Monday, January 30, 2012

Wandering Jew original mixed media painting by Polly Jones

Wandering Jew by Polly Jones
12" by 12" mixed media painting on gallery wrapped canvas with 3/4" edge. 

This plant, named Wandering Jew, was growing out in my garden all summer long. I brought a cutting in to root before the freeze. It's as much a drawing as painting, and for me, expresses ideas about place and home.  Listed on Etsy here.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Blueberry Games original painting by Polly Jones

Blueberry Games by Polly Jones

I did this earlier this week.  It's my last 4 inch one for a while.  I was forced to keep it loose and paint without my delicate liner brush.  I lost that old favorite down the drain recently when washing up.  It's really time to get some new paint brushes!  SOLD

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Radish Pair original mixed media painting by Polly Jones

Radish Pair by Polly Jones acrylic and mixed media on canvas.

4" square. SOLD

Done with radishes for now; the leaves have all wilted.  Tomorrow I hope to paint some tulips that are fast fading.  I'm trying not to worry about the pears that are over ripe by now.  Such is the life of a still life painter.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Radishes on Yellow original mixed media painting by Polly Jones

Radishes on Yellow by Polly Jones
4" square gallery wrapped canvas with 1.5" edge.  SOLD

Trying a new size here and it's hard not to get fiddly with details on such a small scale. I've got another one of radishes against a white background that I'll post tomorrow.  You may wonder at my really creative titles!  I usually keep them descriptive just in case someone who is desperately googling for a radish painting on a yellow background can find my little painting.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Sugar Bowl Showing Off original mixed media painting by Polly Jones

Sugar Bowl, Showing Off by Polly Jones
4" by 12" acrylic and paper on gallery wrapped canvas.  On Etsy here.

I think this silver sugar bowl looks like it's showing it's muscles off to the mandarin oranges.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Blackberries North to South original mixed media painting by Polly Jones

Blackberries North and South by Polly Jones

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

Last weekend we had a great time with some good friends.  We went on a road trip to Houston to take our artwork accepted for the Houston Assistance League Show 2012.  While there, we visited The Museum of Fine Arts at Houston, The Menil Collection, The Cy Twombly Gallery and several art galleries.  Seeing great art in person always makes me more aware of surfaces in the work.  So many amazing paintings I've only experienced by looking at reproductions.  You sure miss a lot that way!  I came back more challenged to pay attention to the importance of differences in brush strokes and thickness and thinness of paint texture.  One reason I enjoy using paper collage mixed in with paint is that it adds a slickness and contrast that I have a hard time getting in other ways.

Monday, January 09, 2012

Aloe Vera original mixed media painting by Polly Jones

Aloe Vera by Polly Jones
9" by 12" acrylic, charcoal, and mixed media on canvas boards.  I enjoyed using painting, collage and drawing to interpret the aloe plant that loves our sunny studio.  You can find it for sale on Etsy here.

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Lemon Refraction original mixed media painting by Polly Jones

Lemon Refraction by Polly Jones

6" square original mixed media painting on Etsy here.  I've been fitting in some painting here and there while enjoying time with my husband and daughter on their school holiday.  Hope all is well with you!