   I'm going to revolutionize my strokes when it comes to portraiture and perhaps ending my quest for hyper-realism which was anyway not quite successful of sort, perhaps I don't have the eye anymore to do so... and then again, I impress more people doing these kind of strokes. Well, I've already open up this avenue since last year. Only as far as portraiture is concern I suppose since I still deeply feel the passion for Trompe L'oeil pieces. 

Tara Santos

Friday, March 25, 2016

Artistic Visitation

L-R: Me, Jose Tolentino Jimenez, Donphilip Victoria, Mayor Edwin Santos, Joan Villa-Espina Soriano Honoridez, MArcelino Torres, Arnel Danga, Rolly Alcantara, Vince Roque, Dennis De Jesus...and that little girl is (Erin) grand-child of Venerando Canizal who was not in the picture here

Masterminded by Dennis De Jesus with Joan Honoridez a successful bonding time, on-the-spot, discussion of future plans and issues within the art world. Thankful to Mayor Edwin Santos for letting us use his place (The Farm) in Obando. An overnight stay, and through these I've realized how good generous he was to let us lodge there for free. 

   Meet Don Philip, Mar Torres and another Arnel Danga....I forgot the surname...we didn't really discussed much about Bakusi issue. A proper forum needed on this issue what I had in mind was to strengthen this core group to expand my art influence and perhaps a regular session like this or a sort of Artist studios attack. 

   Once again, individual mind sometimes can't fathom the differences in values or perhaps you realized when you put creative people together they collide ideas...but in the end, generally artist are peace lover but sometimes too idealistic.


We also drop by at Napoleon Abueva's Gallery somewhere near Dennis' place in Project 8. 

swinging house

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Work in Progression...

w-i-p since last year

T his is my on-going piece (Below) as entry for April 16 I've told you here that I will focus on upgrading my career and be very active on the art scene.
   To be notice in the art scene without buying awards. Hahaha! Perhaps, it is about time that I move forward than relying on 4S moves...the magic of our group subsided; especially when Pops found a diversion from his young girl-friend. And this move is making Let's Paint Group (LPG) one of the best site now among fellow artist for conducting a steady flow of monthly and even weekly contests. 
   So I have to move further than expect things from the limiting scope of Pops artistic sense. I need real exposure. Someone than rings. Need to build up my name on this genre.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

When someone call you Master

Creative people are not good guardian of the environment, we are consumer of resources...we don't recycle our mistakes, we kept them as future reference or discard them altogether . We inhale and dispose toxic fumes. The best that we can do are inspire and share beauty... If we don't cut trees we would have no surface to work with... if we don't extract minerals there would be no medium to explore. 

   God bless the Nature worshiper. Artist create gods for people to kneel upon. ☺
No hard feelings... we are gifted.

   I don't know why it would be such an issue to people if someone is called a Master..once again I have to retold the same answered as I have before...not just anybody deserve that title but I'm sure if anyone was called as such deserves it.

 Sa mga batang artist ngunit mahuhusay wag na kayong magpaka-humble at sabihing "wag nyo ko tawaging master hindi po ako master!" wehhhh! Lumalabas lang kayong plastic eh sa totoo, gustong-gusto nyo naman. Be real. Yung iba nga mas-matindi Idol ang tawag...kasi meaning nun sya ay isang fanatic sa'yo. 
Ano mas gusto nyo tawagin kayong halimaw o mamaw? 

Hindi lahat ng mahuhusay ay tinatawag na Master, yan ang tandaan nyo. Hindi nyo mapipigil ang isang taong humahanga. At ang paghanga ay respetong hindi ibinabato kung kanikanino lang, kasama ang pagka-tao mo dyan. Madi-disappoint lang ang tagahanga mo if you reject their way of respect. 

The person telling that is narrowing the gap of friendship into a higher form of relationship. That is trying to say that he or she is formally binding that student-teacher relationship.
Separate the Religious term form the Social system. Eh bakit ang tawag sa may-ari ng inuupahang lupa ay Landlord? Hindi nman sya Panginoon ng Lupa. 
Alam nyo bang inutos ni Jesus sa Bibliya na hwag tawaging Father ang mga religious leader? Oh yan ang itanong nyo ngayon sa Simbahan nyo kung bakit sila nagpapatawag ng father? 

