The Pebble Head Royal Family

I painted this piece to commemorate The Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. It was created prior to the day of the wedding so I had to guess who would appear on the balcony at Buckingham Palace, and visualise how they would gather and what they might wear.

What make this painting unique is that I’ve caricatured the royals by sticking pebbles, as the heads to their bodies, on to the canvas. Using the natural markings, shape and contours of the pebbles and then painting on facial features. I’ve attempted to depict some figures with a real sense of likeness and humour; other characters may not be recognisable but play a part in the narrative of the now infamous scene. I reckon my prediction wasn’t far off. It was fun to compare my painting with the actual scene on the wedding day. Personally I think Camilla and Prince Philip (only his eye was painted, the rest of his features are purely the pebble) bear an uncanny resemblance.

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About artbyjaxx

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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