Thursday, October 13, 2016

Teacup and a flower painting by Polly Jones

Blue Willow Teacup with Spoon by Polly Jones (sold)

Occupied Japan Teacup by Polly Jones (sold)

With Sweet William by Polly Jones (sold) 

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Pumpkin painting picked

One of my weekend guests helped pick the giveaway winner.
We have a winner! Thank you all for participating over on Instagram and Facebook! Yvette chose this little "Comfort Pumpkin."

Friday, October 07, 2016

Two Pumpkin Paintings in the Giveaway

Blue Delight Pumpkin 2 by Polly Jones

Ghost Pumpkin with Polka Dots by Polly Jones
Happy Friday! Hope you are all well - thinking especially of those affected by the Hurricane. Here are a couple of closeups of pumpkin paintings that are in the giveaway I shared about yesterday in this post.  Tomorrow I, or a trusted family member, will be drawing a winner.

Thursday, October 06, 2016

My 7th Annual pick your pumpkin painting Giveaway!

7th annual pick your pumpkin painting giveaway by Polly Jones

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

A flower a pear and a couple of fish.

Chrysanthemum Sprig by Polly Jones

Pear Theory by Polly Jones
Moving Day by Polly Jones
I have added the two top small paintings online recently. The bottom painting is 24" square and I have submitted it to a group member show at the Center For Contemporary Arts here in Abilene, Tx. I'll let you know what happens :)

Saturday, October 01, 2016

Two new Texas landscapes paintings by Polly Jones

Cisco by Polly Jones, 4" by 4" mixed media on canvas

Decatur by Polly Jones, 8" by 8" mixed media on canvas
These two landscapes were done from photographs I took on my phone during road trips. It seems like the sky and clouds have been especially jaw dropping lately here in Texas. They are available for sale here. I had a very short video on Instagram of me working on the bottom painting here.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Tea Bowl Paintings

Tea Bowls 2 by Polly Jones

Tea Bowls by Polly Jones

Yellow Tea Bowl by Polly Jones
Last week I went a little crazy painting tea bowls. I've been using Golden Paint Structure Gel to get a very thick texture that I'm loving. The top two are 4" by 6" and the bottom is 4" square. Not proud of my's hard guys. These are all sold.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Let the pumpkin painting begin

Comfort Pumpkin by Polly Jones, 4" by 4" acrylic mixed media

Pumpkin on Green by Polly Jones, 6" by 6" acrylic on canvas

Singing Pumpkin by Polly Jones 4" by 6" acrylic mixed media
I've been working on a few small paintings, getting ready for my annual pick your pumpkin painting giveaway. These are all in my Etsy store for now but will be a part of the lineup when I figure out when to do the giveaway. I painted them all from looking at older paintings and using my imagination because I haven't been able to get real pumpkins yet. That changed a couple of days ago and I found a really ugly green pumpkin that I can't wait to try my hand at capturing.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Red Pear Polka by Polly Jones

Have a great weekend everyone! It's a lovely rainy morning here and I'm happy to be at home.

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Grapes and Clouds, a couple of paintings by Polly Jones

Cluster, 4" by 4" acrylic on canvas by Polly Jones

Summer Clouds, 7" by 5" acrylic mixed media by Polly Jones
I hope you are all well and happy! Just checking in to show you a couple of newer small paintings.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Summer update of paintings by Polly Jones

Almost Ripe Strawberries by Polly Jones, 5" by 7" acrylic on canvas. Sold.

Summer Clouds by Polly Jones, 7" by 5" acrylic mixed media

Bouquet for Beethoven by Polly Jones, 12" by 12" acrylic mixed media on canvas. Sold.

Cluster by Polly Jones, 4" by 4" acrylic on canvas.

Gladiolus in Green Glass by Polly Jones, 6" by 6" acrylic, Sold.

Gladiolus and Petunias by Polly Jones, 6" by 6" acrylic on canvas.

Gladiolus on Stripes by Polly Jones, 14" by 11" acrylic mixed media on canvas.

Pears on Chintz by Polly Jones, 14" by 11" acrylic mixed media on canvas, Sold.

