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 titles...it'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: https://society6.com/pollyjones. 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.



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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.



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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 here...my 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 (sold)
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:  https://www.etsy.com/shop/pollypainting

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 sold.

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!