Posts Tagged ‘flower’

Pink Rosebud

Thursday, November 26th, 2009

Pink Rosebud Oil Painting

Daily Painting #146 – Pink Rosebud
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 4.5 x 7.5 inches — 11.5 x 19 cm
US$100 — free shipping worldwide
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Dendrobium Anosmum Orchid

Saturday, November 14th, 2009

Dendrobium Anosmum Orchid Oil Painting

Daily Painting #134 – Dendrobium Anosmum Orchid
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 5.5 inches — 14 x 14 cm
US$100 — free shipping worldwide
For inquiries, please e-mail me at: faithpencilartist@gmail.com

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Rose Painting Series – Pink Rose No. 2

Monday, November 9th, 2009

Pink Rose - Rose Painting in Oil

Daily Painting #129 – Rose Painting Series: Pink Rose No. 2
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 6.25 inches — 14 x 16 cm
SOLD

Here’s the last rose painting for now. The reference picture for this one was also from the WetCanvas Image Library by indomum.

Below are the three previous rose paintings. I think this last one is my favorite of all though.

Rose Paintings in Oil Series - Pink Rose Paintings in Oil Series - Orange Rose Paintings in Oil Series - Pink and Yellow

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Rose Painting Series – Pink and Yellow Rose

Friday, November 6th, 2009

Rose Paintings in Oil - Pink and Yellow

Daily Painting #126 – Rose Painting Series: Pink and Yellow Rose
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 6 inches — 14 x 15 cm
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Here’s the second rose painting for today. Based on a photograph from the WetCanvas Image Library by boop934. After doing all of those ACEOs, these bigger ones seem huge!

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Rose Painting Series – Orange Rose

Friday, November 6th, 2009

Orange - Rose Paintings in Oil

Daily Painting #125 – Rose Painting Series: Orange Rose
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 7.5 inches — 14 x 19 cm
US$100 — free shipping worldwide
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I missed posting a daily painting for the second time yesterday as I wasn’t able to use our computer. Anyway, the two paintings that I will post today are part of the series of roses with black backgrounds. This first one was based on a photo by Gypsytoo from the WetCanvas Image Library. I am doing these rose paintings in preparation for a much bigger oil painting of a flower arrangement that I will be doing soon.

I will post the other rose painting in a little while. Stay tuned!

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Rose Painting Series – Pink Rose

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

Realistic Rose Paintings in Oil - Pink

Daily Painting #123 – Rose Painting Series: Pink Rose
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 7.5 inches — 14 x 19 cm
US$100 — free shipping worldwide
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Personally, I think flowers and figures are the most difficult subjects to paint well. The challenging part of this painting was to get the rose to look realistic and not look like plastic. There’s a bit more texture to the petals than what the scan shows and, I think, it’s that texture that makes the rose look more real. This painting was based on a photograph by WetCanvas Image Library contributor maltman.

By the way, I am not fully back to the bigger paintings yet. I still have one more ACEO painting to post tomorrow and then I’m back to the regular sizes like this one.

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Daisy in Chinese Vase (ACEO)

Sunday, October 25th, 2009

Daisy in Chinese Vase - ACEO Oil Painting

Daily Painting #114 – Daisy in Chinese Vase
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ACEO oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 2.5 x 3.5 inches — 6.5 x 9 cm
US$40 plus shipping
For purchasing information, please e-mail me: faith@artisticrealism.com

I got a little bit adventurous with the background, but I think it goes well with the chinese vase. This is currently my most favorite among my ACEO paintings.

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Pigeon Orchid (ACEO)

Monday, October 19th, 2009

Pigeon Orchid - Dendrobium Crumenatum Painting - ACEO

Daily Painting #108 – Pigeon Orchid
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ACEO oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 2.5 x 3.5 inches — 6.5 x 9 cm
US$40 plus shipping
For purchasing information, please e-mail me: faith@artisticrealism.com

Here is the pigeon orchid (dendrobium crumenatum) in bloom. I like these delicate white flowers. They began to wilt even as I was painting them though.

