Jealous for my Heart


  • TECHNIQUE – Oil + Cold Wax
  • STYLE – Romantic Abstracted Landscape
  • OTHER DETAILS – Fixed support. Ready to hang.
  • SIZE – 127 x 101 cm


You fill my heart with Heaven. You flood my world with grace. I know my name is written, With love on every page. I know I’m not rejected, I know You’re not ashamed, Of who You resurrected, Of who You called by name. You’re jealous, jealous, jealous for my heart...
Iron Bell Music
Words by Iron Bell

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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. Click To Tweet

Unique love

There is only one of me. There is only one of you…no 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.


I began teaching myself Encaustic Wax Art 6 years ago. During the search for information, I found out about Cold wax. Because I could not find any local teachers or materials, so I approached one of the local paint manufacturers, and together we created both the encaustic and Cold wax Medium. I love the expressive interaction with this very tactile material. You have to really get in there. In mixing Cold Wax with oils, Ive been able to use the transparency and luminosity of the wax and paint combo to create incredible visual depth.

Colour Meaning

Red is the first color that humans perceive, after black and white. It’s the color that babies see first before any other and the first that those suffering from temporary color blindness after a brain injury start to see again. Red’s dominance is even reflected in how colors are defined: although different societies developed their names for colors at different times and in different ways, almost all of them named them in the same order. With only a few exceptions, the order of labeling colors was generally black first, white second, red third, and then green, yellow and blue.

Does Red have a feeling?

Scientists have posited that societies developed names for colors according to which ones they had the strongest reaction to. This means that humans, supposedly much like bulls, have had strong feelings about the color red for thousands of years. Over time, red has come to symbolize power, love, vigor, and beauty. Do you want to know why?

The History of Red

Take a journey with me through history to discover the surprising story of the world’s most powerful color…Originally red was a very expensive and difficult color to produce, therefore, it was worn only by the wealthy. 

When the Spaniards landed in Mexico in the 1500s they discovered textiles dyed vivid red. In Europe, the substances used for to make red dye (madder and kermes) produced a weaker, browner hue. The Aztec’s secret was cochineal, a small bug that was scraped off cactuses, dried, and then crushed. The Spaniards soon set up an extensive trading system to export cochineal to Europe, where it became a (red) hot commodity. 

In Medieval times, synthetic vermilion was as costly as gold leaf. Thus it was used only for the most important aspects of illuminated manuscripts, while less costly red lead was used for red letters within the text.

In the Bible, the Hebrew word for red is Oudem. Its actual meaning is “red clay”. Thus, it is the root word for mankind as stated in the Bible.

What is the symbolic meaning of Red?

Red symbolizes the blood of Redemption and sacrifice. The Bible states that life is in the blood. So red is sometimes used as a symbol for life. Red is the color that represents fervent love as in the love of God for us or our love for Him. Fire is said to be red hot so red may represent the fire of God that purges and purifies. Additionally, red represents courage and war or warfare. Red is often referred to as a Power color. 

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Leonie is a natural born teacher. She just can't help herself! Even when your'e just popping in for a visit. She has this amazing eye, and years and years of accumulated experience in creating art and teaching art. Her own work is robust, textured, layered in both technique and meaning, vibrant and full of life and hope. Her creativity explodes on the canvas, and calls to one to look deeper. Her use of colour is extraordinary, experimental, and bold. It indulges the eye in layers of luxury.
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Taken on an amazing journey by this faithful artist and teacher. An amazing gift (not just the paintings!) “Art is so much more...if you allow it to be! Love art, love creative minds and talents, see the heart revealed, love the creator!”

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Weight 5 kg
Dimensions 101 × 127 cm


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