Digital study for an abstract painting.
"Art is a kind of innate drive that seizes a human being and makes him its instrument. To perform this difficult office it is sometimes necessary for him to sacrifice happiness and everything that makes life worth living for the ordinary human being." -Carl Jung
Digital study for an abstract painting.
So I guess this is Goodbye…
One last look to weigh a memory.
Too many things- I’ll have to keep.
Too many things- I’ll have to leave behind.
Very few will witness the dying of a dream within the quiet chambers of the heart. Fewer will mourn the dying of the dreamer within a field of wheat.
All I want is a little hope to keep me going, a little beauty to keep me wanting and a little sadness, to know I am not yet a monster.
Oh these little things I will have to keep. For on this road I walk with tired feet, there will be no time for me to stop and weep.
The Disconnect (Digitally edited acrylic painting)
I lost my phone a while back, and it still bothers me that I lost all the notes and ideas I wrote in the memo app :(
Let’s Keep it Cool
A new T-shirt design! I’m glad I held on to this coz when I did them years back I really thought of it as a shirt design- of course I added a few more edits to make it better.
Basically its a polar bear and some penguins in a sad yet somewhat cute circumstance where they have to share an iceberg coz the planets not doing so well. It’s a design thats meant to make you think of the environment;)
Emergence from Forgetfulness Acrylic 20” x 30”
I can’t complain about the artist’s life. At the end of the day, I get to create something new (and hopefully beautiful) each day just as God paints every day with a new sky. What could be a nobler pursuit than that?
Hmmm…maybe saving endangered species and helping unfortunate people around the globe I guess.
A Conversation with Memory Acrylic 18” x 24”
I used to have a lot more representational (figure and landscape) art in my keeping but over the years I’ve lost them to typhoons, bad storage space and practices (a learning experience) and the occasional insect infestation.
I worry about the fate of my abstract pieces. But then again, I’ve already learned a thing or two on how to store paintings.
It seems that I would have to shelf the Bonifacio graphic novel once again for now. Things come up, that’s life. On the bright side, I will take the time to research even more. One of Andres’ descendants has already agreed for a series of interviews/conversations, hooray for that.
Illustration above is a panel sketch for Maypagasa.
I’ve been wanting to try doing a really large painting with the concept of having several abstract paintings within an abstract painting but the lines that divide them are very exact and rigid (boxy) - if that makes any sense. I would probably title the collection “The endless possibilities of the universe: A study on its limitations” …sue me, I lack sleep.
But since I don’t have a big enough room right now to do something quite this big (or messy) then I guess a little bit of tinkering with photoshop with two of my paintings as a mock-up will have to do for now. Plans plans plans.
So I was cleaning out my room when she came in. She asked if these were new paintings and I said they weren’t and that what she was looking at was actually a pile of the stuff I’ve decided to throw away.
She took them and said I was crazy.
"Discontinued Experience" 18”x 24” Acrylic (2012)
Ever get to days when you look at a piece and wonder if the discontent is just in your own eyes or in really just the work? An artist I think has to judge both his own heart and the work of his hands constantly and somewhere in there remain as true as possible.
"Turbulent Heart" Acrylic on Canvas 36”x48” (2013)
So I’ve tried to get in touch with a gallery about exhibiting my work since I already have about 30 paintings, and there isn’t any more room in my place to make new ones quite honestly. I haven’t heard back from them so I guess I’ll keep trying and asking around.
Photoshoot with Miss Earth Candidates last December 2013. Miss Earth is a pageant promoting environmental awareness and global action for the conservation of our resources.
It’s going to be a while until I do something like this again though.