Keep Warm Travel Underground; by Kathleen Stenning, 1925. ‘Keep Warm Travel Underground’ was part of a four poster set to encourage people to Travel Underground, the other three posters promote use to help navigation (‘Don’t Get Lost’) during rainfall (‘Avoid the Wet’) and thunderstorms (‘Take Cover’).
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.
Belvoir Castle, Leicestershire, England..... http://www.castlesandmanorhouses.com/photos.htm .... Belvoir Castle is a stately home, overlooking the Vale of Belvoir. It is a Grade I listed building. A corner of the castle is still used as the family home of the Manners family and remains the seat of the Dukes of Rutland, most of whom are buried in the grounds of the mausoleum there.