An Eclectic Collection of Colourful Contrivance
Unencumbered by formal instruction to impede her compelling creative style, Wendy McLeod's art is a combination of innocence and sophistication. It is simple, raw, layered, and whimsically engaging.
“Every piece is approached with humour, and each image is formed on wood panel or board using Milk Paint.”
Milk Paint is an ancient organic paint containing basic ingredients including milk protein (casein), limestone, clay and natural pigments. The long history of milk paint had its beginning thousands of years ago, as humans first began exploring ways to apply colour to drawings and crafted objects. Ancient artwork found on cave walls and unearthed artifacts reveal the application of a form of milk paint on some of the oldest coloured surfaces ever documented, and was found on decorations inside King Tut’s tomb. The paint was commonly used to aid creative self-expression, as well as a protective coating on furniture and porous surfaces. Scientists estimate milk paint was used over 20,000 years ago to decorate artifacts and tools.
Milk paint is considered simple to make, completely free of chemicals and can be brushed on a multitude of surfaces to create vivid displays.