Catch the Wind
- Mixed Media
- Oil , wax, encaustic, shellac, ink
- W: 700mm x H: 1500mm x D: 44mm
- W: 28" x H: 59" x D: 2"
About "Catch the Wind"
Like standing on the edge of the water
I can feel the wind stirring
Lifting me up high...
The surface of the painting is made up of layers of oils, inks and wax, which give the finished work a three dimensional quality. A sense of seeing through the top layer into hidden messages and layers below. The layering give 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 viewers 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 in these paintings, as if they were made from air.
Leonie.e.Brown has a degree in Fine Arts and diploma in teaching, studied Fine Art in Potchefstroom. 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.