Archive for September, 2009

Uphill

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

Uphill - Beach Oil Painting

Daily Painting #69 – Uphill
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 7.5 inches — 14 x 19 cm
US$100 plus shipping
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I moved up the beach where there were some grass growing.

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Along the Beach

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

Along the Beach - Oil Painting

Daily Painting #68 – Along the Beach
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 6 inches — 14 x 15.5 cm
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The first landscape. This one was painted from a photo that I took on my first visit to a beach. Standing in front of an ocean along a quiet beach does make one feel very small indeed!

This is just the second time I’ve used a photograph to paint from in the daily painting series. I used to work exclusively from photographs, but after 60 or so daily paintings, I have grown fond of painting from life as I am able to see and observe details more.

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Orange No. 2

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

Orange Oil Painting

Daily Painting #67 – Orange No. 2
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 7.5 inches — 14 x 19 cm
US$100 plus shipping
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An experiment with blue and orange.

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Sewing Buttons

Monday, September 7th, 2009

Sewing Buttons - Oil Painting

Daily Painting #66 – Sewing Buttons
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5 1/2 x 6 1/8 inches — 14 x 15.6 cm
US$100 — free shipping worldwide
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For inquiries, e-mail me at: faithpencilartist@gmail.com





I wanted to move away from fruits and vegetables for a while so I did this needle, thread and button painting.

I think I am slowly able to tolerate some brushstrokes showing. It used to be that I’d completely blend away all traces of the brush because if any was showing, it just didn’t feel “finished”.

I love tightly rendered paintings, but I also love those which are brushy. There is a battle within me as I haven’t decided which style to pursue yet. Hopefully, as I continue this painting-a-day journey, I’ll be able to determine which style I am most happy with.

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Red Peppers

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

Red Peppers Oil Painting

Daily Painting #65 – Red Peppers
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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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Calamansi No. 2

Saturday, September 5th, 2009

Calamansi No. 2 - Oil - Painting a Day

Daily Painting #64 – Calamansi No. 2
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5 1/2 x 6 1/8 inches — 14 x 15.6 cm
US$100 plus shipping
For purchasing information, please e-mail me: faith@artisticrealism.com

This one took me all day to finish. I like how it turned out though.

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Fragrant Pear

Friday, September 4th, 2009

Fragrant Pear - Oil - Painting a Day

Daily Painting #63 – Fragrant Pear
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5 1/2 x 6 1/8 inches — 14 x 15.6 cm
US$100 — free shipping worldwide
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This pear was a lot harder to paint than I thought. Maybe I should think of a name for this series of fruits where I place them against a cream backdrop like I did here. I have already done a few and I plan to do more in the future — perhaps one for each variety of fruit. The ones I have painted before are:

Red Delicious Apple Oil Painting Fuji Apple Oil Painting Granny Smith Apple Oil Painting Orange Oil Painting

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Red Pepper

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

Red Pepper - Oil - Painting a Day

Daily Painting #62 – Red Pepper
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5 1/2 x 6 1/8 inches — 14 x 15.6 cm
US$100 plus shipping
For purchasing information, please e-mail me: faith@artisticrealism.com

This was fun to paint. I like how the front of the pepper turned out.

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Flying High

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

Flying High - Oil - Painting a Day

Daily Painting #61 – Flying High
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5 1/2 x 6 1/8 inches — 13.97 x 15.56 cm
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I’ve always been fascinated with the sky and clouds. For a long time, I’ve wanted to do a painting featuring cloud formations. I never got around to it because I couldn’t think of anything to paint below the sky. The small format of daily paintings seemed suitable though so I was finally able to convince myself to paint one even without anything else beneath.

I originally wanted to paint just clouds, but a couple of airplanes flew by and I decided to include one. I didn’t notice it before but I think I broke a rule by placing it in the center of the composition.

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Flower Arrangement in Baby Bottle

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

Flower Arrangement in Baby Bottle - Daily Painting

Daily Painting #60 – Flower Arrangement in Baby Bottle
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 7.5 inches — 14 x 19 cm
US$100 — free shipping worldwide
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We recently saw these small glass bottles in a market. They were so cute and inexpensive we just had to get a couple! At the time, I didn’t have a specific composition where I’d use them, but my Mom thought they would be perfect for holding flowers. So here is one of those bottles holding the same purple flower from yesterday’s painting and a green one.

I used some impasto for the petals, especially for the green flower. I think this turned out better than yesterday’s painting.

Flower Arrangement Daily Painting Detail

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