Royal Parade

This is part of a large painting (8ft X 5ft). An Official Ceremonial Painting showing Queen Elizabeth II at a parade for Royal Air Force Officer Cadets. There is nothing spontaneous about this work! So it is not likely to be everyone's 'cup of tea'! It took months to plan and paint and needed several visits to rehearsals, the use of stand-ins  for lighting and body-stance etc. I had limited access to the main subjects on the day. It looks photographic but it is not from a photograph. A complex composition with lights against darks, low viewpoint, informality against formality. 

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