Refugee from Lugansk region Irina Zinik draws a picture with iron.
Refugee from Lugansk region Irina Zinik draws pictures iron. Has over 1000 works on paper and more than 100 on a special wooden panels.
“I’ve enjoyed drawing since childhood. But never thought to do it. Studied energy. The technique of creating a pattern with the use of iron became interested after a visit to friends. Saw a small picture with the sea and the mountains. Decided to try, because the work very much. About four years I painted for myself as a hobby. Friends joked that come to the gallery. Two walls were covered with pictures story. Advised to participate in exhibitions, – says Irina Zinik. – once went to choose a box in the store. The woman who worked there said that I have no right to hide from people such beauty. On the same day showed work in the gallery. Two weeks put them in the hall.”
After the events in the Donbass, the woman moved to Chernivtsi. Together with other craftswomen, opened a creative Studio. Conducts master classes for children. The town also had two individual exhibitions.
To create a painting uses wax crayons. Melts on the hot iron. With this technique, paintings are not spoiled. Colors remain rich and bright.
“Wax – a very naughty material: floats, dripping. In this case, or he you, or you him. You never know what will be shown. The result is always unpredictable, and I like it, – said Irina. – First paint the iron with melted wax . Where necessary corrects with a brush or sponge. As canvas use wood panels. If you follow technology, they can last up to a hundred years.”
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