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Saturday, September 04, 2004

Maybe they do tell something about myself!

done sometime when the cost of a Marlboro was about .25 each. Size: 24" X 30" Oil on canvass. Posted by Hello

Since I can't think of an issue on education to blog about at this time and i do have some idle time, allow me to post some of my works done when I was in college. These two nude paintings were done live. Yup, a model sits for us for three hours while we draw and paint. Usually, the nude study was our exam for our painting subjects. I think we had six. Nope, we don't get turned on. As a matter of fact, my first time was kind of funny because it was I who was intimidated by the female model who was looking back at me. (Alam nyo naman, mahiyain ako)

torso study done in college. Size: 24" X 30". Oil on canvass Posted by Hello

We usually had female models. Except for the next one. He was our first and only male model. A female classmate who was "todong hinhin" was late for class that day and was surprised to find us biding our time, smoking outside the room when the class had already started. (Nope silly. We were taking our time because we believe the male model was easier for us than painting a female nude) When she asked us to enter the room with her, we told her to go ahead while we finish our smoke. She hurriedly entered the room only to emerge out again much faster, shocked to find out that the model was male. We really had a good laugh as we looked at her paled face.

And the story does not end there. Our models were given 15 minutes of posing time and 5 minutes of rest. During the break, this male model would wrap a very thin, short towel around his waist and go around the room. He also had the annoying habit of putting one foot on the braces of the stool, and since these were quite high, his "thingy" would peep much to our amusement. Guess who was his favorite stopping place. Yup, my female friend.

The last one is a much later work. Compared with the first two, I think you can see that I have mellowed a lot. No more of that reckless, bold, harsh, I-don't-give-a-damn attitude of a teen-ager who is set to conquer the world as seen through the brush strokes and the color harmony. Well, disillusionment happens only in one lifetime so, I guess that was understandable. Besides, i think there is still a part of me that longs for being uninhibited. Maybe that is the free spirit in me. Enjoy!

Size: 4' X 4', acrylic on canvass. Compare the treatment of color and brushstrokes of this later work with the first two. Posted by Hello

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Blogger BatJay said...

ang galing tito rolly. i love nudes. buti na feature mo. kung mayron pa eh ilabas mo pa at marami kang tagahanga.

mauuna na ko rito - HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY sa LUNES! i'm sure it's a aother milestone of a great life.

sabi nga na mga kapatid ko sa cebi: i will d-d-kit my monday blog to you. to you and most ispisyali to you! inom tayo sa end of the month pag uwi ko.

6:14 PM  
Blogger rolly said...

Bosing, buti naman at nagustuhan mo. Ang laki ng pagkakaiba no?Actually, parang mas gusto ko pa yung trabaho ko nung college kasi talagang uninhibited. Wala akong pakialam ke magustuhan ng titser o hindi. Basta gawa lang ako ng gawa. Libre model at ang tatay ko pa bumibili ng pintura non kaya okay lang kahit gano kakapal ang pintura. Ngayon tipid na. hehe Tapos, lahat ng painting ko, from imagination na lang.

actually, sa 7 pa ang birthday ko. Sa Tuesday yata yun. Thanks ha.

6:56 PM  
Blogger pepsi said...

wow sir advanced happy birthday na. i dont think i'll have the chance to greet you coz of the tests.

8:20 PM  
Blogger Jules said...

Wala ko masabi sa paintings mo tito rolly. Galing! Actually the first thing which comes to mind when I saw your third painting was, "Is this Manansala?" Galing. Very sellable if I should say so. I'm interested to know who were the artists influenced your art style.

p.s. Happy upcoming bday pala!! Kelan ang inuman? hahaha. =)

8:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ngayon ko lang nakita yung nude paintings, sana ako na lang kinuha mong model, mas sexy naman ako dun sa girl!! hehehehe!! pero true to life curly pinahanga mo ako ng konti dun sa nude paintings, kasi siguro ngayon ko lang nakita!!! hehehehe!! pero maganda, bakit di mo sinasama yun sa mga exhibits mo? hapi beerday :)!!!


4:01 AM  
Blogger rolly said...

Pepsi Thanks and good luck on your exams. Lang pasok Monday so make sure you study well.

Julsitos Thanks for the birthday greeting. Yes, my influences do include Manansala. BAsically, siya, Legaspi and lately, I'm fascinated by the works of Juvenal Sanso.

