Toni Popov Art

Every painting is a story. Just as we are.

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Light bulb – day 30

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Light bulb

Becoming an artist was tougher than I thought. Lots of choices had to be made: choosing the right canvas, choosing the right paints, right brushes, mediums… even choosing the right light bulb! Indeed.

Today I get my new light bulb. Now, if I was just a simple, mortal man, I would go to the shop and buy first one on the shelf. But, I am planning to become an artist, right? So, I had to choose artistic one, or to be specific, one which has: “exclusive technology, known as 508 Natural Daylight Illumination, gives you true colors, clear details, and reduced eyestrain and fatigue”. And I did! 1600 lumens! Beat that! :)

Seriously, light is important in painting and the new one will be very helpful tool. But, I am emotional with objects and I felt guilty for not using my old light bulb anymore. With this small, imperfect painting, I want to say “thanks for serving me well”.

Because saying thanks is also art.

"Light bulb", acrylic on hardboard (7cm x 11cm)

“Light bulb”, acrylic on hardboard (7cm x 11cm)




Portrait study – day 29

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Portrait study

Painting objects is easy. Paint the form of the object, paint shadow, add some light and that’s it. Even if it doesn’t look perfect, it will be fine. With portraits/figures is different. Humans have soul and that is so hard to paint.

For a year now I practice portraits. I don’t paint as much as I want, because I am still scared, but that is where I will go in the future with my art.

So, just to check where I am so far, first time in “100 days of mini art”- portrait study.

Portrait study, acrylic on hardboard (10cm x 20cm)

Portrait study, acrylic on hardboard (10cm x 20cm)





Candle – day 27

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Painting of candle, for all those people who are the light in this dark world we are living.

“The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.” (Gospel of John)

"Candle", mini art, acrylic on hardboard (8cm x 13cm)

“Candle”, mini art, acrylic on hardboard (8cm x 13cm)


Day 20

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The quitter

“So what?” was the sentence that was most difficult for me when I get out of drugs. I would have passion and willing to do something, and then one day I would just think “So what?” and everything would lost the meaning.

There are still moments when I think the same, but I am not the same person anymore. Here is The quitter.

"The quitter", acrylic on hardboard (8cm x 6cm)

“The quitter”, acrylic on hardboard (8cm x 6cm)



Painting of croissant, day 19

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Painting of croissant

This painting of croissant is inspired by the Lord’s prayer from the Gospel of Matthew.

“Pray, then, in this way:

‘Our Father who is in heaven,

Hallowed be Your name.

Your kingdom come.

Your will be done

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our debts,

as we also have forgiven our debtors.

And do not lead us into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

For Yours is the kingdom and the power

and the glory forever. Amen.’”

Matt. 6:9-13

"Our daily bread", painting of croissant, acrylic on hardboard (13cm x 8,5cm)

“Our daily bread”, painting of croissant, acrylic on hardboard (13cm x 8,5cm)



Day 18



Polka dot teapot

This is my second painting of polka dot teapot. Maybe it would be better if I made this one later, in December or January, because teapots always reminds me of snow, warm home and stories. Or you can just look at it and imagine the rest.

"Polka dot teapot"

“Polka dot teapot”, acrylic on hardboard (16cm x 10cm)