Daily Paintings

My First Book of Paintings…

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Pearls from the Orient: Daily Paintings by Faith Te - Blurb Book

Pearls from the Orient: Daily Paintings by Faith Te
Available for purchase, please click here for details

A little while back, I compiled my first book on Blurb.com containing some of the small paintings from my “365 Daily Painting Project”. The paintings are grouped into four categories: Food and Drink, Things, Flowers and Outdoors. The book measures approximately 6.75″ square. It has 80 pages and includes a few full page close-ups of details as well.

I recently received my copy of the book and below are a few pictures of the inside pages. You may also view all the pages in the book here. I hope you like it — thank you so much for looking!

Blurb - Realistic Paintings Book - Pearls from the Orient by Faith Te

Blurb - Realistic Paintings Book - Pearls from the Orient - Landscape Road

Blurb - Realistic Paintings Book - Pearls from the Orient - Food and Drink

Blurb - Realistic Paintings Book - Pearls from the Orient - Peeling Potatoes

Blurb - Realistic Paintings Book - Pearls from the Orient - Still Life

Blurb - Realistic Paintings Book - Pearls from the Orient - Orchid Flowers

Blurb - Realistic Paintings Book - Pearls from the Orient - Landscape Outdoors

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Happy Chinese New Year!

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Happy New Year - Trompe l'Oeil Painting

Daily Painting #191 – Happy New Year
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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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Looking Back: A Tea Bag

Monday, January 31st, 2011

A Tea Bag 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

Here’s another one from the daily painting archives. It’s chilly here today.

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Looking Back: Orange Slices and Etsy

Friday, January 28th, 2011

Orange Slices Oil Painting

Daily Painting #301 – Orange Slices
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 8 x 6 inches — 20 x 15 cm
US$100 — free shipping worldwide
For inquiries, please e-mail me at: faithpencilartist@gmail.com

Click Here to Bid – Available through auction on DailyPaintworks.com.

I have been looking back on the first 365 daily paintings and digging out a few of my favorites. Here’s another one.

Also, I started showing my work on Etsy a while back. If you haven’t heard of Etsy, it’s an online store where you can buy and sell handmade and vintage items. You may check out the paintings I have in my Etsy shop here: faithteart.etsy.com. Thank you for looking!

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Looking Back: Tangerine Duo

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Tangerine Wedge Oil Painting - 1 Tangerine Wedge Daily Painting - 2

Daily Paintings #260 and #261 – Tangerine Wedge No. 1 and No. 2
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 6 x 6 inches — 15 x 15 cm
For inquiries, e-mail me at: faithpencilartist@gmail.com

Here are two more of my most favorite daily paintings from the past. I couldn’t help making the first of these tangerine wedges a companion piece because I loved the background color so much.

Doing the “dailies” gave me opportunity to paint subjects I would never have tried otherwise. Some were easy, some a lot of fun and some were challenging. One that I would categorize in all three are water puddles: easy because they are basically just shadow color with highlights; challenging when reflections come into play, but either way, fun to paint!

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A Bowl of Rice – Revisited

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

A Bowl of Rice Painting - Version 2

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
Private Collection

Some of you may remember this bowl of rice painting I did many, many months ago. I wasn’t pleased with how it turned out so I gave it a makeover and here’s what it looks now. Hope you like it better. I used the Mars Red again to intensify the reds and deepen the background a little.

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Avocado Halves – One Year of Daily Painting Completed!

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Avocado Halves - 365 Daily Paintings

Daily Painting #365 – Avocado Halves
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 6 x 8 inches — 15 x 20 cm
SOLD

Yay! Here it is! The 365th daily painting! I have to mention that I actually completed this painting quite a while ago but only managed to post it today as there were some rough roads during the latter part of this journey. Blogging about the paintings consistently once per day was easy enough at the start but personal issues came in during the last several months which stretched out the postings. If some of you waited regularly for the paintings, I apologize for this.

The good news though is that I did manage to complete all 365 small paintings in 365 days, with the exception of one day when I worked on this bigger non-daily painting instead:

Oil Portrait Painting by Faith Te

I made up for that when I painted these two chilis in one day though:

Red Chili Pepper - Oil Painting Green Chili Pepper - Oil Painting

I am really excited to be able to show all of you this milestone (for me). I can’t say how grateful I am to everyone who purchased my paintings — thank you so much for your support! And not least, I am also thankful to those of you who took the time to comment and patiently shared this journey with me. For those who commented during the past several months, I have not been able to reply to most of you personally but I want you all to know just how much I appreciate your words of encouragement. Here’s a virtual hug to everyone!

