Archive for February, 2010

Lemon

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

Lemon Oil Painting

Daily Painting #240 – Lemon
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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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Five Tangerines

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

Five Tangerines Oil Painting

Daily Painting #239 – Five Tangerines
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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’ve been wanting to do this composition for quite some time now, but I kept putting it off because I was intimidated by the glass dish. Well, these baby tangerines wouldn’t keep any longer so I had no choice but to do it. Surprisingly, this painting was fun and I didn’t come across any difficulties at all.

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A Pear No. 2

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

A Pear Oil Painting

Daily Painting #238 – A Pear 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





Pears used to be the hardest subjects to paint for me. But now, they are one of my most favorite.

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A Tomato (ACEO)

Friday, February 26th, 2010

A Tomato - ACEO Oil Painting

Daily Painting #237 – A Tomato
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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 US$16 shipping to the US
For shipping rates to other countries and other inquiries, please e-mail me: faith@artisticrealism.com





One last tomato painting for now. I just love the color of these unripe tomatoes!

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Yellow Tomato

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Yellow Tomato Oil Painting

Daily Painting #236 – Yellow Tomato
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 7.5 inches — 14 x 19 cm
US$100 plus US$16 shipping to the US
For shipping rates to other countries and other inquiries, please e-mail me: faith@artisticrealism.com





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Tomato Slices (ACEO)

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Tomato Slices - ACEO Oil Painting

Daily Painting #235 – Tomato Slices
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ACEO oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 2.5 x 3.5 inches — 6.5 x 9 cm
SOLD

More tomatoes.

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Three Tomatoes

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Three Tomatoes Oil Painting

Daily Painting #234 – Three Tomatoes
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 7.5 inches — 14 x 19 cm
US$100 plus US$16 shipping to the US
For shipping rates to other countries and other inquiries, please e-mail me: faith@artisticrealism.com





I tried out a smoother painting board for “Three Tomatoes” which I made by sanding the last layer of gesso. I’m not sure if I like painting on this any better than on the unsanded board. I will have to try it out some more before I conclude anything, but the paint did feel so much more fluid on it.

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Green Pear

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Green Pear Oil Painting

Daily Painting #233 – Green Pear
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 7.5 inches — 14 x 19 cm
US$100 plus US$16 shipping to the US
For shipping rates to other countries and other inquiries, please e-mail me: faith@artisticrealism.com





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Black Plum No. 2 (ACEO)

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Black Plum No. 2 - ACEO Oil Painting

Daily Painting #232 – Black Plum No. 2
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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 US$16 shipping to the US
For shipping rates to other countries and other inquiries, please e-mail me: faith@artisticrealism.com





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Fishhook (ACEO)

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Fishhook Oil Painting - ACEO

Daily Painting #231 – Fishhook
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ACEO oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 2.5 x 3.5 inches — 6.5 x 9 cm
US$35 plus US$16 shipping to the US
For shipping rates to other countries and other inquiries, please e-mail me: faith@artisticrealism.com





A big fish we bought fresh from the market several years ago came with this hook. I save the most unusual things.

I am having a difficult time with my blog today. First I managed to delete one or two pages of spam comments and now the internet connection is very sluggish.

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Cracker

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

Cracker Oil Painting

Daily Painting #230 – Cracker
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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
Click here for purchasing information
For inquiries, e-mail me at: faithpencilartist@gmail.com





I love painting crumbs. I do these by painting dots of shadow color and dragging them with a soft brush, and then going back and adding a lighter color for the crumbs.

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Squash No. 2

Friday, February 19th, 2010

Squash No. 2 - Daily Painting

Daily Painting #229 – Squash No. 2
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 5.5 inches — 14 x 14 cm
US$100 plus US$16 shipping to the US
For shipping rates to other countries and other inquiries, please e-mail me: faith@artisticrealism.com





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A Tea Bag

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

A Tea Bag - Oil Painting

Daily Painting #228 – A Tea Bag
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 5.5 inches — 14 x 14 cm
SOLD

Second painting for today. I like how this turned out. I’d love to do more tea bags because I truly enjoyed painting this one.

