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A Field Full of Poppies

My sketch to commemorate 100 years since the end of World War One, drawn in black ink with a red watercolour wash.

This 15cm x 15cm drawing I created is now available to buy as either a limited print or the original, with a donation from each sale going to PoppyScotland, a Scottish charity for veterans of the British Armed Forces and their dependants.

The drawing is part imagination, part from many photographs of stunning poppy fields in France. Drawn in black ink fine liner with the red watercolour paint highlighting the striking colour of the flowers. Poppies are used to remember those who have given their lives in battle because they are the flowers which grew on the battlefields after World War One ended.

I have 100 giclee signed prints measuring 15cm x 15cm available for £25 each, with £5 from each sale donated to PoppyScotland. Each print is presented in a mount and clear envelope.

The original (above) is also currently available for £75, with £25 to be donated to PoppyScotland.

 

Poppies on Princes Street

PoppiesPrincesStreetA Field of Remembrance has been created this week in Princes Street Gardens, next to the Scott Monument.

 

Thousands of small wooden crosses, each with a personal dedication and poppy, have been planted next to the Scott Monument.

 

The Field of Remembrance is open to the public for poppy week until Monday 11th November when there will be a service to remember the the millions killed, injured and effected by conflicts since Armistice Day, 1919.

 

Each year Poppyscotland helps thousands of ex-Servicemen and women, and their families, overcome physical, emotional and financial difficulties. Learn more at the link below.

 

Scottish Poppy Appeal

 

In an effort to raise a little money for PoppyScotland I will be producing 100 giclee prints of this image, signed, numbered and individually mounted.

Each will be £20 (including postage) and £10 from each one sold will go to PoppyScotland. If you are interested email me at contact@edinburghsketcher.com or visit my Etsy shop HERE.