Just for fun, here is the 365th side by side with the very first daily painting I did:

Avocado Half - 365 Daily Painting Challenge Completed Avocado Halves - 365 Daily Paintings

Here is a picture showing the painting on the easel where I did virtually all of the “dailies”:

Avocado Halves Painting on Wooden Easel

And last, here are those avocados one more time. Behind me you can see a preview of what’s coming up on this blog:

Faith with Avocado Halves in Studio

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Lemon Wheel No. 3

Sunday, November 14th, 2010

Lemon Wheel - Realism Painting - Oil No. 3

Daily Painting #364 – Lemon Wheel No. 3
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 6 x 6 inches — 15 x 15 cm
SOLD

Two of my fellow members at Daily Painter Originals, Leslie Saeta and Dreama Tolle Perry, are holding a fundraiser to help artist Annie Salness who recently had a stroke. She is recovering and the funds raised from the “Art Walk for Annie” campaign will help pay her medical expenses. I am donating the proceeds from the sale of this painting to the fund. If you would like to know more about “Art Walk for Annie” or how you can help her, please visit this website that Leslie has put together.

By the way, this is the next to last painting before the 365th.

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Lollipop

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

Lollipop Painting - Realistic Art

Daily Painting #363 – Lollipop
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 6 x 6 inches — 15 x 15 cm
SOLD

I am growing very fond of painting lollipops. This one with the wrapper still on is my favorite.

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Glass Bottle No. 2

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

Glass Bottle Oil Painting - No. 2

Daily Painting #362 – Glass Bottle No. 2
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 4 x 7 inches — 10 x 18 cm
Private Collection

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Lemon on Wood

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Lemon on Wood - Dramatic Oil Painting

Daily Painting #361 – Lemon on Wood
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 5 x 7 inches — 13 x 18 cm

I’m not sure why but I had a very difficult time trying to get the colors to match the original painting and some parts are still a bit off. This is now #361 — getting really close to the “finish line”!

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Okra

Friday, October 29th, 2010

Okra Painting - Vegetable Art

Daily Painting #360 – Okra
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 6 x 6 inches — 15 x 15 cm

Only 5 more to post to complete the first 365 of daily paintings! Here’s a new subject — okra. I have considered painting them for quite some time now, but I never got around to it because I couldn’t find a composition I wanted to paint.

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A Rose

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

A Rose Painting - Pink

Daily Painting #359 – A Rose
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 6 x 6 inches — 15 x 15 cm
SOLD

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Cocoa

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Cocoa Painting - Oil - Drink

Daily Painting #358 – Cocoa
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 6 x 6 inches — 15 x 15 cm
SOLD

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Wooden Posts

Friday, October 15th, 2010

Wooden Posts - Landscape Painting - Oil

Daily Painting #357 – Wooden Posts
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 6 x 6 inches — 15 x 15 cm
US$100 — free shipping worldwide
Click here for purchasing information
For inquiries, e-mail me at: faithpencilartist@gmail.com





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Shrimp in Small Bowl

Sunday, October 10th, 2010

Shrimp in Small Bowl Oil Painting

Daily Painting #356 – Shrimp in Small Bowl
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 5 x 5 inches — 13 x 13 cm
SOLD

I did a painting of a shrimp a while back. Here’s one that’s cooked.

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Pretzel

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

Pretzel Oil Painting

Daily Painting #355 – Pretzel
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 5 x 5 inches — 13 x 13 cm
US$80 — free shipping worldwide
Click here for purchasing information
For inquiries, e-mail me at: faithpencilartist@gmail.com





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Lemon Half with Knife

Saturday, October 2nd, 2010

Lemon Half with Knife Painting - Oil

Daily Painting #354 – Lemon Half with Knife
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 6 x 6 inches — 15 x 15 cm
SOLD

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Red Tomato

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Red Tomato Oil Painting

Daily Painting #353 – Red Tomato
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 6 x 6 inches — 15 x 15 cm
US$100 — free shipping worldwide
Click here for purchasing information
For inquiries, e-mail me at: faith@artisticrealism.com





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Garlic Sprouts

Friday, September 24th, 2010

Garlic Sprouts Oil Painting

Daily Painting #352 – Garlic Sprouts
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 6 x 6 inches — 15 x 15 cm
US$100 — free shipping worldwide
Click here for purchasing information
For inquiries, e-mail me at: faith@artisticrealism.com





Playing a little with “glowing edges” around those green sprouts. This is something I would like to incorporate more into my work. I think it adds a lot of drama to a painting.

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