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Pigeon Orchid Bud (ACEO Dendrobium Crumenatum)

Saturday, October 17th, 2009

Pigeon Orchid Bud - Dendrobium Crumenatum - ACEO Paintings

Daily Painting #106 – Pigeon Orchid Bud
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ACEO oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 2.5 x 3.5 inches — 6.5 x 9 cm
US$40 plus shipping
For purchasing information, please e-mail me: faith@artisticrealism.com

This is the first time I’m painting the Pigeon Orchid (dendrobium crumenatum). Our little plant has actually bloomed before, but I wasn’t quick enough to paint the flowers then. My Mom and I were new to the Pigeon Orchid and we were more accustomed to longer blooming orchids. I was very surprised when these wilted after only a few hours! I made sure to catch the blooms (and bud) this time though.

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Dancing Lady Series (ACEO Oncidium Orchids) – No. 4

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

Dancing Lady Series - Oncidium Orchids No. 4 - ACEO Painting

Daily Painting #103 – Dancing Lady Series: Oncidium Orchids No. 4
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ACEO oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 2.5 x 3.5 inches — 6.5 x 9 cm
US$40 plus shipping
For purchasing information, please e-mail me: faith@artisticrealism.com

I may add some more to this in the future, but for now, here is the last painting in the Dancing Lady series.

I’ve joined all four of the ACEO oncidium orchids into one image along with some very simple titles. When I have time, one of my favorite hobbies is to create artistic designs on the computer. I like to combine text, images and interesting patterns to try and create a visually appealing design. It’s a fun way to express creativity!

Dancing Lady Oncidium Orchids Oil Paintings

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Morning Cup of Chocolate (ACEO)

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

Morning Cup of Chocolate - ACEO Daily Painting

Daily Painting #102 – Morning Cup of Chocolate
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ACEO oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 2.5 x 3.5 inches — 6.5 x 9 cm
US$40 plus shipping
For purchasing information, please e-mail me: faith@artisticrealism.com

I like how cute and small the mug turned out in ACEO format.

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Dancing Lady Series (ACEO Oncidium Orchids) – No. 3

Saturday, October 10th, 2009

Dancing Lady Series - Oncidium Orchids No. 3 - ACEO Painting

Daily Painting #99 – Dancing Lady Series: Oncidium Orchids No. 3
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ACEO oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 2.5 x 3.5 inches — 6.5 x 9 cm
US$40 plus shipping
For purchasing information, please e-mail me: faith@artisticrealism.com

Here’s the third oncidium in the Dancing Lady ACEO series.

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Dancing Lady Series (ACEO Oncidium Orchids) – No. 2

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

Dancing Lady Series - Oncidium Orchids No. 2 - ACEO Paintings

Daily Painting #97 – Dancing Lady Series: Oncidium Orchids No. 2
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ACEO Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 2.5 x 3.5 inches — 6.5 x 9 cm
US$40 plus shipping
For purchasing information, please e-mail me: faith@artisticrealism.com

Here’s the second orchid in the “Dancing Lady” series. I have two more of these coming up.

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Dancing Lady Series (ACEO Oncidium Orchids) – No. 1

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Dancing Lady Series - Oncidium Orchids No. 1 - ACEO Paintings

Daily Painting #96 – Dancing Lady Series: Oncidium Orchids No. 1
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ACEO Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 2.5 x 3.5 inches — 6.5 x 9 cm
US$40 plus shipping
For purchasing information, please e-mail me: faith@artisticrealism.com

Here is the first in a series of ACEO oncidium orchids.

To my e-mail subscribers: I have been having some problems with the mailing list as sometimes links do not work and some images do not show up. I’m not sure if you’re experiencing the same problems, but I am working hard to get a new mailing list program up and running. It may take a little time, so I hope you will bear with me. Until then, should you come across those broken links and disappearing images, just click on my blog URL at the end of each e-mail or copy it to your address bar. The latest post will always be on top. I’m so sorry for the inconvenience!

