Thursday, October 4, 2012

Dallas Scenes and a nice surprise

Bridge at Exall Lake
by Liana Yarckin

How lucky was I?  My preschooler did not have school on this past Monday.  As I drove him to his friend's house, I saw a group of artists painting on Lakeside.  After dropping off my child, I went back to talk to the artists.  I asked them if I could please paint with them, it was a gorgeous breezy day and painting alone is so lonely.  I blew off my errands and ran home to get my supplies.  

Not bragging, but, I am so pleased with my painting - it is the fruit of plein air painting.  What I love about plein air, aside from being outdoors, is that you have to be quick as the sun is moving and the scene is changing.  I feel like even in plein air value studies, the feeling of the scene is captured.  This painting sings to me and encourages me to want the feeling of this result more.  So calling all Dallas artists, who wants to plein air paint on Fridays?

The surprise for me.  I knew I was going to be one of the artists in the book, Visual Language I, 2012.  When I went to the website and previewed the book, look what I found!  My painting is on the inside cover page of the book!!!!!!  If you want to see it, press here and go to page 4 of the preview.

Thank you to everyone for your continued support and encouragement, both artists and friends.  I feel like I have had so many blessings, one of the blessings is you.  Connecting and sharing with you is the reward.  Have a great week!


  1. Wonderful painting. It’s great to paint with others in the open air.

  2. How brave of you to stop and ask! It sounds like you had such a great day and what a gorgeous painting too :0)
    And congratulations on the magazine! It looks amazing! :0)

  3. J'aime cette atmosphère, ensoleillée et apaisante...

  4. So beautiful the colors.

  5. Glad to hear you found some painting pals!! It is so much easier to plain air with other painters.
    Have fun.


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