Monday, November 26, 2012

Sonnets from the Portuguese original still life mixed media collage

6"x 6" acrylic mixed media still life painting on wooden panel with a profile of 1 and 1/2 inches edge. It comes wired, varnished and ready to hang, no frame necessary.   SOLD

This is part of my work based on poetry found in an anthology that I'm using for collage in this mixed media piece.  Found  a pink rose growing in late November in my garden to paint from. The love poem is by Elizabeth Barret Browning, "Sonnets from the Portuguese."  It's pretty flowery stuff so, I've included more mundane text from an encyclopedia to add a little balance.

I am having my 15% off sale until Wednesday with the coupon code CYBERSALE12.  This is for where I sell my paintings online.  When checking out, you just use the code for the discount.  I'll be mailing out items on Friday.

Cyber Sale in my Etsy Shop


I'm having a sale over at PollyPainting on Etsy.  This sale will last through Wednesday. If you enter this coupon code, CYBERSALE12, you get 15% off.   There's a box for coupon codes when checking out.  If you have any questions, please contact me at  

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Pear With Phoenix Plate original mixed media still life by Polly Jones

Pear With Phoenix Plate by Polly Jones

8"x8" original mixed media acrylic painting on canvas.  SOLD

I hope you had a wonderful weekend full of family time.  Ours was great; we have much to be thankful for.  I was able to work on this painting with the blue flow pattern plate that was a wedding present.  It had matching cups but they haven't survived the 30 years and numerous moves. 

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Pear Polka original mixed media painting by Polly Jones

Pear Polka original mixed media painting by Polly Jones
8"x 8" acrylic mixed media painting in my Etsy store here.  $80

I hope you can see I had fun here.  I'm working from life and have to say pears are more complex than you's hard to show the subtleties in their shapes and colors.

This has all kinds of papers from The Little Golden Encyclopedia, a vintage atlas, a typing manual, and an old dictionary. I like adding layers of text and maps in order to express the many influences that go into the simplest acts of seeing. 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Jayne's Pear original acrylic still life painting by Polly Jones

Jayne's Pear by Polly Jones
6" square acrylic on canvas

This is from last week for someone special's birthday present.   What has happened to this week??  It has slipped through my fingers.  I've painted a couple of mornings but nothing fit to share. 

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Frame N Art Gallery

I meant to show pictures from Art Walk tonight but they didn't turn out. The painting I blogged about here got an honorable mention in the annual Big Country Art Show.  I'll take a photograph of it finished when I get it home again.  Earlier this week, I took some paintings down to Abilene Frame N Art.

Friday, November 02, 2012

Yautli original mixed media Dia De los Muertos painting

Yautli by Polly Jones
18" by 24" acrylic mixed media painting.  Please excuse this terrible photograph.  I forgot to take a good picture before I delivered it and this was taken on my phone.  Tonight is a wonderful celebration at The Center for Contemporary Arts of Dia de los Muertos and the life of Clint Hamilton. He was a founding member of the center and an amazing artist/character. There are tickets available at the door for $75, more info at 325.677.8389.  This group show has lots of energetic and colorful paintings and installations.

My piece is of the Mexican marigold that is used for decorating graves during the day of the dead celebrations.  The horizontal swaths are a reference to ascending heavens.  The idea of different levels of heaven is something I've been thinking about lately.