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!
thank you, Anthony. I just came from your blog. Love your sketches, especially, "Chaos; A Retreat".Delete
I love this piece, Liana. I do see the bird center left??ReplyDelete
The best of luck with the exhibit!!!
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!Delete
I have never tried collage my self... It's gorgeous! :0)ReplyDelete
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.Delete