Posts Tagged ‘cloth’

Two Eggplants

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

Two Eggplants - Small Painting

Daily Painting #345 – Two Eggplants
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 5 x 7 inches — 13 x 18 cm
US$100 — free shipping worldwide
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I used the same green cloth as the one in the previous apple painting because I loved its silky texture and the fringe edge. So fun to paint!

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An Apple in Shadow

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

An Apple in Shadow - Painting in Oil

Daily Painting #344 – An Apple in Shadow
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 6 x 6 inches — 15 x 15 cm
Private Collection

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Plate with Table Napkin

Friday, July 9th, 2010

Plate with Table Napkin - Daily Painting

Daily Painting #323 – Plate with Table Napkin
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 5 x 5 inches — 13 x 13 cm
US$80 — free shipping worldwide
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Plum and Tangerines

Sunday, April 4th, 2010

Plum and Tangerines Oil Painting

Daily Painting #266 – Plum and Tangerines
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 6 x 6 inches — 15 x 15 cm
US$100 plus US$16 shipping to the US
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This painting is on gessoed 1/8″ hardboard. It’s my first time to try this support, but I will be using it for most of the future daily paintings.

By the way, here is the bird painting that I was talking about a few days ago. It is an illustrative type of painting which I like very much. I hope you do too.

Robin - Realistic bird oil painting

And here is the direct link to the post on my Art Studio blog: Robin Painting.

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Tea and Tangerine

Monday, March 8th, 2010

Tea and Tangerine Oil Painting

Daily Painting #246 – Tea and Tangerine
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 5.5 inches — 14 x 14 cm
Not for Sale

I would like the teacup to look more translucent so I will give this painting a second layer. I am also trying to use my tube of phthalo blue more so I used it on the background here.

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Orange No. 3

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

Orange Painting No. 3 - Oil

Daily Painting #242 – Orange No. 3
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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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Roses in Blue Vase

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

Roses in Blue Vase - Oil Painting

Daily Painting #166 – Roses in Blue Vase
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 7.5 inches — 14 x 19 cm
US$100 plus shipping
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Here’s something different from the usual detailed and realistic paintings — one in an “impressionistic” style. While I’d call this going outside the comfort zone, I actually did little planning and tried to be very relaxed and free. In reality, the roses and leaves have some texture because of the thicker paint that I used but the scan doesn’t show it very well.

I’m not sure I’ll be doing more of this kind of painting anytime soon, but it is good to try something different once in a while.

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Grapes

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Grapes Painting in Oil - Daily Paintings

Daily Painting #131 – Grapes
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 8 x 3.75 inches — 20 x 9.5 cm
Private Collection

I have done two paintings of grapes before. Although I love eating grapes, painting them was a different story. Getting the bloom on the grapes to look right was difficult and I also had trouble keeping the paint smooth. Anyway, I tried it once again and this was the result. I am quite pleased with it. It was great fun to do…I can’t imagine why I didn’t paint grapes more often!

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Sewing Buttons

Monday, September 7th, 2009

Sewing Buttons - Oil Painting

Daily Painting #66 – Sewing Buttons
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5 1/2 x 6 1/8 inches — 14 x 15.6 cm
US$100 — free shipping worldwide
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I wanted to move away from fruits and vegetables for a while so I did this needle, thread and button painting.

I think I am slowly able to tolerate some brushstrokes showing. It used to be that I’d completely blend away all traces of the brush because if any was showing, it just didn’t feel “finished”.

I love tightly rendered paintings, but I also love those which are brushy. There is a battle within me as I haven’t decided which style to pursue yet. Hopefully, as I continue this painting-a-day journey, I’ll be able to determine which style I am most happy with.

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Black Plum Half

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

Black Plum Half - Oil - Painting a Day

Daily Painting #58 – Black Plum Half
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 5.5 inches — 14 x 14 cm
US$70 — free shipping worldwide
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Here’s one more plum painting. I couldn’t decide if I should still paint the stripes on the cloth so I just let the brushstrokes show in the background for interest.

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Cucumbers

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

Cucumbers - Oil - Painting a Day

Daily Painting #55 – Cucumbers
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 8.25 x 6.375 inches — 21 x 16.2 cm
US$100 plus shipping
For purchasing information, please e-mail me: faith@artisticrealism.com

Here’s something a little bigger than usual. It is currently one of my favorites. The cucumbers were great fun to paint!

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Granny Smith Apple No. 2

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

Granny Smith Apple No. 2 - Oil - Painting a Day

Daily Painting #51 – Granny Smith Apple No. 2
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Oil on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 5.5 inches — 13.97 x 13.97 cm
US$100 plus shipping
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The overhead angle was difficult.

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Orange with Chinese Teacup

Saturday, August 15th, 2009

Orange with Chinese Teacup - A Painting a Day

Daily Painting #43 – Orange with Chinese Teacup
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Oil on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 7.5 inches — 14 x 19 cm
US$100 — free shipping worldwide
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For inquiries, e-mail me at: faithpencilartist@gmail.com





Another one inspired by daily painting #41. So far this is the most painterly that I have done. I kept blending to a minimum, especially in the foreground. I feel that it could have been done better, but I am quite pleased with the result. It was a fun painting and I learned that burnt sienna and yellow ochre is a good combination!

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Citrus

Friday, August 14th, 2009

Citrus - A Painting a Day

Daily Painting #42 – Citrus
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Oil on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 7.5 inches — 14 x 19 cm
US$100 — free shipping worldwide
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For inquiries, e-mail me at: faithpencilartist@gmail.com





Inspired by daily paintings #41 – Country Breakfast and #27 – Calamansi (the sprig I used here is actually one which I cut from my Mom’s calamansi plant).

When I do my pencil drawings, I add an extra 3/4″ (1.9 cm) margin around the paper to give clients some allowance for framing. When I started doing a painting a day, I borrowed that practice so all of my previous daily paintings also had margins of about 3/4″ (1.9 cm) — a third of which was painted on while the rest was left unpainted.

I noticed, however, that oil paintings by other artists do not have white borders so just to conform to standards, starting with this painting, I won’t be including the usual 3/4″ (1.9 cm) margin. I will still leave about 1/4″ (6 mm) though, but that will be painted on as well.

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Country Breakfast

Friday, August 14th, 2009

Country Breakfast - A Painting a Day

Daily Painting #41 – Country Breakfast
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Oil on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 5.5 inches — 14 x 14 cm

I missed posting a painting yesterday because our computer and internet connection were not working. The computer has been fixed, but the internet connection is still very slow. To make up for yesterday, I’ll try to post two today.

I’ve always wanted to try a loose painting style, and all the while I was working on this, I kept thinking, “loose, loose, loose.” It still turned out pretty controlled, but I’m pleased with it.

I think I am attracted to compositions with cloth in them. Somehow, I feel that they easily transform an ordinary still life into one which tells a story. I liked the effect so much that ideas for new arrangements immediately came into my mind, such as painting #42 (will post that in a little while).

I’m not sure why, but this painting speaks to me of a quiet country kitchen in the early morning (hence the title). Perhaps it is because of the lighting, or maybe the color scheme, or maybe the Bobby Goldsboro songs that I listened to while working on it…

Note: I try to make the images on this blog as accurate as possible, but I could not make the orange here a little less redder without making the apple too yellow. There is also some glare showing, especially on the wood board, making the brushstrokes more obvious than they really are.

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