Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Watercolor Class, Gift and Show

In progress.

Somebody brought me a gorgeous little bouquet of roses and a blue hydrangea for a coffee I was hosting.  It was such a nice surprise and bursting colors, I immediately blew off everything on the schedule the next day and started the above painting.  I reasoned that this is one of the perks of being an artist - experiencing inspiration and letting it take over.  Plus, I am teaching another watercolor class in just a few weeks and the subject matter is ROSES!!!

Can you see two artists hard at work here?  This is one of the photos from the plein-air class I taught at the Dallas Arboretum.  We lucked out with great weather.  Collectively, we chose the fern garden.  Everyone did so well.  The time flew by, I didn't get a chance to take a photo of the class' work.  I loved seeing how everyone found an interesting subject to them and how their painting styles and strengths were all different.  Everyone was so pleased and wants another plein-air class in the spring.  The Arboretum is so gorgeous, so many different opportunities for plein-air painting.

A very special group of women purchased this painting as a housewarming gift for their friend.  She had seen my painting of swans at an art show.  She told me why this painting spoke to her and about the symbolism of swans.  I am so inspired to paint more swans now.

Artwork hanging at the local yoga hot spot, We Yogis.  I am so blessed to meet generous and caring artists through my work and daily life.  Dallas artist, Gina Dunn is responsible for my opportunity to show my work at We Yogis.  Gina is both a master yogi and a very talented artist. Her work hangs all over the country and she has a large piece hanging in a prominent location here in Dallas - in the window of Lululemon on Knox Street.  You cannot miss it when you are driving by.  Please visit Gina's face book page, Gina Marie Dunn, Utopia Pkwy. Art Studio to check it out.


  1. Wow - Your paintings just glow! Beautiful work :0)

  2. This gorgeous bouquet is perfect so far and hope you post the finished painting. I've never had luck with flowers ..lol and your swans are amazing and can see why it was sold...Wonderful work, Liana!!!


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