Archive for January, 2012

Peeled Grapefruit

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Peeled Grapefruit Painting Realistic

Peeled Grapefruit
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 7 x 5 inches — 18 x 13 cm
SOLD

Here’s another painting of one of my most favorite subjects — peeled citrus fruits. I never get tired of painting them and this grapefruit especially was a lot of fun to do.

I spent several days visiting relatives in the countryside last week. I can’t wait to paint some landscapes from the pictures that I took there! Here are a few photos:

Photo - Farm Scene of Rice Fields

Photo: Farm Scene | Most of the tall grasses were brown and dried but the paddies were already planted full of rice!

Photo - Makahiya - Touch Me Not Flower

Photo: The “Makahiya” or “Touch Me Not” Flower | A plant which closes its leaves when touched. It’s too bad I wasn’t able to see it firsthand as I only learned about this interesting trait when I returned home.

Photo - Shady Dirt Road

Photo: Shady Dirt Road | I love shady, tree-lined dirt roads…

Photo - Sunlit Treetops

Photo: Sunlit Treetops | …And bright, sunlit treetops!

Photo - Nesting Hen

Photo: Nesting Hen | I was so excited when I saw this hen sitting inside the basket. I wish I could have gotten closer to take a better photograph but I didn’t want to spook her!

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Black Plum Half No. 2

Saturday, January 21st, 2012

Black Plum Half Painting with Water - No. 2

Black Plum Half No. 2
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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, please e-mail me at: faithpencilartist@gmail.com





Catching up on a few things that happened during the last three weeks…

A week or so ago, Judy Felker featured some of my work on her blog Creative Wonder. Stop by for a visit and check out the other artists she’s featured. I’ve “discovered” a number of new favorites myself.

Also about a week ago, Michel Oosterhout invited me to submit my Apple Half painting below to his An Apple a Day project. Check it out!

Apple Half Painting - Realistic

And about two weeks or so ago, I received in the mail this beautiful pencil drawing from one of the sweetest and kindest persons I know. Sherry is a fabulous artist and I hope you will take time to visit her blog. Lately, she has also begun posting photos of her drawings in progress so you can see how she creates her realistic, and often very intricate, drawings.

Sunlit Rose - Pencil Drawing by Sherry

“Sunlit Rose”, pencil drawing by Sherry

Thank you, Judy, Michel and Sherry!

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Old Boots

Sunday, January 8th, 2012

Old Boots with Butterfly Painting

Old Boots
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 8 x 8 inches (20 x 20 cm)
US$200 — free shipping worldwide
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For inquiries, please e-mail me at: faithpencilartist@gmail.com





Here’s something a little different and slightly larger than my usual size. This painting of a pair of old boots and a butterfly was requested by a friend. The leather was the most fun to paint and the shoelaces were the most difficult! I really love how it turned out though. It took about 3 layers to complete but was definitely worth it.

Many thanks to jdurham for letting me use her photo as reference for this painting!

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Painting Giveaway Winner…

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

Painting Giveaway - January 2012

The winner of the painting giveaway is: Lisa Bryson!!

Lisa, please check your inbox for my e-mail and let me know which of the 7 paintings you would like to have.

David and I had so much fun with this little giveaway and, if God is willing, I hope we’ll be able to do another one next year! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such sweet comments, everyone!!

Thank you!

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Apple Half

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

Apple Half Painting - Realistic

Apple Half
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 5 x 5 inches — 13 x 13 cm
SOLD

Here’s a new painting. I really love how it turned out.

To all who have joined my year-end giveaway so far, thank you so much for your very kind words! Your support means a lot to me.

I forgot to remove payment buttons for the paintings from which the winner could choose and one of them — the rose — sold last night. As a replacement, I’ve thrown in 3 more and the winner may now choose from 7 paintings. You can see them here along with details of the draw: Painting Giveaway.

I will announce the winner on the 4th of January so if you would like to join, all you have to do is leave a comment here.

Please be sure to leave a comment so I’ll know that you want to participate in the giveaway…a simple “I want to join” will do!

Wishing 2012 will be a good year for all of us — Happy New Year, my friends!!

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