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Sunday, November 13, 2005

Taking the Bait

20' X 30" oil - taking the bait Posted by Picasa


As I promised my commenters in my previous post, here is the product of my ten-day vacation. This painting was commissioned by a friend who is bound to come home this December. I just hope she gets to like it. It's a painting of a fisherman being helped by four other peoople as the swordfish he caught is quite heavy. How do you like the colors? Do you see all the people in it? Please click on the picture to make it bigger.

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40 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW O__O

ganda po nung colors! vibrant and happy. the mood is very happy and pleasant :)

ten days lang!?!? ang galing nyo po! x) I wish I can do something like that one day :)

*claps*


~eri

10:03 PM  
Blogger joffin said...

hello sir rolly!

medyo LOA ako sa blogging world lately. and i am actually suppsed to be doing my report on banned books but i couldn't resist commenting on your amazing work. ang galing!!!
wow, hanep tito rolly. ang galing nyo talaga. i'm sure magugustuhan ito ng kaibigan ninyo. makes me wonder, maaford ko kaya ang painting ninyo? tee-hee.
btw tito rolly, uuwi kami ni P sa July next year. sana magkita tayo ha?

2:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ang ganda ng gawa ninyo! Anyway, first time ko po dito sa blogsite niyo Sir. Napadpad ako sa kahahanap ko ng translation ng mi ultimo adios.

4:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Babalik at babalikan ko po tong web ninyo. Magtuturo ako ng rizal nitong bagong semester. wish me luck. Never taken Rizal back in college.


*ash

4:04 AM  
Blogger rolly said...

eri Nagustuhan mo? Thank you.

joffin Hey, long time no see ang beauty mo sa blogginig world ha. Banned books? Hmm interesting. On what grounds were these books banned? Kayang-kaya mong i-afford yan. Dollars ang pera mo e. hehe

So, kelan tayo magkikita-kita? Saya nyan.

Anonymous (Ash) Welcome to my site. sige, balik lang ng balik.

Pumunta ka sa Fort Santiago, ang ultimo adios ay isinalin sa hindi lang 5 lengguwahe.

11:08 AM  
Blogger cathcath said...

Beautiful titorolly. You know how to play with colors and shapes.

11:19 AM  
Blogger auee said...

wow tito rolly (maki-tito na ko ha?) VERY impressive... ang galing... I'm always in awe of painters. One of these days, maybe when I retire, I promise to indulge myself in artistic endeavours -- lit, photography & painting tops the list!

Siguro dapat I retire rich 'no? hehe

Seriously, I loved the colours. (At quick glance I can only see the 2 helpers)

You're really very talented.

8:26 PM  
Blogger rolly said...

Cat Thanks a lot. That's very encouraging.

auee HI, Ika nga ni Batjay ay ang pangalang walang consonant. Buti naman at napasyal ka dito. Why wait for retirement to do the things you want to do? Start it now and by the time you retire, hindi lang magaling ka na, baka sikat ka na and all you have to do is create and create. Writing your own blog is a good start.

Yes, the two helpers are quite conspicuous while the other two is not. If you study the picture more, you'll discover that there's also another outline of a fish. :-)

8:45 PM  
Anonymous j said...

ang ganda!

dibdiban ang kombinasyon ng mga kulay.mahusay.

blog hop

6:37 AM  
Blogger TinTin said...

Wooooooooowwwwww!!!!!

You are super talented Tito Rols! This is stunning. Yes, I can see the people. I love the colors and the theme.

8:03 AM  
Blogger Kat said...

Gorgeous!! Stunning!! I think I've mentioned before that your paintings remind me of Braque (who I dig!). This one is reminscent of Braque, but definitely has your own colorful, vivid flavor! Can I commission you too??

5:57 AM  
Blogger rolly said...

J Haba ng pangalan mo. hehe
Thanks for the compliment.

Tintin Great! Do you also see the hidden figure of a fish? I'm glad you liked it.

Kat Ah George Braque! Who wouldn't know him? He's one of the proponents of cubism. To be compared to him is a compliment. Actually, I call my work transparent cubism. Of course you can commission me, too. When are you coming over?

10:36 AM  
Blogger eruannie said...

OMG! tito rolly, i didn't expect you'd be this GOOD! honest! wow...speechless ako!

(loooooong silence follows...)

mag stage ka na ng exhibit. or, blog your works tapos sell them! LOL!

11:02 AM  
Blogger Tanggero said...

galing ng cubism mo Ser Rolly and I admire your style. nakakapagtaka na di ka nag full time painter.

12:02 PM  
Blogger rolly said...

eruanniem NAgustuhan mo? I am planning to collect works to stage a solo exhibit. I've had a few but these were all in a group show with former classmates of mine. Who knows, I might be able to pull it through. If that happens, punta ka ha.

tanggero long time no see my friend. Di ako nakapag-full time. Natakot akong baka hindi ako makabenta e mag-aasawa na ko. Kaya ayun, bagsak sa teaching. I don't regret it, though. Masarap sa academe. Parang di ka tumatanda. hehe

12:40 PM  
Anonymous bugsybee said...

Wow, Tito Rolly, ang galiiiing! I like the colors too and yes I saw the four figures even before I read your text. Green is my favorite color. I don't know why but I am drawn to paintings that show people working. :)

2:35 PM  
Blogger Dr. Emer said...

Speechless ako, Tito Rolly. A true artist produces a magnificent opus effortlessly. Ikaw yun, Tito. Galing!!!

4:18 PM  
Blogger Luchie said...

Good morning Rolly!
Your work is excellent!

