My workshop will be there again this year June 6, 7 & 8, 2012 (my birthday on the 7th).
Ian uses wax paint which dries very quickly. Oil canvases take months to dry so this is a great medium to use.
I took some photos of Ian’s beautiful art when I arrived and then got to work on mine!
Here was my blank canvas.
Ian starts with images he finds in magazines or anywhere, he had a pile to choose from. His art turns into unreal and beautiful nature, mine. . . well let’s just say it needed some work.
Years ago I participated in a course where you create collages about your life and this helps you notice things about yourself that you wouldn’t normally see. I treated my little piece of art the same way that day.
But look, it got worse and worse, the more colour I painted on it. First we melted the wax in a pan and to mix colours, then I used a paintbrush to create my art. The wrought iron gates I chose started to resemble a prison in some way and that freaked me out!
I suddenly lost the ability to even mix colours which surprised my artist friend but he generously made me colour after colour.
And I left it there, wanting no part of it when it was finished because, well it was terrible.
Here’s Ian looking handsome as he works on one of his pieces.
And then right before Christmas, a box arrived with my little piece of art, cleverly turned into an Ian Varney piece, with a little Colour me Happy underneath. It will have the perfect home in my new house in the country!
Ian Varney discovered his passion for art after 23 years of being a family physician. His art can be found in galleries across the country.
It’s never to late to find your expression in the world!
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