Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Friday, February 05, 2016
|Some Day by Polly Jones|
|Remain in Light by Polly Jones|
|Sense for Spirit by Polly Jones|
|Inside and Outside by Polly Jones|
Thursday, January 28, 2016
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 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
|January Cure by Polly Jones|
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
|Cactus in Flamingo Tin by Polly Jones|
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 by Polly Jones|
It's just listed in my Etsy store here.
Friday, December 11, 2015
|Rhyme for Roses by Polly Jones|
In my Etsy store here.
Monday, December 07, 2015
|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|
Friday, December 04, 2015
|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.
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Saturday, November 28, 2015
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
|with gallery director Debbie Manns|
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
Monday, October 26, 2015
The day I've been working toward for over a year is here. I delivered 24 paintings of varying sizes to The Center for Contemporary Arts today. Below is the last one painted for this show.
|A Little Close, 30" by 40"acrylic mixed media still life by Polly Jones|
I'm full of mixed emotions - excitement, relief, vulnerability, and worry about will there be enough to fill that space. The emotion I'm hoping to settle on is serenity that I did the best I could:) I hope you will come see me at the reception on November 12 during ArtWalk! I'll be posting more details later.
Monday, October 19, 2015
|33 Years of Flowers by Polly Jones|
Sunday, October 18, 2015
|From the Garden by Polly Jones|
Dear friends, thank you so much for your interest in my art!
Saturday, October 10, 2015
|Pick Your Pumpkin Giveaway winner for 2015|
Thursday, October 08, 2015
|Easy as Pumpkin by Polly Jones|
|Polka Pumpkin by Polly Jones|
|Pumpkin in Bright Light by Polly Jones|
|Thursday Pumpkin by Polly Jones|
|Time Traveler Pumpkin by Polly Jones|
|Pick Your Pumpkin Giveaway paintings by Polly Jones|
I can't believe I've been doing this for 6 years! I love fall. Plus, I'm truly grateful for all of you who keep track of my work and support it. It makes my creative journey that much more joyful. If you would like to enter this drawing for a free painting - just comment below with the one you want. I'll announce the winner on Saturday. If you haven't already subscribed to my blog (so you can find out if you won) Follow this link to Small Wonders Daily Paintings and look for the box to enter your email address for posts by email: http://pollyjones.blogspot.com/
I'm also posting about this giveaway over on my instagram and facebook page. I post things in these places in between blog posts if you're curious for more behind the scenes stuff.
Monday, September 28, 2015
|Stood Us By by Polly Jones|
This one has all kinds of things going on in it. a kind of soup that is an expression of my grieving process for my mom and thoughts about the afterlife. In the lower right is part of a print of one of Monet's Cathedral paintings. (Steal from the best, right?) Other collage elements are: birds, mummies, a harp and other musical instruments, a page from a1906 theological book on prayer, chart of coins, a biology drawing of an arm, and bits of maps.
30" by 40" acrylic mixed media on canvas.
Saturday, September 19, 2015
|Sugar Bowl Bouquet by Polly Jones|
|Side view detail of Sugar Bowl Bouquet by Polly Jones|
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Monday, August 31, 2015
|Seashells and Mermaids by Polly Jones|
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Friday, August 21, 2015
|Blue Willow Blueberries|
|Blanket Flowers in Green Glass|
|small paintings by Polly Jones|
Blue Willow Blueberries for sale here.
Blanket Flowers in Green Glass here.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
|August Bouquet by Polly Jones|