The Pebble Heads 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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