Painting Challenge: Poppies

Honoring Remembrance Day, Armistice Day, and Veteran’s Day.

The significance of poppies stems from the famous war poem: “In Flanders Fields,” by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, which describes the poppies growing amidst the graves of soldiers in World War I. Poppies were the first flowers to grow in the devastated battlefields of Europe. They serve as a powerful reminder of the sacrifices made by soldiers during time of conflict and are worn to honor and remember those who have lost their lives in war.

The red poppy has become an enduring symbol of remembrance and gratitude worldwide.

Painting challenge:  Poppies

Include the hashtag #poppies in your Watercolor – Beginners and Beyond Facebook group post.

Deadline November 17, 11:59 pm ET    

Here are the details:

  • Paint poppies
  • Entries must be posted in the Facebook group: Watercolor – Beginners and Beyond
  • Include topic hashtag in your Facebook post:  #poppies
  • You may enter as often as you want
  • Open to all countries
  • Winner is chosen randomly
  • Deadline November 17, 2023, 11:59 pm ET (New York time)
  • Winner announced November 19, 2023
  • Mediums accepted:  watercolor, watercolor pencils, gouache, water soluble graphite, water soluble inks, and mixed media as long as it includes watercolor
  • If you also post your painting on Instagram, tag @watercolorbeginnersandbeyond.   You could be randomly chosen for a QoR watercolor sample dot card.


Painted this following Anna Mason’s free poppy tutorial.

What is the prize?   

Our sponsor this week is Anna Mason’s Nature Studio.  One random winner will receive a 6 month subscription to her online school!   I’ve been a member of Anna’s online school for almost 2 years.   The tutorials are very detailed, includes outlines, and step by step video instruction.  Her list of tutorials are amazing.  I want to do all of them!

She offers a free Pear tutorial,  as well as Calla Lily tonal drawing, Realistic Poppy, and Loose bumblebee.  Check them out here.   Follow her instructions, and it’s amazing what you can do!

Anna says, “You don’t need ‘talent’ to do what you see here. You need to practice using a method you can trust. It’s quicker and easier than you think.” 


Where else can you find Diann/Watercolor Beginners and Beyond on social media:

For a free 7-day trial on my Patreon:  Diann Zimmerman – Patreon.

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