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Whatever Is True, Whatever Is Honorable Painting

Leonie Brown

South Africa

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Size: 47.2 W x 70.9 H x 1.6 D in

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We live at a time where honorobility and truth seem to depend on persons and their momentary feelings and not on an absolute. We can debate the absolute...but is it not written in our hearts. Is the way we desire to be treated not a reflection of a greater truth? "For nothing is hidden, except to be revealed; nor has anything been secret, but that it would come to light." Imagine…fighting for your life in cold blue water. Just as another wave crashes over you and you splutter for breath, you see something bright on the horizon. Hope arises. In that moment nothing else matters except the desire to live. Absolute truth is something that is true at all times and in all places. It is something that is always true no matter what the circumstances. It is a fact that cannot be changed. The human heart unwilling to submit to the truth will never know the truth. The Yellow and Gold and Amber speaks about Endurance. The ability to endure an unpleasant or difficult process or situation without giving way. The ability to resist, withstand, recover from, and have immunity to trauma or fatigue. The rich Turquoise Blues and warm Purple is symbolic of a royal priesthood, of the smell of incense being lifted up to heaven as a symbol of prayer. Blue is the third primary color. It spiritually signifies the Healing Power of God. The very fact that the Sky is blue stands for the presence of God, available to us by looking up or drinking the life giving water. Every painting, whether realistic or abstract, is uniquely destined for the viewer who will recognize the message as his or her own. Each picture is a little glimpse of heaven, a moment in which the Creator speaks a personal and very intimate message to His Chosen Created. Leonie.e.Brown ARTist Leonie's current body of work focus on contemporary landscapes in Encaustic and mixed media, using thick impasto paint with lots of texture and color. She describes the process of painting as, 'passionate, expressive, urgent, often using palette knives to scrape and make marks into the paint'. Encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting, involves using heated beeswax to which colored pigments are added. Metal tools and special brushes can be used to shape the paint before it cools, or heated metal tools can be used to manipulate the wax once it has cooled onto the surface. She is also is a multiple award winner and has taken part and either been placed or won some of the most prestigious awards for Fine Art in South Africa

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Painting:Oil on Canvas

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Size:47.2 W x 70.9 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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