Thursday, September 07, 2006

Ma Galerie de Couleurs Gaspillées

Fine Arts was my first love but I doubt it in my mind if choosing that career can pay the bills, so I opted for a degree in Accounting instead, which also doesn’t pay that much (talking about irony hehe!) I was never taught at all and everything I learned was painstakingly a self taught experience. Through diligence and a weird childhood, I have come to discover the wonderful world of Renault, Van Gogh and Wyeth (yep, all dead artist)

There’s a freedom with each stroke of colors; recreating clarity from a vision is almost divine. Through arts, I believe I have touched the hands of God and through the splatter of paints and pastels, a world of bliss come alive.


Please give me a slack because these paintings were done when I was still in high school (around 15-16 or so). So those gurus out there who have stumbled around here, give me a break will ya!


Yellow Bird: Watercolor on paper circa 1998





Madonna Circa 1999





The Doe Circa 1999





People Dancing Circa (I don't know. ) I think I did this when I was still in elementary


So there it goes

Regrettably, since I don’t have the time to this anymore because of my due laziness (blame my work for that), I am letting go of something essential, a passion that once flourished my thoughts and dreams.

I should paint more…

25 Comments:

Blogger D.T. said...

Give you slack?! Are you kidding me?! My God, Jef, those are really fantastic works of art! Like, seriously! No bullshit! I really like that Madonna one and if I ever saw it at an art gallery I would totally but the lithograph. You really are talented Jef, and I think you should take painting up again. Like whenever you have some spare time (which if I'm correct, is never) or make time, because really, you shouldnt keep talent like that bottled up for just yourself! That's being selfish, Jef...why? Why would you be selfish?!

12:12 PM  
Anonymous aurea said...

Those paintings are great! People Dancing is really good, considering you painted it during elementary school!

I enjoyed drawing a lot as a kid, but haven't been drawing for years. When I'm older though (retirement maybe?), I will take up art again. There's plenty of time to try different hobbies.

1:17 PM  
Anonymous aurea said...

I wanted to add: Madonna is my favorite one.

1:18 PM  
Anonymous snglguy said...

I use to sketch a lot when I was younger. In fact, I've done a few portraits using charcoal pencil for my friends then. I don't know why I stopped, guess it was just one of those "artistic" phase in my life. These days, I'd be lucky if I can draw a decent portrait...

You obviously hav talent, jef. Try and nurture it. At least as a hobby.

BTW, shouldn't it be Renoir, instead of Renault? Either that or I've nissed something....

5:14 PM  
Blogger rHo said...

wow! you sure have a talent jef! it's so amazing to think na high school days mo pa ginagawa yan ha!

continue doing it.. hanap ka lang ng time! pampa-relax db? sayang naman ang talent mo kung hindi mo papansinin. ang galing talaga! sobra! cheeerrrs for that!

9:26 PM  
Anonymous juno said...

just surfing and found ur blog,
wow, like it! really artistic ha... hehehe
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thanks

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12:52 AM  
Blogger vic said...

Simply beautifull!! Talents compares to intelegence come natural and you have them young man, be in your writings and much more in your paintings. Maybe discovered or not, one thing for sure, they're yours..

2:13 AM  
Blogger j said...

you should paint more Jef, because your masterpieces are awesome!

8:31 AM  
Blogger jef said...

DAVE: Awww! Thanks man! Ok, I will take your word for it. I'm not going to bottle up whatever potential I have.

AURA: Thanks for droppin by. I appreciate it a lot.

SNGLGUY: Renault and Renoir, I believe, are one and the same person, correct me if I'm wrong. There's this art book I once have which uses Pierre Renault and Pierre Renoir at the same time. I don't know...what I do know is they are (both?) french impressionist who created great works of art in the early 1900.

RHO-ANNE: Thank you po. Sige, pagyayamanin ko pa it at naway mabigyan ako ng pagkakataong mag exhibit someday---at invited ka hehe!

JUNO: Thanks man and thanks for taking time to leave a note.

SIR VIC: You are too kind sir. I never thought of myself highly as other people thought of me but your encouragement cultivated a germ of potential that indeed, I can do more.

