The poppies sway in the breeze, a symbol of those who have lost their lives fighting for their country. I wanted to create a painting which recognized the lives of those men and women who are now lost to us. They were real people, who were loved and in turn loved. They laughed and cried and felt the sun on their skin. In this painting there is a sky which was full of sorrow for those soldiers, a sky which drips down the canvas, like a heavy rain. There is still light and joy in the painting though, seen by the flowers dancing in the wind to signify the life and energy of those now lost to us. This painting is large at 100 x 100 x 2.5 cm. The boxed edges are painted a deep brown and the painting has been coated with a satin varnish to protect the pigments. It is ready to hang.