Full colour step-by-step downloadable pdf lesson for you to print off and follow as you paint. Includes list of materials, easy instructions and extra tips. The simplicity of a single open flower is often just as striking as a field of flowers. Poppies stand tall and proud on their own and are great subjects for painting. They are very symbolic flowers and may mean different things to different people – peace in death, remembrance, success, love, and consolation. In Australia we remember our fallen soldiers on ANZAC Day with poppies – red ones for the soldiers and purple poppies for the animals who served in the war. I hope you enjoy painting this as much as I did!