Sunday, September 2, 2012

City Scapes by Liana Yarckin

The Marquee
11x14

Happy back to school!  One week for me.  Hopefully, I can get into a good painting routine again.

I have been wanting to paint this image since it was under renovation.  I have photos of it with cranes and construction workers thinking I would paint it back then.  The Village Theatre located in Highland Park Village was always a theater, but, with the renovation, they created a super glam place for a night out.  First, the marquee (actually for the restaurant and bar named, The Marquee) was turned into a glamorous viewing deck or pedestal if you will.  When you are walking in the village you look up and see a crowd of people encased in the glass railings, smartly dressed, having cocktails and enjoying each other and the view.  It makes me want to go up there immediately.  So that's why I say a pedestal.  It feels like a throw back to old Hollywood, beautiful people with martini glasses in hand, standing up there to be seen and admired by the pedestrians below.  Another way I can describe it, is the idea of climbing out your window and making a cozy little space on top of a flat roof.  It's found space, a viewing deck or one's private getaway.  

Please don't misinterpret my description, when you live in Dallas, away from the ocean, the mountains, tall palms or tall pines, you have to make the best of what you have.  Architecture, getting dressed up and sitting on a marquee could be that mountain top sometimes.  

This painting has inspired me to want to paint plein air around town.  So any Dallas artists reading this, please contact me.  I want to put a plein air group together to paint once a week. 

Have a great Labor Day to my American readers!  

6 comments:

  1. This is absolutely lovely Liana!! I love the lettering of the sign especially. Gives it a feeling of grandeur, but slightly faded with time. And school being back has been so helpful with my schedule! Although I miss my summer kiddos. :(

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    1. Crystal, thanks so much for taking the time to look and write. I love your work so your comment means so much to me.

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  2. It has been so difficult to keep up in the school holidays hasn't it? Charlie goes back this Thursday, so I am hoping to get back in to a routine again after that! Love the painting! I also like the lettering too - and the colours :0)

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    1. thanks, sweet friend. can't wait to see what you paint next week!

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  3. Love, love, love this painting! Where is the "buy it now" button??! I have to have it. But then again I feel like Millie should have it. She met her hubby there! No. I want it. Is it for sale?

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    1. Meg, thank you so much! Yes, it is for sale!!!

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