Saturday, January 5, 2008

The Bride ... 3rd stop of studio tour



The Artist's Statement:

"The color photo of a bride can be striking indeed, however for someone who might like to make that "extra" impression, not to mention begetting a new family heirloom, a museum-quality oil portrait over the sofa or mantlepiece will transport the viewer not only to the wedding, but into an art gallery itself."

It is the precept of the artist that a bride should be a "masterpiece" ... enough so that someone not even knowing the bride would delight in owning the painting. After all, would you turn down an original portrait of Rembrandt's wife Saskia if you had a chance to own it?

Photos tend to be more readily put away but a magnificient oil portrait still gracing the wall itself, can be pointed to a hundred or more years later and be said of, "That was my great-grandmother when she was married!"

24 comments:

Mari said...

How true! An original oil painting is a treasure; it doesn't deteriorate over the years; and it becomes an heirloom handed down from generation to generation. This is a masterpiece, Nance. Your in-house painter is truly an artist...a master.

Thanks for sharing this wonderful piece of art.

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

hi nance,

thank you very much for sharing-inviting me here.

wow ang ganda, ganda ng mga arts nyo....can´t express my feeling, parang nanonood ako sa museum or atelier or gallery.

lahat tinitingnan n reading all what you write sa post mo.

ang ganda talaga..........super

sad to say, I can´t paint-draw...i try it already, but this is not my lines....

hanggang tingin at appreciate na lang ako....hindi ko naman kaya bilihin.

pero maligaya na ako, only watching it and my eyes mabusog ako at contento na ako.

thanks for sharing all.

Norm said...

I love it! sana ako yang babae dyan, hehehe salamat sa vote mo sa akin Nance ha...bukas vote mo rin ako

Norm said...

Hi! na add ko na 2 sites mo sa blog ko then if you have the chance add me too. thanks ha

Nance said...

thanks, mari! i just wish na simulan na nya yong painting daw nya ako, lol he has the canvas primed and everything pero may katam. :)
he did do a pencil drawing of me, when i was in my 20's.

Nance said...

vk,
kanya kanya daw tayo ng talent, am sure na your nice personality and a good heart are a blessings. you seems like an easy to please person and i admire that.

it's my pleasure to share, glad you enjoyed them.

Nance said...

norm,
ako din, ganda ng bata 'no? actually that was her prom dress, but hubby called it the Bride... just to get some attention, i guess.

added na kita sa unang blog ko, pero i will add yours here too.

don't worry, i will vote for you and Carlota daily ... good luck to both!

Pepe said...

This is fantastic Nance....! I like the way the fabric flow over her skin, it seems to have a natural weight texture in it that is softly pressing against her body.... Ang ganda talaga Nance, thanks for sharing.... =D

Nance said...

Thanks, pepe, i like your description of the fabric ... an artist's obervation. i just visited your museum too and you have a lot going on there. they are all nicely done!

Take care!

Norm said...

vote for me again plzzzz here http://salaswildthoughts.blogspot.com thanks for all your votes daily...

Nance said...

thanks for the reminder, norm ... i'll go vote for you right now.

palma tayona said...

thank you for visiting my blog. :-)

i enjoyed the images here - classic way to capture figures on canvas.

i remember an old professor of mine - carlos valino. he was schooled in the old style of painting and it was a wonder to watch him capture real-life people. he has a huge painting of his hanging in the main hall of the main library in u.p. and it never fails to awe me when i see it. one can feel the grit and power of war done in a classic form.

the painting here is very sensual and beautiful, and thank you for sharing it.

cheers!

Nance said...

hi palma -
i'm glad to hear that you like what you see here ... coming from you, that's quite a compliment! your works are of high quality indeed.

your professor must have been an excellent artist! to evoke that kind of feeling to a viewer, is a sign of success.

thanks for your visit and please come again!

Norm said...

nance! vote me again daily here http://salaswildthoughts.blogspot.com

Nance said...

sure will, norm ... i'll go vote right now. congrats on being nominated again!

Nini said...

wow, simply awesome.

work on him to finish his ultimate master piece - YOU. I can't wait to see it too.

thanks so much, nance. i wonder what wonder i will see next.

sorry, my comment is late. my pumpkins took their aunt's 2 wk vacation away. kayod again he he

nini

Nance said...

nini, no problem ... i know you were busy with your pumpkins.

i think he's going to start painting again. he was preparing his canvases yesterday. it would be nice if he will paint one of his family. :)

kneeko said...

well... ano pa bang masasabi ko kundi 'ang galing ng hubby mo'...

iba talaga pag sariling gawa...

ako buy lang ng canvas na ready to paint na.. fredrix brand... tamad akong mag assemble hahaha

Norm said...

hello Nance! visit you here to say thank you for voting me take care

Pepe said...

How's your weekend Nance....? Take care....! =D

Nance said...

am enjoying it, pepe. I shouldn't have started reading a book, though i love it, sometimes nothing is done around the house. I had a regular check up appt. last fri. and thought of bringing a book to read while waiting ... now it's hard to put it down. oh well, chores around the house can wait :)

mevsy said...

I like this painting. It's a classic painting of youth; a youth in it's prime...very sensual. Di ba? He he he he

Nance said...

kneeko,
that's me too, i do it the easy way. but not hubby though, he is from old the school.

Norm,
you're welcome. just remind me each time you're nominated.

mevsy,
welcome to my blog! yeah, she's young, 18 at that time when this painting was painted. ahhh, the beauty of youth! lol

Anonymous said...

hi palma, pwede ba i-describe mo yung mga paintings ng prof mo na si Carlos Valino? Especially yung nasa library ng UP. Intrigued lang kami sa galing niya, according to your description. Thanks!

Art Lover