Shipping announcement…

October 18th, 2012 at 10:38 AM

Hi everyone,

Things have been a little more hectic than usual here as my family and I prepare to move (temporarily) to another home. Because of this, I will be without internet for a week or two and I will not be able to mail any paintings then. I hope to be back again by the first of November, God willing, when we have settled.

To all my artist friends and collectors, thank you so much for your support!!

All the best,
~Faith

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Black Grapes in White Bowl

October 12th, 2012 at 2:29 PM

Black Grapes in White Bowl Painting

Black Grapes in White Bowl
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 6 x 6 inches (15 x 15 cm)
SOLD

This new painting is version two of one which I did a while back: Grapes in Small Bowl

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Orange Slice with Grape

July 12th, 2012 at 11:27 AM

Orange Slice with Grape Painting - Realistic

Orange Slice with Grape
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 6 x 6 inches (15 x 15 cm)
SOLD

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Red Plum No. 2

June 29th, 2012 at 2:56 PM

Red Plum Painting with Water - No. 2

Red Plum No. 2
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 6 x 6 inches (15 x 15 cm)
US$100 — free shipping worldwide
For inquiries, please e-mail me at: faithpencilartist@gmail.com

Click Here to Bid - Available through auction on eBay

It’s been a while since I last posted a painting. I hope you will bear with me as I try to get my posting habits back in order again.

As some of you know, my Dad suffered a stroke in February of last year. It crippled him badly and my priorities shifted as I take on the new role of caregiver along with my mother and brother. These past 2-3 months especially, we’ve been going around, well, like chickens with their heads cut off! Luckily, I have been able to squeeze in some productive painting time and I have several new works which I hope to show you in the coming weeks, God willing. I hope you’ll stay tuned for those!

Happy weekend, everyone!

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My First Book of Paintings…

April 24th, 2012 at 3:16 PM

Pearls from the Orient: Daily Paintings by Faith Te - Blurb Book

Pearls from the Orient: Daily Paintings by Faith Te
Available for purchase, please click here for details

A little while back, I compiled my first book on Blurb.com containing some of the small paintings from my “365 Daily Painting Project”. The paintings are grouped into four categories: Food and Drink, Things, Flowers and Outdoors. The book measures approximately 6.75″ square. It has 80 pages and includes a few full page close-ups of details as well.

I recently received my copy of the book and below are a few pictures of the inside pages. You may also view all the pages in the book here. I hope you like it — thank you so much for looking!

Blurb - Realistic Paintings Book - Pearls from the Orient by Faith Te

Blurb - Realistic Paintings Book - Pearls from the Orient - Landscape Road

Blurb - Realistic Paintings Book - Pearls from the Orient - Food and Drink

Blurb - Realistic Paintings Book - Pearls from the Orient - Peeling Potatoes

Blurb - Realistic Paintings Book - Pearls from the Orient - Still Life

Blurb - Realistic Paintings Book - Pearls from the Orient - Orchid Flowers

Blurb - Realistic Paintings Book - Pearls from the Orient - Landscape Outdoors

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Peeled Grapefruit

January 30th, 2012 at 10:37 PM

Peeled Grapefruit Painting Realistic

Peeled Grapefruit
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 7 x 5 inches — 18 x 13 cm
SOLD

Here’s another painting of one of my most favorite subjects — peeled citrus fruits. I never get tired of painting them and this grapefruit especially was a lot of fun to do.

I spent several days visiting relatives in the countryside last week. I can’t wait to paint some landscapes from the pictures that I took there! Here are a few photos:

Photo - Farm Scene of Rice Fields

Photo: Farm Scene | Most of the tall grasses were brown and dried but the paddies were already planted full of rice!

Photo - Makahiya - Touch Me Not Flower

Photo: The “Makahiya” or “Touch Me Not” Flower | A plant which closes its leaves when touched. It’s too bad I wasn’t able to see it firsthand as I only learned about this interesting trait when I returned home.

Photo - Shady Dirt Road

Photo: Shady Dirt Road | I love shady, tree-lined dirt roads…

Photo - Sunlit Treetops

Photo: Sunlit Treetops | …And bright, sunlit treetops!

Photo - Nesting Hen

Photo: Nesting Hen | I was so excited when I saw this hen sitting inside the basket. I wish I could have gotten closer to take a better photograph but I didn’t want to spook her!

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Black Plum Half No. 2

January 21st, 2012 at 12:22 AM

Black Plum Half Painting with Water - No. 2

Black Plum Half No. 2
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 6 x 6 inches (15 x 15 cm)
US$100 — free shipping worldwide
Click here for purchasing information
For inquiries, please e-mail me at: faithpencilartist@gmail.com


Catching up on a few things that happened during the last three weeks…

A week or so ago, Judy Felker featured some of my work on her blog Creative Wonder. Stop by for a visit and check out the other artists she’s featured. I’ve “discovered” a number of new favorites myself.

