Phinolla's comments: Artist Nick Gentry .... I really like that he has uses mixed media to collage piece. I would like to do something like this in my portrait as it personalities the work' adding materials that are meaning full to me.
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!