Oil Pastel Painting Lest We Forget

Lest We Forget

Today I decided to do a painting for Remembrance Sunday for our fallen soldiers in past wars. I thought it would be a good tribute as what is going on now with the Lockdowns in the UK.

For inspiration, I saw a picture on my Facebook feed and liked how the lone soldier was standing at an unknown soldiers grave with a range of poppies at the edge of the canvas.

The use of oil pastels was a good choice, even though I could have done it with soft pastels. I am happy with how my painting turned out but do believe that soft pastels would have worked batter when I was painting in the plants as the already applied oil pastel was very difficult to remove or paint over.

In the end, I am very happy how this painting turned out and happier that I was able to get it finished and the video edited and uploaded before this Sunday.

I hope you enjoy watching my time-lapsed recording of my Oil Pastel painting of the famous Lest we Forget.


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