Saturday, June 28, 2008

Limes in Blue Willow

8" by 8" acrylic on gessoed masonite

Apparently I can't stay away from painting this bowl. Here's my first time to put fruit in it, though. I loved using the greens and blues and moody greys and whites with this one. I worked quite a while on it, we went camping, and then came back to moldy limes in my still life set up. I switched out my limes and finished it today. SOLD

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Earth Light Born

12" by 12" mixed media on masonite with raised wooden shapes. The top photo is a detail.

And now for something completely different, to quote my husband quoting Monty Python.

This collage has overlapped images of two weed silhouettes. I love the name and form of Tree of Heaven and Peppergrass. It's part of my continuing exploration (obsession) with using weeds as symbolism for a Post Eden fallen world in which even the weeds are beautiful. I've also used paint chips and sheet music for an old Christmas hymn.  SOLD

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Double Iris original painting by Polly Jones

12" by 24" original oil painting on gallery wrapped stretched canvas. This was painted a while back but never got posted somehow. SOLD

This painting has a lot of energy owing to the use of brushwork to carve out the forms and it's intense color. I've used the blue and violet background fabric because of the swirling field it creates and a vintage Vera scarf of wild oranges and yellows to contrast with the green glass vase. Usually I paint irises in a more serene atmosphere but liked immersing their forms in a vibrant setting this time.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Mystery Flower

12" by 12" original acrylic painting on stretched canvas, with 3/4 inch edge unframed.

Friends were about to come over to eat so I dashed out to the yard for flowers to put on the table. I was so surprised to find this exotic flower in the back, don't even know what kind it is. We've been here 3 years now and it had never bloomed before. It may be an amarylis planted before we moved in, though I didn't know they could survive winter. Anyway I loved the structure and color of it so decided to try my hand painting it. SOLD