Toni Popov Art

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The salt of the earth – day 46

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The salt of the earth

 

“You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless,

how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything,

except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men.”

Gospel of Matthew, 5:13

 

"The salt of the earth", acrylic on hardboard (9cm x 12cm)

“The salt of the earth”, acrylic on hardboard (9cm x 12cm)

 

Short story – day 45

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Short story

Take some time and read a story.

Or write your own.

"Short story", acrylic on hardboard (6,5cm x 21cm)

“Short story”, acrylic on hardboard (6,5cm x 21cm)

 

Door – day 44

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Door

 

Doors are wonderful. When open, they offer possibilities. When closed, they are mysterious.

 

In one verse of his poem “Limits”, Borges wrote:

“There is a door I have closed till the end of the world”.

I have always wondered what he had left behind.

"Door" - acrylic on hardboard (9cm x 15cm)

“Door” – acrylic on hardboard (9cm x 15cm)

The beginning – day 43

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The beginning

In the Urban Dictionary, Cliché is described as “being predictable and unimaginative;

falling into a groove of human boredom; an old tired trend.”

For example, it would be a cliché if I paint vintage alarm clock showing 20:15,

kind of symbolizing this year and name that painting “The beginning”.

Poor me.

"The beginning", acrylic on hardboard (8cm x 21cm)

“The beginning”, acrylic on hardboard (8cm x 21cm)

The last one – day 42

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The last one

Today is the last day of 2014 and this is my last post in this year.

If I look back, there are many things I am thankful for (don’t worry, I am not going to list them here). I also have many wishes and plans for the year to come. But most of all, in the following year, I would like to learn to appreciate what I have now. To appreciate the moment and use my time wisely.

Thank you all for visiting my blog, for your comments and encouragement.

I wish you all Happy New Year.

"The last one", acrylic on hardboard (9cm x 12cm)

“The last one”, acrylic on hardboard (9cm x 12cm)

Sand watch – day 41

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Sand watch

 

Walt Whitman is one of my few favorite poets. I love him because he is simple and deep in the same time, and also that he has a courage to say the things we don’t even dare to think about.

When I start painting the sand watch, this poem came into my mind. And I felt so small.

“Hast never come to thee an hour,

a sudden gleam divine, precipitating,

bursting all these bubbles, fashions, wealth?

These eager business aims – books, politics, art, amours,

to utter nothingness?”

"Sand watch", acrylic on hardboard (9cm x 13,5cm)

“Sand watch”, acrylic on hardboard (9cm x 13,5cm)

The bell – day 40

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The bell

 

For the last 22 hours our town Ohrid was without electricity. Can you imagine: no TV, no internet, no telephones. Suddenly, so much time to talk and do things we usually don’t have time to do.

When I start writing today, I was thinking just to continue with day 40 and let day 39 to be forever lost, but it would not be fair. So, I will publish the painting from yesterday and I will pretend it is finished :)

Day 39Dark matter

"Dark matter", acrylic on something (80% cold dark matter and 20% hot dark matter)

“Dark matter”, acrylic on something (80% cold dark matter and 20% hot dark matter)

To be honest, I thought that today I will have to paint the same thing, but thanks God, tonight we have electricity and I can continue with holiday paintings. Saved by the bell!

"The bell", acrylic on hardboard (10cm x 15cm)

“The bell”, acrylic on hardboard (10cm x 15cm)

 

 

 

 

 

Snowman – day 38

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Snowman

Yesterday we had the first snow this winter. It didn’t stay long, but it was enough to cheer us all.

We didn’t manage to make snowman, but if we did, this is how it would look like.

"Snowman", acrylic on cardboard (10cm x 11,5cm)

“Snowman”, acrylic on cardboard (10cm x 11,5cm)

Portret drawing – day 37

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Portrait drawing

 

Today I was working on large scale painting whole day and I was so tired to paint something for this project.

God bless pencils :) Here is one quick portrait drawing.

 

Portrait drawing, pencil on paper (12cm x 14cm)

Portrait drawing, pencil on paper (12cm x 14cm)