A good start to this stunning kingfisher for the next exhibition

Ivan Jones art exhibition art for sale artwork in progress attention to detail bird art detailed pastel artwork kingfisher paintings pastel art pastel artist pastel pencils photographic reference photos of artwork creation

Good morning and hope you all are well? I thought you may like to see my current artwork while in progress. We have been away for a few weeks hence the lack of new work recently but back into now! What do you think?

Kingfisher comparing art with reference photo

I am always looking for a reference photo that is striking and detailed and this one by Ian Marshall caught my eye. I have asked the photographer for permission to use this image. The colours under the wings, as you can see above, really stood out for me....

Experimenting with colours for the kingfisher

Once I have chosen the initial colours to express the vibrancy of the feathers then I start adding the layers using sharpened pastel pencils - here I am sharpening with a blade which will then be followed by sandpaper fine sharpening.

Kingfisher - sharpening pencils

Anyway hope you like where I am so far and have a great day! This work will be for sale at my next exhibition in June. Catch up with more soon...



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