Archive for September, 2009

Oncidium Orchids Diptych – 1 of 2

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Oncidium Orchids Diptych - Oil Painting

Daily Painting #89 – Oncidium Orchids Diptych
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 8 inches — 14 x 20 cm
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Taking an inspiration from yesterday’s cabbage painting, this one also has a similar background design. This painting is meant to be part of a diptych. I will post the other half tomorrow, so stay tuned!

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Cabbage on Wood Block

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

Cabbage Oil Painting

Daily Painting #88 – Cabbage on Wood Block
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 7.5 inches — 14 x 19 cm
US$100 plus shipping
For purchasing information, please e-mail me: faith@artisticrealism.com

This is a cute cabbage measuring only about 10 centimeters or 4 inches long. The one in my painting, I mean, not my real subject.

I was having problems with the background at first. Initially, it looked like the wood block was floating, so I scraped off the top part of the background to try and correct it. I thought it looked more interesting that way so I just left the top part “unfinished”. Hope you like it!

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Dried Mushroom Trio

Monday, September 28th, 2009

Dried Mushroom Trio - Oil Painting

Daily Painting #87 – Dried Mushroom Trio
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 7.5 inches — 14 x 19 cm
US$100 plus shipping
For purchasing information, please e-mail me: faith@artisticrealism.com

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The Last Stick

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

The Last Stick - Matchbox Daily Painting

Daily Painting #86 – The Last Stick
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 5.5 inches — 14 x 14 cm
US$100 plus shipping
For purchasing information, please e-mail me: faith@artisticrealism.com

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Asparagus and Potatoes

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

Asparagus and Potatoes Oil Painting

Daily Painting #85 – Asparagus and Potatoes
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 7.5 inches — 14 x 19 cm
US$70 — free shipping worldwide
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For inquiries, e-mail me at: faith@artisticrealism.com





I zoomed in really close to the asparagus. I thought I’d experiment a bit with focus so I made some of the edges blurry.

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Eggplant No. 2

Friday, September 25th, 2009

Eggplant No. 2 Oil Painting

Daily Painting #84 – Eggplant No. 2
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 7.5 inches — 14 x 19 cm
US$70 — free shipping worldwide
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For inquiries, e-mail me at: faith@artisticrealism.com





Another painting of one of my most favorite vegetables. It’s funny, but the two eggplant dishes that I love to eat most have eggs as one of the ingredients. I think they go very well in a dish together. I’m not sure if those two dishes are what they had in mind when they called this vegetable “eggplant”, but I think the name is perfect for it!

The very first eggplant painting I did was posted about two weeks ago. It was great fun to paint, so I decided to do another one. I liked this eggplant’s curved shape and chose a light background to feature it.

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Lychee Leaves

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

Leaning Lychee Leaf Oil Painting

Daily Painting #83 – Leaning Lychee Leaf
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 7.5 inches — 14 x 19 cm
US$100 plus shipping
For purchasing information, please e-mail me: faith@artisticrealism.com

I’m posting two oil paintings today, both featuring lychee leaves. In the painting above, I tried a new background design. I used a stiff bristle brush and fairly thick white paint in order to achieve the “sketchy” edges. I am happy with the result, but I’m thinking that this may be more interesting if the board had some burnt sienna tint instead of just the white gesso.

Water Drops on Lychee Leaf Oil Painting

Water Drops on Lychee Leaf
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 4 x 2 7/8 inches — 10.16 x 7.3 cm
US$45 plus shipping

This was done almost two months ago. It is the smallest painting I have posted so far. It’s not part of the daily painting series although it was done in one sitting as well. I initially wanted to do a study of water drops, but I couldn’t decide where to put them until I saw this leaf.

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Bell Pepper Halves

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Bell Pepper Halves Oil Painting

Daily Painting #82 – Bell Pepper Halves
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 7.5 inches — 14 x 19 cm
Not for Sale

Here’s the other bell pepper in daily painting #74. It has turned more orange since. My favorite part to paint were the little seeds.

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Cupcake

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

Cupcake Oil Painting

Daily Painting #81 – Cupcake
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 7.5 inches — 14 x 19 cm
US$70 — free shipping worldwide
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For inquiries, e-mail me at: faith@artisticrealism.com





I painted this for the Different Strokes from Different Folks Cupcake Challenge. I am pleased with the result. My favorite part is the little bit of cake showing under the frosting.

This is my first submission to the Different Strokes blog, by the way. It’s fun to look at others’ paintings, and it’s great to see the many different ways artists can approach a subject.

