Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Blueberries, One at a Time original painting by Polly Jones

6" by 6" acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas SOLD

Loving blueberry season. With all the good press blueberries get I feel virtuous when I eat them.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

12" by 12" acrylic on canvas. This is a larger version of another painting I'd done a while back. It was by request of a lovely collector. I enjoy doing paintings people ask me to do. In order to not freeze up while doing them, though, I let them know ahead of time that if they don't like the result they don't have to buy it. Otherwise I get stage fright.

More Limes in Blue Willow original painting by Polly Jones

12 inches by 12 inches acrylic on canvas. SOLD

Here's a larger version of an earlier painting. It was by request from a lovely collector.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Free shipping and progress shot

I spend a lot of time looking at my pictures upside down. It's the best way to figure out drawing problems as it forces me to look at what's really going on with ellipses and symmetry without getting caught up in what they are depicting.

I thought I would let you know that I'm having a free world wide shipping special in my Etsy store right now. You can read more about it at my shop announcement HERE.

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Blue Garlic original painting by Polly Jones

6 inches square acrylic on canvas. SOLD

I did this one completely with my new Interactive acrylics. Still getting used to them. I can't predict their drying time very well and am having a time of it dragging up underlayers with top brushwork. It's exciting to be able to reanimate the paint though.

I have another garlic painting as one of the images in an article in the Etsy blog, The Storque. The article is about a vampire series on HBO called "True Blood" We don't get cable so I haven't watched it or heard of it. I'm excited to have an image on the Etsy blog, they get tons and tons of viewers. Click here to see the article.

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Tomato Party original painting by Polly Jones

6 inches square gallery wrapped chunky canvas. SOLD

I did this one a while back in regular acrylics of a few of the cherry tomatoes we rescued before the squirrels, birds and yes, even the dog got at them. Since receiving a wonderful present of Interactive Acrylics by Chroma from my dear husband, I decided to experiment with them on top of this piece I wasn't very happy with. I'm happier with it now. The paints are bizarre. They have a longer "open" time which just means they don't dry as fast as regular acrylics and are supposed to have more of an oil paint feel to them. You can even mist them if they dry up a bit and it makes them wet again. This is quite astonishing if you are used to acrylics which is a do or die type situation. I'm still in the experimenting stage with them as I have a lot of acrylic type habits. Anyone out there tried these yet?