Posts Tagged ‘fruit’

New Paintings…

Friday, September 16th, 2016

Hello everyone,

I’ve neglected my blog terribly for such a long, long time. There was just so much going on that, for a long time, the Blog just needed to move to the background. I have been painting and taking on portrait commissions though and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the kind folks who have supported and continue to support my work. I’m truly very grateful!

Here are five paintings that I have completed recently. They are all still available and, as before, shipping to the USA is free.

Lemon Slice with Japanese Teacup Painting - Lemon Painting

Lemon Slice with Japanese Teacup
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Oil Painting on Hardboard Panel
Approximately 6 x 6 inches (15 x 15 cm)
US$125 — free shipping to the USA
For inquiries, please e-mail me at: faithpencilartist@gmail.com

Orange and Orange Pekoe Painting - Orange Painting

Orange and Orange Pekoe
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Oil Painting on Hardboard Panel
Approximately 6 x 6 inches (15 x 15 cm)
US$125 — free shipping to the USA
For inquiries, please e-mail me at: faithpencilartist@gmail.com

Bullfinch Painting - Bird Painting

Bullfinch
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Oil Painting on Hardboard Panel
Approximately 5 x 5 inches (13 x 13 cm)
US$125 — free shipping to the USA
For inquiries, please e-mail me at: faithpencilartist@gmail.com

Goldfinch No. 2 Painting - Goldfinch Bird Painting

Goldfinch No. 2
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Oil Painting on Hardboard Panel
Approximately 5 x 7 inches (13 x 18 cm)
US$125 — free shipping to the USA
For inquiries, please e-mail me at: faithpencilartist@gmail.com
* Had a difficult time getting this painting to look right on the screen. May have to replace the image with a better one soon. 🙂

Red Rose, Yellow Rose Painting - Flower Painting

Red Rose, Yellow Rose
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Oil Painting on Hardboard Panel
Approximately 6 x 6 inches (15 x 15 cm)
US$125 — free shipping to the USA
For inquiries, please e-mail me at: faithpencilartist@gmail.com

That’s it for now. Hope to post some more in the coming days, God willing. Take care! 🙂

Faith

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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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Red Plum No. 2

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Red Plum Painting with Water - No. 2

Red Plum No. 2
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 6 x 6 inches (15 x 15 cm)
US$100 — free shipping worldwide
For inquiries, please e-mail me at: faithpencilartist@gmail.com

Click Here to Bid – Available through auction on eBay

It’s been a while since I last posted a painting. I hope you will bear with me as I try to get my posting habits back in order again.

As some of you know, my Dad suffered a stroke in February of last year. It crippled him badly and my priorities shifted as I take on the new role of caregiver along with my mother and brother. These past 2-3 months especially, we’ve been going around, well, like chickens with their heads cut off! Luckily, I have been able to squeeze in some productive painting time and I have several new works which I hope to show you in the coming weeks, God willing. I hope you’ll stay tuned for those!

Happy weekend, everyone!

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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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Black Plum Half No. 2

Saturday, January 21st, 2012

Black Plum Half Painting with Water - No. 2

Black Plum Half No. 2
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 6 x 6 inches (15 x 15 cm)
US$100 — free shipping worldwide
Click here for purchasing information
For inquiries, please e-mail me at: faithpencilartist@gmail.com





Catching up on a few things that happened during the last three weeks…

A week or so ago, Judy Felker featured some of my work on her blog Creative Wonder. Stop by for a visit and check out the other artists she’s featured. I’ve “discovered” a number of new favorites myself.

Also about a week ago, Michel Oosterhout invited me to submit my Apple Half painting below to his An Apple a Day project. Check it out!

Apple Half Painting - Realistic

And about two weeks or so ago, I received in the mail this beautiful pencil drawing from one of the sweetest and kindest persons I know. Sherry is a fabulous artist and I hope you will take time to visit her blog. Lately, she has also begun posting photos of her drawings in progress so you can see how she creates her realistic, and often very intricate, drawings.

Sunlit Rose - Pencil Drawing by Sherry

“Sunlit Rose”, pencil drawing by Sherry

Thank you, Judy, Michel and Sherry!

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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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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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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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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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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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Looking Back: Orange Slices and Etsy

Friday, January 28th, 2011

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

Click Here to Bid – Available through auction on DailyPaintworks.com.

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

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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Bloomers

Monday, January 24th, 2011

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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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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Looking Back: Tangerine Duo

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

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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Lemon Wedge and the American Art Collector Magazine

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

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!

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

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

Sunday, November 14th, 2010

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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