This beautiful scenario is actually painted on cloth to be used as a wall decor or a wall painting. It is 1.5m x 1m in size, perfect in the hallway or in the living room. A frame would hide the edges of the cloth and make it look like a painting hanging on the wall.
An artwork of a typical Filipino artist, the painting portrays a classic bay village in the Philippines by sunset. It’s the time of the day when the villagers take refuge from the approaching real dark night. I remember a scene like this, though not in a bay, when my grandmother used to shout our names to convince us to get inside the house before 6pm. She would tell us that “unseen” people which we used to refer to as “not like us” would start joining us at that particular hour and they could be mean sometimes. That’s why the surroundings would look like this painting, harmless and serene.
This is lovely and I enjoyed learning more about what this cloth painting represents. Thanks for sharing … and for visiting Small Reflections today.
Hugs and blessings,
Storyteller, yes, artworks do always say something. My pleasure. Your blog is always worth a visit on WW.
What a gorgoues painting, is it painted on silk? My mother-in-law is trained in silk paintings, and our house is filled with the pictures she does of my kids, birds and silk scarves.
Ada, it’s not actually silk. It’s thicker kind of fabric and smooth. I wish I could explain better. Silk painting must be difficult. Your MIL must be creative, too.
Gumagawa kami ng ganyan fren pero mahirap. may silkscreen at iba pang klase ng business ako dito. mahirap gawin yan dahil multi-setup. kung painting yan using the hands lamang eh mas lalo pang mahirap. first the right paint and cloth should be used (maraming trial and errors yan), the right environment should be tested to work with the paint (himidity, moisture and temprature pinagaaralan din dahil iba’t iba ang reactions ng paint sa mga ganitong factors) and the right hands should do the painting or else the outcome will be a mess. lol!
Jess, nabili namin to from hubby’s bro who bought plenty of this from somewhere in Luzon. Para ibenta din dito. Di pa nga namin nai-frame, hehee. Parang ang hirap nga gawin. Aba, may business ka palang painting, magaling yan fren.
Printing business yung isang negosyo ko. Maliit lang pero we have developed some technologies like painting on fiber. Dami ko nang gastos dahil sa mga experiments ko. hek hek!
That is a lovely piece of art and culture, thank you for sharing it with us. I love that it brings back memories of you grandmother.
Ryanne, sure it did. Sometimes I miss this kind of solitude.
this is wonderful. It is not just a painting but it represent our Philippine culture. thanks for sharing this.
this is really a wordless entry. thanks for sharing this.
Last year sa Robinson’s Manila may nakita kaming nag pi-paint sa t-shirt, Manila bay sunset ata yun. Ang dami ngang tumitigil para panoorin sila. Ang galing ng mga kamay nila no! Katulad ng pic mo sa taas, it’s really impressive.
Amor, sana nga ma-meet namin yung gumagawa nito para mabigyan naman ng credit. Sa Luzon to nabili ng kapatid ni Leif.
Thanks for stopping by.
very nice art..
Mine is up!!
Oh, very nice work. Thanks.
That’s a lovely painting. I love the way the light seems to come from behind the trees, illuminating them from the back.
Suzanne, yes, the light is captivating from behind the trees. A typical sunset view.
Hello Kabs, thanks for dropping by again… It seems that we will be a regular visitor to each others blog… I added your link already…
Indeed Truly Filipino artwork… Godbless.. Chow!
Juler, cool ako sa blog mo kasi. Link you up din.
David Santos says
This is ART!!!
Have a nice day.
Wow ang ganda nman dyan. I was thinking also to have like that for my home kaso namimili pa ako ng mga designs na ganyan ang dating.
Joy, bagay talaga ang ganitong paintings sa bahay. Baka meron pala diyang mga ganito. Dito kasi hirap humanap ng may ganyang motive.
It’s such a lovely piece of work. can I get it in manila or only in davao?
Eastcoastlife, I’m glad you like it. My bro-in-law bought plenty of it somewhere north of Manila. I should ask him the exact place so I can post it here. Thanks for dropping by…
this artwork is absolutely stunning My. That artist must be one really talented one. I love the art too, I think having it at home will make the area looks very classy.
Farah, I wish I knew the artist so I could present here, too. I have it in my living room and it adds beauty to the wall.