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Orange Bird of Paradise

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

Orange Bird of Paradise - Daily Painting

Daily Painting #95 – Orange Bird of Paradise
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 7.5 inches — 14 x 19 cm
US$100 plus shipping
For purchasing information, please e-mail me: faith@artisticrealism.com

I had some time to do a larger painting in between the ACEOs. I liked working on this bird of paradise — it seemed to paint itself! I also like how the black background makes the orange more striking.

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Burst of Red (ACEO)

Sunday, October 4th, 2009

Burst of Red - ACEO Oil Paintings

Daily Painting #93 – Burst of Red
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ACEO Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 2.5 x 3.5 inches — 6.5 x 9 cm
US$40 plus shipping
For purchasing information, please e-mail me: faith@artisticrealism.com

I’m nearing my 100th post on this blog. I’m quite pleased to say that there hasn’t been a day since I joined in the painting-a-day challenge when I haven’t finished at least one oil painting…yet.

Why am I saying this? Well, I have recently been working on some commissions and I wanted to devote as much time as possible to them. Rather than temporarily stopping the daily paintings (and breaking my streak!), I decided to create tiny, ACEO oil paintings. So for the next few weeks, you will be seeing more of these little paintings. I hope you like them!

What is “ACEO”?
ACEO stands for “Art Cards, Editions and Originals”. These are small artworks measuring 2.5 x 3.5 inches. Because of their small size, artists are able to offer a more affordable way for people to collect their artworks.

Subjects can be anything from pets to flowers, and styles range from the highly detailed to the abstract. Artists also use a variety of mediums to create these little masterpieces. Examples are oils, pastels, colored pencils and even “black and white” mediums like charcoal and graphite pencils. Whatever the medium or style, ACEOs are a great way to start your own original art collection!

By the way, if you wish to commission me for a realistic portrait in pencil or in charcoal, please visit my pencil drawings gallery. Or feel free to e-mail me at: faith@artisticrealism.com

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Oncidium Orchids Diptych – 2 of 2

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Oncidium Orchids Diptych - Oil Painting

Daily Painting #90 – Oncidium Orchids Diptych
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 8 inches — 14 x 20 cm
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Here’s the other half of the orchid diptych I posted yesterday. I actually painted the right side first because I didn’t really plan this to be a diptych. Below is an image showing the two side by side.

Oncidium Orchids Paintings in Oil

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Oncidium Orchids Diptych – 1 of 2

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Oncidium Orchids Diptych - Oil Painting

Daily Painting #89 – Oncidium Orchids Diptych
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 8 inches — 14 x 20 cm
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Taking an inspiration from yesterday’s cabbage painting, this one also has a similar background design. This painting is meant to be part of a diptych. I will post the other half tomorrow, so stay tuned!

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Flower Arrangement in Baby Bottle

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

Flower Arrangement in Baby Bottle - Daily Painting

Daily Painting #60 – Flower Arrangement in Baby Bottle
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Oil painting 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





We recently saw these small glass bottles in a market. They were so cute and inexpensive we just had to get a couple! At the time, I didn’t have a specific composition where I’d use them, but my Mom thought they would be perfect for holding flowers. So here is one of those bottles holding the same purple flower from yesterday’s painting and a green one.

I used some impasto for the petals, especially for the green flower. I think this turned out better than yesterday’s painting.

Flower Arrangement Daily Painting Detail

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Purple Flower

Monday, August 31st, 2009

Purple Flower - Oil - Painting a Day

Daily Painting #59 – Purple Flower
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 5.5 inches — 14 x 14 cm
US$100 — free shipping worldwide
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For inquiries, e-mail me at: faithpencilartist@gmail.com





I’m not sure what this flower is called but it has beautiful petals with cloth-like texture. I did not capture the texture and color of the flower well enough, but I did enjoy trying out the unusual background. I would like to experiment with it some more in the future — perhaps let the burnt sienna underpainting dry first before painting on it.

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