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I Just want to be Near You Painting

Leonie Brown

South Africa

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Size: 47.2 W x 59.1 H x 1.6 D in

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Two shall become One… We never outgrow our need for true companionship. We are wired to long for the red passion of friendship and companionship. We also have a deep inner need for faith (blue) and for companionship with God. When we feel valued our lines overlap. We colour each other’s lives. Trust can be a fragile thing, but it is the foundation on which all relationships are built. A true relationship is a trust given and trust received. It implies being vulnerable, showing my dark areas, spilling my colours into a muddy mess. Allowing others to correct my lines, and cover me where I am wrong. To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved. I can only be strong when I am weak. When I allow myself to be true to my heart, showing my weakness, I can allow the white light to shine into my life. Read more about my story on https://lifeart.co.za/blog/

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Painting:Oil on Canvas

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:47.2 W x 59.1 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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