Archive for July, 2010

Grapes in Small Bowl

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Grapes in Small Bowl - Realistic Oil Painting

Daily Painting #336 – Grapes in Small Bowl
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 6 x 6 inches — 15 x 15 cm
SOLD

I can remember when I was just starting out as a daily painter that I hated to do grapes. I thought then that they were just too difficult to paint correctly. Anyway, they are now a favorite subject of mine. I find it really gratifying to see the little berries come to life as I paint the bloom!

One of my most favorite painting of grapes that I have done is the one above. This will be the last grapes painting included in the 365 Daily Paintings so I thought I’d compile all that I have done since the beginning…well, let’s start with the second that I did since the first one was what made me hate painting grapes in the first place!

Grapes with Leaf - Oil Painting Grapes Painting in Oil Grape and Teacup Oil Painting Grapes Oil Painting Grapes with Leaf No. 2 - Oil Painting Video Grapes Paintings in Oil by Faith Te - No. 3 Grapes Daily Paintings Chinese Spoon with Grapes - Oil Daily Paintings Orange with Grapes - Oil Daily Paintings Grapes on a Shelf - Small Original Paintings Grapes in Small Bowl - Realistic Oil Painting

Plus two little ACEO paintings:

Grapes ACEO Oil Painting Grape with Water Drops ACEO Paintings

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Cantaloupe

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

Cantaloupe Painting in Oils - Small Art

Daily Painting #335 – Cantaloupe
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 6 x 6 inches — 15 x 15 cm
US$100 — free shipping worldwide
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For inquiries, e-mail me at: faith@artisticrealism.com





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Grapes on a Shelf

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

Grapes on a Shelf - Small Original Paintings

Daily Painting #334 – Grapes on a Shelf
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 6 x 6 inches — 15 x 15 cm
SOLD

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Green Chair and Red Ball

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

Green Chair and Red Ball - Interior Painting

Daily Painting #333 – Green Chair and Red Ball
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 6 x 6 inches — 15 x 15 cm
US$100 — free shipping worldwide
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For inquiries, e-mail me at: faith@artisticrealism.com





I have seen many paintings of indoor scenes like living rooms and restaurants but this is, I think, the very first time I’ve ever tried to paint one. I am quite pleased with the result and I must say that it was a very interesting experience and a welcome change.

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Sunset Clouds No. 2

Monday, July 19th, 2010

Sunset Clouds Painting - Sky Art

Daily Painting #332 – Sunset Clouds No. 2
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 6 x 8 inches — 15 x 20 cm
Private Collection

Here is one more painting of those pink and violet clouds.

On another note, I finally gave up with all the spam comments I receive every single day so I spent some time yesterday to look for a solution. I installed a plugin which adds a word verification feature just like the one in Blogger. As much as I hate to add this inconvenience, it just seemed that I was getting more and more spam everyday. Anyway, I would still love to hear from you, so I hope you will not mind this. If you encounter any problems when you leave a comment, please let me know. Thank you!

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Yellow Apple

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

Yellow Apple Oil Painting

Daily Painting #331 – Yellow Apple
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 6 x 6 inches — 15 x 15 cm

This is actually a Fuji apple without most of the pink and red streaks. When I saw that it was almost all yellow, I just had to paint it.

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Apple and Orange Wedges

Saturday, July 17th, 2010

Apple and Orange Wedges - Small Paintings

Daily Painting #330 – Apple and Orange Wedges
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 6 x 6 inches — 15 x 15 cm
Private Collection

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Sunset Clouds

Friday, July 16th, 2010

Sunset Clouds Oil Painting

Daily Painting #329 – Sunset Clouds
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 6 x 6 inches — 15 x 15 cm

I have always been fascinated with clouds, especially when it’s sunset and they take on a lot of different colors. These pink and violet clouds remind me so much of cotton candy.

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Jasmine Tea

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

Jasmine Tea - Oil - Small Painting

Daily Painting #328 – Jasmine Tea
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 6 x 6 inches — 15 x 15 cm
US$100 — free shipping worldwide
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For inquiries, e-mail me at: faith@artisticrealism.com





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Bread Roll

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Bread Roll - Oil - Small Painting

Daily Painting #327 – Bread Roll
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 5 x 7 inches — 13 x 18 cm

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Red-spotted Purple Butterfly

Monday, July 12th, 2010

Red-spotted Purple Butterfly Oil Painting

Daily Painting #326 – Red-spotted Purple Butterfly
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 5 x 7 inches — 13 x 18 cm

This was for the Windows to the Words challenge last May. I think it is my very first butterfly painting. The design on its wings wasn’t difficult but it was a lot of work. I enjoyed every minute of it though, especially since I got to use a lot of bright blue.

