I like this sketchbook due to the dark colours in the background and the technique used to do this. The background is completely filled using paint in layers. The dark browns and reds make a background for the writtten work - these colours are roughly joined with cool colours which make a detailed water and boat scene. I like the way the writing becomes part of he painting. . The overall effect is breathtaking.
Stairwell - When Emily Henderson Designs Your Home on HGTV The key to a great gallery wall is varying frame sizes. "Add one or two really big frames — like 16 inches by 20 inches — and an art wall immediately looks high-end," says Emily. Then mix up the other sizes, and hang some horizontally, some vertically.
The National Portrait Gallery Celebrates the Legends of "American Cool"
AMERICAN COOL - “American Cool” is a photography and cultural studies exhibition featuring portraits of iconic figures, each of whom has contributed an original artistic vision to American culture symbolic of a particular historical moment. They emerged from a variety of fields: art, music, film, sports, comedy, literature, and political activism. “American Cool” is the zeitgeist taking embodied form.