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Every bad experience gives a good lesson

It’s been a difficult 2017. I spend an hour writing down what actually happened last year and then ended up binning it.

What would be the use?

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.

Robert Frost

Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have – life itself.

Walter Anderson

 

The great thing is that I have a fantastic 150 sq metre studio all to myself. I can actually work on more than one painting at a time, and I’ve done my best work since moving and leaving Meerendal (and all the bad history that goes with it), behind me. That is the past…this is a new future. The last few months I’ve put all my energy and vision behind my own work again. Planning lots of changes for 2018 including for the Art School.

I’ve learned more about my encaustic medium in the last few weeks than what I have learned in the last year. I’ve also managed to answer my own question about sharing that info.

I came to the conclusion, that some things are better left unsaid. Some things are better left unshared. Every person has to find their own treasure.

I’ve learned some hard lessons this last year. One of them is that I share my hard-earned experience, experimentation and knowledge too easily, giving it away to others that has not worked and sweated for it. Some things I will keep to myself, maybe sharing with fellow artists that has walked the same journey as I have. Fellow artists that has kept going as I have, in spite of every possible obstacle in their way.

For 2018, I will focus on my Art as never before, giving it all my attention and energy.

Herewith a look at my latest three pieces. They are all at Lindy na Niekerk Gallery. Lindy has also been voted the second best gallery in the Western Cape. What an honour to be represented by her.

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Learn to paint like van Portraits the easy way

Workshop on How to paint a portrait using a basic 4 colour Palette on 6 to 7 February 2017

Learn how to make use of Leonie’s simple palette to create amazing variety. Develop value sensitivity, skills, and perfecting technical skills in order to create portraits that are deeply in tune with the human spirit. Leonie works individually with each participant to guide this process.


Designed to introduce students to oil and acrylic painting methods, this comprehensive workshop will provide a framework in structural drawing, compositional strategies, color theory, and paint application. Through demonstrations, Leonie will illustrate her very easy and unique technique. You can expect to create at least one finished painting. This workshop is open to novices in oil or acrylic paint.

For the sake of time, we will only be working with acrylics.


All materials are available at a 5% discount from  Creative Arts Shop:

  • 5% discount for LifeART students
  • 44 Oxford Street, Durbanville
  • Phone:021 975 5373

Materials Needed:

  • Zelcryl White
  • Zelcryl Yellow Ochre
  • Zelcryl Burnt Sienna
  • Zelcryl Paynes Grey
  • Palette Knifes
  • Mixing A3 Paper Palette
  • Hog Hair Flat and Round Brushes no: 2+4+6
  • Nylon Angle Brushes no: small + medium + large
  • Soft Cloth
  • Pencil / charcoal
  • Putty Rubber
  • 1 A4 size large head photograph in 1 x colour and 1 x black and white
    • Make sure that the photograph has good light and dark contracts (see video below for example)

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One has to overcome the fear of rejection over and over, and be brave enough to face the critics

The only time I feel alive is when I’m painting Vincent van Gogh To paint is to show a bit of your soul, your beliefs, your spirit and your faith. Where words fail, colors and strokes convey. Deep sea...

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Art to Your Cart. More Online Shopping

 

Artists need a lot of collectors, all kinds of collectors, buying their art.”
Author: Charles Saatchi

Art is not an investment. Art is something you buy because you are financially solvent enough to give yourself a pleasure of living with great works rather than having to just see them in museums. People who are buying art at the top of the market as an investment are foolish.
Author: Arne Glimcher

When one buys some of my artwork I hope it is because they will wish to learn from it and not because they think it will match their drapes!(Christian Cardell Corbet)

Leonie.e.Brown now has her own online shop.Now you can have the opportunity to buy directly from the artist!

Please click on BOTH the picture below and like and share both these shops. 

 

 

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