Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Seashell original mixed media painting by Polly Jones

Little Seashell by Polly Jones
So you might want to put on your sunglasses for this one. I painted it from a seashell on hand but the background is from pure imagination. In my Etsy store here.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Between Places, original mixed media still life by Polly Jones

Between Places by Polly Jones
I did this back in the winter. I was trying to capture that kind of cool blueish light that happens on grey days. I like the idea of a shimmer between physical and spiritual and that is why I'm using so much of the polka dot grid these days, I feel like it is a stand in for some other reality I glimpse while going about my everyday life. 30" by 40" and named "Between Places"

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Field in Italy, mixed media landscape painting by Polly Jones

Field in Italy, 2 by Polly Jones
8" square mixed media acrylic on wood panel. This view may look familiar, I had done another version in more traditional colors while we were in Italy.  I really liked that view. Just put this one in my Etsy store here.

Have a fabulous weekend!

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Works on paper

Irises and Peppergrass by Polly Jones

Irises in a Pitcher by Polly Jones
These are 18" by 24" heavy arches paper. There's something about working on paper that gives me permission to be more experimental. If it doesn't work out, it's easy to toss it out! The top one is inspired by an old theme I revisited-categories of weeds and flowers.

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Improvised Bouquet original mixed media still life painting by Polly Jones

Improvised Bouquet by Polly Jones
I am still having fun painting the petunias. They are such the under dog in the flower world, but I'm finding a new appreciation for them. In my Etsy store here.

Monday, April 06, 2015

The One With the Dandelion original still life painting by Polly Jones

The One with the Dandelion by Polly Jones
Sunshine glinting through a honey jar bouquet was my subject here. Petunias and a geranium from my pots with a dandelion thrown in because I needed a spot of yellow. 10" by 8" acrylic mixed media on wood panel in my Etsy store here.

Friday, April 03, 2015

Mandarin on Dots tiny still life painting by Polly Jones

Mandarin on Dots by Polly Jones
4" by 4" acrylic mixed media on wood panel.  I love using thick paint.  It makes me go back and forth between seeing the image of the mandarin and cloth and then just seeing it as pure paint and paper.


Thursday, April 02, 2015

Experiments in Evaporation, 2 original mixed media still life painting by Polly Jones

Experiments in Evaporation by Polly Jones

I've been a lazy blogger this spring even thought I have been at work in the studio.  Here is a 24" by 36" acrylic mixed media on wood panel done with a group show in mind at The Center for Comtemporary Arts. The theme for the exhibit is water which is a subject that's important to those that live in West Texas.