Monday, 5 November 2018

Yesterday Uncovered - WW1 with Kit Domino and Tears For the Fallen

This month on Yesterday Uncovered we slip back to WW1 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War

During November there will be three authors talking about their books set in this period and one very special guest.

My special guest,  Kit Domino, opens November's Yesterday Uncovered.

Sitting, in the shade, on a recliner at the side of my pool is Kit Domino, the author of Every Step of the Way, but today Kit is talking about her specially commissioned painting for WW1, so please help yourself to a glass of chilled bubbly, a plate of tapas, then make yourself comfortable as we slip back to a time when the world went mad.

Thank you, Pauline, for such a warm welcome. It’s good to be back here in the sunshine.

Tell us a little about yourself

Although I am an author and have been a blogging on writing, gardening and cookery, among other topics, for some years, I only turned to painting a few years ago, purely by chance at a writing workshop weekend. Having had no formal training either in art or with acrylics, something clicked that day, and here I am now painting as a semi-professional with work sold in the UK, Canada, Australia, Spain, and Germany. In the New Year I will also be teaching Acrylics for Beginners at a local art group near to where I live in the UK.

What inspired you to paint this beautiful picture?

The Society for All Artist (the SAA), of which I am a member, decided to mark the 100th anniversary of the cessation of First World War hostilities by hosting a challenge to paint a poppy to form part of a large display in partnership with the Royal British Legion. Most of us had family who fought in that war, my own grandfather fighting in France. He survived, but many thousands never came home, thus I wanted my poppy to represent far more than a simple flower painting. As a result, “Tears for the Fallen” has a black background as a sign of mourning, a flower bud representing the young age of those called to arms, falling petals marking respect for those fallen, and teardrops shed by those who lost brothers, sons, uncles, fathers and more in that dreadful conflict.

Where can the painting be seen?

The painting measures 125x125mm and will form part of a larger SAA exhibition (date to be announced) both online and at their headquarters in Newark, UK.   

Will the painting be for sale?

The original painting will not be. I am, however, currently working on a larger, similar version, which will be available to purchase through my website.

Is there any chance people could buy a copy of this, for example in postcard or greeting card format?

Framed prints of “Tears for the Fallen” plus cards, postcards, bags, cushions etc can be purchased via my page on Redbubble.com
Other items, i.e. pens and mousemats, ­will be made available via my website.

You can find Kit, her books and her fabulous paintings at all these places ….

Kit Domino Art website:
Kit Domino Art on Facebook:
Kit Domino website:

Thank you for stopping by and meeting Kit.

Next Tuesday ...

Until next time, I hope the sun is shinning on your face and in your heart.

Pauline x


Kit Domino said...

Thank you, Pauline, for the feature on your wonderful blog.
Best wishes

Pauline Barclay said...

Hello Kit, it is always a pleasure having you here. And I just love your poppy painting.