Hope you are having a great weekend! I'm finally updating the blog with most of the work I've been doing this last part of summer. I've been painting my heart out.  I also have some in progress larger work and am beginning my pumpkin paintings that you can catch a glimpse of over on Instagram.  The paintings above that are not marked sold can be found in my Etsy store if you are interested.  Thank you so much for continuing to follow my work. I had the loveliest studio visit with a long time subscriber to my blog who was in town last week. I am forever grateful for the opportunity of broadening my out reach online which allows me to continue doing this. It amazes me how I have made several in person friendships that started out through my internet venues.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Society6 Prints

Blue Willow Bouquet by Polly Jones

Grapefruit on Brown Transferware by Polly Jones
I'm just popping in to let you know that I have added two new prints to my Society6 store, found here: They are having a sale on wall art including art prints, framed prints and canvas prints until midnight Pacific Time today.  It will get you 10% off and free shipping:)

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Landscape from Scotland

Wild In Scotland by Polly Jones
I think I mentioned a while back that I now have work over on Ugallery. This is my latest painting on their site. You can see it and the others at the link here.  Below is a profile they did of me on their blog.

New UGallery Artist: Polly Jones

Polly Jones’s still life paintings are inspired by a sense of joy in the everyday. Her life journey thus far has been very serendipitous, with everything leading her to the life of an artist.

A Little Close 
All aspects of the work are pleasing, from the lovely objects she chooses, to the warm colors and fun perspectives. She paints at home in a former sun porch converted into a studio full of windows, which she shares with her husband who is also an artist. Her paintings depict the timeless and traditional subject of the still life in a contemporary way.

Still Life at Night 
Although the work has subtle art historical references, drawing inspiration from impressionists such as Henri Matisse, it feels very much her own. Polly incorporates mixed media and collage into the art using maps and pages of old books to create an added layer of meaning and dimension. The work feels like a satisfying memoir, made up of home, family, love, and an appreciation for the small things in life.

See more of Polly Jones’s art on UGallery, and be sure to follow her on Instagram 

#Polly Jones artist
#UGallery Artis

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Summer Fruit Paintings by Polly Jones

Mid Summer Peach, acrylic mixed media on canvas by Polly Jones available here.

Three Strawberries, acrylic mixed media on canvas by Polly Jones available here.
Shadow Pear, acrylic mixed media on canvas by Polly Jones available here.
My flowers are mostly spent from the heat so I've been using my refrigerator for still life subjects. These are all 7" by 5" canvases. 

Friday, July 29, 2016

Polka Dots and Stripes, Shells and a Spoon

Bat Volute Shell, 4" by 6" acrylic mixed media on canvas.

Far from Sea, 8" by 8" acrylic mixed media on canvas.

Black and White with Spoon 6" by 6" acrylic mixed media on canvas.
Happy Friday everyone! I am trying to catch up with sharing work on my blog. I've been using Instagram (link here) more consistently and am forgetting I haven't added paintings on this site. These are all in my Etsy store here.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Cheeky sugar bowl paintings

Blue Willow with Mandevilla by Polly Jones, 8" by 8," sold.

Blue Willow with Dusty Miller by Polly Jones, 12" by 12" Sold.

Sugar Bowl Side by Polly Jones, 6" by 4"
This blue willow sugar bowl shows up in a lot of my paintings because I love it's hands on hip attitude. Here I took the same subject matter in different ways and sizes. I guess I'm easily amused because they were all fun to do no matter the similarities.

Saturday, July 02, 2016

Happy Fourth and Free Shipping

I am having free shipping in my Etsy shop this long weekend including Monday. You may use the code "freeforfourth" at checkout. Contact me for a discount if you live outside USA. The link to my Etsy store is here.

Friday, July 01, 2016

Sunflowers and Lemons Oh My

Lemons on Chintz by Polly Jones

Sunflowers in a Ginger Jar by Polly Jones
I've been busy with life type things, organizing etc. but have managed to put in some studio time as well. The top painting is 6" by 6" and the bottom one is 20" by 16". They were both a joy to paint. The top one is sold and the bottom one may be found here in my Etsy store.

Friday, June 17, 2016

New painting by Polly Jones

Noma Sue and Dot mixed media painting by Polly Jones

detail of Noma Sue and Dot by Polly Jones
detail of Noma Sue and Dot by Polly Jones
I had let this painting sit for months, not sure how to do resolve it. Perhaps it's harder to be objective when the subject matter is people. The image I used to paint from was an old photograph that was in a huge stack that I inherited. I wish I knew what the story was mother and her aunt sitting on a suitcase beside the road in the West Texas expanse of land and sky. 11" by 14" acrylic mixed media on wood panel.