Paintings – Sold

Black Grapes in White Bowl

Friday, October 12th, 2012

Black Grapes in White Bowl Painting

Black Grapes in White Bowl
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 6 x 6 inches (15 x 15 cm)
SOLD

This new painting is version two of one which I did a while back: Grapes in Small Bowl

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Orange Slice with Grape

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Orange Slice with Grape Painting - Realistic

Orange Slice with Grape
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 6 x 6 inches (15 x 15 cm)
SOLD

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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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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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Brown Egg on Wooden Box

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

Brown Egg on Wooden Box and Daily Paintworks

Brown Egg on Wooden Box
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 6 x 6 inches — 15 x 15 cm
SOLD

Here’s another brown egg painting. It has a similar “monochrome” color scheme as the last one. I had a very difficult time trying to get the colors on the screen to match the original. The shadow part of the egg is a little more magenta in reality. You will see more of these brown eggs in the future as I really enjoy painting them. I have a whole dozen tray of them bought specially for painting!

Also, I am pleased to announce that I am now a featured artist on Daily Paintworks! I was invited by David Marine (founder of the site and husband of fab daily painter Carol Marine) a couple of days ago and I’m really thrilled and honored to be part of this group! If you haven’t seen it yet, DailyPaintworks.com also has auctions that are exclusively for original art. Check it out — as far as I know, it’s the first of its kind!



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Brown Egg

Saturday, July 16th, 2011

Brown Egg Painting - Small - Realism

Brown Egg
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 5 x 5 inches — 13 x 13 cm
SOLD

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Green Peppers

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

Green Peppers Painting - Blue Chipped Paint

Green Peppers
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 6 x 6 inches — 15 x 15 cm
SOLD

I have posted this painting as an auction on DailyPaintworks.com. It is a great alternative to eBay as the auctions are exclusively original artwork.

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Orange Glow

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

Orange Glow Painting - Realistic

Orange Glow
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 6 x 6 inches — 15 x 15 cm
SOLD

It’s quite frustrating coming back to painting after leaving it for so long. I felt really rusty and was unable to bring myself to finish those which I’ve started. To see if it will help, I returned to a favorite subject which I’ve painted many times before: the orange. It did. It was pure joy to do this one, and what’s more, I really love how it turned out!

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Cherry Red Lollipop

Friday, July 8th, 2011

Cherry Red Lollipop Painting Realism

Cherry Red Lollipop
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 7 x 5 inches — 18 x 13 cm
SOLD

I just want to say thank you for your comments and e-mail welcoming me back, my friends! I am very grateful for your kind words and encouragement!

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Long Break

Monday, July 4th, 2011

Red, White, Blue - Painting of Marbles in Oil

Red, White, Blue
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 6 x 6 inches — 15 x 15 cm
SOLD

I’m back to posting new paintings again after a terribly long break. It was anything but a “vacation” though. My father had a major stroke last February. This left him bedridden and dependent on my Mom, brother and me for almost everything. We dropped everything we were doing as the hospital became our home for a while. I did plan on doing some pencil drawings there, but I couldn’t find the energy nor the interest to do anything. Unfortunately, this went on for a good while after we were back home again. It took some time for us to adjust to the new schedules, duties and lifestyle. I can’t say we’ve finally settled down, but I did manage to start painting again several weeks ago.

I have lots to catch up on, but it feels good to be back again.

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Unwrapped and a Video Slideshow

Saturday, February 19th, 2011

Unwrapped - Orange Painting - Video Slideshow

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

I apologize for the glare in the image above. I had a very difficult time taking a photo of it and it’s still not dry enough to scan. I will replace it with a better one when it is available.

I also made a video slideshow of the painting for Daily Painter Originals‘ recently launched Video blog. I hope you like it!

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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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Sweet Hearts

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

Sweet Hearts - Romance Strawberries Painting

Sweet Hearts
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 7 x 5 inches — 18 x 13 cm
SOLD

Inspiration for “Sweet Hearts” came when one of my other strawberries painting was included in this Etsy treasury by member OneofakindSites. Only then did I realize that strawberries do look a lot like hearts!

By the way, a “treasury” is a small collection of items sold on Etsy chosen by a member or user there. The member usually picks a theme and features a few items related to it.

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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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Plum with Grapes

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

Plum with Grapes Painting - Realism

Plum with Grapes
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 5 x 5 inches — 13 x 13 cm
SOLD

I finally decided to use “Plum with Grapes” for the title this time.

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Grapefruit Wedge

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Dramatic Grapefruit Wedge Painting

Grapefruit Wedge
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 6 x 6 inches — 15 x 15 cm
SOLD

I really, really love how this turned out! I was going for a dramatic look and wanted to highlight the glowing red flesh of the grapefruit so I went with overhead lighting and added a slight glow around the edges of the fruit.

This was the very first time I tasted grapefruit, by the way. I’ve always had the impression that it was very bitter, but it was not and I really liked it. To compare the taste with the more readily available fruits here in the Philippines, it was something like a cross between pomelo and langsat (which we call “lansones” here).

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A Pear No. 4

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Pear Painting in Oil - No. 4

A Pear No. 4
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 6 x 6 inches — 15 x 15 cm
SOLD

I have painted quite a few pears before but I never seem to get tired of doing them. In this particular pear painting, I wanted the background to be a stained old concrete wall so I added the streaks of gray and light yellows.

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Tea Bag No. 2

Saturday, January 22nd, 2011

Tea Bag Painting No. 2

Tea Bag No. 2
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 6 x 6 inches — 15 x 15 cm
SOLD

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Peeled Orange No. 2

Friday, January 21st, 2011

Peeled Orange Painting - No. 2

Peeled Orange No. 2
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 6 x 6 inches — 15 x 15 cm
SOLD

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Fish

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

Realistic Fish Painting

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

I absolutely love seafood paintings! I hope to do more of them but I’ll work from photos next time instead of from life like I did for the fish painting above.

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