Last 2 days of my open studio and doing well…..

I have had a enjoyable week, meeting lots of friendly people who have appreciated my artwork and Cath’s garden ( open tomorrow afternoon for the NGS) I have had 36 pieces of artwork on display, as well as a Work In Progress video for people to see how I create my detailed pastel artworks. I have also greetings cards for sale of my work and a few examples of previous commissions. So I like to think we have offered a unique insight into my artwork and lifestyle and hope to welcome more people over the next two days – I hope that you may be one of them! Invite to H-art 2016 Ivan Jones

My latest pastel artwork “Chippie” is completed in time for my open studio

Have just completed this Great Spotted Woodpecker “Chippie” in soft pastels and pastel pencils on Art Spectrum Colourfix paper. Photo reference from Adobe Stock by Lucaar. I have included some WIP’s for your interest. Chippie will be displayed ( and for sale ) at my open studio exhibition for Herefordshire Art Week starting Saturday. http://bit.ly/2c9iuxs Enjoy your day! www.ivanjonesart.co.uk

Invite to H-art 2016 Ivan Jones

My latest artwork, a kingfisher, is completed and is for sale….

This kingfisher ” A cute angler” is from an Adobe Stock photo ( no photographer credit given ) with background idea from a kingfisher by photographer Russ Bridges. Ivan completed this using Art Spectrum soft pastels and an assortment of Derwent/Conte/Cretacolour pastel pencils on Canson Mi-Tientes Touch paper. I have included a few pictures of my work in progress here…..more on my facebook page soon. It is sized to fit 16 by 20 in frame and is available to purchase – please contact me for more details and more photos through my website or on 07813 733240

Collage kingfisher

This Cheeky Chappy is complete and for sale!

This piece of art is created from a photo my wife Cath took in April. It is completed in Artspectrum soft pastel and derwent/conte/cretacolour pastel pencils on Clairefontaine pastelmat paper with final image 11inch by 8.5 inch. I have called the painting “Cheeky Chappy” Have included a couple of WIP’s below and there will be more soon on my Pastel Work in Progress page.  I am very happy with the end result and he is for sale as well, so drop me a line if you are interested through my website……Catch up again soon!

Collage Robin

Family portrait finally finished!

For those who have been following my progress on this detailed commission in pastel you will be pleased to know that the children’s mother, Helen, is delighted with the final portraits. I just need to adjust the highlights in the hair of James and Brody but otherwise she is very happy and so am I. I had a few problems with Mirabelle as she was shy and not keen on Cath taking her photo, so her personality is not captured as well as with her brothers. However Helen understood that and is still very pleased with the end result of her daughter’s portrait. A happy client is my aim and has been achieved! I will post progress photos and videos soon here and to my Pastel Work In Progress facebook page. Enjoy your evening!

Helen's kids collage

Third of four portraits, Cosmo, is completed

This is 15  year old Cosmo, as always completed in soft pastels and pastel pencils, and I am very pleased with how he has turned out. As you recall,  my wife Cath took the photographs and the children’s mother & I chose the best ones of each. Mirabelle will complete the set on a 50cm by 70cm sheet of Art Spectrum Colourfix paper. The commission overall is shaping up very nicely and it would great to be able to encourage more people to commission me for their loved ones. Something special to last a lifetime….

WIP Cosmo

Second of four portraits, Brody, is finished

This is Brody, as always completed in soft pastels and pastel pencils, and I am very pleased with how he has turned out. My wife Cath took the photographs and the children’s mother and I chose the best ones of each – you can see Brody with James below. I have just started the third son, Cosmo, and it has taken me about 60 hours to get the necessary detail on each brother so far. I will be posted a full “work in progress” in due course with more details of how I use pastels and pastel pencils. You can  see more of my work on ivanjonesart.co.uk facebook.com/ivanjonesart and facebook.com/pastelworkinprogress!

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The first of four portrait commissions, James, nearly finished

After completing a pastel portrait of her dog, Helen was very  keen for me to do portraits of her four children, also in pastel. My wife Cath took the photographs and Helen and I chose the best ones of each and this is the progress photo of James. I will be posted a full “work in progress” in due course with more details of how I use pastels and pastel pencils. You can  see more of my work on ivanjonesart.co.uk facebook.com/ivanjonesart and facebook.com/pastelworkinprogress!