Paintings 2 – 7: Still going strong!

I’m still on the 30 Paintings in 30 Days kick and am doing well so far. I even made a couple more small paintings as back-up, in case I get too busy at some point during the month (or more likely too lazy as I have a slacker’s heart). This first week has been a mix of acrylic, mixed media, watercolor and digital. I’ve also been quite partial to studies of marble statues… and faces of course. I’m just not big on still life and animals or landscapes, try as I might. For the next 7 days, I’m trying out a few style experiments to see where they take me. I love bright colors obviously and I enjoy mixed media with lots of weird papers tossed into the canvas mix so that will be my focus for the upcoming week. And antlers. Those are always good with everything. I might toss in some cigarettes too. I gave up smoking many years ago and I now smoke vicariously through my paintings…. or just breath deeply in the smoking area outside of a pub. I’ve been that person.

Here’s a quickie movie still from Ugly Betty. I like these for practice painting sessions.



  1. Julie

    Absolutely beautiful portraits. I love them all! I wish I could dedicate time to doing 30 paintings in 30 days. That's a HUGE feat! I hope you do well.

  2. AnnD

    You are totally kicking butt, Sal! Your sense of color makes me gleeful. And your statue studies are seriously inspiring me. I might have to try one! Seems like a REALLY good exercise!

    I love when you paint smokers, all the more so now that I know it's vicarious for you! I think this is the one and only time I'll say this to someone, but SMOKE MORE! 😀

    (It's been 16 years since I quit, by the way. And that makes me feel ancient.)

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