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Ya Pear

Monday, September 21st, 2009

Ya Pear Oil Painting

Daily Painting #80 – Ya Pear
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 5.5 inches — 14 x 14 cm
US$100 plus shipping
For purchasing information, please e-mail me: faith@artisticrealism.com

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Banana

Sunday, September 20th, 2009

Banana Oil Painting

Daily Painting #79 – Banana
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 5.5 inches — 14 x 14 cm
Not for Sale

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Halved Bell Pepper

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

Halved Bell Pepper Oil Painting

Daily Painting #78 – Halved Bell Pepper
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 7.5 inches — 14 x 19 cm
US$70 — free shipping worldwide
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For inquiries, e-mail me at: faith@artisticrealism.com





This is one of the bell peppers that I used in daily painting #74.

Halved Bell Pepper Daily Painting Detail

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Strung Green Peppers

Friday, September 18th, 2009

Strung Green Peppers Oil Painting

Daily Painting #77 – Strung Green Peppers
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 7.5 inches — 14 x 19 cm
SOLD

I love this composition. I also like the green against the burnt sienna background. I think I will do another one like this in the future but with red chili peppers instead.

REFERENCE PICTURES: Green Chili Peppers

A few weeks before I began doing a painting a day, I took a good number of pictures which I planned to use for reference. Well, I ended up painting mostly from life, using photographs only on occasion. The pictures were helpful for visualizing compositions and lighting though. Here are some of the more interesting shots:

Green Chili Peppers

Green Chili Peppers

Red Chili Peppers

Red Chili Peppers

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Ya Pear Wrapped in Paper

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

Ya Pear Wrapped in Paper - Oil Painting

Daily Painting #76 – Ya Pear Wrapped in Paper
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 7.5 inches — 14 x 19 cm
US$100 plus shipping
For purchasing information, please e-mail me: faith@artisticrealism.com

I really hated this while I was working on it. I had no idea how I would approach the layers of wrinkled paper, and getting the color of the pear right was a struggle as well because it almost always turned out too gray. Funny how after staring at the finished painting for a few hours it has become one of my most favorite. I like the contrast of the texture and thick paint of the paper against the smoothness of the pear.

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Green Lemons

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

Green Lemons Oil Painting

Daily Painting #75 – Green Lemons
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 7.5 inches — 14 x 19 cm
US$100 plus shipping
For purchasing information, please e-mail me: faith@artisticrealism.com

I think I’m in a green mood lately — after green chili peppers and green bell peppers, here are some green lemons.

I wasn’t sure if these were limes or just green, unripe lemons. I researched on the internet and found that limes are much denser and would sink in a bowl of water. These floated so I guess they’re green lemons.

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Green Bell Peppers

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Green Bell Peppers Oil Painting

Daily Painting #74 – Green Bell Peppers
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 7.5 inches — 14 x 19 cm
US$70 — free shipping worldwide
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For inquiries, e-mail me at: faith@artisticrealism.com





My Mom thought these two bell peppers would make good painting subjects, especially how one was turning yellow/orange at the top. My favorite is the green one that’s resting on its side though. It’s amazing how even a faint reflected light can make a painted subject look more realistic.

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Green Chili Pepper Family

Monday, September 14th, 2009

Green Chili Pepper Oil Painting

Daily Painting #73 – Green Chili Pepper Family
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 6.5 x 6.5 inches — 16.5 x 16.5 cm
US$100 plus shipping
For purchasing information, please e-mail me: faith@artisticrealism.com

As the title suggests, here’s papa chili, mama chili and baby chili! Lately, I have been using thicker paint, especially for the brightest highlights.

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Wooden Spoon with Garlic Cloves

Sunday, September 13th, 2009

Wooden Spoon with Garlic Cloves - Oil Painting

Daily Painting #72 – Wooden Spoon with Garlic Cloves
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 7.5 inches — 14 x 19 cm
US$100 plus shipping
For purchasing information, please e-mail me: faith@artisticrealism.com

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Orange Half

Saturday, September 12th, 2009

Orange Half - Oil Painting

Daily Painting #71 – Orange Half
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 7.5 inches — 14 x 19 cm
US$100 plus shipping
For purchasing information, please e-mail me: faith@artisticrealism.com

I didn’t get a chance to post this earlier today. For this painting, I wanted to do a study of an orange flesh. I have done a few oranges before, but making the flesh look realistic and juicy was the most difficult to pull off. The background was inspired by yesterday’s eggplant painting.

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Eggplant

Friday, September 11th, 2009

Eggplant - Oil Painting

Daily Painting #70 – Eggplant
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 7.5 inches — 14 x 19 cm

My first time to paint an eggplant. I think this is one of my most favorite color combinations so far — violet and yellowish brown.

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