Flower Paintings and Lovely Stationery

by - 19:24

Yay, my flower fairy painting's done! That's one of many down, haha.  I actually lost interest in it for a while, because I wasn't sure if it was turning out okay, but anyway, here it is (I apologize for the slight haze; my camera didn't take this photo so well):

So, about two-three weeks ago, I came across another treasure in Booksale: a pretty box full of pretty stationery! For its sheer prettiness, and its insanely cheap price (it was marked at only 120 pesos; about 10 dirhams or 3 US dollars), I just had to buy it. 

As an afterthought, I figured maybe it could inspire my art in some way, and it did, because I set to painting flowers as soon as I could. I realized that painting on paper allows for the vibrancy of the colors to show without the distraction of surface texture, which is normally the shortcoming of canvases. I can't blob color over color too much, though; the paper's much too thin for that. Anyway, this is what that flower painting looks like now:

It looks nowhere as pretty as the stationery, and I actually have no idea how this painting will turn out; I'm making up the composition as I go along (which isn't exactly the ideal way of painting for me, since I'm more calculated, but somehow this painting calls for spontaneity).
       On a side note, I just finished the worst hell week of my life; hopefully things won't be so hectic in the upcoming days, so I can just work on my art without any danger of anxiety attacks. Also, I'm looking into local university websites for a possible Master's Degree in Fine Arts... I just hope I'm qualified for one!

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  1. I really enjoy looking at your work. (It allows me to draw inspiration and develop the will I've always lacked.)

    (I just created my account so I can follow you properly. Sorry for the duplicate post)

  2. Sportscut, thank you so much for your comment, you have no idea how much it means to me! (I haven't deleted your comment, I'm just switching comment interfaces, it'll appear again soon) Take care!

  3. I think most MFA's require you to take BFA studio units. I have a friend who's a really good artist, graduated IT but she's not credible for an MFA in UP. They asked her to go through BFA parin. If you can study in the US, the School of Visual Arts NY offers MFA even to those without a BFA degree. As long as you ace your portfolio and other requirements you're good to go. Some schools in the US (like MICA and SAIC) also offer post-baccalaureate to those who wish to get an MFA. It's like a "stepping stone" degree to an MFA if you have no BFA units but the application is tougher kasi you need something like a short thesis proposal to get in.

    Lovely paintings, as always! :)

  4. Yeahh, it'll be like going through college all over again, and I thought I'd be done with that, haha!

    Anyway, I only checked out three of the local universities; UP, though I didn't get much info... UST is one that requires certain pre-requisite/ foundation courses for MFA (did you know they offer Major in Painting? Sooo cool!), but Ateneo doesn't seem as strict; although I'm still looking into it. As for abroad, it's always a possibility of course, but for the moment I'm not sure if I'm ready to go as far as the US... maybe some time in the future; for now, I have to concentrate on passing Western Lit. class, haha!

    Thanks so much, Val, can't wait to see other paintings of yours! :D

  5. Thank you so much for your comment, Sportscut, you have no idea how much it means to me! :D
    Take care! 

  6. I had made a link to your blog from my own. (I couldn't find any way to contact you) I'm really sorry bout its state. This is the first time I've made a blog. (I thought making my account and being logged in will allow my picture appearing properly as I comment in your blog.)

  7. I just found out how.

  8. Please delete my duplicate posts, I don't want to fill your page with too much clutter. Really appreciated.

  9. Hope you okay including your family. Storm Pedring really did a number in my area.