"5 Cent" because of his small physical stature, Jones
was a ranch and farm hand for most of his life, living in a small
community north of Shreveport. Though he did paint scenes from
his own past, they are not the typical romanticized view of rural
life; he painted cotton picking scenes, but depicted encounters
with the Klan as well. Biblical subjects, portraits of neighbors/family,
and the occasional mermaid
or dinosaur also appear in his work.