Archive for March, 2010

Orange Half Wheel

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Orange Half Wheel - Oil Painting

Daily Painting #264 – Orange Half Wheel
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5 x 7 inches — 13 x 18 cm
SOLD

The leftover green paint that I mixed for the bluebird painting was used for the background here (mixed with a little bit more blue and red to darken). I don’t know why, but there is something about this shade of green that I really like. It looks so much more contemporary than the earthy colors I usually use, but I love it. I hope you like it too!

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Bluebird

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Bluebird Oil Painting

Daily Painting #263 – Bluebird
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 6 x 6 inches — 15 x 15 cm
SOLD

This month, James Parker posted pictures of four different birds on his Windows to the Words challenge blog. I just recently came across his blog and thought I’d join in as well. My first entry is this little bluebird — I really like his bright blue wings.

The other night I completed another bird painting for the challenge. It is not a daily painting as it is slightly bigger. It’s a different style from all the others that I have done before, and I am really excited to share it with you to see if you will like it as well. I will post it here as soon as it is dry enough to scan.

Be sure to check out the Windows to the Words blog to see the different interpretations from all the artists who participated.

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Bananas

Sunday, March 28th, 2010

Bananas Painting - Oil

Daily Painting #262 – Bananas
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 6 x 6 inches — 15 x 15 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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Tangerine Wedge No. 2

Saturday, March 27th, 2010

Tangerine Wedge No. 2 - Daily Painting

Daily Painting #261 – Tangerine Wedge No. 2
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 6 x 6 inches — 15 x 15 cm
US$100 — free shipping worldwide
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For inquiries, e-mail me at: faithpencilartist@gmail.com





Here’s the other painting to go along with Tangerine Wedge No. 1.

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Tangerine Wedge No. 1

Saturday, March 27th, 2010

Tangerine Wedge Oil Painting - No. 1

Daily Painting #260 – Tangerine Wedge No. 1
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 6 x 6 inches — 15 x 15 cm
SOLD

I absolutely love this one! There’s something about this color scheme that I find very pleasing. I liked it so much that I decided to make the next painting a companion to this.

By the way, I will be making most of the future daily paintings in the standard sizes of 6″x6″, 5″x7″, etc.

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Purple Dendrobium Orchid No. 2

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Purple Dendrobium Orchid No. 2 - Oil Painting

Daily Painting #259 – Purple Dendrobium Orchid No. 2
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5 x 7 inches — 13 x 18 cm
Private Collection

Trying a loose painting style.

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Tangerine with Leaves

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

Tangerine with Leaves - Oil Painting

Daily Painting #258 – Tangerine with Leaves
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5 x 7.5 inches — 13 x 19 cm
SOLD

The leftover gray and violet mixtures I had from the previous painting were mixed together and used for the background here. I really like the dull violet color it produced.

I was very happy to find this little tangerine from the grocery. I love it when the leaves are still attached. I think they add a lot of character.

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Purple Dendrobium Orchid

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

Purple Dendrobium Orchid - Oil Painting

Daily Painting #257 – Purple Dendrobium Orchid
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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





A while back, I painted these Dendrobium orchid buds. Here’s a painting of one of those buds fully opened.

Phthalo blue is a very powerful color and I have to constantly remind myself to use only a small amount. Too much usually results in a pile of mud-looking mixture.

I often forget, however. I don’t think I’ve ever used it on a background and didn’t end up scraping it off and trying again. This usually means that after the painting is done, I’ll end up with a pile of “mud mix” from the background attempts which didn’t turn out right. Check out the next painting to see how I used that “mud mix”.

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Mel’s Mix

Saturday, March 20th, 2010

Mel's Mix - Plum, Pear, Tomato and Egg Oil Painting

Daily Painting #256 – Mel’s Mix
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 7.5 inches — 14 x 19 cm
SOLD

Mel requested this painting of her favorite subjects that I have done before. I had to wait for the black plums to become available again, but it was worth the wait because I really enjoyed painting this. It’s currently my most favorite of all the “dailies”.

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Tomato Halves

Saturday, March 20th, 2010

Tomato Halves Oil Painting

Daily Painting #255 – Tomato Halves
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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. 3

Friday, March 19th, 2010

Black Plum No. 3 - Daily Painting

Daily Painting #254 – Black Plum No. 3
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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





Making the background smooth was a challenge, but I really love how this turned out. I like how the plum is so low in the painting.

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Oranges on Wood

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

Oranges on Wood - Daily Painting

Daily Painting #253 – Oranges on Wood
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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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Milk and Cookies

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

Milk and Cookies Oil Painting

Daily Painting #252 – Milk and Cookies
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.75 x 5.5 inches — 14.5 x 14 cm

I am saving this painting for a second layer. I accidentally applied too much linseed oil on the board before I started painting so the paint became so liquid, it was very difficult to make some areas smooth and even.

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Sunny Side Up

Sunday, March 14th, 2010

Sunny Side Up - Fried Egg Oil Painting

Daily Painting #251 – Sunny Side Up
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.75 x 5.5 inches — 14.5 x 14 cm
SOLD

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Yellow Onions

Saturday, March 13th, 2010

Yellow Onions Oil Painting

Daily Painting #250 – Yellow Onions
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.75 x 5.5 inches — 14.5 x 14 cm
US$100 — free shipping worldwide
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For inquiries, e-mail me at: faithpencilartist@gmail.com





I really like how these yellow onions came out — I like their thin, delicate skin. I am not pleased with how a lot of my paintings are turning out lately which makes me appreciate this one even more.

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Mango

Friday, March 12th, 2010

Mango Oil Painting

Daily Painting #249 – Mango
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 7.5 inches — 14 x 19 cm

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Chili Pepper

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

Chili Pepper Oil Painting

Daily Painting #248 – Chili Pepper
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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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Dendrobium Orchid Buds

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

Dendrobium Orchid Buds Oil Painting

Daily Painting #247 – Dendrobium Orchid Buds
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 5.5 inches — 14 x 14 cm
Private Collection

I waited for this orchid to flower for a long time. I think it was over a year ago when it last bloomed. I was really excited when I saw the buds growing. Today, all three buds have fully opened — it’s really wonderful to see its deep purple flowers again!

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Tea and Tangerine

Monday, March 8th, 2010

Tea and Tangerine Oil Painting

Daily Painting #246 – Tea and Tangerine
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 5.5 inches — 14 x 14 cm
Not for Sale

I would like the teacup to look more translucent so I will give this painting a second layer. I am also trying to use my tube of phthalo blue more so I used it on the background here.

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Dendrobium Anosmum Orchid No. 2

Friday, March 5th, 2010

Dendrobium Anosmum Orchid Oil Painting

Daily Painting #245 – Dendrobium Anosmum Orchid No. 2
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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





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