Happy Spring to you! Almost. My work with butterflies has evolved into something I never imagined. About 5 -7 years ago I had imagined a watercolor of a multitude of butterflies flying all around with me in the center. I could never get it on paper. I have posted about this before. Trying to get the idea of a kaleidoscope (that is what a group of butterflies is called) of butterflies in flight. I started with butterflies on flowers, then went to butterflies in flight, then a single realistic butterfly, then single "watercolory" butterfly to now a kaleidoscope of butterflies in flight. Trying to capture the fluttering wings on video let alone paper is hard! I have been blessed now with noticing butterflies wherever I go. Sometimes they stay in my presence for so long, it is too much to video. My son and I had the pleasure of watching and video taping a beautiful butterfly in our garden feasting on the pollen in the flowers for over 20 minutes. He (the butterfly) was so happy with our garden. I think I wrote on my facebook page about what kind of flowers were in our garden that the butterflies like. I am pleased with what my art has evolved into at the moment. I thought it was interesting how it came about. I have posted some samples of the journey here with most recent first. Some have already sold from when I posted on instagram or facebook or at Cerulean Gallery. The others, plus new ones that have yet to be created will be at Artscape at the Dallas Arboretum April 28-30. Be sure to go because I, too, am like a butterfly, I never know where my wings will take me. I did not do Artscape last year because I was preparing for a gallery show. So come this year!!!!!
all original watercolors by Liana Yarckin
Artscape - Dallas Arboretum
April 28 - 30