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Acrylic on wood, ready to hang.

Signed on the back.

My work has been highly influenced by the world of commercial art and graphic design. This translates to my art in many ways. My still life paintings are careful composition full of allegories, which capture a moment in time where all represented items are meaningful beyond the composition.

"Butterfly Tea" is one in a series of still life paintings that feature a piece of origami, and other everyday objects.

This painting was created for an art tutorial video commissioned by Wollongong Art Gallery.
NOTE: The video states that the painting is 15cm x 15cm, but that is a typo. The painting is 20cm x 20cm.

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Acrylic on wood board

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All art by Melissa Ritchie

Four pink protea flowers and leaves of green  sit in a tall cut crystal vase. Next to the vase is a single protea flower with leafy stalk. The background is a light grey white colour. The painting is framed by a light coloured wooden floating frame.An open jar of Vegemite, next to a butter knife leaning on the upside down yellow lid. The label has been changed from 'Vegemite' to 'Vegemate', as well as many other portions of the label including 'B Vitamins' to 'Bonza Aussie' and 'Proudly True Blue Australian'.Two crushed cans of coca-cola on a grey blue background.
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