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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.
Jackdaw Gold Heist (Limited edition print)
Reference photograph of this cheeky jackdaw by kind permission of Bob Barton. The pose was just perfect for a picture I had in mind of a bird stealing from my jewellery box. Image size approximately 11" x 14" (28cm x 35cm) plus a 1" white border around the image to allow for framing. Prints are individually signed and numbered (only 50 available) and come with a certificate of authenticity. Prints are produced on acid-free papers using archival inks to guarantee that they last a lifetime without fading.
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.
My thanks to Isabel Morelli for the reference photograph. "Don't ruffle my feathers"! one blue and yellow macaw seems to be saying to the other in this pencil painting by Elaine Jones. The blue and yellow, or blue and gold macaw, ara ararauna, is native to tropical South American woodland and can grow to 30-34 inches and a weight of 2 or 3 pounds. These large, long-lived members of the parrot family are widespread in much of South America and are popular as pets because of their brilliant plumage, intelligence and ability to talk. In the wild they nest in dead palm trees and pairs usually mate for life, often reaching an age of 30-35 years. This original pencil painting is presented in a cream mount/matte ready for framing. (Image size approx. 29cm x 21cm" - external size 35cm x 28cm)