The seascape commission is underway! Before Christmas, I painted the sky in a blended graduation of predominantly colbalt blue and established the basic layout for the sea, beach and shoreline with the rocks suggesting a focal point. Although the early stages look very basic, it is surprising how influential they are. Even though the scene can be altered at any stage, these areas establish the composition and, personally, I rarely stray that far from these initial parameters. Casually sketched-in rocks become permenant features that guide the rest of the piece.
Contemporary British artist, Jacqueline Hammond, is renowned for producing strong, punchy images that are rich in texture and colour. A prolific painter and multidisciplinary artist, she exhibits widely and is commissioned by individual clients, collectors and high profile brands.
Jacqueline’s inspiration comes from direct observation: subject matter is plucked from the world encountered every day. Some ideas evolve, others are reactionary. Thought-provoking themes explore today’s society, the media and cultural theory.
Whether inspired by the street or the sea, Jacqueline’s work has an edge: her paintings are consistently striking. Her natural disposition is to let the paint dictate the creative process, trusting the medium and her mind’s eye to translate the vision.
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