Tuesday, March 19, 2013


Flying Free
16x20 mixed media
by Liana Yarckin

Here is a photo of one of my paintings hanging in my show at City Cafe.  It is mixed media created with watercolor on watercolor paper.  I then collaged my own papers that I made with acrylic on collage paper and other found materials.  The papers I made have unique stripes and patterns on them.  Hard to see in this photo.  I thought I had posted the collage papers in my blog, but, can't seem to find them.  Then I painted more on top of this painting by responding to what was needed where.  I saw a bird flying with is wings spread wide so I titled it "Flying Free".  When I posted it on my facebook page, someone said they saw palm trees.  I like that even better.  Now I see the palms and have to look harder for the bird that I originally saw.  What do you see?  

All is going well at my art show.  A portion of the Proceeds will be donated to the Retina Foundation of the Southwest.  My husband and I have been active with this organization for the last 6/7 years.  Their big fundraiser, Racing for Sight is April 21.  If you are in Dallas, consider attending, it is a great day at the races with friends, winnings and art!  

Don't forget to stop by to see my show City Cafe on Lovers Lane and the Tollway map

Have a great week!  Thanks for all of your comments and posts on facebook.  I like seeing your work, too!


  1. Replies
    1. thank you, Anthony. I just came from your blog. Love your sketches, especially, "Chaos; A Retreat".

  2. I love this piece, Liana. I do see the bird center left??
    The best of luck with the exhibit!!!

    1. I see his beak going off the viewer's right, which would be the painting's left. Maybe we are looking at the same thing. In any event, thank you!

  3. I have never tried collage my self... It's gorgeous! :0)

    1. Sandra, you have to try collage. I have loved it since I was a young girl. Even now I love looking at collage pieces made up of magazine paper cut up. The colors are so vivid. I think Nancy Standlee, another blogger does wonderful collage and multi-media, too.


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