Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Painting In Progress

Mixed Media Acrylic Painting in Progress by Polly Jones
24"x36" charcoal, paint, paper on canvas.  I thought I'd take process shots of a larger painting I've been working on.  The top picture shows the vine charcoal with which I draw out my composition. In order to keep the black in it from mixing with my paint later, I have to "fix" it by painting it with acrylic medium and letting it dry. I am working from life but just took a photograph of my still life set up to show you what I'm looking at.  The camera really sees things differently than the eye.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

A Pumpkin and Squash original mixed media painting by Polly Jones

A Squash and Pumpkin by Polly Jones
Mixed Media Acrylic, 6" by 6" on canvas.  SOLD
This is my last pumpkin one for a while.  Thinking and praying for all of you affected by the hurricane! 

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Giveaway Drawing

My daughter was home for Fall Break and did the honors.  The winner is....Katherine!  If you will email me at with your address, I will mail you your painting.

Thanks so much to all who commented and shared what they enjoy most about Fall! 

Friday, October 26, 2012

Pumpkin Painting Giveaway tomorrow.

Baby Ghost Pumpkin by Polly Jones
This small painting is my giveaway for tomorrow, Sat. Oct 27th.  To participate, you can comment at this link:

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Dreamy original mixed media pumpkin painting by Polly Jones

 Pumpkin painting by Polly Jones

6" square on gallery wrapped canvas.  I was excited to find one of these that had a good curly stem.  Don't forget to enter my pumpkin painting giveaway right here.


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Pumpkin Painting Giveaway original art by Polly Jones

Baby Ghost Pumpkin, 4" by 4" mixed media painting by Polly Jones
It's here!  My third annual pumpkin painting giveaway. I plan on drawing a name to win the above artwork on Saturday, October 27th.  Friends and family are eligible:) The directions for entering are below:

1. Either subscribe to this blog (from upper right sidebar subscribe box) or sign up to Follow (also at the right sidebar but further down) If you already get emails or follow, then just go to number 2. 

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 etc.  Just mention in your comment on the blog that you are a Facebook fan also and I will enter your name twice.

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

Monday, October 22, 2012

Separate Pear original mixed media painting by Polly Jones

Separate Pear by Polly Jones
12" by 12" mixed media acrylic on canvas.  SOLD

It's been a rainy day, so nice for a change. 

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Our living room is in the Room for Color Contest at Apartment Therapy!

Earlier this month, I entered our living room in the "Room for Color Contest" over at Apartment Therapy.  My daughter took the photographs.  I was so pleased it got accepted into the contest and is in second place in the "dark" color scheme portion.  There's a really cute nursery that's beating me out right now.  I'm wishing I would have included a puppy in our pictures to help with the cute factor. We could win a $1000 gift card and some Sherman Williams paint if we pull up from behind!  If you have a moment and feel like it, check it out here:

Thursday, October 18, 2012

A Pumpkin mixed media painting and a Giveaway by Polly Jones

A Pumpkin by Polly Jones

6" square original mixed media painting.

I've been away for some time helping my parents with a move.  Seems like leaving town is great for sales on paintings!  I sold three to one collector, including a largeish this is her bonus for being patient. 

Stay tuned as I gear up for my annual pumpkin painting giveaway:)