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Bronte Leighton-Dore

Blue to eye's touch, Merlin's Lookout
oil on board
124.5 x 172.5 cm
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I went on a painting trip to the gold-mining town of Hill End in New South Wales earlier this year and visited one of my favourite spots, Merlin’s Lookout. I was drawn into the eucalypts, submerging myself completely in flora. I love how, on a clear day, everything in this world is held against blue, which allows for all the warmer tones of the bush to shine. My painting is an attempt to give sense to the engulfing yet expansive nature of the landscape, as the eucalyptus trunks, the fallen leaves and the tufts of native grass become jewels of colour when suffused with light.

Bronte Leighton-Dore, 2019