Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Apples in Blue Willow original painting by Polly Jones

8" square acrylic painting on canvas. SOLD

Well, school has started and I'm hopefully back in a more disciplined mode. I have reworked the background on the last painting if you want to look at it here. I kept hearing the words "pink nightmare" in the voice of the dad on "A Christmas Story" when I looked at it before.

Friday, August 13, 2010

I've Got Your Back original still life painting

6" square on canvas. SOLD

The black eyed susan plant has not given up in our yard. These are definitely the dog days and I am so grateful for air conditioning.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Polyphonic, new mixed media large painting

The top one is the new version. Had it on the dining room wall and after reworking it in my head night after night, I decided I wanted to do what Matisse did in his painting. My favorite part of his piece is the black with the fern fronds pattern. I ended up changing my background by using black and adding a lot more collage throughout. I found that the papers gave it a crispness in areas that I was craving and couldn't get with just paint. The collage looks integrated in the photo, but if you click to enlarge the photo you can see more bits and pieces of paper in the paint.