Posts Tagged ‘people portraits’

Daydreams

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

Daydreams - Oil Painting Portrait

Daily Painting #346 – Daydreams
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 5 x 6.5 inches — 13 x 17 cm
Private Collection

Of all the subjects I have painted during the course of this daily painting journey, my most favorite are still portraits of people. It’s funny though how very seldom I paint them. I am always challenging myself to make the skin color and texture more realistic, more lifelike.

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Orange Half No. 2

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Orange Half Daily Painting No. 2

Daily Painting #305 – Orange Half No. 2
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 6 x 6 inches — 15 x 15 cm

Something not related to the daily paintings. Earlier this month, my brother David and I each entered 3 of our artwork to the A Singular Creation Portraits 2 Contest. I am thrilled that the oil portrait I did for Different Strokes from Different Folks was chosen as one of the 12 finalists. There were about 271 entries and there were many great paintings and drawings, so I am really honored that the judges chose my painting and one of David’s pencil portraits (both shown below).

Portrait of Hedy Lamarr - Pencil Drawing by David Te Oil Portrait Painting by Faith Te

Public voting is now open. If you wish to vote, the link is: A Singular Creation Portraits 2 Finalists

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A Teacup

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

A Teacup - Oil Painting a Day

Daily Painting #180 – A Teacup
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 5.5 inches — 14 x 14 cm
Not for Sale

I’ve mentioned this before: porcelain is, for me, really one of the most difficult subjects to paint. This little teacup was no different.

Oil Portrait Painting by Faith Te

On another note, I recently completed my portrait assignment for Different Strokes from Different Folks. It feels great to finish another portrait again — and an oil portrait at that! Visit my other blog, Art Studio, to read a little more about the painting. The direct link to the post is: Oil Portrait Painting.

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A Lemon and a Teacup

Saturday, December 12th, 2009

A Lemon and a Teacup - Oil Painting

Daily Painting #162 – A Lemon and a Teacup
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 7.5 inches — 14 x 19 cm
Private Collection

In the Cup of Chocolate painting I posted yesterday, I used just three colors plus white: burnt sienna, ultramarine blue, yellow ochre and titanium white. For this painting, I substituted cadmium yellow lemon for the yellow ochre. I like how both turned out. I feel that using a very limited palette gives a painting an overall harmony.

Also, yesterday was the first day that I didn’t finish a painting. I did use my oil paints and worked on a new portrait though. If you’ve been following the Different Strokes from Different Folks blog, the latest challenge is the Year-End Portrait Swap. Ms. Jurick gave all participants photographs of other artists to paint from.

I started mine yesterday and am nearly finished with the underpainting. So far, so good. Below is a peek of what it looks so far.

Oil Portrait Painting - Different Strokes from Different Folks

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Off to Work

Sunday, November 15th, 2009

Off to Work - Daily Painting

Daily Painting #135 – Off to Work
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 5.5 inches — 14 x 14 cm
Not for Sale

Here is the second painting that I’ve done for the Different Strokes from Different Folks blog. I’m not pleased with how this turned out, but I did enjoy painting the clothes. People are really very difficult subjects to paint well!

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Girl in White Dress (ACEO)

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

Girl in White Dress - Figure Painting - ACEO

Daily Painting #116 – Girl in White Dress
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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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Oil Portrait Study No. 1

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

Oil Portrait Study No. 1 - Daily Painting

Daily Painting #30 – Oil Portrait Study No. 1
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Oil on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5 x 7 inches — 13 x 18 cm
Private Collection

Apart from the occasional still life and landscape, portraits of people in pencil were mainly all I did before I joined the painting-a-day movement. This oil portrait is the first in the Daily Painting series. I am not very pleased with the result. I wasn’t able to pay much attention to details and, also, I wanted the colors to be livelier. Being my first portrait done in just about 6 hours, I guess, I’m not yet used to creating portraits in such a short period of time.

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