Thursday, March 19, 2015

Low Clouds little painting by Polly Jones

Low Clouds by Polly Jones
Low Clouds by Polly Jones
I'm posting the second photo so you can get a sense of scale.  It's really that small, four inches square. It feels good for me to do some quick ones between all of the larger pieces I've been working on. When working small, you are more likely to resolve it quickly instead of obsessing over details...something I have to work at keeping fresh when going bigger.  Here in my Etsy store.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Strawflower in a blue bottle original still life painting by Polly Jones

Strawflower by Polly Jones
I love this cobalt blue jar which is the perfect size for showing off small flowers. I had to google this flower. Let me know if it's not a strawflower. The color was so vibrant and gorgeous and hard to capture, I just did the best I could to replicate it. This little 8" by 8" painting is in my Etsy store here.  

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Plums and Artichokes mixed media painting by Polly Jones

Braided Bowl by Polly Jones
I've been wanting to paint this milkglass pedestal bowl for some time now.  It's another one that was my mother's and I just love it. Layers here include map of the poles and Idaho, drawings of nightshade, peppergrass and thistle, wrapping paper I had saved and an article on hypnotism from The Golden Encyclopedia.  Okay, these are your ingredients-make something up if you like.  That's what I do:)

40" by 30" acrylic mixed media on canvas. Available on Ugallery here.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Two small landscape paintings by Polly Jones

Another Glimpse by Polly Jones
 This is another painting inspired by a photo I took off the train in Italy last summer. I wish the surfaces of these highly textured ones photographed better.   It's 8" square and in my Etsy store here.
Ash Street Railway Tracks by Polly Jones
There's a huge stretch of railway tracks that I used to cross in my home town that has always made a visual impression on me. In my interpretation here, I've used dotted swiss fabric in areas which gives a funky texture, as well as an old hymn and some other papers. I like adding layers in order to express the many influences that go into the simplest acts of seeing.  This one is in my Etsy store here.

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Daffodils in a Blue Willow Sugar Bowl original painting by Polly Jones

Daffodils in a Blue Willow Sugar Bowl by Polly Jones
I'm so glad I picked these before the latest coating of ice outside!  The sun is shining today:) 8" by 8" on cradled wood panel. Sold

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Two large mixed media still life paintings by Polly Jones

Still Live with Ghosts  by Polly Jones

detail of Double Happiness with Daylilies by Polly Jones

Changing Light by Polly Jones
Changing Light detail by Polly Jones

These are a couple of the 30" by 40" still life mixed media paintings I'm working on for an upcoming show in November.  I'm really working hard to keep them as loose as possible and to avoid overworking them. These are available on Ugallery here.

Monday, March 02, 2015

Changing Light large mixed media acrylic painting by Polly Jones

Changing Light by Polly Jones
I decided to just post something even though there has been no decent sunshine for taking photographs.  This is one of three large still life paintings I've been working on.  All of them are 30" by 40."  I'm trying to decide if I'm done.  Today was the first day I've left the house since Thursday because of the weather.  Hope you are keeping safe and warm wherever you are!