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.
Ruth Beeley: St George's School, Hertfordshire England 2011. Sketchbook page for A Level Art Coursework final artwork, exploring the theme of war. Ruth's interpretation of a famous scene from WWII: St Paul's Cathedral.