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The Swan Illustration

So now the bird has feet… and that’s the illustration finished. One thing I can check off the list of things to do before publication.

Artwork The Ghost Swan © Anita Salemink 2018

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My Absolute Darling, a review

 

© Anita Salemink 2015. I Was a Dreamer 100 x 70 cm (Work in progress)

My Absolute Darling written by Gabriel Tallent is a debut novel with a lot of buzz surrounding its launch. Stephen King describes it as a ‘Masterpiece’, and other terms have been used from outstanding to exceptional and unflinching storytelling. Although I was pleasantly surprised by the vibrancy of the prose, it did not entice me completely.

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White Boy

The miniatures from the project WHITE BOY, are inspired by my 90,000 word novel which is set in Ireland, and tells the story of two teenagers, one living in 1803 and one in 1977. With their lives intertwined with each other’s but also with the raging political conflict of the 1970’s they try to make sense of what is happening around them. Even though Florian Brackfar and Ellis Sabel could never have met, they have come to know each other’s thoughts and feelings intimately.

© 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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The Sea Cow with its Young

I was commissioned to make this miniature for a retiring sailing instructor. His boat is a traditional Dutch flat-bottomed sailing boat and in my miniature I have depicted it towing the pupil’s small sailing boats after a long day’s sailing trip.

The Sea Cow with its young

© Anita Salemink 2015, Zeekoe, Watercolour 12.5 x 12.5 cm, 3 February 2015

© Anita Salemink 2015, Zeekoe met haar jongen, Watercolour 12.5 x 12.5 cm, 3 February 2015

Would you like something particular painted in a miniature too, then just send me an email and we can discuss the details.

Framed miniature: 65 – 100 euros excluding postage and packing

Boxed miniature: 45 – 75 euros excluding postage and packing

COMMISSIONS ALSO POSSIBLE

Do you want to purchase one of my miniatures as a gift for someone dear, as a birthday present, an anniversary gift, a baby’s birth or for any other reason; I now do commissions too. I have been getting these questions for a while, and my project is nearing its end so yes please do let me know what it is you would like me to paint. All your ideas are very welcome.

The Northern Lights for a young man’s 19th birthday

© Anita Salemink 2015, Aurora Borealis (framed) Watercolour 12.5 x 12.5 cm, 25 january 2015

© Anita Salemink 2015, Aurora Borealis (framed) Watercolour 12.5 x 12.5 cm, 25 january 2015

Tree of Life for a baby’s birth

© Anita Salemink 2015. Tree of Life: Watercolour and gold leaf, 2 january 2015

© Anita Salemink 2015. Tree of Life: Watercolour and gold leaf, 12.5 x 12.5 cm, 2 january 2015

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