8:03 AM  
Blogger sharima said...

I am not an artist nor do I pretend to be one, but I know good art when I see one. ang ganda ng play of colors... napaka attractive. Sana I could hang something like that sa bahay ko one of these days.

4:41 PM  
Anonymous bayi said...

Wow! I expected it to be good but this really exceeds my expectations! The colors? I love the juxtaposition of all the vibrant colors. Makes the painting so full of energy.

9:28 AM  
Blogger rolly said...

bugsybee thanks. you have a good eye. Green is also the favorite color of the whole family. I wonder why?

Doc Emer That is one big compliment. And coming from someone with impeccable taste, that is very flattering.

Luchie Does that mean I pass the exam, ma'am? Thanks.

sharina So why don't you? You can either purchase one from the galleries or make one yourself.

Is this your first time here? Welcome to my blog. Thanks for coming.

Bayi Thanks for coming back. Hopefully, I could paint some more and share it with you>

9:10 PM  
Blogger bing said...

very nice... the subtlety it speaks. hats off!

11:21 AM  
Blogger BatJay said...

ayos bossing - ayusin na natin ang susunod mo pang mga gagawin para pwede nang mag exhibit.

2:54 PM  
Blogger Toni said...

Tito Rolly! Ang galing!!! Wow, ang galing galing niyo naman!!!

7:18 PM  
Blogger joyce said...

hi sir!
sobrang inspired ka siguro nung ginawa mo ito no? the scene is very dramatic! yes, i can see the fishermen...it looks like a big catch they have there! times like these, we have to think of bountiful blessings despite of the difficulties we face as a nation...BOW ako diyan!

10:15 AM  
Blogger marvin said...

That is magnificent Tito Rolly! Mag leave of absence ka na sa pagtturo para makapinta ka pa. Tapos kung sikat ka na, mag-resign ka at magpinta ka na lang.

9:43 PM  
Blogger rolly said...

bing Thanks.

Batjay Sana nga ganon kadaling mag-ipon. Mahirap pag may trabaho e.

Toni Thanks din.

joyce It's a swordfish that they caught. Malaki kaya kailangan ng tulong nung nakahuli.

marvin Pag siguro nakatapos na yung bunso ko ng pag-aaral, mag-re-resign na ko para magpinta. Practice muna ngayon, kung baga. hehe

8:20 AM  
Blogger Jet said...

Yes Tito Rolly, I think the title pertains to more than just the fish being caught. Take the bait, 19 more to go. *wink* :)

6:15 PM  
Anonymous Morisot said...

Awesomeness. Great composition like how all the colors went together. Don't like working on oils that much coz I find it too "smooth", I love my acrylics.

But its good I like it alot. Good job.

8:28 PM  
Blogger sophie's fair said...

hi rolly, happy thanksgiving to u and yours :) u are truly amazing, the colours harmonize and blend really well, i'm awed! cheers to u!

1:55 AM  
Blogger rolly said...

Jet Hmm, you found some other meaning, that's nice. Thnaks.

morisot MAgkaiba pala tayo. I find more texture with oil. Maybe it's in how we use the medium. Thanks

Sophie hope you had a very good thanksgiving. Nice big turkey and sweet cranberry sauce, pie, brusselsprouts, the whole works coupled with good wine and great company. Thanks for the kind words on my painting.

8:32 PM  
Blogger mari said...

tito rolly, ang ganda! dapat mag-exhibit ka na. yur works are impressive!

5:52 PM  
Blogger Naomi said...

i'm into painting too.. and i just love it. Pwede akin na lang po yan? hahahaah!!!! merry xmas tito roly!

2:44 AM  
Blogger rolly said...

mari MAhirap mag-ipon para sa isang exhibit e. Hopefully, when the time comes, poeple would be impressed too and buy my paintings, hehehe

naomi Thanks. Patingin din ng mga gawa mo. Unfortunately, this is a commissioned work. Iba na may-ari nito.

10:01 AM  
Blogger basangpanaginip said...

Ang lupet.

I agree with Kat, may pagka-Braque nga. Pero not totally, kasi hindi siya pure cubism per se.

Kumbaga may touch pa rin ng pagka-pinoy - for example tignan mo iyong composition, iyung pinoy woodcut, fiesta mosaic overlay, at siyempre pa ang hardworking scorchness ng mga mangingisda, atbp.

Sana may kasunod pa, galing eh. By the way ni link kita Tito Rolly.

5:33 PM  
Blogger rolly said...

Basang panaginip Thank you for the visit and your generous comment. Sige lang, link ka lang. I'll link you, too. Kaya lang wala pa kong time magkalikot ng template ngayon. Balik ka lang dito ha.

Anyway, I can see the comparison to Braque as there seems to be some hint of cubism. Mas malaki ang influence sakin ni Legaspi, though. Sa kanya naka pattern yung mga torso.

7:23 PM  
Blogger tomas de aquino said...

musika sa aking mga mata ang obra maestrang ito!

--- tomas de aquino

10:06 PM  
Blogger rolly said...

Tomas de Aquino And that comment brings music to my ears, ay eyes pala kasi nabasa ko. hehe

Thanks you.

10:20 PM  
Blogger kiwipinay said...

animo'y likha ng isang beteranong pintor!

huli man ako sa pag-puri, nguni't di iyon magiging dahilan upang ipaalam ko rin sa iyo na napakaganda ng iyong nilikha! ang galeng, kuya rolly!

12:54 AM  
Blogger rolly said...

Kiwi Thank you very much.

7:22 AM  

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