Archive for December, 2009

The Main Road is behind the Tree (ACEO)

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

The Main Road is behind the Tree - ACEO Landscape Painting

Daily Painting #181 – The Main Road is behind the Tree
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ACEO oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 2.5 x 3.5 inches — 6.5 x 9 cm
US$40 plus shipping
For purchasing information, please e-mail me: faith@artisticrealism.com

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A Teacup

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

A Teacup - Oil Painting a Day

Daily Painting #180 – A Teacup
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 5.5 inches — 14 x 14 cm
Not for Sale

I’ve mentioned this before: porcelain is, for me, really one of the most difficult subjects to paint. This little teacup was no different.

Oil Portrait Painting by Faith Te

On another note, I recently completed my portrait assignment for Different Strokes from Different Folks. It feels great to finish another portrait again — and an oil portrait at that! Visit my other blog, Art Studio, to read a little more about the painting. The direct link to the post is: Oil Portrait Painting.

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Kiwi

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

Kiwi Fruit Oil Painting

Daily Painting #179 – Kiwi
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 5.5 inches — 14 x 14 cm
SOLD

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Country Road

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

Country Road - Landscape Oil Painting

Daily Painting #178 – Country Road
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 5.5 inches — 14 x 14 cm
US$100 — free shipping worldwide
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For inquiries, e-mail me at: faithpencilartist@gmail.com





I’m still one daily painting behind on this blog as I wasn’t able to post last Christmas day. I’ll make up for that today by posting two. This first one is a landscape — it’s a painting of the road just outside my grandfather’s home in the country.

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Yellow Onion: Peeled

Monday, December 28th, 2009

Yellow Onion - Peeled - Daily Painting

Daily Painting #177 – Yellow Onion: Peeled
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 5.5 inches — 14 x 14 cm
US$70 — free shipping worldwide
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For inquiries, e-mail me at: faith@artisticrealism.com





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Squash

Sunday, December 27th, 2009

Squash Oil Painting

Daily Painting #176 – Squash
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 8 x 4 inches — 20 x 10 cm
US$100 plus shipping
For purchasing information, please e-mail me: faith@artisticrealism.com

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A Halved Orange

Saturday, December 26th, 2009

A Halved Orange Painting - Oil

Daily Painting #175 – A Halved Orange
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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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For inquiries, e-mail me at: faithpencilartist@gmail.com





I hope you all are enjoying the holiday season!

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Glass Bottle

Thursday, December 24th, 2009

Glass Bottle - Oil Painting

Daily Painting #174 – Glass Bottle
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 2 7/8 x 4 inches — 7.3 x 10 cm
US$45 plus shipping
For purchasing information, please e-mail me: faith@artisticrealism.com

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Little Round Eggplant (ACEO)

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

Little Round Eggplant - ACEO Oil Painting

Daily Painting #173 – Little Round Eggplant
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ACEO oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 2.5 x 3.5 inches — 6.5 x 9 cm
US$40 plus shipping
For purchasing information, please e-mail me: faith@artisticrealism.com

I wanted to do another painting of yesterday’s round eggplants, so here’s one in ACEO format.

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Round Eggplants

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

Round Eggplants Oil Painting

Daily Painting #172 – Round Eggplants
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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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For inquiries, e-mail me at: faithpencilartist@gmail.com





This one was painted from a picture I took a while back. It’s my first time to paint these round eggplants but I am very pleased with how it turned out. Although I much prefer the taste of the longer, violet eggplants, I must say that these round ones are just as much fun to paint.

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Kiwi Halves

Monday, December 21st, 2009

Kiwi Halves - Oil Painting

Daily Painting #171 – Kiwi Halves
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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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For inquiries, e-mail me at: faithpencilartist@gmail.com





I purposely left the background unfinished in this kiwi painting for added interest.

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Onion Half with Knife (ACEO)

Sunday, December 20th, 2009

Onion Half with Knife - ACEO Painting in Oil

Daily Painting #170 – Onion Half with Knife
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ACEO oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 2.5 x 3.5 inches — 6.5 x 9 cm
US$40 plus shipping
For purchasing information, please e-mail me: faith@artisticrealism.com

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Lemon Wheel (ACEO)

Sunday, December 20th, 2009

Lemon Wheel - ACEO Oil Paintings

Daily Painting #169 – Lemon Wheel
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ACEO oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 2.5 x 3.5 inches — 6.5 x 9 cm
US$40 plus shipping
For purchasing information, please e-mail me: faith@artisticrealism.com

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Farm View

Saturday, December 19th, 2009

Farm View - Landscape Oil Painting

Daily Painting #168 – Farm View
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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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For inquiries, e-mail me at: faithpencilartist@gmail.com





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Orchid

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

Orchid Oil Painting

Daily Painting #167 – Orchid
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 4.5 x 7.5 inches — 11 x 19 cm
US$100 — free shipping worldwide
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For inquiries, e-mail me at: faithpencilartist@gmail.com





This is the first time this orchid has bloomed for us. I don’t know its name, but it has long graceful spikes full of tiny, tiny flowers with orange centers. To orchid lovers out there, if you know the name of this orchid or what species it belongs to, please let me know.

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Roses in Blue Vase

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

Roses in Blue Vase - Oil Painting

Daily Painting #166 – Roses in Blue Vase
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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

Here’s something different from the usual detailed and realistic paintings — one in an “impressionistic” style. While I’d call this going outside the comfort zone, I actually did little planning and tried to be very relaxed and free. In reality, the roses and leaves have some texture because of the thicker paint that I used but the scan doesn’t show it very well.

I’m not sure I’ll be doing more of this kind of painting anytime soon, but it is good to try something different once in a while.

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Yellow Onion: Half Peeled

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

Yellow Onion - Half Peeled - Oil Painting

Daily Painting #165 – Yellow Onion: Half Peeled
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 5.5 inches — 14 x 14 cm
SOLD

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Tangerine

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

Tangerine - Oil Painting Daily

Daily Painting #164 – Tangerine
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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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For inquiries, e-mail me at: faithpencilartist@gmail.com





I REALLY like this painting of a tangerine. Orange and brown is one of the color combinations that I like best. I think they go very, very well together. I also like the contrast between the tangerine’s yellowish white pith and the dark background.

Again, this uses a limited palette of cadmium yellow lemon, burnt sienna, ultramarine blue and titanium white, but with the addition of cadmium red to make the orange color.

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Lemon Wedges

Sunday, December 13th, 2009

Lemon Wedges - Oil Painting

Daily Painting #163 – Lemon Wedges
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 7.5 inches — 14 x 19 cm
SOLD

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A Lemon and a Teacup

Saturday, December 12th, 2009

A Lemon and a Teacup - Oil Painting

Daily Painting #162 – A Lemon and a Teacup
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 7.5 inches — 14 x 19 cm
Private Collection

In the Cup of Chocolate painting I posted yesterday, I used just three colors plus white: burnt sienna, ultramarine blue, yellow ochre and titanium white. For this painting, I substituted cadmium yellow lemon for the yellow ochre. I like how both turned out. I feel that using a very limited palette gives a painting an overall harmony.

Also, yesterday was the first day that I didn’t finish a painting. I did use my oil paints and worked on a new portrait though. If you’ve been following the Different Strokes from Different Folks blog, the latest challenge is the Year-End Portrait Swap. Ms. Jurick gave all participants photographs of other artists to paint from.

I started mine yesterday and am nearly finished with the underpainting. So far, so good. Below is a peek of what it looks so far.

Oil Portrait Painting - Different Strokes from Different Folks

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