Friday, December 13, 2013

Friday, September 13, 2013

Suspended. Watercolor and colored pencil. © Liz Darling  2013.
Universe. Watercolor and gold leaf. © Liz Darling  2013.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

August Artwalk - Pittsburg, KS

Club 609 - Joplin, MO - My work will be on display/for sale here until late November.
A couple recent exhibitions.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Life After Death. Watercolor and graphite pencil. © Liz Darling  2013.
More mushrooms.


Nothing endures but change.
- Heraclitus

This body of work deals with the transitory nature of existence. I draw inspiration from the complexity of nature, especially subject matter that embodies the duality of growth and decay, such as mushrooms and lunar phases. The cyclical nature of the moon alludes to the repeating cycles of time and the degradation and regeneration of all living things. The repeating patterns perceivable in the natural world signal the certainty of change.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Birch Bark I, II, III, and IV. Watercolor on Arches paper. © Liz Darling  2013.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Monday, April 8, 2013

The Moon Is My Muse. Charcoal and Graphite Pencil. © Liz Darling  2013.
Instructional demo for my drawing class...
I've been working with the moon a lot, and wanted to weave it into this image. The placement alludes to halos in religious iconography, a subject that has inspired a lot of my earlier work.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Waning. India ink and cont√© on handmade paper. © Liz Darling  2013.
Ocean Sap. Watercolor and Colored Pencil on Arches paper mounted on Bristol. © Liz Darling  2013.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Arise. Watercolor on Arches paper. © Liz Darling  2013.
Amanita Muscaria. Colored Pencil. © Liz Darling  2013.
Psilocybe Semilanceata. Colored Pencil. © Liz Darling  2013.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Two of my watercolor vulva studies were featured in Juxtapoz!


"These watercolor studies by Liz Darling explore both the female anatomy and the possibilities of watercolor as a medium. With simple, expressionistic brushstrokes Darling is able to successfully capture the most intimate parts of a woman. Darling is an artist and art educator from Kansas. She earned her degree in Art at Pittsburg State University."

Vulva Study I is on Tumblr, too!