Olive Branch

Jessica Betti

Balcatta Senior High School

Year 12

Oil on Canvas

60 x 40 cm

My composition includes a range of textures, colours and shapes, ensuring it is visually balanced in terms of proportion. I wanted the painting to convey a serene, Mediterranean or European undertone with the depiction of the olive branch, which symbolises an offer of reconciliation or peace. This symbol dates to Ancient Roman and Greek mythology. The depiction of the bright citrus fruits reminds the viewer of summer and offsets the mainly cool colour palette, small purple flowers adding more texture and contrast.

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