Thursday, March 23, 2017

Spring Flowers with Tea commission

Spring Flowers with Tea, 24" by 36" acrylic mixed media on canvas by Polly Jones
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Spring Flowers with Tea by Polly Jones
This is the third commission I've done for a delightful collector. I'm honored to have commissions that have been a part of her Christmas from her husband the past two years. She always emails me images both from her home and some of my past work. It has really become a collaboration and I love her ideas. This painting is 24" by 36" and is mixed media acrylic on canvas.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Late February and early March paintings

Daffodil Polka, 10" by 8" acrylic mixed media by Polly Jones, Sold

Mandarin, 4" by 4" painting on canvas by Polly Jones, Sold

Segment, 4" by 4" acrylic mixed media by Polly Jones

New Ginger Jar, 6" by 6" acrylic mixed media by Polly Jones, Sold
We have been having an early spring here in Texas and lot's of good sunny painting days. I have left my blog to languish but will catch up with more work later, I've been busy with commissions and trying out a little plein air painting too. Hope you are well and happy.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Valentines Day Sale

Apple Sherbert, 8" by 8" acrylic on canvas by Polly Jones

8" by 8" acrylic mixed media on canvas by Polly Jones

Carnations Forever, 24" by 24" acrylic mixed media on canvas by Polly Jones

studio scene
Wishing you an early Happy Valentines Day. I've added a lot of new work on Etsy and am having a sale there this week. The coupon code is "Valentines20" to be entered at checkout. It will give 20% off for purchases over $150. The link is here.

Monday, February 06, 2017

Some new and some old

Blackberries in a Dragon Bowl by Polly Jones
Hope your 2017 is going well with you! I've been pretty busy so what follows is a partial update. Here is what I've been up to the last part of January. Above is a recent favorite of mine, 6" by 6" mixed media acrylic on canvas is available on Etsy here.
Bouquet with Butterfly Weed by Polly Jones
This may look familiar, I had painted it last spring but after living with it a while, changed up some color in the upper right side. Before it was a green and I like the more simplified look of bright light from the window. Sold.
Carnation Glow by Polly Jones
I cannot believe how long carnations last! I am working on a large painting of the bouquet this little one came from. This is a 6" square on canvas available here.
Coming Home by Polly Jones
 "Coming Home" has come home. It was in the "Risk" group exhibit at The Center for Contemporary Arts.
June Sky by Polly Jones
 This 8" square mixed media on canvas is on the SX wall at The Center for Contemporary Arts.  I painted this Texas sky from a photograph I took in the summer somewhere between Abilene and Fort Worth.
Pacific Lettered Cone 2 by Polly Jones, Sold

Monday, January 16, 2017

Thinking Fish original still life painting by Polly Jones

Thinking Fish by Polly Jones
It's been a while since I painted my fish. I can't believe how long I've had this one. Her companion didn't last long. They were 25 cent feeder fish destined to a short life. 8" by 8" acrylic mixed media on canvas.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Winter Pink with Pears and other new work

China Sea Sky, 4" by 6" acrylic mixed media by Polly Jones

Saucerless, 6" by 4" acrylic mixed media by Polly Jones

Winter Pink with Pears, 24" by 18" acrylic mixed media by Polly Jones

Winter Pink with Pears, by Polly Jones
My husband and I visited a fabulous show at The Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas to see the exhibit "Monet-The Early Years." It was so exciting and inspiring...and also pretty crowded. I came back and finished the above painting with a renewed sense of commitment to pay attention to the surface quality of my paintings and not over working the paint. Winter Pink with Pear is breaking some design rules about putting circles in the middle, cutting edges off and isolating colors but I think it works. Sometimes you have to break the rules.

These are available in my Etsy store here.

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

104 paintings in 2016

Yellow Teapot in Sunshine, 12" by 12" acrylic mixed media by Polly Jones, Sold


December Orchids, 4" by 12" acrylic mixed media on canvas by Polly Jones
China Sea Sky, 4" by 6" acrylic mixed media by Polly Jones
Hope your new year is off to a fabulous start! I am starting out a little slow, feeling performance anxiety with my art because of some of my high hopes for challenging myself more. The top two are from 2016. I counted up on my website and figure I've painted 104 paintings this past year - which is a personal record. A lot of those were small. My intention is to work larger more often in the coming year. If you want to see the group from 2016 you may find them on my website here:  Polly Jones Art

I am so grateful to be able to spend my time painting. I can't thank you enough in how you support my work by just being interested in it and also buying my art to actually put in your home!

Monday, December 12, 2016

New work added for the last day of my 20% off sale:)


Blue Willow Gleaming by Polly Jones, 4" by 6" mixed media on canvas, sold

Geranium in a Shallow Bowl by Polly Jones, 4" by 6" mixed media on canvas, sold

The Last Geranium by Polly Jones, 4" by 6" mixed media on canvas, sold.

The Better Half by Polly Jones, 6" by 6" mixed media on canvas, sold

Two Dragon Bowls by Polly Jones, 6" by 4" mixed media on canvas, sold
Mod Grapefurit by Polly Jones, 12" by 12" mixed media on canvas, available.
This is the last day of my coupon code special! You may use the coupon code "SALE2016" until December 12th to receive 20% off in Polly Jones Art. To be used at checkout on Etsy. I have some new work just added today:) The link is here.

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Late Morning Ginger Jar and other new paintings.


Late Morning Ginger Jar by Polly Jones, 12" by 12"sold

Lemon on Grey Plate by Polly Jone, sold
Blue Stack by Polly Jones, 8" by 8"sold

Mismatch, 12" by 12" acrylic mixed media by Polly Jones, sold

Party, 6" by 6" acrylic mixed media by Polly Jones, sold

Red Pear, 6" by 6" acrylic mixed media by Polly Jones, sold

6" by 6" acrylic mixed media by Polly Jones, unavailable

Littlest Ginger Jar, 6" by 6" acrylic mixed media by Polly Jones, sold
Here are some paintings I have finished the last part of November. I can't believe it's December! I hope your holiday season is going well. We were so happy to have our daughter here for Thanksgiving.

Thank you all for participating in my sale and for your kind comments. It's still going on and the details are in my shop announcement. The top two paintings are still available. I finished the first one today and am excited about using a lighter touch...it's hard for me to balance the pattern and detail I like to use without getting fussy. Here's my Etsy link.

Monday, November 21, 2016

My big yearly sale:)

Paintings by Polly Jones
Hello everybody! I have been so busy painting. The picture above shows just a few of my new paintings. I'm announcing a big sale that is on right now in my Etsy store. The coupon code for 20% off when entered at checkout is: "SALE2016"  It expires on December 12th. Here is my Etsy link.

Thanks so much for all of you who allow me to continue making art! I'm truly grateful.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

New in the studio and shop update

Bouquet for Scientists, 24" square mixed media acrylic on canvas by Polly Jones

Cactus in Golden Tin, 20" by 16" mixed media acrylic on canvas by Polly Jones

Chrystal Glass, 7" by 5" mixed media acrylic on canvas by Polly Jones

Clementine Monday, 14" by 11" mixed media acrylic on canvas by Polly Jones

Ginger Jar Lady, 6" by 4" mixed media acrylic on canvas by Polly Jones

Gift, 6" square mixed media acrylic on canvas by Polly Jones

Shell Game, 6" square mixed media acrylic on canvas by Polly Jones
I've been really busy painting this month but not busy blogging. Here are recent paintings that I have been having fun with. They are all in my Etsy shop. I will be having a coupon sale later this month and you'll get advance notice of it if you have subscribed to my newsletter.