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August 2, 2009

Paleta de Sangre (Palette of Blood)

As a social realist painter, I was swiftly ushered to the dramatic use of the contrast of light and shadow (chiarascurro) which was influenced by the old masters like Rembrandt, Caravaggio and our own Luna and Hidalgo. There is a subtle play of the darkest dark and the brightest bright, I guide myself with questions like “Where is the light coming from?” or “Is it a light or cool light?” It is in identifying the light source that the figures are illumited and the artist achieves ‘realism’. I want to give the feeling that if you cut the canvas with the blade it would bleed. I view my obras as ‘real’ not because of the technique but because of the reality happening in our society. “Where is my own light coming from?” “What gives me direction in spite of darkness?” “What makes me paint?” It struck me that Jesus had been painting my own portrait on the canvas of my soul, not using paint but the palette of His blood. Throught the field of art, He was introducing Himself to me. It was as if he was tryong to tell me who He really is. “Saan nagmumula ang sinag?”

Joey Velasco

10 Comments leave one →
  1. dencios permalink
    August 2, 2009 5:47 am


    may kalaban na sina kikay at ikay sa pag-base ah! hehehe!

  2. dencios permalink
    August 2, 2009 5:49 am

    nahahawa na ako sa mga base-base na yan. hehe

    “Saan nagmumula ang sinag?”

    tingin ko sa PUSO yan. e hindi ba nasa puso naman talaga natin ang temple ni God?


    hmmmm… you got it right, dencio!

    happy august!

  3. IKAY permalink
    August 2, 2009 7:57 am

    hmmm..mukang may matinding kaagaw na kami sa base ha!???nyahaha

    hahaha! oo nga, ikay! 2nd placer ka na lang ngayon. hehehe!

  4. August 2, 2009 11:52 am

    Kay Kristo mismo nagmumula ang sinag, na nagbibigay ng inspirasyon sa pintor para siya ay makalikha ng mga obrang maka-langit😉

    Christ in one’s heart🙂

  5. August 2, 2009 1:27 pm

    Amen ito, amen!


  6. August 2, 2009 3:37 pm

    Sa puso nga nanggagaling. ang galinnggg… nice work of art! thanks for sharing Ms. Winkie🙂

    you’re welcome, mon!

  7. August 3, 2009 7:30 am

    this is what i want kung gumagawa ako ng mga kabulastugang graphic

    huh? you want Christ pag gumagawa ka ng kabulastugang graphics? sorry ha, di ko nagetz😛

  8. August 3, 2009 7:33 am

    bumili ako ng book niya…

    wow, talaga fr. fiel? ako puro calendars lang🙂

  9. August 3, 2009 5:38 pm

    parang gusto ko yung picture na yan.
    kasi sinasabi diyan na Christ sees us as who we are, and what we made of ourselves, hindi tayo yung tao na pinilit niya maging tayo.


    naintindihan mo ba? hindi ko ma express ng maayos yung nasa isip ko e. sorry.

    ok naman, i get what you want to say. and i share the same thought.

  10. August 4, 2009 4:33 pm

    Kung bibili man ako ng painting, painting ni Joey ang bilhin ko.

    Pareng Joey kung mabisita mo man itong blog ni Winkie dahil sa kanya natagpuan ko ang website mo.

    At dahil sa YouTube mo at pag share mo behind the story of “Sa Kambas ng Lipunan” medyo personal ang dating ng iyong mga paintings sa akin.


    for sale yang mga paintings nya. i just don’t know how much though.

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