Saturday, May 31, 2014

Nude On The Bed: A First Love Is An Ember That Sits Right In Your Heart




During my college days I used to paint a lot and this is one of the few paintings in soft pastel that I have done entitled “Nude On The Bed”. I’ve always used watercolour as my primary medium and I’ve always painted nude figures... naturally because the female form has the most graceful lines. 

I didn’t pursue my interest in painting because it was not allowed by my father, saying that a medical career is a more lucrative one (this is really a classic story) and I was a good girl, too. I did as what my father told me, I finished my studies but I realized that my undying love for creating and the arts can never be forgotten, it can only be set aside. 

Now I have a career that is totally unlike to that which I studied at school, because a first love is an ember that sits right in your heart...


18 comments:

  1. This is such a calm and serene art work. Very contemplative :D

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    1. Your right, Jing even the pose of the figure is a contemplative one :)

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  2. Loving the title of this article. I hope you're painting again. That painting looks really beautiful. There's a certain solemnity to it.

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    1. I hope that I will find the courage & the strength to paint again, it has been a while since the last time I did. I am concentrating on footwear designing now, maybe in a few more years I might find myself holding a paintbrush again.

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    1. Thanks, I made this 20 years ago :D

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  4. I'm experiencing some sort of deja vu here. I've read this and commented on this recently, even before you posted it on Pinoy Bloggers. I thought my comment got posted.

    I agree with you: you can't put art aside and it will always find a way to come out. Being a Fine Arts graduate (not working in the art field, though) who used to be an in-between artist for TOEI Animation and an illustrator for textbooks (that weren't racist, by the way), I feel you. I still doodle on my notebooks during meetings. My advice is you give in to your muse when an inspiration strikes. Also, don't forget to share. More power to you!

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    1. Sorry about the deja vu part. It's funny how life turns out far from what you first planned out. But you are lucky too because you got educated in the field of your interest. It is also nice to know that not only I doodle whenever, wherever.

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  5. This painting is lovely. Reminds me of myself when I feel like crying

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  6. Wow! This is so awesome. Well, you can pursue it now, you are very talented and artistic. not to mention your fabulous shoe creations! :) Gab - www.taragumala.blogspot.com

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  7. This is so cool! You're talent is exceptional. :D

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  8. Mahusay ang work mo :) do what you do best with all your heart and success is inevetible.

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