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Water ribbons #2

The second in the water ribbons series. Water ribbons are aquatic plants that appear out of the water, away from the banks.

With this one I was playing about with oil pastel and watercolour, using the oil pastel as a resist. It was fun to move the paint around over the oil pastel, even blowing through a straw. Then I cut out around the shapes to make the thre clumps.

I like the energy in this one, and I think the background adds to it. However, it is not a favourite. In fact I wasn’t going to put it into the exhibition until a friend said it worked for her. Another example of how something appeals to one person and not another.

A reminder about the exhibition:

Ascot Vale Library

Union Rd

Ascot Vale, Melbourne

From 14th July (That’s this week –very exciting!) Until 8th December.


I respectfully acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land on which I live – the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung People of the Kulin Nation, their spirits, ancestors, elders and community members past and present.

13 replies on “Water ribbons #2”

I like that one too. You may not have time or energy but if you could do a post with all the paintings in – no words necessary it would be like going round the exhibition and I could go back and forth between different paintings to compare or make connections. So far I am seriously fed up that I can’t come and see them in the flesh (so to speak).

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That’s a great idea, Sue. I like being able to go back to paintings in exhibitions, finding those connections. (Oh for the days when we are able to travel freely again.)

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