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Jealous for my Heart Oil Painting | Canvas Painting | Custom Oil Painting | Original Art | Original Oil Painting | Wall Décor Arts
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Jealous for my Heart Oil Painting | Canvas Painting | Custom Oil Painting | Original Art | Original Oil Painting | Wall Décor Arts Painting

Leonie Brown

South Africa

Painting, Oil on Canvas

Size: 39.8 W x 50 H x 1.6 D in

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TECHNIQUE – Oil + Cold Wax STYLE –Abstract Landscape The Reject This painting started its life as a reject. Just like me. It was ugly, dull, and turned with its face to the wall. In everything that happened to me, in all the things I have experienced in my life (read about my story), God has always been there. No, I did not always know or recognized, or appreciate Him. But he saved me many times from sure death. I always listen to podcasts and music whilst painting. A song by the group Iron Bell, just pulled at my heart.  He was jealous of my love. It did not matter what I did, what I tried, and why I tried it...He patiently waited on me to turn to Him.  Is Jealousy a sign? Jealousy is a sign of love. A sign of wanting attention from the one you love and desire. Jealousy comes from a place of scarcity, it also can come from a place of wanting more for yourself. It comes from a place of total and absolute commitment and wanting that commitment reciprocated.  Loves tastes like color. Reciprocated love is like the perfect taste and blend of color and texture. Together they make a harmonious whole. Love perfectly and unselfishly given, creates wholeness in me. Unique love There is only one of me. There is only one of more. My life, my thoughts my talents, my heart, are unique. There is no carbon copy, no other fingerprint like mine. That makes me (and you) unique.

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Painting:Oil on Canvas

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

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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