by Liana Yarckin
School is back in session and that means I get studio time!!!! Last season got so busy with shows and selling my silk scarves that I decided to take the summer off and focus on my kiddos and family life.
I have been painting images inspired by our family trip to Italy this summer. It was such an amazing time. I took my family to Santa Chiara were I did a study abroad program in 1989. We were warmly hosted by the Santa Chiara family and met up with my professor. Those photos are on my facebook page if you want to see more. As well as pics of watercolors of Venice. The trip was so amazing that I want to teach a watercolor workshop in Tuscany in May 2016. I have everything I need, a place to stay for 14 of us with fabulous meals, the contacts for tours, interested students who want to go, my knowledge of the region and plein air painting! What is holding me back? Is it too wonderful for me to get to do?
Tomorrow I take my painting to be hung in the Southwestern Watercolor Society Juried Art Show. The show is the month of September at the Eismann Center in Richardson, TX. September 20 is the reception party with food, wine, music, the amazing paintings that were selected and all of the artists. If you go, let me know, I would love to say hi to you in person!
I don't think I wrote anything about my silk scarves on my blog. It was so busy. I printed select watercolor florals on silk scarves. Now a giant magnolia or a field of blooming tulips can be wrapped around your neck in luxurious silk. Those are sold on my website in the shop.
Pics from the fabulous party thrown by Estate Life magazine:
scarves on the table for a drawing and my butterflies on back wall
favorite supporters and collectors
a surprise visit from a collector
so lucky to have supporters that come out to every show