Sunshine Award

I just received the Sunshine award from wonderful artist Becky Joy. Thanks, Ms. Becky!

Sunshine Blog Award

The rules for accepting the award are:

  • Put the logo on your blog or within your post.
  • Pass the award onto 12 bloggers.
  • Link the nominees within your post.
  • Let the nominees know they received this award.
  • Link to the person from whom you received this award.

Here are my twelve nominees in no particular order:

Marilyn King – Very nice oil paintings.

Michael Naples – I absolutely love his work. He, along with Duane Keiser, inspired me to begin my own daily painting project.

Karen Hargett – My friend who does very lovely pastels.

Peter Yesis – I like how he includes humor and pictures of paintings in progress in his posts.

Dean Haven – A new friend I met thanks to the Different Strokes from Different Folks blog.

Mick McGinty – Every time I see his work, I say, “When I grow up, I want to paint just like him.”

Kari Tirrell – Soft, beautiful pastels and portraits.

Diane Hoeptner – Lovely flowers. Bright colors. Juicy paint.

Carol Nelson – I just “discovered” her blog recently, but I enjoy following her 100 portraits in 100 days project.

Liz Holm – Fabulous portraits!

Paul Brown – Extremely realistic still life paintings.

Vivienne St. Clair – Wonderful postcard paintings.

As always, no pressure to join in if you do not feel like it. Happy painting/drawing, my artist friends!

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A Bowl of Rice

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

A Bowl of Rice - Oil Painting

Daily Painting #227 – A Bowl of Rice
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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 come to accept that finishing one painting each and every day would mean that some of these will not always turn out the way I hoped for.

One of those which did not turn out very well was this bowl of rice. I had a very difficult time painting the rice realistically, in addition to the bowl.

But with every painting, be it a failure or a success, there are always lessons to be learned. What I learned as a result of this painting was that I really should take the extra time to analyze the subject carefully…and that those colorful little dots on the chopsticks were so much fun to paint!

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Chocolate Chip Cookie No. 2 (ACEO)

Monday, February 15th, 2010

Chocolate Chip Cookie No. 2 - ACEO Oil Painting

Daily Painting #226 – Chocolate Chip Cookie No. 2
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ACEO oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 2.5 x 3.5 inches — 6.5 x 9 cm
SOLD

One more of the delicious chocolate chip cookies. This is my most favorite of all the cookies I painted.

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Garlic Cloves No. 3

Sunday, February 14th, 2010

Garlic Cloves Oil Painting No. 3

Daily Painting #225 – Garlic Cloves No. 3
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 5.5 inches — 14 x 14 cm
US$100 plus US$16 shipping to the US
For shipping rates to other countries and other inquiries, please e-mail me: faith@artisticrealism.com





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Egg Yolk in Shell

Sunday, February 14th, 2010

Egg Yolk in Shell - Oil Painting

Daily Painting #224 – Egg Yolk in Shell
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 5.5 inches — 14 x 14 cm

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Pear Half

Saturday, February 13th, 2010

Pear Half - Fruit Oil Painting

Daily Painting #223 – Pear Half
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 5.5 inches — 14 x 14 cm
US$100 plus US$16 shipping to the US
For shipping rates to other countries and other inquiries, please e-mail me: faith@artisticrealism.com





Pears have always been very difficult for me to paint, but with every new attempt, I find that I know the subject a little more and that brings me hope that the next pear painting I do will turn out much better.

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Lineup

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

Chocolate Chip Cookie Lineup Oil Painting

Daily Painting #222 – Chocolate Chip Cookie Lineup
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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
Click here for purchasing information
For inquiries, e-mail me at: faithpencilartist@gmail.com





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Tea and Cookie

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

Tea and Cookie Oil Painting

Daily Painting #221 – Tea and Cookie
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 5.5 inches — 14 x 14 cm

I had a hard time making the colors look accurate on the computer screen. The background is actually much softer and lighter than it appears here.

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