A Man’s Bestfriend

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This is my story about HOME!

Meet Lexie, she is our first pet back home in Davao City, Philippines. Sadly, when we moved here to the United States in July 2015 [because my wife got her working visa as a Physical Therapist], we were not able to bring her with us. She is such a loving and sweet little dog and we treat Lexie as part of our family. Applying for dog’s papers like passport, visa and certifications would take a lot of time and it is also expensive in our home country, hence with a heavy heart, we decided to just leave her to one of our trusted friends, who is also a dog lover, to take care our pet Lexie while we are away and fulfilling our American Dream. This is a challenging decision but we need to sacrifice something to grab a new opportunity because my wife wanted to fulfill her profession and passion as a Physical Therapist here in the United States, as this profession is of high demand and they are well compensated here, unlike in our home country [Philippines].

True to what they say, a Dog is “A Man’s Best Friend.” Aside from being an adorable and sweet dog, Lexie would always wait in our front door whenever she hears my car coming and she would wiggle her tail and show excitement whenever I arrive home from work. Having her at the front door doing a welcome gesture was such a great feeling and it brings so much joy. The stress from work slowly faded and a feeling of gladness and love was felt. She is indeed “A Man’ Best Friend.” In fact, I can relate to the 2009 movie entitled “Hachi: A Dog’s Tale.” I am sure a lot of people are familiar about this hit movie. When I watched it with my wife and daughter via Netflix, we all cried together and a feeling of loneliness were felt. At that very moment, we have a yearning of hugging our Lexie.

My daughter was only 8 years old when we left the Philippines. She was so emotional when we bid our farewell to Lexie and almost everyday she would mention Lexie and wish that someday we would reunite with our beloved pet. My daughter loves Lexie so much and Lexie is her playmate when she gets home from school. Time flies, my daughter is now 10 years old and basically we have been longing for Lexie’s presence for 2 years already.

A Home for me is not just a physical place, but of emotional state, it is not limited to humans, but also for animals especially to your beloved pets. Our home here in the United States will only be complete once we have Lexie with us; she is an integral part of our family. With her in our home, we can totally call it a “Home Sweet Home.” The only question is: When will be the right time that our beloved pet Lexie will complete our HOME again?

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Who is Rolly G. by Martins Jacob of Fauvism Art

Rolly G is a self-taught artist whose work embodies a personality of its own. Combining his canvas paintings with digital art Rolly G’s use of colour and technology has shown to be incredibly tasteful. With every new piece created is a new message he wants to share.

Rolly G is very conscious about trying to get an emotion or idea across to his audience. Rolly G expressed how he felt about his creations by stating, “I believe that art is not what you see, but what you make others see. In art, imagination is your limit and  every day is a canvas waiting to be painted.”

 

Below are two pieces created over the past year along with a brief description of the inspiration and the message of the works.

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Painting 1: Colores de la Vida (16” x 20” canvas – Fluid Abstract) – Sept.24, 2017

The title of this piece is Colores de la Vida which literally means, “The Colours of life”. In life, we may have different races, religion and ethnicity but we are all one in the eyes of our Almighty God. When we combine all the colours together as we unite all the people around the world, we are a masterpiece.

I’ve been seeing some artists doing fluid art, I got inspired to try and make my own version. I added some vibrant colours to make it more attractive and to showcase how different colours blends with each other to create an “Ocean of Colour” effect.

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Painting 2: Girl in the Rain (16” x 20”) – May 12, 2017

Rain is always associated with tears, struggles or challenges. In this painting, she uses an umbrella to protect herself from getting wet. The millennial girls are now more empowered and strong that no matter what challenges or struggles they encounter, they rise up and combat these trials and obstacles in life. This painting shows positivity (see the vibrant background colours) and this is a celebration of women’s empowerment across the globe.

For this particular painting, I would like to give full credit to “The Art Sherpa” as I was inspired by her concept about this “Girl In The Rain” so I decided to make my own version.

 

 

We were able to get a really quick yet informative Q&A with Rolly G:

 

Q: Who are you as an Artist?

A: I am from the Philippines but now living in the United States for more than two years now. I have never attended any formal training or lesson about painting. I never imagined that I can actually paint until I started buying painting materials, from acrylic paints, brushes to canvases. I am a newbie in this field and I am more on the contemporary style of art. The first painting I did came out pretty well and I got inspired to do more and try different approaches and mediums.

 

Q: Who are your influences?

A: They are basically those artists that I follow on Instagram. Instagram is my favourite social media platform where I meet new and experienced artists worldwide.

 

Q: What is Colour to you?

A: Colour for me is life! Without colours, the world would be a dull and boring place to live. Colours create such a great impact in human life. We describe a person’s preferences or lifestyle through colours, a person’s emotions or feelings can be expressed through colours too. Indeed, colours are significant in our daily life. In painting, you can relate the artist’s message through his use of colours. I believe that with art we can make the world great again and may our Artists fill the world with Colours and Love.

 

Instagram: @artbyrollyg

Facebook Page: Art by Rolly G.

Twitter: @iamrollyg

Website: www.rollygblog.wordpress.com

The Colors of the World

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“El Arte Del Color” by Rolly G.

Whenever we see a rainbow in the sky, we always feel happy and excited. In fact, most of us would utter in an exhilarated way “Hey, there’s a rainbow!”

The colors of a rainbow are light, fresh and happy and since they are so rare, they evoke a sense of awe and charm in addition to bringing the promise of golden sunshine with the blue sky usually on the horizon.

Let us revisit the 7 colors of the rainbow and let us understand what each one represents. We can simply remember the orders of the 7 colors thru this:

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  • Red– This is the first color of the rainbow from top. Red signifies passion, vitality, enthusiasm and security. It is the light with the longest wavelength.
  • Orange– This light or color is a combination of yellow and red. It is a dynamic color representing creativity, practicality, playfulness as well as equilibrium or control.
  • Yellow– This is the color of the sunshine itself. It represents clarity of thought, wisdom, orderliness and energy.
  • Green– This is the middle color of the rainbow and denotes fertility, growth, balance, health and wealth.
  • Blue– This the fifth color of the rainbow which makes us think of the Unknown. The sky and the wide oceans are in this color and hence it has been associated with Spirituality and Divinity.
  • Indigo– It is believed that where Blue is calming, Indigo is sedating. Indigo is mystical as it bridges the Gap between Finite and Infinite. Indigo colored gem stones are often used for spiritual attainment, psychic abilities, self-awareness and enhancement of Intuition.
  • Violet– The last color of the rainbow is a mix of red and blue. It is considered the highest element of spirituality. It can ignite one’s imagination and be an inspiration to artists🎨. Dark tones of violet are associated with sorrow. Deeper shades of violet or purple denote high spiritual mastery.

Hence, the 7 colors of the rainbow are not only a thing of beauty that our eyes can enjoy but also it has some meanings and specific functions and purpose.

Each color we see around us has a significant representation. Whatever color you choose, whatever matches your personality or which color you think will make your day bright, it really doesn’t matter. After all, we are all equal in terms of our preferences and choices we do.

As an artist, I use diverse colors to create an art from my imagination putting it into the canvas and making it come to life. I can’t imagine life without colors because ultimately I would say Colors = Life.

Let’s make the world great again and may our Arts fill the world with Colors and Love.

Wishing you a magical day!

– Rolly G.-