1 May 2012

finished i hope

The mists of time.  (This one doesn't photograph well.  It has a reasonably good feel of depth to it, particularly in the middle distance).

I might have improved this if I had painted the poppies to be identical (it would have driven me completely bonkers) or if I had tipped the distant ones to give real perspective, but I wanted each poppy to be individual, to represent a soldier, and the idea was to be sending them off not quite attached to the physical landscape.  When I planned it there was a lot of metaphor and symbol that seemed important to me. Now I hope the painting is simply thought-provoking and people can read it as they please.

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