Monthly Archives: October 2014

100 Days | 100 Paintings No. 5

Friday, 31 October 2014

The entry for today. Chapter one, scene three…

‘… her eyes meeting mine…’

© Anita Salemink 2014. 100 Days: 100 paintings, No.5. Watercolour 12.5 by 12.5 cm

© Anita Salemink 2014. 100 Days: 100 paintings, No.5. Watercolour 12.5 by 12.5 cm

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100 Days | 100 Paintings No. 2

Tuesday morning, 28 October 2014

 

This is No. 2 inspired by the first scene in chapter one. I want to keep the book a mystery, and only reveal all when I find an agent and publisher. My goal is to get the printed version out there so you can read it. Underneath each painting I will write a snippet of a sentence as a tiny hint in the right direction of what you are seeing. Is this case it says, ‘…melting into sparkling water drops…’

© Anita Salemink 2014. 100 Days: 100 paintings, No.2 Watercolour 12.5 by 12.5 cm

© Anita Salemink 2014. 100 Days: 100 paintings, No.2. Watercolour 12.5 by 12.5 cm

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100 Days | 100 Paintings No.1

Monday morning, 27 October 2014.

The prologue…

This little painting was inspired by the book I have just finished writing. My new project will be promoting it and so hopefully find a literary agent who will help me find a publisher. I have decided to make one painting a day inspired by a scene in the book, working on each one chronologically so that the viewer will get an idea of how the story unfolds without giving too much away. The novel is written for the top age range of young adult as well as being a transitional book between YA and adult.

Please leave a comment in the comment bar below, or if you have a questions please place it there. I promise to reply to every single one.

© Anita Salemink 2014. 100 Days: 100 paintings, No.1 Watercolour 12.5 by 12.5 cm

© Anita Salemink 2014. 100 Days: 100 paintings, No.1 Watercolour 12.5 by 12.5 cm

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100 Days | 100 Paintings

© Anita Salemink 2014. The Children of Firbreac II, Watercolour 12.5 by 12.5 cm

© Anita Salemink 2014. The Children of Firbreac II, Watercolour 12.5 by 12.5 cm

I’ve been making these little miniature paintings inspired by my writing for the past week because working on larger formats is still just too painful for me at the moment; I’ve broken my shoulder a while ago.

Well anyway, my doctor says that I have another couple of months to go before everything is back to normal, so I’ve made a plan. Until I can make larger drawings, I’ve decided to focus on the book I’ve just finished writing, and in order to promote it I will be making one miniature painting a day inspired by each scene in the book. Continue reading

The Children of Firbreac (part two)

Firbreac stared into the sky, and felt their heads touching, his and hers, as they lay on their backs near the river. The warmth of a thick layer of moss embraced him from behind; his feet cooled by the waters of the silently flowing river. He blinked watching the sun’s rays flit through the leaves above them, first with his left eye then his right, watching the rhythm as it coincided with his heart’s fluttering. The children played beside them, giggling like little birds, when he asked her, as if they understood what it was being asked, the reason for his heart’s flutter. As he waited for her answer his cheeks turned red, seconds seemed like minutes, he started to anticipate a possible no. Then she whispered, “Yes” just loud enough for him to be able to hear her, ‘Yes, I will be your wife.’

© Anita Salemink 2014. The Children of Firbreac I, Watercolour 12.5 by 12.5

© Anita Salemink 2014. The Children of Firbreac I, Watercolour 12.5 by 12.5 cm

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