Orchid Sketch No. 1: Dendrobium

February 5th, 2011 at 8:07 AM

Orchid Sketch No. 1 - Dendrobium Pencil Drawing

Orchid Sketch No. 1: Dendrobium
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Graphite pencil drawing on Canson CA Grain paper
Approximately 4 x 4 inches — 10 x 10 cm
US$45 — free shipping to the US
For inquiries, e-mail me at: faithpencilartist@gmail.com





Here’s something a little different. I did this small drawing several years ago, back when pencil was the only medium I use.

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Happy Chinese New Year!

February 3rd, 2011 at 8:33 AM

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

February 1st, 2011 at 9:05 AM

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

January 31st, 2011 at 9:11 AM

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

January 29th, 2011 at 8:36 AM

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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Looking Back: Orange Slices and Etsy

January 28th, 2011 at 8:06 AM

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

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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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Grapefruit Wedge

January 27th, 2011 at 8:38 AM

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

January 25th, 2011 at 8:16 AM

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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Bloomers

January 24th, 2011 at 8:33 AM

Bloomers - Plum, Grapes and Leaf Painting

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

I can’t decide if this is a silly title for this painting, but I wanted to use something other than “Plum and Grapes”. My favorite part is the bluish bloom on the fruits, hence the title.

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Tea Bag No. 2

January 22nd, 2011 at 8:22 AM

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

January 21st, 2011 at 8:20 AM

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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Looking Back: Tangerine Duo

January 19th, 2011 at 8:13 AM

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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Fish

January 18th, 2011 at 9:11 AM

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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Phalaenopsis Orchid

January 16th, 2011 at 9:44 AM

Phalaenopsis Orchid Painting - Light Violet

Phalaenopsis Orchid
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 7 x 5 inches — 18 x 13 cm
For inquiries, please e-mail me at: faithpencilartist@gmail.com

Phalaenopsis orchids are some of my most favorite flowers. I find them very elegant and great painting subjects. I really like this light violet/pink variety against the gray green background.

On another note, my good friend Sherry recently started a new blog. She is doing a weekly challenge where you can join her paint or draw from a single reference photo. Sherry is a kind and wonderful lady and a great artist! Be sure to stop by her blog and join in: http://artistsherry.blogspot.com/

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Looking Back: Cheese Sandwich

January 8th, 2011 at 11:55 PM

Cheese Sandwich Oil Painting

Daily Painting #265 – Cheese Sandwich
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5 x 7 inches — 13 x 18 cm

Before I post another new painting, here’s an older one from the 365 daily paintings. It was one of my favorites and still is. There is something about the dark green background that I find very appealing and I will likely be using it again in future paintings.

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A Bowl of Rice – Revisited

January 4th, 2011 at 10:32 PM

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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Bowl of Rice with Soy Sauce

January 1st, 2011 at 10:47 PM

Bowl of Rice with Soy Sauce Painting - Oil

Bowl of Rice with Soy Sauce
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 8 x 6 inches — 20 x 15 cm
SOLD

After a long (unintended) break, here is a new post to start the New Year right. I just recently bought a tube of Mars Red and I’m having a lot of fun with it. The background in the rice painting above was painted with it. Alone or with a bit of blue, it’s a gorgeous deep red color which is very opaque. So nice to paint with!

I hope you all enjoyed the holiday season. Happy New Year, my friends!

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Lemon Wedge and the American Art Collector Magazine

November 28th, 2010 at 1:38 AM

Lemon Wedge - American Art Collector Magazine

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

The November issue of American Art Collector magazine has an article regarding “Small Works and Miniatures”. A group which I am proud to be a member of, Daily Painter Originals, has been featured within that article and my lemon painting above is one of the art shown.

I hope you will check out the magazine. Our short article starts on page 84.

And by the way, you can subscribe to the Daily Painter Originals mailing list if you’d like to receive in your inbox all the new artwork that are posted to the site everyday. There are 30 of us in the group so there is a good variety of styles and subject matter!

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Avocado Halves – One Year of Daily Painting Completed!

November 23rd, 2010 at 1:51 AM

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

November 14th, 2010 at 1:09 AM

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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