"Descent 3" by Jeffrey Catherine Jones, date unknown

Jeffrey Catherine Jones: “Descent 3” (file name), painting, date unknown.

The caption at the bottom left of the painting reads:

In her descent and disorganization she gives cause and certainty, but I have better things to do

The American illustrator and painter Jeffrey Catherine Jones born in 1944 passed away on May 19, 2011:

In reality, though, those early painted paperback covers demonstrate that Jones was amazingly versatile, tackling a broader range of subjects in his paintings than Frazetta, painting in genres as diverse as romance, humor, mainstream fiction, horror, even Westerns. It is fair to note, however, that the bulk of Jones’ early magazine and paperback covers consisted mostly of SF, fantasy, and horror subjects. Although occasionally underbid by his younger colleague for jobs, something that nettled Frazetta at times, he eventually acknowledged Jones’s artistic gifts and stylistic growth by referring to Jeffrey Jones as “the greatest living painter.” (The Comics Journal: “Jeffrey Catherine Jones: A Life Lived Deeply” by Steven Ringgenberg, May 24, 2011)

I discovered the above image via David Apatoff’s excellent blog Illustration Art. Apatoff’s post about Jefrey Jones offers hi-res enlargements of some portion of the illustration. There’s a couple of examples below, but be sure to visit Apattof’s post for more pictures:

"Descent 3" (detail), by Jeffrey Catherine Jones
Flowers in a blooming tree: detail from "Descent 3", a painting by Jeffrey Catherine Jones (retrieved from David Apattof's blog)
"Descent 3" (detail 02), by Jeffrey Catherine Jones
Head of the pregnant woman wearing a gas mask: detail from "Descent 3", a painting by Jeffrey Catherine Jones (retrieved from David Apattof's blog)
"Descent 3" (detail 03), by Jeffrey Catherine Jones
Naked belly of a pregnant woamn: detail from "Descent 3", a painting by Jeffrey Catherine Jones (retrieved from David Apattof's blog)

More resources online about/by Jeffrey Catherine Jones:

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