Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Memory Palace original mixed media painting

8" by 10" acrylic and mixed media collage on stretched canvas. On Etsy here.

Just a little painting with a double dahlia image and collage including an old newspaper photo with some encyclopedia pages. For some reason, the structure of the dahlia made me think about the term "Memory Palace" It's a phrase I heard the other day. (okay, it was on the TV show "The Mentalist") It's a term for a memory technique. You create a story made from visual tags that relate to what you are trying to remember, creating an imaginary story that is then easy to recall. Even though this is something I have never attempted, I just love the way it sounds.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Bouquet of Roses original painting

6" square acrylic on gallery wrap canvas. SOLD

I've been painting, drawing, cutting and gluing, just haven't been blogging much. Kenny gave me these roses for Valentines. It was a challenge to work on this small size with a complex subject.

I have some more mixed media in the works that I will be posting soon.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Beautiful Weeds orignal mixed media painting by Polly Jones

12" square acrylic, wood circles and paper on masonite wood panel.

Mixing up my love for painting glass with botanical images of weeds and lots of layered paper.