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You turned my grave into life, turn my bones into an army, turn my desert into a garden.

This painting is a promise.
A promise of life after death. Life so abundant so flowing so free, that it becomes like lifeblood. Out of a place of nothing comes the promise of an abundance of more, of better of hope.
Not just an instant hope, but a continual hope. A hope full of water, to less the thirst, of shade, protection from the sun, of fruit and life, a provision in darkness and drought.
You turned my grave into life, turn my bones into an army, turn my desert into a garden.

This painting is a promise.
A promise of life after death. Life so abundant so flowing so free, that it becomes like lifeblood. Out of a place of nothing comes the promise of an abundance of more, of better of hope.
Not just an instant hope, but a continual hope. A hope full of water, to less the thirst, of shade, protection from the sun, of fruit and life, a provision in darkness and drought.
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Graves Into Gardens Painting

Leonie Brown

South Africa

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Size: 39.8 W x 50 H x 1.6 D in

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Graves into Gardens Encaustic Wax and Oil Painting | Canvas Painting | Custom Oil Painting | Original Art | Original Oil Painting | Wall Décor Arts ▶ABOUT THIS PAINTING. ✔ HANDMADE Encaustic Wax and Oil painting on canvas, glued to the wooden support ✔ Packing: Shipped in a handbuild box crate. ✔ Style: Abstract Landscape ✔ Technique: Oil and Encaustic Hot Wax on Canvas glued to a wooden support. ✔ Other Details: Fixed support. Ready to hang. ✔ Size: 127 x 101 cm This is not a print or poster. It's an original hand-painted creation. The painting has a variety of soft blue colors. The artwork is perfect for the living room and bedroom, as well as for the office. It's a perfect gift for your relatives and friends. If this original painting was sold, a commission can be requested from the artist. Your painting will be uniquely created as per your request in the same artist's style. All art by this artist gets created with attention to quality and beauty. Art Lover Insights: Hope. It is a powerful emotion. It’s in every corner of Leonie’s paintings, in every layer, and in every stroke. This painting is a promise. You turned my grave into life, turn my bones into an army, turn my desert into a garden. This painting is a promise. A promise of life after death. Life so abundant so flowing so free, that it becomes like a lifeblood. Out of a place of nothing comes the promise of an abundance of more, of better of hope. Not just an instant hope, but a continual hope. A hope full of water, to less the thirst, of shade, protection from the sun, of fruit and life, a provision in darkness and drought.

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Painting:Oil on Canvas

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Size:39.8 W x 50 H x 1.6 D in

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My aim to make art that not only tells my story, but all our stories. To speak to the abused, the down-trodden, the hopeless, the lost, the lonely, the shamed, the orphan, the abandoned. My work is characterized by contrasts – the juxtaposition of light and dark on several levels – which is recognized throughout my paintings. Fine detail, drawn lines, and meticulously painted shapes clash with bold brushstrokes, spatters and blurred and melted colors. Leonie.e.Brown has a degree in Fine Arts and diploma in teaching and studied Fine Art in Potchefstroom. She was one of the early winners of the Volkskas (now ABSA) Atelier, and today lives and works Cape Town. She has been exhibiting and selling since 2004. Passionate about painting and experimenting with Encaustics, she focuses her work on the relationship between the human spirit, faith, touch,and daily life. About the Style: The brightness of oils are mixed with the soft translucency of encaustics (wax) and creates hidden messages and layers below. The layering gives the work a softness and richness that invites the viewer to look closer and to experience the satin-smooth surface through touch. The wax layers get more and more translucent through the warmth emanating from the exploring human hand. The viewer becomes a part of the slow change and clarity of the painting…as if the message is rising from the depth of the hidden soul to the surface of the mind. There is a strange ethereal beauty to these paintings as if made from air. It is important that the viewer is part of the process. Time blurs and heals our wounds. Like About Encaustics: The term Encaustica is derived from Greek, meaning burning in. Encaustic art has soft, smokey and sensual feel about it and is a spontaneous medium where hot or cold wax is used, to which colored pigments have been added. The liquid/paste is then applied to a surface and the various layers are melted and burned into each other. It is typically layered to create more opaque, or more translucent effects, and can be combined with other materials. Each layer of wax can also be scraped, textured or polished for a variety of finishes. The possibilities are endless—encaustic paintings can be abstract or realistic, subtle or bold—and the wax itself is enormously sensual. It’s really all about incorporating your own style into this wonderful medium.

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