Mixed Media Flower Pot Hat

Here’s a painting I did today for the 30 Paintings in 30 Days. It’s acrylic / mixed media on illustration board. I’ll probably stick it in my Etsy shop after a coat of varnish. I think I threw everything in this one except the kitchen sink. There’s newspaper, dictionary pages, scrapbooking paper, cut outs of my digitally painted flowers, collage sheet flowers, lace doillies…. and paint! Oh, and marker and gel pens. This one is almost an 8 x 10.ย She’s sort of scary. That wasn’t intentional. Maybe I was feeling sour today.

I’m not sure I’m going to be able to manage the complete 30 paintings in 30 days as I also have to do my regular work during the day and I find traditional painting to be much more intensive than drawing or evenย  digital painting. I’ll see how it goes. I might end up with only 20… or even 10 ๐Ÿ™‚



  1. Lisa Isabella Russo

    Your painting is gorgeous and your life drawing so beautiful… I wanted to do the 30 paintings challenge, but I'm too slow. My boyfriend does digital art and he's a lot faster then I am! Maybe some of your paintings could be digital paintings? I don't remember any rule stating that they all have to be traditional, but I'm not sure, I didn't check very closely… Regardless, I love this painting!

  2. Cindy D.

    I think this model had a similar pose over the back of a chair not too long ago! He's really cool! Lovely, colorful portrait, too. She looks like she has a strong personality!

  3. Giggles

    I'm pretty good at reading people I don't think she looks scary….she looks cautious to me…she is very cautious….I think she is really intuitive and something has her contemplating her decisions!! At least that's what I see….she is so gorgeous…love the headdress!

    Hugs Giggles

  4. Irene Rafael

    30 paintings is a lot. I tried it last year. I accepted what I did and enjoyed it the whole month. Yours are beautiful. I admire that you work and are diligent about your art as well. Wishing you a Happy New Year with lots of creative endeavors.

  5. SLScheibe

    I just print my digital paintings, cut out the parts I want and glue to mixed media piece. I guess I use my digital paintings sort of like a collage sheet ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. AnnD

    I love the expression, Sal! She's not about to be pushed around!

    I am so glad you posted the link to this challenge on Art Trader, by the way. I am having a ball with it!

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