Melissa McKinnon: Artist

Melissa McKinnon is a Contemporary Canadian Landscape Artist living and painting in Calgary, AB.

“Remember Me” Poppy Field Series – Acrylic Paintings

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"Field of Red" Poppy Field - Acrylic Painting on Board $395

“Field of Red” Poppy Field – Acrylic Painting on Board $395

This time of year is important for so many reasons. Tomorrow is Remembrance Day here in Canada (Veterans Day in The USA) and it is a significant day for our family to remember and give thanks to all who fought for our freedom.

Both of my Grandparents as well as my husband’s Grandfather fought and survived WWII. His great uncle James McKinnon fought on the beaches of Normandy, was captured by the German forces and was later executed.

Our family has a lot of people and many sacrifices to remember. When I was younger, Remembrance Day / Veterans day didn’t have such a significant meaning to me as it does today, but now that I have children of my own, I have a better understanding of the gravity of war. I want to impart a sense of soberness and ultimately ensure our family has a tremendous amount of gratitude for all of our brave veterans.

As I was thinking about the significance of Remembrance Day I felt the need to express all of my emotions through paint.

What began as one painting soon grew into five.

 Like all flowers, the poppy is a symbol of life and resilience. Every winter, particularly here in Canada, the flowers are beaten down by the elements but every spring they come back in full bloom bigger and stronger than the year before. Its this persistence, resilience  and hunger for life that I wanted to capture in these paintings.

"Remember Me" 10 x 10 Poppy Field - Acrylic Painting on Canvas

“Remember Me” 10 x 10 Poppy Field – Acrylic Painting on Canvas $125

"Brave" 10 x 10 Poppy Field - Acrylic Painting on Canvas

“Brave” 10 x 10 Poppy Field – Acrylic Painting on Canvas $125

"Gratitude" 10 x 10 Poppy Field - Acrylic Painting on Canvas

“Gratitude” 10 x 10 Poppy Field – Acrylic Painting on Canvas $125

"Freedom" 10 x 10 Poppy Field - Acrylic Painting on Canvas

“Freedom” 10 x 10 Poppy Field – Acrylic Painting on Canvas $125

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“Remember Me” Series of red poppy flower acrylic paintings.
$125 each or $300 for all 4 Paintings

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$125 each or $300 for all 4 Paintings

 

 

“In Flanders fields the poppies blow

Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
   
The larks, still bravely singing, fly

Scarce heard amid the guns below.”


John McCrae 
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Author: Melissa Mckinnon Artist

I am a Canadian artist and mother of two beautiful, spirited and loving girls, living and working in Calgary, Alberta. I love to paint large scale acrylic paintings with vibrant color and thick texture. To see my work, visit my website and blog at: www.melissamckinnon.wordpress.com

5 thoughts on ““Remember Me” Poppy Field Series – Acrylic Paintings

  1. What a vibrant use of Red!

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