Elaine Jones's Gallery
Gallery About the Artist
Blue Tit on Ivy Leaves
An adorable little blue tit perched on trailing ivy leaves. My thanks to Albert Horsborough for kind permission to use his wonderful reference photo. The blue tit (cyanistes caeruleus) is a much-loved garden and woodland bird, widespread in the UK and much of Europe, entertaining us with its agility at our back yard bird feeders. Like the chickadee, it is part of the paridae family. Derwent Lightfast and Caran d'Ache Luminance pencils on Clairefontaine Pastelmat board with Pan Pastel background. All materials used are acid free and meet the highest standards of lightfastness.
The Lady Washington Brig
Original pastel painting of the square-rigged sailing vessel, the Lady Washington, seen at anchor in the Pacific Northwest of the USA. My thanks to Michael Ryan for permission to use his wonderful reference photograph. Image size 13.5" x 19.5" (35cm x 50cm), Panpastels and pastel pencils on Pastelmat board (unframed). The first Lady Washington was a 90-ton brig named after Martha Washington. She was the first American-flagged vessel to round Cape Horn, making landfall in Oregon in 1788. She took part in the fur trade and carried tea and porcelain across the Pacific from China. She was the first US ship to reach Japan, but was lost off the Philippines in 1797. The present Lady Washington is a full scale replica, launched in 1989 and sails up and down the coast of California, Oregon and Washington, offering educational programs. (Please note, watermarks do not appear on original image.)
The Red Baron
My Friend Robin
This friendly robin red-breast is a regular visitor to my garden all year round and loves to perch on this little stone garden statue, while looking around for something tasty to eat! Derwent Lightfast and Caran d'Ache Luminance pencils on Clairefontaine Pastelmat board. All materials used are acid free and meet the highest standards of lightfastness. Artist's own reference photograph used. Image measures approximately 9.75" x 13.75" (25cm x 35cm).
He Ain't Heavy, He's My Jackdaw
An inquisitive young jackdaw landed on the stone statue in my garden and inspired this drawing. He looked like a rather heavy load for this little boy to carry, hence the title! Derwent Lightfast and Caran d'Ache Luminance pencils on Clairefontaine Pastelmat board with Pan Pastel background. All materials used are acid free and meet the highest standards of lightfastness. Artist's own reference photograph used. Please note, the watermark does not appear on the artwork. Image measures approximately 9.5" x 11.75" (24cm x 30cm).
My thanks to Ian Unwin for his amazing reference photograph. A magnificent Sumatran tiger charges towards us through the jungle undergrowth in this pastel painting. Sumatran tigers are the smallest of the five tiger subspecies and have narrow stripes. They are critically endangered, with a wild population of as few as 400 individuals. This pastel painting was created using Panpastels and pastel pencils on Pastelmat board.
Reference photographs by kind permission of Nicole Jenkins. (Please note, watermark does not appear on original drawing or prints.) The rainbow lorikeet is a medium sized member of the parrot family native to Australia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. They feed on pollen, nectar, fruit, seeds and insects. These colourful, characterful birds live in small, noisy groups and spend most of their time in the trees. Males and females have identical plumage and can live between 10 and 20 years. Prismacolor Premier pencils on Clairefontaine Pastelmat paper. Image measures approximately 12" x 9.5" (30cm x 24cm), unframed.
F4 Phantom Landing
Original unframed pastel painting by Elaine Jones, 19.5" x 13.5" (50cm x 35cm) on Pastelmat board. My thanks to Ian Murdoch for the amazing reference photograph. (Please note watermarks do not appear on original painting or prints.) A Phantom returns to base at Lossiemouth in Scotland, its yellow brake chute streaming behind.
F15 Eagle Flying Low in the Welsh Valleys
Original unframed oil painting by Elaine Jones, 18" x 14" (45cm x 35cm approx), oil on canvas board. Aircraft reference photograph by kind permission of Ian Murdoch. (Please note watermarks do not appear on original painting or prints.) An F15 Eagle of the USAF's "Grim Reapers" squadron based at RAF Lakenheath approaches Tal-y-Llyn in the Welsh valleys around Cadair Idris, a low-flying area often known as the Mach Loop.