Thursday, September 29, 2011

Pick Your Pumpkin Painting Giveaway!

It's time for my second annual pumpkin painting drawing giveaway!!  I have painted several this year, trying to get in an autumnal state of mind in spite of the heat.  This year I'm going to do it a little differently.  The person picked from the random generator (I love that phrase) will get to choose a pumpkin painting from what I have left in my Etsy store that hasn't sold by that point....and I have several.  People, I still have to try to sell these things so I didn't want to take any out of the store! Just trying to pay my paint bill, you understand.  Friday, October 7th I'll do the drawing.  The rules are below:

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2. Please make a comment under this post.  I'd love to hear your favorite part about fall!

3. To double your chances you can also sign up for my Facebook fan page (use the button on my blog sidebar or click here.  I use FB for notifying people of sales, sharing links to videos and random comments about my art.

4. If you have any questions let me know at! 

 6" square acrylic and canvas.

6" square mixed media painting on Etsy here,

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Pickle Polka original mixed media painting by Polly Jones

8" square colorful original mixed media painting.  Sold

I like to stare at pickle jars. You should try it some time. I can't quite capture the ambient color of the juice with paint. This (really colorful) piece has some vintage Golden Encyclopedia paper in it....some of it covered up. I especially like knowing that it has "Winged Victory of Samothrace" echoing the slant of the pickle spears on the right. A triceratops skeleton is covered up on the left.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Friday, September 09, 2011

Hope Bouquet original mixed media painting by Polly Jones

6' square original painting.

These little flowers were hiding in our garden, surviving this long, hot, dry, summer. They were hope giving.

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Circus Pumpkin original mixed media painting by Polly Jones

5" by 7" acrylic and mixed media on canvas. SOLD

It finally cooled off a bit around here. Praying for the people in danger of fires throughout Texas, especially near Austin.

Friday, September 02, 2011

Thinking About the Milky Way original mixed media painting by Polly Jones

11" by 14" acrylic mixed media still life painting on canvas. SOLD

Today I got a reprieve! I was planning on mowing the lawn but couldn't get the mower to work; so painted instead.

Yesterday I had begun this one and quite hated it. It struck me last night, while looking on Flickr at some abstract work by Mayakonakuamura that I really needed to pay attention to surface and texture more. So that's what I tried to do today and was happy (not ecstatic) about what happened with this little pear painting. The title comes from the collage paper from The Golden Book Encyclopedia on the milky way. We went to The Great Sand Dunes and the mountains in Colorado a few weeks ago. Wow, it was amazing to look at the night sky away from city lights. I was so glad when the random paper I picked up to add to my pear had a bit about the milky way in it.