Jomix Masyado ng luma itong mga nudes na'to. Hmm, sige pag uwi mo, ikaw ang kukunin kong model. Kaya magpa-sexy ka na ng husto at mapili na ko ng model ngayon e hehehe

5:04 AM  
Blogger cathcath said...

i like the third painting. i must be gay, i like colors.

6:44 AM  
Blogger rolly said...

Cathy HAHAHAHA if the colors were any indication of gayness, then I must be gay... I painted it remember? Thanks for dropping by and commenting.

7:07 PM  
Blogger santi said...

Kami hanggang paghanga na lang talaga sa isang katulad mong maraming angking talino. To think na di mo pa hinangad na pagkakitaan ang mga di pangkaraniwang gawain mo at ang pagkakaalam ko puro ipinang-regalo mo lang lalo na sa asawa mo at yong iba ay sa mga kaibigan. Maligayang kaarawan nga pala at lalo ka pa sanang pagpalain.

7:53 PM  
Blogger ting-aling said...

Why do art classes always start with nude models. My cousin started doing sculptures and he had a nude model for a subject?

12:37 AM  
Blogger rolly said...

Santi hindi naman lahat ay naipang-regalo ko. Kailangan ko rin ng pera. hehehe. Salamat uli sa pagdalaw. Natutuwa ako't maraming nagkagusto sa trabaho ko.

Ting Aling Pinag-aaralan namin ang nude dahil kailangan makita namin sa tunay na porma ang pinag-aralan namin sa anatomy. Madali na lang kasing damitan. Kailangan makita muna namin ng hubad para makita yung effect ng light and shade, yung kurba ng katawan, yung mga bends... Atsaka, as far as I remember, hindi ito ang una naming lesson sa painting. Ang una ay still-life drawing. Yun munang hindi kumikilos. From there, we progressed to the human form. Hope this answered your question. :-)

7:42 AM  
Blogger BongK said...

kapitbahay, maligayang kaarawan!!!

(i hope this would be posted, i tried to comment at ur poem re your mother, and it took me four attempts, i just dont know kung na post nga comment ko don)

9:37 AM  
Blogger rolly said...

Bong Thanks for the greeting. Actually, bukas pa. Yeah, I saw your comment on my other blog. Thanks din.

9:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

tito rolly, ang ganda! lahat ba ng works mo nakadisplay sa house mo? parang may exhibit palagi sa inyo. galing talaga.

5:35 PM  
Blogger rolly said...

Mari hindi naman. Most of my works are in my mother's house in Marikina. Mas maraming space dun e. I have about 4 pieces in my house, though. MAlapit na kong magpinta na uli. Ipon muna ng gamit. I have to start all over again. Teaching has taken much of my time kasi. Thanks.

9:14 PM  
Blogger Kat said...

the other day, i was walking and realized what your paintings reminded me of: 1) georges braque (one of my favorite artists) and 2) my uncle dan's paintings when he was younger (he stopped painting after he got married).

all 3 of you are excellent artists. makes me want to go to the local art store and paint away!

10:52 PM  
Blogger bayibhyap said...

I think I never became an artist because I never had the chance to paint nudes. :-) All I was asked to do was to paint boring still life.

Hey, great paintings, rolly. What a treasure trove you have with you.

11:28 PM  
Blogger Rache said...

i really don't know how some people can pose nude. you gotta hand it to them, people watching you when you're buttnaked isn't exactly the most pleasant thing in the world.

2:18 AM  
Blogger ting-aling said...

Mahappy birthday na nga kita Tito Rolly. Kung nandito ka lang sana, ibi-bake kita ng blueberry cheesecake :-)

8:13 AM  
Blogger SunKing said...

7 Sept 2004

Happy Birthday! God bless!

8:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tito Rolly, wala akong masabi! your paintings are amazing and it's fascinating to see before and after styles :) happy birthday, pala! hope you had a great time :)


10:02 AM  
Blogger Dr. Emer said...

Belated Happy Bday, Tito Rolly! me pasalubong akong tikoy sayo! Hehehe. =)

Mas gusto ko yung nude paintings kesa dun sa kaleidoscopic cubism mo, Tito Rolly, although alam kong mas mahirap gawin yun. Me angst kasi yung nude renderings mo, kaya mas maganda. Mukhang elder na yung una mong female model ano. Mababa ba ang grade pag hindi realistic ang depiction mo? yun bang tipong you upgraded it to something better?

