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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.
Is it Spring yet?
I couldnât resist this baby hedgehog when I saw this photo and knew I just had to create it. A donation of this sale will go to Dottieâs Little Hog Hospital hedgehog rescue in Herne Bay, Kent. It is run by two amazing women Jo and Jen who rely on the kindness of donations and fund raisers.
Franceso Hayez Bust
Original charcoal and chalk sketch of Francesco Hayez (10 February 1791 â 21 December 1882) was an Italian painter, the leading artist of Romanticism in mid-19th-century Milan, renowned for his grand historical paintings, political allegories, and exceptionally fine portraits. Part of my tribute to artists collection. Picture is 18 x 13cm within a mounted frame.
Sunset on Liberty
An original watercolour of the sun setting behind the Statue of Liberty. The Manhattan skyline can be seen in the background. Signed by the artist: D Shawcross. Framed and ready to hang. Frame: A 35mm luxury wide reverse shaped dark walnut (with a gold inner edge) coloured picture frame made from real ayous wood with a stain finish. Acrylic safety glazing and 55mm luxury deep-bevel single ivory mount.
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).
DormiciÃ³n de la Virgen - Part 4
Original charcoal and chalk drawing of Dormition of the Virgin sculpture (Part 4 in the assembly of the artwork in 1934) by DamiÃ Forment. 25cm x 20cm picture within a mounted frame. The work was conceived for the altar of Forgiveness in the old church of Sant Miquel in Barcelona. The theme of the Dormition represents the transit of Mary from her mortal state to one of glory, surrounded by the apostles who are concerned about the situation.
Pencil drawing of Bristol Blenheim flying above the clouds. The Bristol Blenheim was a British light bomber built by the Bristol Aeroplane Company and used in the early years of the Second World War. The all-metal aircraft was powered by Bristol Mercury radial engines and carried a crew of three. Many thanks to my son, Martin Jones, for the reference photograph.
Great Horned Owl
A great horned owl peers from amongst the white oak foliage - perhaps getting ready to settle down to rest after a night's hunting. My thanks to Jennie Norris for the reference photograph of the owl. Widely distributed in the Americas, the Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus) is also known as the tiger owl or hoot owl. It is the second heaviest owl in North America, after the snowy owl, and its well-camouflaged plumage varies considerably across its range. The large, powerful talons are capable of exerting 300 pounds of pressure per square inch. Those tufts of feathers that give rise to the species' name are thought to be used to give visual cues when interacting with other owls. This original pencil drawing by Elaine Jones was made with Faber Castell Polychromos, Caran d'Ache Pablo and Luminance pencils on Clairefontaine Pastelmat paper. Image measures approximately 37cm x 29cm, unframed.