Friday, October 29, 2010

Pumpkin painting Giveaway

8" square acrylic on gessoed masonite. I'm doing a giveaway! This is the painting you could win. I meant to do this sooner but have been under the weather and terribly unproductive. I plan to have the drawing in one week on Friday, November 5th. Here's how to enter for the drawing:

1. Either subscribe to this blog (from upper right sidebar subscribe box) or sign up to Follow (also at the right sidebar but further down) If you already get emails or follow, then just go to number 2.

2. After you've done that then make a comment under this post.

3. To double your chances you can also sign up for my Facebook fan page (button on my blog sidebar). I use FB for notifying people of sales etc.

4. If you have any questions let me know!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Acorns for Steve original still life painting

4" square acrylic on wood panel

I put an orange underpainting with intentions of leaving bits peaking through for warmth. I ended up heavy with the paint and had to come back on top with it. I haven't painted this small in a while...honestly it takes as much time for me to do an 8" one. Acorns are symbols of patience and in some cultures it's good luck to carry them around in your pocket.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Apartment Therapy Contest

I entered the Room For Color Contest over at Apartment Therapy a couple of weeks ago. It's a peoples choice type of contest where everyone votes for their favorite and the winner gets a trip to New York and regional winners get 15 gallons of Behr paint. My chances are pretty slim but I thought I would go ahead and share the link so you could see my living room and all the really great colorful rooms entered. The first link is to my room but you can navigate from there to see all the entries.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Blue Willow Stack original mixed media painting by Polly Jones

8" acrylic and mixed media on gallery wrapped canvas. On SOLD

Twice yesterday I had uploaded photos of this painting and planned on posting here only to discover when I looked at the photo on the computer that it was all wrong. Something about condensing it down helps problems show up.

For me, the bowl ended up sometimes seeming solid and clunky and sometimes atmospheric with the ship floating around. I really want that kind of tension in my work because I like paradoxes.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Late Bloomers original still life painting by Polly Jones again

Sorry, something happened and my image didn't show in the previous post. SOLD

Late Bloomers original still life painting by Polly Jones

8" square acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas. On Etsy here.

I'm reduced to picking flowers from my potted vinca and a little "knockout" rose. I got this rose bush because it's easy to care for, but in my heart I long for the cantankerous to grow old fashioned cabbage roses.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Pumpkin original mixed media painting by Polly Jones

6" square acrylic and paper on gallery wrapped canvas. SOLD

I used the text as highlight on my pumpkin which was painted on top of a dictionary page.

Monday, October 04, 2010

Cup of Pear original still life painting by Polly Jones

6" square acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas. SOLD

Today I said no to housework and yes to cheesecake and painting. It was a really good day. This little blue willow painting was done last week. In the studio today I worked on some larger paintings that I'm attempting to find a way to resolve.