Tuesday, September 17, 2013

FLANDERS POPPIES - 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch watercolor

Day 17
30 Paintings in 30 Days

This petite painting, Flanders Poppies, is named after the meadows of Flanders, Belgium.  During the Great War the poppies in Flanders' meadows stopped blooming due to the constant tramping by troops and warfare.   However, when the war ended, the poppy seeds were still there and sprouted, grew, and bloomed in the fields once again.  There is even a poem written to tell this story called, "In Flanders Field", by John McCrae.


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"Flanders Poppies" is a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch watercolor that will arrive carefully packaged and shipped - ready for matting and framing.