SAA Archives | Paint a Poppy Challenge

9th November 2023 Estimated reading time: 1 min

Back in 2018, SAA partnered with the Royal British Legion to commemorate the end of WW1. We challenged our members to paint a poppy using any medium they wished. With over 5000 entries it was one of our most popular member challenges to date!

The challenge culminated in an exhibition of all works at Art Materials Live at the NEC and raised over £7,000 for the Royal British Legion, highlighting the wonderful work of the charity to support service men and women and remembering the lives tragically lost in World War 1.

This Armistice Day we invite you to paint a poppy to remember all of those who have lost their lives in conflict and support serving and ex-serving personnel and their families by donating to the RBL’s Poppy Appeal. Here are some of our favourite paining tutorials from 2018’s challenge: CLICK TO WATCH ON YOU TUBE

Introducing the 2018 Paint a Poppy Challenge

Mixed Media Poppy with Jane Betteridge

Paint a Poppy Field in Watercolour with Sharron Hurst

Watercolour Poppy with Anita Pounder

Paint a Watercolour Poppy with Sue Williams

This video wasn’t a part of the poppy challenge but it’s a member’s favourite! Learn how to paint Poppies in a Meadow with watercolour artist, Claire Warner.

and finally, a new one – join Anita as she creates a beautiful poppy on black paper using Sennelier oil pastels.

If you were inspired by these tutorials we’d love you to share your work with us. We regularly update the Member’s Gallery area of the SAA community site so share you work with us there or tag us on Instagram or Facebook!

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