Friday, April 29, 2011

Eva Zeisel cup original mixed media painting

12" acrylic and mixed media original painting on gallery wrapped canvas.SOLD

I actually finished this a while back but have been pretty busy this week and am just now posting. This cup was designed by Hungarian born Eva Zeisal back in the 1950s. Over 100 years old now, she was at one time imprisoned for over a year, accused of being involved in a plot to assassinate Stalin.

Monday, April 25, 2011

White Iris with Pear original mixed media painting by Polly Jones

12" square original mixed media painting. SOLD

This white iris is the last one I had picked a couple of days before the terrible hail storms yesterday. I have another large iris painting that I'm still working on and will share later. That's the end of iris season though. We are so grateful for the 2 inches of rain and feel fortunate not to have broken windows like many in Abilene. We only suffered a battered garden and broken hummingbird feeder. My heart goes out to the many people affected by tornadoes and wild fires elsewhere.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Irises in Blue Pitcher original mixed media painting by Polly Jones

Sense from Spirit, 18" by 24" acrylic and mixed media on canvas. On Etsy here.

This is one of my favorites lately. It really expressed a sense of joyfulness and renewal that I'm grateful for experiencing during spring. The title is from an Emily Dickinson poem called "Choice."

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Iris Found original mixed media painting by Polly Jones

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

All of the irises seem to be blooming at the same time. I'm desperately painting, hoping they hold out for a while longer. I feel kind of lovesick because they are SO beautiful.

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Knockout Rose original mixed media still life painting

6" square original mixed media painting, acrylic paint, Golden Encyclopedia pages, wrapping paper and ancient dictionary pages on gallery wrapped canvas. SOLD

This came from a generous rose bush in the back yard. It's covered in blooms right now. It's freakishly hot today...right now it's 93 degrees. Painting roses always makes me get out my book on Manet for inspiration. I love the still life paintings he did later in life.

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Another blueberry painting and original mixed media "Imposter"

The top 8" mixed media painting is called "Imposter. I was really taken with this plastic lime container. It"s in Etsy here.

The next painting is a commission I did for someone who wanted a blueberry painting like I had in the show. This is the third one I've done. I enjoy the challenge of recreating the look of a painting. It causes me to study it and think about it in a new way. I don't do exact copies but set up the same still life again and see what happens. If you are interested in having me do a commission there's more information here.

Here's a shot of a grouping of 8" square pieces at the River Oaks show. Some sold and some are available at Etsy. You can see that "Imposter" looks a bit different here in the show...just couldn't leave it alone, had to incorporate that blue in there.