Today is Remembrance Day. A time of reflection. A time to honour and remember for our men and women who have served and protected our Country to provide us with our values, our freedom and our safety as a country.
Remembrance Day is also known as poppy day for the red poppies that covered the battlefields of Flanders in World War I. Their brilliant red colour signifies the blood spilt during these battles. These poppies became significant after a notable poem for that time that was written on the 3rd May, 1915, by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, called “In Flanders Fields“.
Some time ago I sketched a little drawing of a poppy and for a while I have been wanting to develop it into a card or illustration. This week seemed the perfect time to get to work on this little piece. I decided to begin a new illustration to make prints from.
I am also considering for once adding a touch of colour to an illustration. I have always worked in black and white in my illustrations, and only had fun with colour in my paintings. But, this one is tempting me to play a little. So, I think I’ll make some prints and have some fun with some red paint or red ink over the weekend and see whether I like it or whether to keep it simply black and white.
I hope you’ve all had an enjoyable Friday, a great week and I wish you all an even better, more enjoyable weekend. Have fun!