Wednesday, April 20, 2016

I'm over on Ugallery now:)

Slices on Stripes by Polly Jones
I just finished this 4" by 4" acrylic painting and added it to my Etsy store here.

In other news, I'm excited to share that I now have work over on Ugallery, a juried online gallery for original art. They did an artist profile about me for their blog here. I really love what they wrote. Here is my page for art: http://www.ugallery.com/polly-jones

Monday, April 18, 2016

Blackberries in a Green Depression Glass Bowl acrylic painting by Polly Jones

Blackberries in a Green Depression Glass Bowl by Polly Jones

detail of Blackberry painting by Polly Jones
Missing my mother today. She loved green depression glass and had a collection that I now I have. This acrylic painting is 6" by 6" and listed here.

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Iris with Pink mixed media still life painting by Polly JonesIris

Iris with Pink by Polly Jones
This 6" square painting is headed to it's new home today. I'm so grateful when my work connects with others and they actually want to live with it!


Monday, April 04, 2016

First Iris and a strawberry painting by Polly Jones

First Iris by Polly Jones

Strawberries in the Dragon Bowl

We have been having some beautiful days here in my part of Texas. For the first time ever, I was a little suspicious of spring since we had not had what felt like "real" winter. However, it has been so good to get some sunshine in the studio for painting. Outside the studio I've been getting some weeds pulled and a few plants in the ground. Hope all is well with you.

These paintings can be found for sale here and here.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Late March Bouquet flower painting by Polly Jones

Late March Bouquet by Polly Jones
14" by 11" acrylic mixed media on canvas. I just can't stop painting flowers. We have been having a gorgeous spring. I over-wintered my geraniums this year and have them outside now. Lately I've been foraging them for still life bouquets. Hope you are well and happy.

On Etsy.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Bouquet with Butterfly Weed original mixed media painting by Polly JonesBouw

Bouquet with Butterfly Weed by Polly Jones

detail of Bouquet with Butterfly Weed by Polly Jones
I managed to finish this still life painting as well as work on taxes this week. It includes a sprig of butterfly weed from some I just planted. Hopefully it will make the Monarchs happy that migrate through our town each year.  Listed in my online store here.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Catching up

Teacup by Polly Jones (sold)

Lemons in the Red Bowl by Polly Jones

Pears with Yellow Stripes by Polly Jones

studio shelf
Hello everyone! Happy Spring to you. We have been out of town a bit and even got to go to the Jackson Pollock exhibit at The Dallas Museum of Art. It was wonderful.

Here's a catchup on a few paintings I've done lately. The two middle paintings are available on Etsy.

Monday, March 07, 2016

Clouds Brimming landscape painting by Polly Jones

Clouds Brimming by Polly Jones
This painting was inspired by a photograph we took in Ireland a few years ago. I think I left a little part of myself in that beautiful place because I have such a longing to go back and spend more time there. They have greens I'd never seen before.

20" by 24" acrylic mixed media on canvas. Listed in my Etsy store here.

Friday, March 04, 2016

New Print on Society6

Plums and Artichokes by Polly Jones



I just added this painting (my most favorite one from last year) to be made as a print at Society6. They are having free worldwide shipping until March 6 midnight Pacific time with a link from the artist. This just applies to prints on paper, not framed or canvas ‪#‎prints‬. I have more images as prints over there but if you're wanting a different one, let me know and I'll try to make it happen. Click here for the link you have to follow to get the free shipping: https://society6.com/pollyjones?promo=ZC8YDZ7MWCHV

I also still have this original 30" by 40"mixed media painting on canvas, if you're interested in details you can send me an email at pollyjonesart@gmail.com

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Sea and Sky..and an Apple

Apple in a Chinese Cup by Polly Jones

Sea and Sky by Polly Jones
I keep going back between still life and landscape painting. I think both of these turned out to be about light and how it gives life to what it shines on. The apple is 6" square canvas, and the sea and sky painting (from a photo Kenny took on our trip to Ireland) is 5" by 7" canvas. They may both be found here for sale.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Daffodil in a Ginger Jar original mixed media still life painting by Polly JonesG

Daffodil in a Ginger Jar by Polly Jones
Can you believe it?! Daffodil time already. 20" by 16" acrylic mixed media on canvas in my Etsy store here.  Have a great weekend every body.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Yellow Teapot and other new mixed media acrylic paintings by Polly Jones

