We Will Remember Them

A rather emotive painting of a Normandy War Veteran I know personally, Allan Dale. This painting was inspired by a photo taken of Allan when he was commemorating the 60th Anniversary of D-Day, June 6th 2004. The title is part of the poem by Laurence Binyon (1869-1943), the full version of which is: “They shall not grow old, As we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, Nor the years condemn, At the going down of the sun And in the morning We will remember them” I wanted to create a very textured piece as well as trying to capture a likeness of Allan and the beach. Therefore, I used some coarse decorative sand mixed in with the first undercoat I used on the canvas. This gives the beach area a bit more authenticity, but I also think it enriches the overall effect of the painting. The underpainting was done with a palette knife and emulsion, with the sand simply randomly mixed in as I applied it. The rest was painted using high quality acrylic paints. It will be varnished in a choice of matt or gloss free of charge upon purchase and comes supplied with a certificate of authenticity. Please feel free to email me with any enquiry you may have regarding this painting. I would be happy to reproduce a similar one with a member of your family as the subject, if you prefer.


  • beach
  • war
  • normandy
  • veterans

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51 x 41 cm
11 Years ago

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(ruler scale: 2m  -  6'6")

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Arty Aitch

Acrylic abstracts and paintings inspired by nature.


121 works in paintingmixed media

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HULL United Kingdom
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