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" available on Etsy

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. Found here and 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.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Catching Up

Hello again, it's been a while since I've blogged so I wanted to catch you up with what's been going on in the studio. Some of these were commissions. I'm so grateful for these opportunities.

Hydrangea for Amy, 8" by 10" acrylic mixed media by Polly Jones (sold)

Pink Hydrangea, 8" by 10" acrylic mixed media by Polly Jones (sold)

Seashell with Dialogue, 8" by 8" acrylic mixed media by Polly Jones
Pacific Lettered Cone, 5" by 7" acrylic mixed media by Polly Jones (sold)


Strawberry Lemonade 8" by 8" acrylic painting by Polly Jones (sold)

Strawberry Lemonade 8" by 8" acrylic painting by Polly Jones (sold)

Monday, May 30, 2016

Having a Sale today and tomorrow

I'm having a short sale of 20% off of orders over $100 in my Etsy store today and tomorrow. Just enter the coupon code "MemorialDaySale" at checkout time to get the discount. Here is the link to my store:

Hope you're been having a great weekend! So grateful for the people that have served our country and continue to do so.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Yellow Pansy

Yellow Pansy by Polly Jones, 8" by 8" acrylic mixed media on canvas

We've been out of town on a wonderful short trip to San Francisco where we saw a Bonnard show. I"ll write all about that next post. Meanwhile just to let you know I'm still painting and alive, I thought I'd send out this little painting I finished today. It felt really good to get back to the studio. Today is a beautiful fluffy cloud spring day. I hope you are well and will have a wonderful week. This painting is in my Etsy store here. 

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

New Florals and free shipping for Mother's Day

Alley Iris by Polly Jones, 8" square canvas

Each Her Own by Polly Jones, 6" square panel

Swans and Roses by Polly Jones, 8" square canvas
I have added these new flower paintings to my Etsy store here. You may use the code "freeshipmom" for free USA shipping on everything over there until the end of the week. Just enter the code during checkout:) Hope all is well with you!

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:

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" Sold.

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

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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:

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

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:)