One day at a time, in my COVID-19 degrees of separation project, I’ve made 190+ iPad paintings in 190+ days.

I started the project to help me cope with separation, but it’s become way more. Making the art and sharing it is catalysing connection — me with my inner worlds, and, most days, people around the outer world with me. The images are accompanying us through this time of great change. This makes me feel alive.

The project has multiple layers. There is SAL-style honest self-expression around my oh-so-human experience through the C-19 Pandemic. There are strong elements of 2020 documentary — as a whole, these paintings and their stories are a record of a period in our collective history. There is SALchemy (the touch of magic I believe in); some of the artworks have special energies and intentions, and I’m working on how to create beautiful prints of those.

Thank you for reading my blog. I will keep a thumbnail record of all the work on this page, in blocks of 16 days. Please come back and check in with my progress.

Days 177 to 191 are above. You can glimpse paintings 1 to 176 below…

Days 161 to 176:

SALchemy COVID-19 Degrees of Separation Project days 161 to 176

Days 145 to 160:

SALchemy COVID-19 Degrees of Separation Project days 145 to 160

Days 129 to 144:

SALchemy COVID-19 Degrees of Separation Project days 129 to 144

Days 113 to 128:

SALchemy COVID-19 Degrees of Separation Project days 113 to 128

Days 97 to 112:

SALchemy COVID-19 Degrees of Separation Project days 97 to 112

Days 81 to 96:

SALchemy COVID-19 Degrees of Separation Project days 81 to 96

Days 65 to 80:

SALchemy COVID-19 Degrees of Separation Project days 65 to 80

Days 49 to 64:

SALchemy COVID-19 Degrees of Separation Project days 49 to 64

Days 33 to 48:

SALchemy COVID-19 Degrees of Separation Project days 33 to 48

Days 17 to 32:

SALchemy COVID-19 Degrees of Separation Project days 17 to 32

Days 1 to 16. On day 3 I knew it would be a project and that I would share it.

SALchemy COVID-19 Degrees of Separation Project days 1 to 16

The project continues. (You can read about how it all started, here.)

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The paintings are made on an Apple iPad Air (3rd generation) with an Apple Pencil (1st generation). I’m using the pro Art Set app.

The project was, in part, inspired by my visit to the London National Portrait Gallery in early March 2020, to see David Hockney: Drawing from Life; I loved his iPad work.

I’ll be super-happy if you share my creations. Please use short quotes from the piece if you like, but always always link back to this page.

For any other use, please ask me first.

See the journey of my paintings and drawings over the years here:

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