JAIRAM: Thanks po! and I will...in these daya :-)

9:28 AM  
Blogger atticus said...

jef, how much for the dancing people? it's so erotic.

9:43 AM  
Blogger jef said...

ATTICUS: When I drew that, I just don't have any concept of carnal pleasures yet hehe! I will give this for free hehe!

9:56 AM  
Blogger Rey said...

Hey, impostor, where's the real Jef around here??? hehehe.

Joking aside, man those are pretty good deal of watercolours there. The strokes were raw but it showed some really fascinating composition there. A thing that can only emanate from talent and not skill. Stroke application can be learned. composition is real talent. So you better be continuing this, man. Becasue i'm loving what I see here especially the "Madonna" with an impressionist style written all over it.
Continue it, for damn-bloody's sake. Just don't go cutting you ear(if you know what I mean).

11:08 AM  
Blogger rHo said...

promise, invited ako ha!!! hehehe...

12:49 PM  
Anonymous karol said...

i think you should really paint more. if its your passion, go for it. =D galing!!!

1:13 PM  
Blogger tin-tin said...

ang galing!!! sobra! sana magpaint ka pa. sayang kse

1:15 PM  
Blogger jef said...

REY: What can I say, man! A big thanks from the heart. Your input just add a little flicker of hope in my otherwise stamped out passion hehe!

RHO-ANNE: Sure, ikaw ang nasa unahan sa guest list ko!

KAROL: I think I should. I will be looking soon for a spot to acquaint my inspiration.

TIN-TIN: Thanks ha! Di naman ako magaling, kaw naman. Salamat uli.

1:41 PM  
Blogger _ice_ said...

Jef galing naman.. i love paintings.. u should give me one of your portraits.. hehehe

two thumbs up!

2:50 PM  
Blogger Alternati said...

Great art! I especially like Madonna. Reminiscent of Picasso.

You did the sfumato technique quite well in the deer painting. I too wanted to take up fine arts but ended up in a neighboring career, but I do paint in my spare time (rare occasions)

I believe the best art are created with minimal education from a university. So grab your brush and paint away! :)

5:28 PM  
Blogger Estupidormitorian Neil said...

Sabi nga sa isang panuntunan ng komunikasyon, "ang wikang hindi nagagamit ay wikang namamatay".

Paint more. Inasmuch as you love your craft better than your present career, you must not forget than a talent not preserved will soon be... well, fill-in the blanks.

You paint really good. Really like it. Kudos, bro!

10:16 PM  
Blogger Bearette24 said...

have you considered selling your art? i love the doe.

4:36 AM  
Blogger Ymir said...

pareho tayo. i also gave up something which i think could have made me happy and contented for the sake of money. pero eto ngayon, mahirap pa din ako. hahaha!

8:47 AM  
Blogger jef said...

ICE: Thanks bro!Kunin mo na yung isa hehe!


ALTERNATI: I appreciate you taking time to comment and I love your input. Thanks a million!


NEIL: Once again, coming from you, I feel like my older bro is giving me a piece of his thoughts. You are right, a talent uncultivated is a wasted one--sayang!


BEARETTE: Just thr two of us, the doe is my favorite hehe!


YMIR: It's a wasted effort if you conform on what other people deem important. I should have known that a loooong time ago!

9:14 AM  
Blogger Roxanne said...

I think you should auction off your art to your blogger friends. ;)

Very nice work indeed.

12:45 PM  
Blogger jef said...

ROX: Thanks so much. I'm going to think about it hehehe!

2:20 PM  
Blogger duke said...

ey those are good ones! have them framed or scanned or something. just don't destroy them. i liked the madonna and the dancing people. i've seen some picasso, renoir, matisse (tama ba ispelling?) dito sa museum, but i can't remember any of them. hahahaah. but what sticks to my mind are the van goghs (tama na naman ba ispeling ko?). kakaiba sila eh. di naman ako artist pero ang lalakas ng dating ng strokes nya (pero wala akong alam sa art). yun lang.

10:26 PM  

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