Monday, August 31, 2015

Seashells and Mermaids original mixed media painting by Polly Jones

Seashells and Mermaids by Polly Jones
24" by 18" acrylic mixed media painting. There's some information about mermaids in the Little Golden Book page that's part of the collage element here. There was a bit of debunking going on...where do you stand on this issue?  This painting is now available on Ugallery here.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Bottle Bouquets flower painting by Polly Jones

Bottle Bouquets by Polly Jones

detail of painting by Polly Jones
Trying to keep it loose here. 12" by 12" acrylic mixed media on cradled wood panel. Sold.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Indian Blankets and Blueberries original paintings by Polly Jones

Blue Willow Blueberries

Blanket Flowers in Green Glass
small paintings by Polly Jones

Stress relievers, a couple of quick four inch small still life paintings.

Blue Willow Blueberries for sale here.
Blanket Flowers in Green Glass here.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

August Bouquet original mixed media still life by Polly Jones

August Bouquet by Polly Jones
Here is the larger version from that little study I posted yesterday. I used a ton of thick paint mixed with heavy gel medium and had to paint the blue willow sugar bowl quickly. It's funny to me after the fact, but my adrenaline was surging like I was in a race for my life. I had to "carve in" my details with the brush before it dried.  From my blog you can click on it in order to see a very large photo for details. The background drawing is on old ledger paper on which I drew nightshade. Nightshade fascinates me because it can be a poison or medicine, and it's classified as a weed. 24" by 20" mixed media acrylic on canvas.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Esperanza in Blue Willow still life paintings by Polly Jones

Esperanza in Blue Willow by Polly Jones
 This 6" square painting of a bouquet I scavenged from my flower pots will be headed to Australia for it's forever home. I'm a little sad to see it go.

Friday, August 14, 2015

More small still life paintings by Polly Jones

Blue Day by Polly Jones

Daisies by Polly Jones
I hope you don't mind the recent flurry of posts. I've just been having marvelous days free to paint the last couple of weeks, so I've been busy. Blue Day is 8" by 8" on wood panel and Daisies is 6" by 6" on wood panel (with lots of texture and paper layers)

I've added the teacup painting to my Society6 gallery and it is available as a print.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Small mixed media acrylic landscape, "Loch" by Polly Jones

Loch by Polly Jones
You might have noticed that I'm feeling nostalgic for our trip to Scotland last summer. I'm also really enjoying the Golden brand extra heavy gel/modeling paste for getting thick oil like paint affects.

8" by 8" acrylic mixed media on canvas in my Etsy store here.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Mown Fields 2 by mixed media acrylic landscape by Polly Jones

Mown Fields 2 by Polly Jones
I have been hard at work on some 30" by 40" large still life paintings and decided to take a break. I like them but they are not quite there yet. Painting landscapes is such a refreshing thing to do for a change. This one is from photos and memories of our trip to Scotland last summer. Oh how I wish we were there right now. Days and days of temperatures above 100 degrees here!

For sale in my Etsy store here.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Middle Pear original still life painting by Polly Jones

Middle Pear by Polly Jones
I found this older 12" by 12" acrylic on board painting when cleaning and organizing my studio a while back. Below is a screen shot of my Instagram feed that shows a part of the massive undertaking which included new shelves (from IKEA) in the lower right corner. They are great for holding my still life objects and anything else I could cram onto them. Anyone out there on Instagram? Let me know so I can follow you! I'm at
a glimpse of my Instagram feed
The pear painting is in my Etsy store here.

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Answering some questions with MarquinDesigns

Colorburst Marsh by Marquin Campbell
Hello everyone, I wanted to share a couple of things today. Above is a painting by Marquin Campbell, a lovely artist that I have become friends with through the amazing internet. Her website is: marquindesigns and totally deserves checking out. I am amazed at how productive and creative she is all of the time and continues to be even as a new mom. Marquin has kindly interviewed me on her blog here. Hope you have a moment to read it as she has asked some really great questions.