Sunday, July 19, 2015

Finished Commission mixed media botanical painting by Polly Jones

Just Breathe by Polly Jones
24" by 20" acrylic mixed media on wood panel. It was such a good experience creating this commission and I think that the receiver was happy with it too. I am continually amazed at the people I have the privilege to come into contact with through my artwork. It certainly stretches my horizons beyond this little town in Texas. Technology definitely has it's benefits for which I'm grateful. I've done several commissions this year and now it's time to focus on creating enough work for my show this fall. Gulp.

detail of Just Breathe by Polly Jones

Friday, July 10, 2015

Commission progress

botanical drawings by Polly Jones
I'm sharing some of my progress photos of a commission I'm working on. These drawings will become part of the layering process. Wild bergamot is on the left and thistle is on the right. They may not even be visible in the final stages. This is just the beginning.

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Off the Caprock

Off the Caprock by Polly Jones
I forgot to share this tiny landscape painting from a while back. I love the big sky of West Texas and this is from a photo taken on the road back to my childhood home. 4" square on wood panel. In my Etsy store here.

Monday, July 06, 2015

Still Life with Cherries mixed media still life painting by Polly Jones

Still Life with Cherries by Polly Jones
I'm still fiddling around with the polka dot grid underneath. Seems to be about underlying order and purpose.

16" by 20" acrylic mixed media on wood panel in my Etsy store here.
detail from Still Life with Cherries by Polly Jones

Friday, July 03, 2015

Back to work

Sketch by Polly Jones
It's been a busy month. We have had family visits, a major garage sale, and last but not least a road trip to the Grand Canyon and Bryce Canyon. It's been wonderful but I have really missed painting. This is a sketch from Inspiration Point at the Grand Canyon. There was so much to absorb. What an amazing creation to ponder!