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Friday, February 08, 2008

The HIghlanders

"The HIghlanders"
Oil on canvas 36" X 36"


This is another commissioned work which is bound to go to Canada. It is one of the hardest pieces I've done so far for the simple reason that I could not decide the colors to use, I had to change colors as I went along. Since it was the owner who suggested the theme and color scheme, my main problem was how to make a scene of mountain people who are accustomed to living in a cold emvironment look good on a warm tone, ie., red. That was my patron's request, red! Very limiting and yet very challenging. I decided to go analogous on this one using tones related to redm and yes, a little blue hre and there. There's the finished product. Hope she likes it. Hope you like it, too.:-)

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25 Comments:

Blogger Mari said...

lovely, tito rolly!

we're still waiting for you to have your own exhibit.

4:39 AM  
Blogger failed misanthrope said...

Beautiful ... The woman appears to dance out of nowhere when the man began to play.

7:09 AM  
Blogger cathy said...

Ang galing titorolly. Bravo.

12:40 PM  
Blogger Panaderos said...

Very beautiful, Rolly.

Given the constraints you had to work with, it still came out fine. Congratulations!

6:07 PM  
Anonymous JMom said...

omg, as soon as I saw it, I had a feeling it was going to Canada :)

It's awesome, Rolly. I like the red tones I think it is more of a reflection on the people than the climate.

1:46 AM  
Blogger rolly said...

Mari Hirap akong makaipon ng painting pang exhibit Mari. Mukhang mag reretire muna ko ng trabaho before i can do that.

FN Nice take on the painting!

Cathyand Panaderos Thanks

JMom Yes, the warmth of the people instead of the climate. Good!

4:21 AM  
Blogger Dr. Emer said...

Ang swerte naman ni Betsy!

4:03 AM  
Blogger rolly said...

doc emer Sana magustuhan nya pagtanggap nya no? Thanks.

6:27 AM  
Anonymous bugsybee said...

Yehey! I know who this is going to. Ang swerte naman! Beautiful, beautiful. I am not an art expert but, considering the theme, I think you couldn't have chosen a better color scheme because those are exactly the colors I'd think of when I think about the highlands. :) Vibrant, throbbing, lively (and lovely) colors ... parang mga sayaw din nila doon which, among the ethnic dances, I love best.

So if I commission a work from you, Tito Rolly, alam ko na kung ano ang color scheme. Green! Siguro alam mo na rin kung ano ang theme at bakit green ang color scheme. :)

That day will come. I just have to save a little more.

7:07 PM  
Blogger bayi said...

This is a piece of astounding beauty! Congratulations, Rolly. Looks like you keep outdoing yourself!

9:51 PM  
Blogger BatJay said...

ang galing sir. probably one of the best you've done during the past three years. i love this piece.

siguro, mas maganda pa nga kung di mo pinaplano ang color schemes before hand.

9:00 AM  
Blogger ipanema said...

i love, love this. in fact all your work are beautiful. lucky owner. :)

happy valentine's day!

3:06 PM  
Anonymous ruth said...

ang ganda, tito rolly...

inggit ako... if i could only afford you, kaso dami naming expenses ngayon, eh... but soon, i hope. baka pag nagtagal, di na kita ma-reach talaga!

hm, if not an exhibit, how about an auction, tito rolly? kahit paisa-isa lang?

3:46 PM  
Blogger Babette said...

Ang ganda! Can you give me an idea on how much your painting is going for? Mag-iipon ako para sa isang painting. I'd like to have one hanging on the wall someday.
May I add you to my links?

11:28 PM  
Anonymous Pahn said...

that's a nice piece.. a nice stress reliever.. awesome :)

2:08 AM  
Blogger {illyria} said...

oh lordy, this is AMAZING.

4:58 PM  
Anonymous Dexter said...

it is perfect Rolly, it doesn't mater which country this painting will go. i am sure the owner will like this one.... don't be surprise to see me here, i am just surfing around and i find your nice place here.....

6:44 PM  
Blogger rolly said...

Guys, sorry for the delayed response. I have been very busy with work.

bugsy I am just here waiting. Just holler hehe

bayi Thanks man.

batjay I don't really plan the color scheme per se. It just happens as I go along.

ipanema Happy Valentine's day to you, too. Thanks.

babette Sure. It will be my pleasure to have your blog added to my link, too. Send me an email if you're serious about asking the price of my painting.

pahn Thanks for the visit and leaving a comment

illyria I'm glad you liked it.

dexter Thanks for the visit and the very encouraging words.

7:59 PM  
Blogger Babette said...

Rolly, I cannot find a link to your email. My mail is mdmochafrappe at yahoo.com. I love your paintings.

7:15 PM  
Anonymous siu said...

tito rolly, i really really love this work. haaay, one of these days, i'm gonna own one. :-)

8:53 AM  
Blogger Miki said...

i really like it, too. :)

daming fans, ah. ;p

10:54 AM  
Blogger rolly said...

siu andito lang ako. Just send me an email :-)

miki fans? no. These are friends and old acquaintances in cyberspace!

3:13 PM  
Blogger gilbert yap tan said...

Hi Rolly, long time. :) Your painting is simply breathtaking! tugma ang red na color scheme as requested.

Is it just me seeing the "dutch boy" at the upper right quadrant of the painting? Dutch boy cut kasi ang hair nito. What's weird is that it was the first thing I saw. :)

4:13 PM  
Blogger rolly said...

gilbert One thing for sure is there is indeed a man at that quadrant. How are you these days?

9:03 PM  
Blogger gilbert yap tan said...

Rolly, I'm busy running awaaaaay from my students with INCs. With the graduation at the end of this month, they only showed up this week to process their INCs!(finals ended March 14!) :)

9:27 PM  

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