10:23 AM  
Blogger rolly said...

Kat You're right. It has a little resemblnce with Braque's and Picasso's. Yeah, why not start painting now? I know you have the talent. Anybody who can play the guitar can paint as well.

Bayi still-life is great, too. Give them the character and they grow. ;-)

Rache Our models were professionals. As a matter of fact, I was the one who got intimidated the first time I saw the nude model looking back at me. ;-)

TingAling Thank you. Tatandaan ko yan. malay natin, makabalik uli ako sa Canada. Ang lapit lang yata ng Vancouver sa Richmond. hehe

Sunking Thank you. HAnggang ngayon, di pa rin kita kilala, hehe.

Doc Emer Sarap ng tikoy!!!! Galing mo uli. Tama, me feeling of angst yung dalawang nude. Actually, rebelde pa ko nang mga panahon na yun. Atsaka wala akong ginawa kundi tumingin sa mga ganong painting tulad ng kina Van Gogh, Cezanne, Kirchner, etc... Thanks for the greetings. Actually, eksakto ka lang dahil ngayon ang birthday ko. hehehe

10:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

happy bday tito rolly!

11:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hapi beerday!
kung balak mong mag abroad, meron akong kilalang travel agent.

11:46 AM  
Blogger Sassy Lawyer said...

Belated happy birthday, Tito Rolly! Bumaha ba ang beer?

'Di ko na mahanap 'yung fish watercolor ko, puto bumbong na lang ang nahanap ko. :(

12:03 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

Hi Tito Rolly! Sumaglit lang sandali para batiin kayo. Happy birthday ho!!! All the best... :)

2:18 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

Sumaglit lang po sandali para bumati ng happy berdey sa isa sa mga pinakamabait na taong nakilala namin ni fafa Jay sa internet.

All the best Tito Rolly!

6:02 PM  
Blogger Apol said...

galing ako sa blog ng reyna ng mga pusa. ang ganda ng obra nya na alay para sa inyo! hapi beerday po!

8:49 PM  
Blogger Rache said...

happy birthday tito rolly! :)

9:14 PM  
Blogger BatJay said...

11:30 PM uy pwede pang bumati... hehehe. happy birthday tito rolly. sana ay masaya ang araw mo with your family and friends.

gimmick na lang tayo pag uwi ko ng end of the month.

11:29 PM  
Blogger rolly said...

Mik I realized I missed out responding to your comment. yes, I had a great time last night. Thank you.

MariThanks for the greetings.

Polo Wala pa kong pera but I will remember your offer when the time comes. Medyo me kasamang wishful thinking yun :-)

Sassy Lawyer Di bale, parehong nakakain yan. Sarap. hehehe

7:52 AM  
Blogger Kat said...


7:55 AM  
Blogger rolly said...

jet uy, dinalawa pa greeting hehe.
Thank you. Thank you. LOL!

Apol Oo nga. I'm impressed. Kahit na ano yatang occasion o situation, meron siyang collection ano? Thank you.

Rache Thanks for the greetings.

Batjay Thank you ulit ha.

8:00 AM  
Blogger celia kusinera said...

Ay talagang hanga na ako sa yo tito rolly. Galing ng paintings mo. Belated Happy Birthday !! May you have many many more happy years to come!

8:32 PM  
Blogger G. said...

Nice paintings. Found your site through my friend, Kat's, blog site. Hope to see more of your work online!

2:46 AM  
Blogger TinTin said...

(aka pinayhekmi)

Thanks again for sharing these. I had to look at them furtively at work and do Ctrl+Tab to other windows...hehehee....

12:49 AM  
Blogger rolly said...

Celia Thanks for the greetings. Buti naman at nagustuhan mo mga gawa ko. Maybe I'll start doing some more.

G Welcome to my blog. I'll try posting some more when after I finish one.

TinTin Wise! That's what I also do at work. Just in case my boss takes a peak at what I had been doing, I immediately close the blog window. hehe

2:26 PM  
Blogger rmacapobre said...

i love your art. its visceral somehow ..

4:08 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

I only had time to look at your paintings more carefully now. Ang galing-galing Tito Rolly!

5:49 PM  
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Maraming salamat po.


4:46 AM  
Blogger sophie's fair said...

hi there! no, there certainly was no inhibitions on the first two, they were done very intrepidly while the later painting was done with much care, as if the brush was lovingly caressing the canvas. your strokes are highly admired!

2:54 PM  

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