Friday, February 16, 2007

In A Little Corner

At the Island Pacific, a Filipino store in Van Nuys, California, there is a painting that I've been admiring for some time now. It looked like an oil painting; and most probably done by a Filipino painter. It's colorful and painted in an impressionistic style. But somehow this painting was hanging so high, about 20'-0" from the floor; and at a corner where hardly anyone would notice it, unless, one's eye wanders around and up. It is right above where shelves of tofu (tokwa), dried fish, dried shrimps and jars of shrimp paste (bagoong) are. A few feet away are the fresh fish section. From here it gets, maybe, the proper amount of humidity and perhaps could've absorbed some of the fish smell. It could be for lack of room to hang it was relegated to a small dark corner of the store. What a shame, a beautiful painting cast aside. Sana ibigay na lang sa akin at ilagay ko sa sala namin para makita ng lahat ang ganda nito.

Here's the painting taken with my cell phone camera.


10 comments:

ghee said...

HI Mari!Californina pala ang location mo :)thanx sa dalaw sa blog ko ;)

ang ganda nga ng painting,pinoy n apinoy ang dating!naglalaba sila sa parang batis db?

balik ka uli ha?keep in touch :)

ingat na lang jan :)

Mari said...

Hi Ghee. Salamat sa dalaw mo. Oo, Noyping-noypi nga...LOL. Sayang at duon nilagay sa kaitaas-taasan, di makita ang tunay na ganda.

Balik ka rin uli, no.

nona said...

tsk...tskk...sayang nga, mabuti na lang napansin mo and see...nakapost pa sa blog mo.who knows bka isa sa mga blogger may ari niyan :)

good day mari. :)

Mari said...

Mabuti nga kung makita ng may-ari na nandito ang kanyang painting para ibaba niya...di niya siguro naa-appreciate ang painting.

Salamat sa dalaw Nona.

nini said...

my frend, bilin mo yan. you can try. remember, it is a store:)


nini

Mari said...

Nini. Sige tanong ko kung magkano. Kung di kaya, pag-ipunan...o kopyahin na lang...LOL.

Salamat sa dalaw, kapitblog <---hey! new word.

D'Chrysalis2024 said...

Hi Mari....beautiful painting indeed...you're capable of making a similar one...so make one...a Pilipinang dalaga scene...make me your model he he....I have a similar painting...I'll post it on my blog so you can look at it too...Do you know that Cory Aquino was gifted by Ninoy with an Amorsolo painting when he was courting her? That got Cory...that was a gesture she couldn't refuse...I wouldn't either, LOL...DC

Mari said...

DC, we went to the Filipino market today, but my husband didn't want to go to that same place. I took my camera with me hoping to get a good shot, but we went to another market.

Yes, post a picture of your painting and I'll take a look. Maybe, I could paint something similar to it...a Philippine scene. That painting at the store has a tindera selling fish. Maybe that's why it's in the fish section...LOL.

Thanks for the visit.

vk said...

ano ba yan,
they don´t love ART????

sayang naman nito, put only in the side that nobody seen it or admire it....parang basura.....hindi na feel kung ano ang feeling sa nag- paint....

ang ganda talaga,,,,,,,,,,,
ibigay na lang sana sa akin.....

Mari said...

vk, oo nga, nakalagay duon sa kaitaas-taasan at di halos makita. Sayang talaga. Ibigay na nga lang sana. LOL

Thanks for your comment.