Sunday, November 11, 2007
Least We Forget
'Nature's Grace' - Acrylic on watercolour paper
I created the painting above many months ago using a statue in my garden and mixed photographic references of poppies.
'Least We Forget' -Wimblington Church War Memorial
- Coloured Pencil on Cream Paper
The war memorial at Wimblington church is my most favourite statue in the area. I felt it 'call to me' from the bypass that runs alongside the church and detoured off to find it so I could see it closer. I have since visited it many times, sometimes for just a few minutes and sometimes longer, sometimes to sit and think and sometimes to sketch. I always come away from her feeling fortunate and re-charged.
Today's sketch efforts in my Seawhite sketchbook continued with the toy theme using Harry's toy soldiers to mark this important day and finished with one of the many poppies we have all purchased throughout the week at various locations. The design on the lower right was created using a bunch of fake silk poppies I have in a vase in my studio as a reference.