Posts Tagged ‘plant’

Orchid Bud (ACEO)

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

Orchid Bud - ACEO Oil Paintings

Daily Painting #215 – Orchid Bud
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ACEO oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 2.5 x 3.5 inches — 6.5 x 9 cm

This orchid bud was done using leftover oil paint that I had from the previous day’s session. My reference was a pencil sketch that I did from life a few years ago. Somehow the monochrome effect didn’t look right as I was painting it, but in the end, I liked it and thought it had a “classic” feel to it.

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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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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
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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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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

Click here to bid – Available through auction on DailyPaintworks.com.

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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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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
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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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
SOLD

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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Paradise in Blue Bottle

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

Paradise in Blue Bottle - Daily Painting

Daily Painting #33 – Paradise in Blue Bottle
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Oil on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 5.5 inches — 14 x 14 cm
Private Collection

The bird of paradise was difficult to paint, but, surprisingly, the blue bottle was quite easy. I have been putting off painting bottles and jars because I thought they would be too difficult to paint with all the reflections and highlights, but this blue bottle seemed to paint itself.

I’m thinking of a new composition for the bottle. I will paint it again, one of these days, as the featured subject.

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Oncidium Orchid

Sunday, July 19th, 2009

Oncidium Orchid Oil Painting

Daily Painting #16 – Oncidium Orchid
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Oil on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5 x 7 inches — 13 x 18 cm
Private Collection

My first orchids in the Daily Painting series. I hope to do more flowers from my Mom’s mini garden soon.

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