Wednesday, April 14, 2010

two red bowl mixed media paintings



The top mixed media piece is 11" by 14" SOLD and the bottom one , "Paradox" is 8" square (SOLD)

I keep up with some art marketing blogs and they all say to find your "brand." Sometimes when I'm posting my work, I feel a little self-conscious about that and wonder if my work looks like it was done by the same person. I have actually had people comment about that on my Flickr account and I can see why. I've even made personal manifestos to do a certain kind of work. But...it has felt artificial to impose a single approach. I guess I will keep on bouncing around in this area I have staked out for my creative endeavors. There is a certain vocabulary of symbols, colors, dishes, papers, books, and images that all keep me excited about doing these diverse pieces.

12 comments:

LindaHunt said...

I am particularly drawn to the top painting with the white Iris and apple. Very nice little painting and I adore your cobalt blue bottles whenever you paint them.

LindaHunt said...

I could spot your work whether representational or more abstract and experimental anywhere. I think that you have your own particular style no matter what media. Truthfully!!

Polly Jones said...

Thank you so much Linda! That means a lot. You are one of my favorite painters and I'm always checking your blog. Sadly, I am such a lazy commenter that there's no way you would know that though.

Kayla Hewitt said...

I'm no artist, but I love all your work. I like that not all of it looks the same. And, I agree with Linda that you do have a distinct style that is easily recognizable. Wish I still lived in Abilene so I could take one of your workshops!

mary said...

I love both of these, but my favorite is the bottom. Keep bouncing...your work is exciting! And, I'm so sad that I missed out on meeting you at Roxanne's studio. I hope we can all get together soon.

Polly Jones said...

Kayla---I was just thinking how much I miss seeing you! I've kept up with you through Laura. Thank you so much for your encouragement.

Polly Jones said...

Mary--- You are so kind to comment! I am excited about getting together with you and Roxanne. I hope you guys will let me tag along on a plein air painting jaunt one of these days if it ever stops raining.

Jacqui said...

Hi,
I am in Australia and found you via Etsy. I think your paintings look fabulous and I agree with the others in that your style and individuality shines through any content. All the best and have fun plein air painting, something I loved to do before I had children. Cheers, Jacqui

Roxanne said...

Hey Polly! So glad you've been painting! My day class is tomorrow from 1-5 so I'll finally be back in my studio. I don't know what I'll teach yet but I'll certainly need to decide soon. Feel free to drop by.
We must get together. I was out of town this past week with my girls in San Antonio. Speaking of 'getting your house together', today I decided to get a box knife and start tearing out our carpet (hardwood is underneath). WOW!!! What a job! And since my hubby is still recovering from 'hip replacement', I'm doing this little project solo! A bit challenging especially since the room is full of furniture.

Polly Jones said...

I love being able to connect with you Jacqui from across the world! Thank you for saying that about my style. I have not done out door painting in so long I don't remember, maybe since college. Speaking from experience, the childhood years fly by and you will be having more time before you know it! Cheers to you too.

Wini said...

Hi Polly, thank you for visiting me! I'm glad you did so as I found you via flickr and didn't know you had a blog. I love your beautiful paintings. They are so vibrant, colourful and dynamic! I think its good to diversify and try different styles.

Nat said...

Your paintings are amazing! I just started a still life but my colours get muddy so easily. Your colours look so fresh and clean, and there are no errors! I agree that its hard to have just one style - one has to paint what is inspiring and sometimes that requires many different styles! It is such an honour to have you as a follower on my blog!
regards
natalie