Larger than Life

A four minute look at how South African Artist Leonie.e.Brown creates her unique abstract paintings. This process creates a spontaneity that leads to some very interesting results.

Sneak Peak on Encaustics

The magic of Encaustic Wax

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.

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