Saturday, December 21, 2013

Lime Up original mixed media painting by Polly Jones

Lime Up by Polly Jones
I probably won't be posting until after Christmas and wanted to wish you all happy holidays.  I have some candy making and card writing to do.  It felt good to take some time off and paint. No one really minds a late card...right? 


Monday, December 09, 2013

Winter Pear and last day of Etsy sale

Winter Pear by Polly Jones
I had to make myself paint today, which is unusual.  We have had several cold, dreary, iced in days in a row and I've been feeling blue and undisciplined.  I challenged myself to just go with it and use the natural light (or lack of light) and try to find some beauty in it.  Painting usually makes me feel better.

This is the last day of the 20% off sale in my online gallery.  You can check it out here.

6" square acrylic painting, Sold.

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Fresh off the easel.

Grape Cluster by Polly Jones

Upright Pear by Polly Jones
The grape one is tiny at 4" square.  The pear is a 6" one.  Both sold.

I took this blurry photo of a Cezanne painting of his uncle at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  It inspired me to use thicker paint. 

Monday, December 02, 2013

Apples original mixed media painting by Polly Jones

Apples by Polly Jones
These apples were labeled "Happy Apples" on their bag.  Had never heard of that type before.  I must say, they did made me happy to paint after such a long hiatus. 

A couple of weeks ago, we were able to have a great time in New York City for my first visit ever.  The Metropolitan Museum of Art had several Cezanne paintings, my favorite being a small one of apples.  Kenny loved it too and drew in front of it for a while. It just shows the indomitable human spirit when I'm able to even try to make a painting after seeing all the amazing work at the Met and the MOMA.  Seeing work in person always challenges me to stretch the use of physical paint and texture.
8" square on wooden panel. Sold

Sunday, December 01, 2013

Etsy Sale and Bragging

Hello again my friends.  I'm having a sale in my Etsy shop from now through December 9th.  If you enter the code Sale2013 when checking out, you will receive 20% off.  If you have any problem with this, just let me know and I'll make sure you get the discount.

 I am so proud of my husband, Kenny Jones!  His work was selected to be included with the New American Paintings West #108 issue.  There were so many entries and it's such an honor to be chosen.  Below is one of the three paintings in the magazine.  You should check out his blog here for a look at more work.
Toward a Clearing (with L.P.  & LHC), 36” X 48”, Ink on panel, by Kenny Jones

Monday, October 28, 2013

Paintings for Verge Exhibit

For the Center for Contemporary Arts Verge show, art by Polly Jones

Here are two of my paintings that will be included in the Verge exhibit at The Center for Contemporary Arts.  Below is the postcard with information for the event.