I hope you had a fabulous Valentine's Day! I didn't take President's Day off because painting is what I do for fun as well as work:) Though I must admit most of today felt like work because I was having a difficult time working out the color relationships in the Yellow Teapot at the bottom of this post. Now that I've gone to the trouble of photographing it, Instagramming it and putting it in my Etsy shop I'll probably decide it isn't really finished after all. That's the way it seems to work.

landscapes by Polly Jones
These two tiny landscape paintings are 4" by 4" I take them seriously but they are rather therapeutic to paint. The one on the left is from memories of our trip to Scotland and the one on the right is from a drive to Brownwood, Texas. Both in my Etsy shop.

Granny Stripe by Polly Jones
This is the painting chosen by the winner @violettetide over on the giveaway on Instagram last week. Thanks everyone who participated in that. I appreciate all of the nice comments!

Token Rose by Polly Jones
 6" by 4" mixed media on canvas. Available here.
Welcome Roses by Polly Jones
 5" by 7" acrylic mixed media on canvas available here.
Yellow Teapot by Polly Jones
20" by 16" acrylic mixed media. Available here.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Valentine's Day Giveaway Small

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I'm having a giveaway over on Instagram where I post as pollyjonesart. All you have to do is follow me on Instagram and tag a friend on the picture that matches the one above over on my Instagram feed. I'll draw a winner on Valentine's Day. The winner gets to pick a 4"x 4," 4"x5," or 4" x6" painting from PollyPainting on Etsy. This is worldwide people, because that's how big my love is for you! You also might want to check out the expanded sale section in my Etsy store:)

Friday, February 05, 2016

Shop Update (a sale)

Some Day by Polly Jones

Remain in Light by Polly Jones

Sense for Spirit by Polly Jones

Inside and Outside by Polly Jones
I have just added all of these 18" by 24" still life paintings to the sale section in my Etsy store here: SALE.  I've also added the option for International shipping:)

Thursday, January 28, 2016

"On the Table" art exhibit ends Saturday at 5:00

Just a friendly reminder that if you are local to Abilene and have been meaning to catch my exhibit at The Center for Contemporary Art, it closes Saturday, January 30th at 5:00. Many many thanks to all who have already seen it! You have been incredibly kind and supportive and I can't express how much it means to me. Below are all of the paintings that were in the show. Most are just partial views of the painting so if you want to see full images you can go to my website, http://pollyjonesart.com  There is also an exhibit statement on that page.



Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Road to Abilene small mixed media landscape painting by Polly Jones

Road to Abilene by Polly Jones

detail of Road to Abilene by Polly Jones

Here is my version of what I saw while driving one late afternoon on the road from Abilene to Brownwood. Mesquite trees against clouds...I wanted to capture the grey with all of the more subtle bits of color going on. I went a little crazy with the thick paint and using my squeegee tool.  It has graph paper and a bit of map as a part of the layering with text from vintage books and paint. This didn't really capture what I saw so I'll have to have another go. The challenge and possibility of getting it next time is why I keep painting.

6" by 6" acrylic mixed media painting in my Etsy store here.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Free Shipping code and January Cure

January Cure by Polly Jones
So I'm signed up for emails with assignments from Apartment Therapy blog for getting your house in shape. I haven't truly kept up with it except for buying the flowers to show your home is worthy of this simple pleasure. So, I'm naming this "January Cure" after the project since I painted my flowers today instead of decluttering my living room. 12" by 12" on canvas, for sale here.

I am having free shipping right now in my Etsy store. To use it, you would enter the code THANKYOUSHIPPING1 at check out in the box supplied for that.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Facing fears and Cactus in Flamingo Tin mixed media paintingFla

Cactus in Flamingo Tin by Polly Jones
I hope you are doing well. Just want to share how I have been facing some of my fears lately. Specifically, on Saturday I was invited to The Brownwood Arts Association about an hour and a half from where I live, to come talk about my art. Public speaking has been a terrifying prospect all of my life. Seriously, I'd rather have minor surgery. I am much more comfortable hiding out in the studio. However, I'm becoming less fearful in general... and the small group of people at the Art Center there was so lovely and welcoming that it was actually a fun experience. (for me)

I'll report back later to let you know if it was a fluke or not. In a couple of hours I'm going to The Center for Contemporary Arts to talk to the Junior League!

