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 Biñan 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

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Finally A new Project


A post birthday gift.... of a sort for me, and it even comprise of great promises ahead for my future. I really need a steady flow of income via my commissions and sold outwork. This project with Madam Coleman will open up windows for an international clientèle. 

That is why I am giving my best in this work. In fact, I have come to the realization that I'm still underdeveloped as a portraitist from my early pieces. This time I am truly amaze at my very own work....this piece I could say, is indeed a Masterpiece and a milestone for me....commanding higher price for my portrait was something to be celebrated.
All Glory back to God.
My understanding of the impressionist brush-strokes has truly blossoms into an own style. 
At this stage of the said portrait, Catherine has already given me a hats-off. 
   But it doesn't come without great challenges..

 



This is first, the largest so far at 2 by 3 feet portrait commissions....and it is challenging in many aspect...one is the small and poor photo references. Another is I have to re-invent it.... dressing up my subject in their native dresses. 

By the way, I haven't really sold original concept work which means not via commissions portraits...that's on my wishlist to have my original creation bought as to truly give value of my thought as an artist or buying my creative genius which is by the way priceless. 






Fher 

Monday, July 11, 2016

Keep it Simple

Overwhelmed and unexpected....I didn't realized I was these loved by my friends. Perhaps I've already earn enough respect among my fellow but at times I feel I don't deserve all the praises...I'm just a nobody. 
Am I acting and thinking as a Master Artist should be? I don't want to get all of these over my head but there was advises that if i want to reach places I better act according to what I wish....perhaps it is inevitable indeed that I must embrace a sort of popularity if I want to get there. I often times feel guilty whenever I was in a state of material gain....


I really didn't intend to celebrate my birthday yesterday...I don't want stresses and besides I am saving my bucks for important events coming up. I also have some commissions that needed finances. Gina gave me 2K as birthday gift and that adds up to the bank. But I was just wondering that perhaps I am not living very simple or living to necessities only but over spending....

Once again....the greetings on my FB page came rushing unlike last year were I am barely known. 



It is perhaps, what the gurus are trying to say, that I must open up my thoughts on accepting what I want to be. It is unavoidable.... as I am already steering up the Art scene quite a bit...

There is life in balance. The bounty can only be appreciated by those who can give generously.   





Fher 

Friday, July 8, 2016

All Faith under One God

 
TO ALL OF MANKIND: defend yourselves; and return to the One God of Adam, Enoch, Noah, and Abraham! God states, in His final Scripture, that any Jew who "truly" follows the Torah can go to Heaven. God states that any Christian who "truly" follows the Gospel can go to Heaven. Likewise with any Muslim and any other person who "truly" follows that Scripture which was sent to them. (God names these others in His final Scripture.) It is quite possible that God sent various, but adequate, Truths to various peoples: knowing that this world would eventually become a very small place, as it is today. Knowing "all," God also knew that "the entirety" of His Scriptures would be readily available to this latter generation also. God is this perfect! God has seen to it that only one decision is required on our part, for us to find His Truth. That one decision is for us to "merely have the desire" to find our One Eternal God. He has made sure that everything mankind requires to resist Satan is available to mankind! (This is how perfect God is.) Everything we require to fulfill that decision has been here for thousands of years.--jpw

Would a Supreme All-knowing God wronged, ill-treat, or misjudge anyone on Judgement day?  
Besides having Free-will, God had not left us ignorant about what right and wrong....and that is the natural gift we called Common Sense. Any normal functioning brain has innate common sense...the real 6th sense.   

You have to remember that some days are totally gloomy...zero balanced and very low. It happens....and remember that lessons when you overspend. Having wealth can be deceiving

Save as I go....

12:38




 Fher

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Rolling Strokes

Draft Title: Crumpled Smoker
11" X 8" oil on paper
status: finishing touches



Random, Spontaneous, and sometimes Senseless attention to unnecessary details ...those are basically the character of my art works. I was always on the look out to explore and challenge myself to go further than my previous work. 

I love to reinvent still-life and merge it with logic.

How could I missed the rolling-circular strokes that I've been taught back in those days at Marvee Garment and even also at Pacific decor? It was all really the stroke I needed.... to blend much closer hyper-realism. 



Wednesday, July 6, 2016

The Book of Life

God has always lead me to the Truth.....it seems I was always destined for these....or probably ALL of us only that I was so aware of it...my never quenching thirst for wisdom and understanding. It was as always, the usual casual cyber browsing when I chance upon another website which speaks of a very simple but startling truth and the obviousness of easy to get Wisdom, only if we act and think as a Child. The author simply identify himself as jpw, often times even in small letters. 
Here is the site:
Welcome
http://www.wisdomi.com/index.html

It doesn't really spoke about something New or strange but the obvious....the too easy things that we tend to forgot. The foolish thing of the world to compound the wise. 
He was right on target...No religion, no knowledge, can really save you...it is after all, at the end of all of these that we alone shall face the throne of God one day...to be judge. We shall all be judge on judgement day. 

Well, mankind does not decide who goes to Heaven:  only God decides this!  The real truth?  Only YOU control THE LIFE you choose to live here on this earth:  no person, no government, nor any other force of mankind can make you change the course you choose through this life.

And though I have all the wisdom and knowledge or understanding of all things...it boils don't to a certain point...that it is My LIFE which matter to God when it comes to my Final TEST. 

And so for now, once again I am on refreshing mode, reading once again to examine myself or my faith or my Living days. I would probably sharing bits of this info on this Blog as I go along.....so bear with me.

I am connected to my Art...and so my Life....and my life is always towards to learning the truth about God...and now, the simple truth that it is not the "whims" of any person that can save me.....no book...but my self alone....and it shall be judge according to what I have DONE. 
But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; -- 1 Cor. 1:27

Let me reflect...

You will find here (and in all of God's Truths) that any person, anywhere in this world, can do just fine in God's Eyes:  regardless of their faith, creed, personal beliefs, or even the complete lack of the aforementioned!  All of this shall be proved by your own Scripture (whoever you are)!  Remember this and be patient with God:  His Truths shall find a home in your heart (because they shall come from your own Scripture). 

Fher