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June 12, 2013

Jones has ‘impressionistic’ style

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Woodward, Okla. — He plays with color a lot in his paintings, so don't be surprised to find some interesting and sometimes unexpected palette choices.

"I like to mess with it," he said of color, explaining that he uses different hues, tones and saturations to help him express different feelings and "portray what I can't explain."

It is his use of bright colors that help to make his exhibit, as one visitor said during a reception held Saturday to honor Jones, "a really fun body of work."

For Jones, the paintings are not only fun to look at, but were fun to paint.

"I had a lot of fun doing it," he said.  "Because when you're painting, you're in the zone not thinking about laundry or anything else."

So when it comes to choosing his favorite thing about painting, Jones said, "the biggest thing is the disconnection.  All other worries are gone.  When you paint, you're just in that moment."

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