Archive for August, 2009

Fuji Apple

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

Fuji Apple - A Painting a Day

Daily Painting #39 – Fuji Apple
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Oil on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 5.5 inches — 14 x 14 cm

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Red Delicious Apple

Monday, August 10th, 2009

Red Delicious Apple - A Painting a Day

Daily Painting #38 – Red Delicious Apple
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Oil on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 5.5 inches — 14 x 14 cm

I like the subtle reflected light on this Red Delicious. I hope you like apples as there will be a few more apple paintings coming soon!

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Red Apples on Wood

Sunday, August 9th, 2009

Red Apples on Wood - Daily Painting

Daily Painting #37 – Red Apples on Wood
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Oil on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 7.5 inches — 14 x 19 cm

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Grapes with Leaf

Saturday, August 8th, 2009

Grapes with Leaf - Daily Painting

Daily Painting #36 – Grapes with Leaf
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Oil on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 5.5 inches — 14 x 14 cm
Private Collection

I love painting leaves but grapes are a different thing. Daily painting #14 (Grapes on Wood Block) was my first time to try painting grapes. I did not like how it turned out so for quite some time, I haven’t attempted to paint them again.

Well, I decided to overcome my fear of grapes and try again. This is the result. The biggest challenge for me was painting the bloom on the grapes.

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Garlic Cloves No. 2

Friday, August 7th, 2009

Garlic Cloves No. 2 - Daily Painting

Daily Painting #35 – Garlic Cloves No. 2
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Oil on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 5.5 inches — 14 x 14 cm

Another painting of one of my favorite subjects.

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Cracked Egg No. 2

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

Cracked Egg No. 2 - Daily Painting

Daily Painting #34 – Cracked Egg No. 2
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Oil on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5 x 5 inches — 13 x 13 cm

This is the last egg painting for now. And here it is together with daily paintings #31 and #32:

Egg Daily Paintings

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Paradise in Blue Bottle

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

Paradise in Blue Bottle - Daily Painting

Daily Painting #33 – Paradise in Blue Bottle
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Oil on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 5.5 inches — 14 x 14 cm
Private Collection

The bird of paradise was difficult to paint, but, surprisingly, the blue bottle was quite easy. I have been putting off painting bottles and jars because I thought they would be too difficult to paint with all the reflections and highlights, but this blue bottle seemed to paint itself.

I’m thinking of a new composition for the bottle. I will paint it again, one of these days, as the featured subject.

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Cracked Egg No. 1

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

Cracked Egg No. 1 - Daily Painting

Daily Painting #32 – Cracked Egg No. 1
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Oil on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5 x 5 inches — 13 x 13 cm

This is what happened to yesterday’s egg.

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Egg

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

Egg - Daily Painting

Daily Painting #31 – Egg
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Oil on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 5.5 inches — 14 x 14 cm

Finally completed the first month of daily paintings — 31 oil paintings in 31 days!!

Thanks so much to everyone who commented and gave inspiration! I’d especially like to thank my Mom and brother, David, for giving me ideas and subjects to paint, for washing my brushes at 1 in the morning, and, most of all, for encouraging me to start this project to begin with.

Overall, it has been a very rewarding project and I’m looking forward to painting and blogging next month’s daily paintings!

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Oil Portrait Study No. 1

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

Oil Portrait Study No. 1 - Daily Painting

Daily Painting #30 – Oil Portrait Study No. 1
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Oil on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5 x 7 inches — 13 x 18 cm
Private Collection

Apart from the occasional still life and landscape, portraits of people in pencil were mainly all I did before I joined the painting-a-day movement. This oil portrait is the first in the Daily Painting series. I am not very pleased with the result. I wasn’t able to pay much attention to details and, also, I wanted the colors to be livelier. Being my first portrait done in just about 6 hours, I guess, I’m not yet used to creating portraits in such a short period of time.

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Still Life with Flower

Saturday, August 1st, 2009

Still Life with Flower - Daily Painting

Daily Painting #29 – Still Life with Flower
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Oil on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5 x 5 inches — 13 x 13 cm

Something quite different today — I think this painting is more “contemporary” than all I’ve painted before.

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