Just accept when someone call you Master. Just be sure it's not in a form of insult but delivered as a term of endearment. 

Thursday, March 17, 2016

An Over-all Analysis on Teaching and How The Masters Think

Way of a True Master. 
   Teaching or sharing what you've learned and discovered will retain the knowledge and understanding; it is also a testing ground for your theories...because not every piece of  tool will work for all practitioner in general. Because there are different methodology that might bring almost equal results in the final presentations. The argument between Grid versus Freehand, Black versus No Black, References versus Imaginations, etcetera were just useless waste of energies to argue with. 
   To those who are saying there is no need to study Fine Arts or formal education, I must say that it is a ridiculous self-pride. Given the chance or if I could go back in time, I could have studied this course. And since, I am not; I have to compensate and do my research double or even triple the energy spend in learning over those who had been there before I came into the scene. Perhaps one of my great advantage was that I was trained as an Educator. It is already inculcated in my system the value of Teaching. 
   As to the saying, "experiences is the best teacher" may not be very productive in the long run since it would be impossible to experiences everything in this lifetime and while your contemporaries had already created dozens of work you are still searching for who you really are. In fact, personal experiences can be flawed in the first place and experiences are studded with failures and disappointments. I believe more in the "Gathering of understanding" or should we say collective inquiries of experiences. One should develop the ability to sort out and weigh all the informations available, separating the useful to the useless (or those that doesn't fit your values and capabilities) and that to me is the True essence of Education. 
   The role of the teacher is to Guide an individual progress and must never impose criteria and that's the sad realities of grading system. Sharing knowledge is not a competitive sport where one is greater than the other. The system labeling is what I disagree in some point like Valedictorian, Salutatorian, Summa cum laude, honor role, etcetera are just title you can't actually use in real life situations. Mathematical equation of the human mind are just impressions of the outside appearance but actual input in the work place matters. Labeling places ranks between people and can sometime create prejudice.   
   Thinking outside the box doesn't mean breaking the rules but actually deeply analyzing the rules so that you can expound and stretch the full potential of your imaginations. You have to understand the box, find your way around it, so that you may work outside of it.  

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Ballpen, Watercolor, and My Turtle....

♫ I can take all the madness the world has to give...
but I wont last a day without you... ♪
I feel incomplete if I don't have a finish artwork in a day. So while I'm doing my major works here's (above) a rendition using ball-pen.

Detox Irony
12" X 9"

Tuesday, March 15, 2016


Patronizer of My Art

She's such a good lady..very cordial and so naturally sweet. A true respecter and lover of Art, that is why I agreed to do the portrait commission for her at minimal pay. It's not all about the money anyway but true appreciation and understanding of a person's talent. Madam Donna Claire's vibrancy is contagious, at her age which was 2 more years before she get a Senior card was hard to believe because she radiate youthful energy. 
   She's easy to get a long and in just a short time we've chatted a lot and I easily open up to her about my sickness. She also told me some health tips and  to stay connected to our Lord Jesus Christ. 
   I also gave her for free the artwork I did for her grand-daughter. She now has 3 artwork from me and would gladly give more in the future, that's how I truly enjoy her care for my creation..not a single post at my FB wall scape her attention. I true fan of my Art and perhaps my living as well..she told me that Mam Nitz and Ms. Elizabeth were also a fan of my art. Well, I have lots of believer and I have to pray for them to be bless so that may be able to buy my work. ☺ Haha. 

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Trompe l'oeil Exploration Era

As a Trompe l'oeil artisan had always been my passion since I started to render realism way back on my PNC days, it was only now that I've gain maturity as an artist that I was truly able to execute that stuff, well perhaps with a little more accuracy, especially since our 3D mural DOST-PCAARRD... 
   My still-life's can be seen with the same intent with those attempts whether like imitating paper cut out or torn, or staplers and minute details... in fact, one of my top favorite artisan is John F. Peto who was known on this styles. 

So what are these wood grain for? It's on my 2' X 3' gallery wrap canvas which I will enter for April 16. Hoping to snatch that Php50,000.oo Good Luck to me.

on-the-spot with Dennis C. Salazar

Elyona's work.......