Also about a week ago, Michel Oosterhout invited me to submit my Apple Half painting below to his An Apple a Day project. Check it out!

Apple Half Painting - Realistic

And about two weeks or so ago, I received in the mail this beautiful pencil drawing from one of the sweetest and kindest persons I know. Sherry is a fabulous artist and I hope you will take time to visit her blog. Lately, she has also begun posting photos of her drawings in progress so you can see how she creates her realistic, and often very intricate, drawings.

Sunlit Rose - Pencil Drawing by Sherry

“Sunlit Rose”, pencil drawing by Sherry

Thank you, Judy, Michel and Sherry!

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Old Boots

January 8th, 2012 at 7:56 PM

Old Boots with Butterfly Painting

Old Boots
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 8 x 8 inches (20 x 20 cm)
US$200 — free shipping worldwide
Click here for purchasing information
For inquiries, please e-mail me at: faithpencilartist@gmail.com


Here’s something a little different and slightly larger than my usual size. This painting of a pair of old boots and a butterfly was requested by a friend. The leather was the most fun to paint and the shoelaces were the most difficult! I really love how it turned out though. It took about 3 layers to complete but was definitely worth it.

Many thanks to jdurham for letting me use her photo as reference for this painting!

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Painting Giveaway Winner…

January 4th, 2012 at 9:26 PM

Painting Giveaway - January 2012

The winner of the painting giveaway is: Lisa Bryson!!

Lisa, please check your inbox for my e-mail and let me know which of the 7 paintings you would like to have.

David and I had so much fun with this little giveaway and, if God is willing, I hope we’ll be able to do another one next year! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such sweet comments, everyone!!

Thank you!

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Apple Half

January 1st, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Apple Half Painting - Realistic

Apple Half
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 5 x 5 inches — 13 x 13 cm
SOLD

Here’s a new painting. I really love how it turned out.

To all who have joined my year-end giveaway so far, thank you so much for your very kind words! Your support means a lot to me.

I forgot to remove payment buttons for the paintings from which the winner could choose and one of them — the rose — sold last night. As a replacement, I’ve thrown in 3 more and the winner may now choose from 7 paintings. You can see them here along with details of the draw: Painting Giveaway.

I will announce the winner on the 4th of January so if you would like to join, all you have to do is leave a comment here.

Please be sure to leave a comment so I’ll know that you want to participate in the giveaway…a simple “I want to join” will do!

Wishing 2012 will be a good year for all of us — Happy New Year, my friends!!

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Year-End Painting Giveaway!!

December 19th, 2011 at 6:27 PM

I haven’t been giving my blog attention for most of the year due to several personal issues that came up. In spite of that, however, I am surprised that people still continue to visit, leave comments or buy my paintings.

As a small way of saying thank you for your support, I will be giving away one of my paintings. The winner can choose their favorite from among the five seven paintings below:

Cake Oil Painting
Cake / Oil on hardboard / Approx. 6 x 6″ (15 x 15 cm)
Oranges on Wood Daily Painting
Oranges on Wood / Oil on matboard / Approx. 7.5 x 5.5″ (19 x 14 cm)
Purple Dendrobium Orchid No. 2 Painting
Purple Dendrobium Orchid No. 2 / Oil on matboard / Approx. 5 x 7″ (13 x 18 cm)
Yellow Onions Painting
Yellow Onions / Oil on matboard / Approx. 5.75 x 5.5″ (14.5 x 14 cm)
Orange with Leaf Oil Painting
Orange with Leaf / Oil on hardboard / Approx. 6 x 6″ (15 x 15 cm)
Grapes on a Shelf - Small Original Paintings
Grapes on a Shelf / Oil on hardboard / Approx. 6 x 6″ (15 x 15 cm)
Pink Rosebud Oil Painting
Pink Rosebud / Oil on matboard / Approx. 4.5 x 7.5″ (11.5 x 19 cm)

If you would like to win one of these paintings, all you have to do is leave a comment at the end of this post…just a simple “I want to join” will do! Only those who have left comments will be entered in the draw. Everyone is encouraged to participate, even those who only silently read this blog!

Simple enough to enter, right?

But to show my appreciation to you who follow my posts by e-mail, Google Friend Connect or Facebook, I will also be giving additional chances of winning. So in addition to your comment, you will have additional entries if you do one or two or all three of the following (this means that each person can have their name up to 4 times in the bowl!):

  1. Subscribe to receive blog posts by e-mail (found at the top of the sidebar).
  2. Follow my blog via Google Friend Connect. Also found on the sidebar and it looks like this:
  3. Like my Facebook page.

Please leave your comments before 12 PM, January 4, 2012 (Philippine time / Convert time). All entries will be gathered in a little glass bowl and a winner will be randomly chosen by my brother, David. The winner will be announced later in the evening and notified by e-mail.

