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Eruptive Past Revisited
Vicente Collado Jr.
Tue 22nd September 2015


Many scenic spots of the Philippines are often the favorite subjects of painters. When I was beginning to paint, I had the same fascination for them. Among my early landscape paintings were water-color depictions of Mayon and Taal volcanos copied faithfully from some postcards and pictures.
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That was a long time ago. Now, having added more tools to my creative arsenal, I feel the urge to redo them in a bigger scale, with oil as medium and more in accordance with the principles of a good composition.
Still Life with a White Vase and Flowers
Vicente Collado Jr.
Wed 24th December 2014


Our repatriation to the Philippines a couple of years ago had one big casualty - my painting momentum. It was simply difficult to keep my creative enthusiasm rolling while in the midst of hunting for a temporary home, of building a house hurriedly, and of relocating in between. Forget  that I had no idea in which box my painting equipments were packed.

Now that we are finally settled, starting all over again should be as easy as turning on a switch. Unfortunately, I underestimated how inertia of rest could keep one motionless unless pushed by an outside force. After a considerable time of artistic inactivity, I decided the external nudge needed to break the inertia should be an easy project that required little effort but produced immediate results. A makeover, that is. What else could it be? One more of them, I guess, and hopefully the last.
MoreStill Life with a Conch Shell Cup
Vicente Collado Jr.

Deciding what to paint is not always an easy task. This is true even when one already has a specific...
MoreStill Life with Shells and Fruits
Vicente Collado Jr.

This still life was painted in 2003 when painting was for me more enthusiasm than expertise. It was quite acceptable...
MoreStill Life with Copper Trinkets
Vicente Collado Jr.

Painting metallic objects used to be one big mystery for me especially during my early years. Though pigments such as...
MoreStill Life with Silverware
Vicente Collado Jr.

Experienced painters are often confronted with the problem of what to do with their early works whose originally unnoticed flaws...
MoreStill Life with a Crab
Vicente Collado Jr.

Sometimes, ideas for a painting come from unexpected places. I was browsing once through the Facebook album of my cousin-in-law...
MoreStudying Amorsolo - Under the Mango Tree
Vicente Collado Jr.

Art books often advice beginners to copy the works of the masters as a way to improve their painting skill....
MoreStill Life with a Pineapple and Other Fruits
Vicente Collado Jr.

This was the first time I painted from life. Sort of, that is.

My still life paintings had always been...
MoreThe Village
Vicente Collado Jr.

I've painted several bahay kubos before but never one big enough to hang in our living room. To revive my...

    Art Creations

    Welcome!

    Many believe formal training is a prerequisite to quality in painting. Not a few will agree with me one can do as well without.

    Painting started as and still is a hobby for me. Curiosity was the driving force; books were my tools; and learning by copying the masters was my method. I soon discovered painting requires no special skill at all. Anyone can paint and learning how to could even be fun.

    Give it a try!

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    MoreArt Creations
    Vicente Collado Jr.

    Welcome!

    Many believe formal training is a prerequisite to quality in painting. Not a few will agree with me one can...
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