Is too much choice leading to overwhelm in your life? With stress, depression and anxiety accounting for 70 million working days lost every year in the UK, at a cost of £100 billion, how do we find ways to push less and bring more flow into our lives Image @Nevess | Credit photography incrusted: Matthew Malkiewicz
“I know a 'face' where the wild thyme blows, Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows, Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine, With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine.” William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream
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.
Whether you manage to catch this rare showing of Jack Vettriano's Singing Butler or not, be sure to investigate this Fife-born artist. The West Sands feature prominently in his work--The Singing Butler is the most renowned example!