"this started with strips of scrap paper glued to the background and once i painted over the entire background with green, turquoise and magenta i then, purposely closed the book so the paint would smush in between the pages." Donna Downey
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.