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Chinese Dish

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

Chinese Dish - Small Oil Painting

Daily Painting #325 – Chinese Dish
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 5 x 7 inches — 13 x 18 cm

I enjoyed painting the little flowers and leaves on this small dish. Here’s a close-up:

Chinese Dish - Small Oil Painting Detail

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Pigeon Orchid No. 2

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

Pigeon Orchid Oil Painting No. 2

Daily Painting #324 – Pigeon Orchid No. 2
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 5 x 7 inches — 13 x 18 cm
Private Collection

These pigeon orchids are a challenge to paint. I have to start painting as soon as the buds open or else they will be droopy and wilted before I even finish setting up my oil paints! They are beautiful flowers though and I look forward to painting them some more in the future.

An announcement!
Daily Painter Originals I am very excited to announce that I have been invited to become a member of a new site called Daily Painter Originals! The web site was started by the wonderful artist Carolyn Finnell. Currently, we are 27 in the group, painting many different subjects and working in a variety of styles and mediums.

New paintings are uploaded to the site everyday. Be sure to subscribe if you wish to have the new paintings e-mailed to you each day.

And in case you haven’t yet…
70 Daily Paintings by Faith Te Don’t forget to check out my Anniversary Special. 70 of the daily paintings are now just $70 each. Shipping is free anywhere in the world. These small oil paintings are perfect gifts and are a great way to start your own art collection.

The special is until August 15, 2010 only.

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Plate with Table Napkin

Friday, July 9th, 2010

Plate with Table Napkin - Daily Painting

Daily Painting #323 – Plate with Table Napkin
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 5 x 5 inches — 13 x 13 cm
US$80 — free shipping worldwide
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For inquiries, e-mail me at: faith@artisticrealism.com





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Blue Marble No. 2

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

Blue Marble Oil Painting No. 2

Daily Painting #322 – Blue Marble No. 2
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 5 x 5 inches — 13 x 13 cm
SOLD

I love painting marbles. We have them in other colors too, but most of the time, I find myself choosing a blue marble over all the other colors.

First anniversary special — 70 paintings for $70 each…

In the previous post, I mentioned about this blog’s first anniversary. To celebrate, I am offering 70 of the daily paintings at a reduced price of US$70 each. Shipping is free anywhere in the world. This special will last until the 15th of August.

To view all 70 paintings included in the special, please visit: 70 daily paintings for $70 each (Shown on 2 pages. Click on “Older Entries” to view the rest).

Also, be sure to visit this page to know more about the procedure for purchasing a painting: How to buy a painting

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Ace of Hearts and First Anniversary!

Sunday, July 4th, 2010

Ace of Hearts - Playing Card - Oil Painting

Daily Painting #321 – Ace of Hearts
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 6 x 8 inches — 15 x 20 cm
SOLD

Since today is Independence Day in America, I wish to greet all Americans a Happy Fourth of July!

Today is also a very special day for me because, like the title says, this is also my blog’s first anniversary! I should have posted the 365th daily painting around this time, but since I wasn’t able to keep my schedule, it will come a little (or a lot!) later than I expected. We’ll see though. I may have some more to say come the day I post that 365th painting, but for now, I just want to say THANK YOU! once again to all of you who visit my blog, those who enjoy my paintings, those who take time to send me their comments — you are all very special to me! Thank you!

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Egg No. 2

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

Egg Painting in Oil - No. 2

Daily Painting #320 – Egg No. 2
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 5 x 5 inches — 13 x 13 cm

The daily painting updates have been quite few and very inconsistent, especially the past several weeks. My father suddenly became ill (with labyrinthitis and vertigo) around the
middle of May and was bedridden the whole day, everyday during the first few weeks. I still managed to continue painting and finishing one daily painting each day, but I had very limited time for it, in addition to the blog posting and other work.

Although my father is steadily improving each week and I am slowly regaining more time for my work, I still haven’t been able to focus very much. So if you have been wondering why the decreasing updates, this is the reason.

I truly apologize to all those who sent me e-mail and other messages whom I still have not been able to respond to yet. The daily painting project by itself has required a lot of time (painting and posting), so with all the things going on lately, everything that needed to be done just piled up. Please know that I am not ignoring anyone and that I will still respond to your e-mail and messages, especially those who asked questions. It may still take time for me to get back on track, but I am working on it. I hope you understand.

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