Saturday, June 29, 2013

Instead of Bonnard, I got patriotic

Inside and Outside by Polly Jones

I've been fiddling with this painting since I got it back after the April art show.  The more I looked at it, the more disenchanted I became.  It just didn't give the sensation of being thrown into another world by staring into the glass pitcher. I just finished a novel by Louise Erdrich, Shadow Tag, in which the characters argued about paintings by Bonnard.  This  reminded me how much I love love love his work...and so I copied a striped tablecloth from one of his paintings.  Still didn't satisfy.  Then I remembered The Red-checkered Tablecloth which I saw in all it's glory at the Musee d'Orsay several years ago.  The problem is, my version looks so red white and blue patriotic.  It's interesting that combinations of colors can have such specific associations. I do think it looks better in person where up close you can see the layers and the texture and all the other colors besides red, white and blue.  I'm letting it sit a while before it decides if it's finished.  These paintings seem to have a mind of their own.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Red and Redder original mixed media painting by Polly Jones

Red and Redder by Polly Jones
If you've been following my work for a while, you may have noticed that I've been doing some small paintings that incorporate pages of poetry and old hymns from my childhood as a part of the image. Church is a big part of my life, and we just don't sing the older songs as often. I miss them. This one has the words "stamp thine own image deep in my heart" embedded in it. After finishing, I realized that the strawberries look like little hearts. 

4" by 5" acrylic painting on gallery wrapped canvas.

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Cherry Stack and a messy studio

A couple of years ago this studio was featured in Studios magazine.  I posted all about it here.  Things have gotten a little out of hand and I'm hoping to do some reorganizing this afternoon.  The painting below sold.

Cherry Stack by Polly Jones

Monday, June 03, 2013

Georgia Peaches original still life acrylic painting by Polly Jones

Georgia Peaches by Polly Jones
Painting the usual suspects and listening to Nancy Griffith.  I hope your Monday has been a good one.

8" square.  SOLD