Tuesday, November 18, 2008

How To Cut A Lemon original mixed media painting

12" by 12" acrylic and collage on cradled wooden panel. SOLD

This looks kind of summery. The light in my studio with it's southern windows is getting pretty intense in the afternoon with fewer leaves to obstruct it. I painted this one at high speed, using lot's of thick paint. I'm still experimenting with the additive that keeps it wet longer. The painting is a light-hearted response to an overheard comment about free will and an argument about what is the best way to cut a lemon.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Deja Vu 119 original mixed media

18" by 12" mixed media on 3 cradled wooden panels, hung as group.

This work was part of a show at the CCA called Go Figurative. It was a fun challenge to do a piece that had a figurative element to it. Getting likenesses is definitely not my forte. I am so excited because it's image is to be included in a calender the CCA will be putting out this year. Etsy link.

Friday, November 07, 2008

For Marissa

I did this about a month ago and put it aside, the brushwork wasn't quite right. Sometimes when I overwork a painting the only thing left to do is work on it some more til it becomes fresh again. This is for Marissa. It has a yellow rose from the birthday bouquet she got from her dad.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Crushed mixed media painting by Polly Jones

18" by 24" mixed media acrylic on cradled wood artist panel. The theme for this years silent auction fundraiser at The Center for Contemporary Art is "Gaugin's Tahiti" It got me thinking about the concept of utopia. This painting has raised wooden discs that have all kinds of homes collaged from The Little Golden Book Encyclopedia volume 7. This piece and many other artist's works (including my husband Kenny's) will be on display at the CCA for the month of November.  SOLD