That’s it! I hope you are as excited about this as I am. Let me know if you have questions. Thanks very much for your support!!

Edited January 1, 2012: Updated list of paintings to choose from.

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Brown Egg on Wooden Box

July 22nd, 2011 at 10:34 PM

Brown Egg on Wooden Box and Daily Paintworks

Brown Egg on Wooden Box
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 6 x 6 inches — 15 x 15 cm
SOLD

Here’s another brown egg painting. It has a similar “monochrome” color scheme as the last one. I had a very difficult time trying to get the colors on the screen to match the original. The shadow part of the egg is a little more magenta in reality. You will see more of these brown eggs in the future as I really enjoy painting them. I have a whole dozen tray of them bought specially for painting!

Also, I am pleased to announce that I am now a featured artist on Daily Paintworks! I was invited by David Marine (founder of the site and husband of fab daily painter Carol Marine) a couple of days ago and I’m really thrilled and honored to be part of this group! If you haven’t seen it yet, DailyPaintworks.com also has auctions that are exclusively for original art. Check it out — as far as I know, it’s the first of its kind!



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Brown Egg

July 16th, 2011 at 7:18 PM

Brown Egg Painting - Small - Realism

Brown Egg
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 5 x 5 inches — 13 x 13 cm
SOLD

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Green Peppers

July 14th, 2011 at 2:11 AM

Green Peppers Painting - Blue Chipped Paint

Green Peppers
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 6 x 6 inches — 15 x 15 cm
SOLD

I have posted this painting as an auction on DailyPaintworks.com. It is a great alternative to eBay as the auctions are exclusively original artwork.

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Orange Glow

July 10th, 2011 at 6:14 PM

Orange Glow Painting - Realistic

Orange Glow
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 6 x 6 inches — 15 x 15 cm
SOLD

It’s quite frustrating coming back to painting after leaving it for so long. I felt really rusty and was unable to bring myself to finish those which I’ve started. To see if it will help, I returned to a favorite subject which I’ve painted many times before: the orange. It did. It was pure joy to do this one, and what’s more, I really love how it turned out!

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Cherry Red Lollipop

July 8th, 2011 at 12:58 AM

Cherry Red Lollipop Painting Realism

Cherry Red Lollipop
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 7 x 5 inches — 18 x 13 cm
SOLD

I just want to say thank you for your comments and e-mail welcoming me back, my friends! I am very grateful for your kind words and encouragement!

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Long Break

July 4th, 2011 at 11:28 PM

Red, White, Blue - Painting of Marbles in Oil

Red, White, Blue
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 6 x 6 inches — 15 x 15 cm
SOLD

I’m back to posting new paintings again after a terribly long break. It was anything but a “vacation” though. My father had a major stroke last February. This left him bedridden and dependent on my Mom, brother and me for almost everything. We dropped everything we were doing as the hospital became our home for a while. I did plan on doing some pencil drawings there, but I couldn’t find the energy nor the interest to do anything. Unfortunately, this went on for a good while after we were back home again. It took some time for us to adjust to the new schedules, duties and lifestyle. I can’t say we’ve finally settled down, but I did manage to start painting again several weeks ago.

I have lots to catch up on, but it feels good to be back again.

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Unwrapped and a Video Slideshow

February 19th, 2011 at 8:24 AM

Unwrapped - Orange Painting - Video Slideshow

Unwrapped
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 7 x 5 inches — 18 x 13 cm
SOLD

I apologize for the glare in the image above. I had a very difficult time taking a photo of it and it’s still not dry enough to scan. I will replace it with a better one when it is available.

I also made a video slideshow of the painting for Daily Painter Originals‘ recently launched Video blog. I hope you like it!

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Orchid Sketch No. 2: Oncidium

February 7th, 2011 at 8:05 AM

Orchid Sketch No. 2 - Oncidium Pencil Drawing

Orchid Sketch No. 2: Oncidium
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Graphite pencil drawing on Canson CA Grain paper
Approximately 4 x 4 inches — 10 x 10 cm
US$45 — free shipping to the US
For inquiries, e-mail me at: faithpencilartist@gmail.com


Here’s a companion piece to the orchid drawing I previously posted.

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Orchid Sketch No. 1: Dendrobium

February 5th, 2011 at 8:07 AM

Orchid Sketch No. 1 - Dendrobium Pencil Drawing

Orchid Sketch No. 1: Dendrobium
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Graphite pencil drawing on Canson CA Grain paper
Approximately 4 x 4 inches — 10 x 10 cm
US$45 — free shipping to the US
For inquiries, e-mail me at: faithpencilartist@gmail.com


Here’s something a little different. I did this small drawing several years ago, back when pencil was the only medium I use.

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