Jack Vettriano's quixotically named THE SINGING BUTLER. I thought it would be a good entry in this week's salon considering Valentine's Day is just around the corner. I like Vettriano's story-telling paintings. Not so crazy about his dark and often raunchy Playboy inclinations, but to each his own, especially when it comes to art. (Anyway, I'm not convinced that art can be raunchy. Still, it's the word that pops into my mind when I view some of Vettriano's darker work inspired, it seems, by film noir of the 40's.)
I suppose I'm more the audience for his stylish, romanticized and occasionally sinister, paintings.
Vettriano is also quite capable of doing more light- hearted work as in this light filled beach scene below.