Posts Tagged ‘leaf (leaves)’

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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Pigeon Orchid No. 2

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

Pigeon Orchid Oil Painting No. 2

Daily Painting #324 – Pigeon Orchid No. 2
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 5 x 7 inches — 13 x 18 cm
Private Collection

These pigeon orchids are a challenge to paint. I have to start painting as soon as the buds open or else they will be droopy and wilted before I even finish setting up my oil paints! They are beautiful flowers though and I look forward to painting them some more in the future.

An announcement!
Daily Painter Originals I am very excited to announce that I have been invited to become a member of a new site called Daily Painter Originals! The web site was started by the wonderful artist Carolyn Finnell. Currently, we are 27 in the group, painting many different subjects and working in a variety of styles and mediums.

New paintings are uploaded to the site everyday. Be sure to subscribe if you wish to have the new paintings e-mailed to you each day.

And in case you haven’t yet…
70 Daily Paintings by Faith Te Don’t forget to check out my Anniversary Special. 70 of the daily paintings are now just $70 each. Shipping is free anywhere in the world. These small oil paintings are perfect gifts and are a great way to start your own art collection.

The special is until August 15, 2010 only.

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Greens in Brown Paper Bag

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Greens in Brown Paper Bag - Oil Painting

Daily Painting #318 – Greens in Brown Paper Bag
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 6 x 8 inches — 15 x 20 cm

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Tomatoes with Leaves

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Tomatoes with Leaves - Oil Painting

Daily Painting #313 – Tomatoes with Leaves
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 6 x 6 inches — 15 x 15 cm
US$100 — free shipping worldwide
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For inquiries, e-mail me at: faith@artisticrealism.com





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Pink Lotus

Sunday, June 6th, 2010

Pink Lotus Painting - Oil - Flower

Daily Painting #311 – Pink Lotus
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 6 x 8 inches — 15 x 20 cm

I painted this lotus flower for the April challenge on James Parker’s Windows to the Words. It took me a few more hours to finish than usual, but I had a lot of fun with it. I especially enjoyed painting the reflections in the water.

More Windows to the Words…

The “For the Birds” challenge back in March was at the same time a contest with prizes.

Bluebird Painting - For the Birds Contest

My bluebird painting above won 2nd place and I received these two lovely paintings by James Parker. I am actually glad I wound up second because I am thrilled to own them both! Thank you, Mr. Parker!

Here’s a picture of me holding one of the paintings:

Faith Te with Glass Butterfly Painting by James Parker
“GLASS BUTTERFLY” PAINTING BY JAMES PARKER

And here is the other painting:

Faith Te with ACEO Painting by James Parker
ACEO PAINTING BY JAMES PARKER
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Orange with Leaf

Sunday, May 9th, 2010

Orange with Leaf - Oil Painting

Daily Painting #296 – Orange with Leaf
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 6 x 6 inches — 15 x 15 cm
SOLD

Happy Mother’s Day!!

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Red Apple with Leaves

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

Red Apple with Leaves - Oil Painting

Daily Painting #295 – Red Apple with Leaves
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 6 x 8 inches — 15 x 20 cm
US$100 plus US$16 shipping to the US
For shipping rates to other countries and other inquiries, please e-mail me: faith@artisticrealism.com





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Lychee Leaf with Water Drops (ACEO)

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

Lychee Leaf with Water Drops - ACEO Oil Painting

Daily Painting #293 – Lychee Leaf with Water Drops
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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 US$16 shipping to the US
For shipping rates to other countries and other inquiries, please e-mail me: faith@artisticrealism.com


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Grape Leaf with Water Drops (ACEO)

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

Grape Leaf with Water Drops - ACEO Oil Painting

Daily Painting #292 – Grape Leaf with Water Drops
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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 US$16 shipping to the US
For shipping rates to other countries and other inquiries, please e-mail me: faith@artisticrealism.com





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Tangerine with Leaves

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

Tangerine with Leaves - Oil Painting

Daily Painting #258 – Tangerine with Leaves
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5 x 7.5 inches — 13 x 19 cm
SOLD

The leftover gray and violet mixtures I had from the previous painting were mixed together and used for the background here. I really like the dull violet color it produced.

I was very happy to find this little tangerine from the grocery. I love it when the leaves are still attached. I think they add a lot of character.

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Orchid

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

Orchid Oil Painting

Daily Painting #167 – Orchid
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 4.5 x 7.5 inches — 11 x 19 cm
US$100 — free shipping worldwide
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For inquiries, e-mail me at: faithpencilartist@gmail.com





This is the first time this orchid has bloomed for us. I don’t know its name, but it has long graceful spikes full of tiny, tiny flowers with orange centers. To orchid lovers out there, if you know the name of this orchid or what species it belongs to, please let me know.

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Little Red Rose

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

Little Red Rose - Daily Painting

Daily Painting #149 – Little Red Rose
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 2 7/8 x 4 inches — 7.5 x 10 cm
Not for Sale

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Orange and Red

Friday, November 27th, 2009

Orange and Red - Rose Oil Painting

Daily Painting #147 – Orange and Red
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 7.5 inches — 14 x 19 cm
SOLD

We bought a small bouquet of these little rosebuds a while back. I kept painting them until they wilted and lost their shape, so I will be posting rose paintings for a few days.

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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
Click here for purchasing information
For inquiries, e-mail me at: faithpencilartist@gmail.com





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Paint Me Grapes

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Paint Me Grapes - Oil Painting

Daily Painting #137 – Paint Me Grapes
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 7.5 inches — 14 x 19 cm
US$70 — free shipping worldwide
Click here for purchasing information
For inquiries, e-mail me at: faith@artisticrealism.com





This is the second daily painting today since I missed posting yesterday.

I wanted to try something “creative”. I taped a branch of grape vine to a piece of paper and drew in the grapes with red marker pens. I was thinking along the lines of trompe l’oeil.

The challenge was to make the leaves and the branch look very realistic in order to make the outline of the grapes look like they were just drawn and not part of the “real” branch.

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Grapes with Leaf No. 2

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Grapes with Leaf Oil Painting

Daily Painting #136 – Grapes with Leaf No. 2
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 5.5 inches — 14 x 14 cm
SOLD

Here’s something a little new today. With the help of my brother, David, I made a video as I was painting this. This is my very first video demonstration. I wasn’t able to post anything yesterday because I was trying to figure out how to do this properly.

In the movie, you will see the progress of this painting — from blank board to the final stage. I filmed most of the painting process, but I wasn’t able to include the last few minutes because I ran out of tape! Anyway, I sped this up quite a bit to make it fit the 10-minute limit for YouTube videos.

I hope to do more demonstrations like this in the future. Comments and suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Please let me know what you like about it (and what you don’t like!) so that I can improve future videos. Enjoy!

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Grape Leaf No. 2 (ACEO)

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Grape Leaf No. 2 - ACEO Oil Painting

Daily Painting #118 – Grape Leaf 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

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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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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
SOLD

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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