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Water is calming it portrays tranquillity, promotes thinking and provokes happy thoughts. Some paintings chosen are not of water specifically but they look like the ocean and takes your mind to water. My first artwork is of a lake, this shows a couple of boats looking out over the lake and a town in the background. This is a traditional type of water view painting. Then moving onto another landscape but water not being the main feature, however your eye are still drawn to the blue of the painting. The 3rd is not of water itself, but looks like the ocean at midnight. The exhibition so far takes you on a journey and makes the mind think and imagine different types of water bodies using the colour blue as a common factor. We then move away from canvas to sculpture, a beautiful sculpture by the sea keeping with the outdoor theme, we then feature a butterfly, not a painting of the sea but still using the colours of the sea. Next is also not at the ocean, but could be seen as the deep ocean featuring silver fish. Moving onto an entirely different more intricate style artwork. This is very mystical, looking through rainbows and waterfall mist, this creates thoughts of a magical land. Then we come to Stockholm, beautiful deep blues depicting the harbour and the night sky, then into a bright painting with lovely blue water and a white boat. A distinct opposite of Stockholm which was very dark, this is lovely and bright. Then Monet makes us all smile with his use of blue and tones of blue, beautiful art. Now onto pottery an urn featuring a scene, but also whilst not showing a lot of blue it is a vessel for water itself. The largest artwork of Venus the goddess of love rising out of the water. She is in stark contrast to the last 2 artworks which are very modern, they are made with laminatia sheets and are 3d constructions. The journey I hope you have had is one with the use of colour, blue, and in the forms of paint, sculpture and 3d.