- oil and pigments on Belgian linen
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I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains,
Her beauty and her terror –
The wide brown land for me!
– My country, Dorothea Mackellar
Sunburn came as a response to this land. It is a painting that produces appearances and gives off a certain state, a certain condition, which is like a spirit or place or intuition.
With Sunburn, I felt a new sense of circulation and fullness in my painting. I wanted to arrive at a quality of light and openness, as I was trying to preserve and work with the ground, the colour, of the bare linen as well as the image.
- Aida Tomescu