Monty Preston Sep 4, 2018, 8:45 PM (6 days ago) bcc: leonie
Hello, I’m very pleased to let you know that your work has been chosen to be featured in the Romantic Landscapes Inspired by Caspar David Friedrich Collection on Saatchi Art’s homepage. You can see the collection here: Romantic Landscapes Inspired by Caspar David Friedrich
Please do share it with your family and friends and any other contacts who you think might be interested.
Thank you so much, and thank you for your wonderful works on Saatchi Art. All the best, —
Monty Preston Assistant Curator | Art Advisory saatchiart.com
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
Imagine…you are in a cave, deep under the earth. There is a small crack in the rock face that runs right up to the top of the mountain. Once a day, when the sun is right above the crack a small, steady stream of light shines down into your cave. You stick your hand out and feel the warmth of that little circle of light. In the complete and utter darkness that little ray of light represents life and hope. The darkness gets pushed away by the light.
Every painting should be touched.
The surface of the painting is made up of layers of oils, inks and wax, called Encaustics, which give the finished work a three dimensional quality. A sense of seeing through the top layer into a hidden message and layers below. The layering give the work a softness and richness that invites the you 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. You 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 this painting, as if it were made from air.
The painting takes you on a journey, immersing or involving you with something meaningful. Something that touches the mind, heart and spirit.”
“The role of the artist to find the deepest feelings of human nature and expose them to the good or the bad. I choose to follow hope and life.“
Courage is strength in the face of pain and grief
The rich royal Reds and warm Burnt Sienna is is used symbolically to signify courage. In dark times courage is needed to push through the limitations that fear sets upon us.
Courage is something that frightens me, but in spite of my fear I preservere.Leonie.e.Brown ARTist
The saturated Blue used in the water and sky represents meanings of depth, truth, trust, loyalty and faith. The color blue has positive affects on the mind and the body.
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.
The Yellow and Gold in the sky is associated with trail by fire, going through the purification process. The trial of faith will be more precious than Gold and be tried with fire. Those that overcomes receives the water of life.
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
What is Encaustics
The term Encaustica is derived from Greek, meaning a burning in.
Encaustic art has soft, smokey and sensual feel about it and is a spontaneous medium where hot or cold wax 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 surface of each 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 to these paintings, as if they were made from air.
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.
Art makes your soul grow…L