Took nine of my pastel artworks to the newly renovated Tower House Gallery in Knighton, Powys for a solo window exhibition. I also supplied gallery owner Julia Roberts with a range of cards created from my artworks. The exhibition starts on Wednesday February 3rd and continues for the month of February. I will post more photos when my work has been displayed. Come along and have a look, and explore the local area too!
Here I am studying the photograph I am working from, to decide what pastels and pastel pencils I will need to use next. Looking forward to starting on the water and the reflections – it will be the highlight of the painting…..
Pastel is such a forgiving medium and alterations can be made too, which is why it is so good for commissions! The owner of Shadow was delighted with the portrait of him but, after having the picture on the wall for a few days, thought the length of the collar was distracting from his face. I was not sure if I could remove the end as it was dark on light hair but I brushed off the excess with a soft paint brush then carefully selected the correct colours to cover the affected area. Turned out well!
As the invite said “Wonderstreet is a website where people can share their passion for creative things by creating likes and wants on images. We are invite-only as we look for original, creative and outstanding content only.”
I hope to be able to post a link my interview on this excellent website in due course…
I was very pleased to be invited to be a featured artist on the talented Pat Harrisons website https://landscapeartblog.wordpress.com/2016/01/03/ivan-jones-featured-artist/
There is a link from there to my website http://www.ivanjonesart.co.uk/landscapes
and I look forward to sharing my landscapes and other work with Pat’s followers.
This picture is of a canal boat moored on the riverbank at Sampford Peverell in Devon. The photo was taken by a friend and I loved the contrasts of light, shade and water reflections. It was done on Art Spectrum Colourfix paper in soft pastel and pastel pencils – a very sharp pastel pencil is the best way to get the details that I enjoy creating. This was sold at my open house exhibition during Herefordshire Art week in September 2014. It is still one of my favourite landscapes however…..