Peeled Grapefruit

Peeled Grapefruit Painting Realistic

Peeled Grapefruit
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 7 x 5 inches β€” 18 x 13 cm

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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6 Responses to “Peeled Grapefruit”

  1. Pa Ul Says:

    Great painting, citrus and vitamin D, good for the health.

  2. Ruben Says:

    Faith… I really loved to see your art work! ItΒ΄s very inspiring. Love the way you paint soft backgrounds. I’m starting with acrylics… well hope one of these days I learn oils. Congrats! God always bless your hands! πŸ™‚

  3. Tin Says:

    hi faith! I am browsing top sites listed on topblogs which took me here on your site. wow! I thought the painting was a picture per se but it was a real painting. i just wished i have the same talent just yours. πŸ™‚

    *and oh! the makahiya makes me remember my childhood years. β™₯

  4. the weekend artist Says:

    I love painting oranges as well but I use watercolor! Im glad I found your blog(now am a follower!). Can’t wait to see your future posts!

  5. Melody Says:

    Faith, your work is stunning! Out of curiosity, how long does it take you to do one of these daily paintings?

  6. Faith Te Says:

    Melody, thanks very much for your comment! The earlier paintings took me from 3 to 6 hours each depending on the subject. With these later paintings (after the 365th), I tend to put a little more thought into the process and I spend a minimum of 6 hours on them. Working 12 hours on a single small painting is not unusual for me now and sometimes, I’ll even work section by section if the composition is quite complex or if there are more subjects in a piece. Hope that answers your question. Keep up the good job on your work πŸ™‚

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