Thursday, March 28, 2013

Easter Greetings

Daffodils I
11x14 watercolor by Liana Yarckin

Yellow makes me think of Easter.  I remember Easter memories from growing up are always filled with spending time with family, going to church, a big feast and laughter from an Easter egg hunt.  It seems there were yellow dresses, yellow flowers, yellow wrappings and of course, the yellow marsh-mellow "peeps".  

These are the first daffodils I ever painted.  They are in my mother's private collection.  She just loved them when she saw them and said I couldn't sell them so I gave her the painting.  

For those that celebrate Easter, I wish you a Happy Easter with family and yellow marsh-mellow peeps.  

p.s.  i am seeing you on my facebook page!  thanks for visiting.  fyi, i can't comment to some of you on facebook because your privacy settings may have "pages" blocked.  i am not sure. i know i can like and comment on some, but not on others.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Children's Portrait

Sisters and Buster
30"x22" watercolor 
by Liana Yarckin

This portrait was just picked up on Saturday.  It was commissioned as a birthday gift for my client's husband.  I took several photos of the sisters with their family pet, Buster.  I painted from the photos in my studio.  Since the painting was so large, it was hard for me to get a great photo of it.  I included close up photos so you could see the details.

The reception for my art show, Colorful Aspirations, will be on
Wednesday, April 17
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
City Cafe, 5757 Lovers Lane

Last year was great and I thank everyone that came.  Please come by for some bubbly, bring your kids, your hubbies or make it a girls' night out!  Bring your friends, everyone is welcome.  Pass it on.

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!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Beach Scenes Revisited

A Walk in Kapalua
11x14 watercolor by Liana Yarckin

I did a second painting using my signature color palette of Summer Stroll.  I also decided to change the name.  I wanted to put the name of the location in the painting.  You wouldn't believe how many people buy a painting because of the location.  I have sold many of my paintings because the buyer had been there.  I just like to paint beach scenes the most.  When I am driving around in Dallas, I don't find myself stopping the car, turning around to go back and photograph something for a future painting.  But, this happens all of the time when I am at any beach or beach town.

Since my art show at City Cafe, I have received 2 separate commissions and sold one painting!  I am swamped.  

Visit me on Facebook to see the latest details on the show, what's sold, what people have thought...

Thanks for taking the time to read.  My baby boy is upstairs waiting for me to read him a bed time story, gotta go because soon he won't need me to read to him anymore.