Elaine Jones's Gallery
Gallery About the Artist
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
Harrier Over Derwentwater
Original unframed pencil drawing of a Harrier "Jump Jet" flying a low-level training sortie over Derwentwater in Cumbria. As any aircraft enthusiast knows, a beautiful piece of scenery like this can only be enhanced by the sight of a low-flying aircraft! My thanks to Ian Murdoch for the aircraft reference photograph. The background is from my own reference, inspired by watching military jets practising low flying exercises through the beautiful valleys of the Lake District. Image size 15" x 12" (380mm x 300mm) The Harrier first flew in the UK during the late 1960s and was the first V/STOL (vertical/short take off and landing) aircraft, designed to make use of small, concealed or improvised bases, such as forest clearings, without the need for long runways. The Hawker Siddeley Harrier was used by various air forces, including the RAF and USMC, while the Sea Harrier was flown from aircraft carriers while in service with the Royal Navy and the Indian Navy. A later generation was developed in the 1980s as the AV-8B in the United States and in Britain as the British Aerospace Harrier II. However, the Harrier has now been withdrawn from service with most users, to be replaced by the F-35B Lightning II. The last operational Harrier flight in the UK took place in 2010.
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.
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.