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Shell on Stripes original small mixed media painting by Polly Jones

Shell on Stripes by Polly Jones
This seashell painting is one of my new favorite small pieces. It gave me fits until I resolved the thick texture mixed in with the text. It is a very physical little piece, object like at only 5" by 4" on gallery wrapped canvas with a 3/4" white edge. It may be hung without a frame.

It's just listed in my Etsy store here.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Rhyme for Roses mixed media still life painting by Polly Jones

Rhyme for Roses by Polly Jones
It's title is in reference to the page from a Golden Book Encyclopedia underneath the paint about Mother Goose Rhymes. I absolutely loved painting this one. It only came together when I put the top band of invented colorful wall paper. The roses and jar were painted directly from life as is my usual process. I like to combine observation with invention.

Monday, December 07, 2015

Some paintings from November

Blue Day Pair by Polly Jones

Geranium Sprig by Polly Jones

Lime on Dots 2 by Polly Jones

One for You, One for Me by Polly Jones

Welcome Roses by Polly Jones
I did a group of ten paintings for a pop up shop in a boutique called Posh Pony in Midland, Tx. These are a few of  the new ones I did in November. I forgot to photograph my favorite one!

Friday, December 04, 2015

New prints on Society6 and a brief sale


Tea For Joanne by Polly Jones

Supplicant by Polly Jones

Monday Pears by Polly Jones



I have added three new prints to my Society6 page and have a promotion code for 20% off and free worldwide shipping on anything on my page over there. Just click this link in order to get the sale.

 Promotion expires December 5, 2015 at Midnight Pacific Time. *Free Shipping offer excludes Framed Prints and Canvas Prints


Saturday, November 28, 2015

Etsy sale through Monday

PollyPainting.etsy.com

I hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful! We are still eating turkey and enjoying family time this cold rainy weekend. The tree is decorated, the mantle is half decorated and boxes and tubs are littering the rest of the house.

If you are shopping this weekend and interested in one of my paintings, use coupon code "HAPPY25OFF" when checking out in my Etsy store for a discount. This sale is in effect through Monday.  I just this minute added the below blue willow bowl painting to the shop and it's link is here.
Blue Willow Bowl by Polly Jones

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Pictures from my show


with Kenny

with gallery director Debbie Manns 

with Marissa


I'm a little slow at sending out pictures from my show opening at The Center for Contemporary Arts earlier this month. It was wonderful and I can't thank everyone enough who came out to the member's preview and later, ArtWalk.  I'm grateful for people taking the time to look at my work, experience it and talk to me about it. This is an honor that I don't take lightly.

I wish the photos of the installation had turned out better. They were all so blurry. Hopefully, I'll have better ones for sharing later.

Having this show forced me to do both larger and more work than normal, twenty four mixed media paintings...mostly still life subject matter. I suffered many ups and downs during this process. Some paintings flowed easily and some were a struggle to resolve. Such a learning experience! I'm still trying to put into words what I was trying to accomplish. Below is the statement I wrote a year ago.

“On the Table” is a saying that means that things are up for discussion. I like that kind of open ended consideration. I want my paintings to emerge from a visual conversation that comes from paying attention to what I see and merging that with my feelings and experiences. Combining paint, high key color, drawing and collage elements help create a place of simultaneous visual experiences. These layers are a way to work out ideas about the paradoxes that I find to be a part each day. It’s an exploration into the possibility of transcendence in the midst of ordinary life.

I’m usually focusing on the stuff on the table in front of me. I hope that it will connect with others. The domestic sphere is a shared experience. Everyone has this everyday life in which they pick up their favorite coffee cup and eat that apple or pear or smell a flower. 


Many of the still life objects I paint are inherited pieces that have personal histories and meanings. I especially enjoy painting glass. Glass has it’s own metaphor of how we perceive. It sometimes creates a distortion and sometimes acts as a clarifying lens. Here we go with the paradoxes again.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Sale time in my Etsy store


I'm having a major sale over at PollyPainting.etsy.com. With the coupon code HAPPY25OFF you get 25% off of anything I have listed in my store including the large ones. The code is simply entered into the available box at checkout. The small pear paintings above have already sold. (I sent a newsletter out with the code earlier today) This sale will go on through November.