Thursday, December 15, 2016

The Healer. Watercolor, India Ink, Gouache, and Gold Leaf on Arches Paper. © Liz Darling 2016.
Phases (Set of 9 Moons). India Ink on Arches Paper. © Liz Darling 2016.
ArtForms Gallery

Monday, December 5, 2016

A dream. I've been dreaming in oceans lately. Large bodies of water... massive bodies of water. Shorelines that are larger, longer, bluer, shimmering, and more pristine and encompassing than possible in the waking world. 

Courage. Watercolor and Ink. © Liz Darling 2016.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Beautiful calendar complied by Helen Hye-Sook Hwang of The Mago Work.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

I am honored to have my work included in the festival of menstruation art in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

This little one came to me in a dream... Neptune. 5" x 5"
Neptune. Watercolor and Ink. © Liz Darling 2016.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Friday, July 29, 2016

The Wind. Coffee and Charcoal on Paper. © Liz Darling 2016.
Bedtime. Coffee and Charcoal on Paper. © Liz Darling 2016.
So here's something different... painting with instant coffee! I'm having a lot of fun experimenting with this as a medium.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Luna. Watercolor, India Ink, and Graphite on Arches Paper. © Liz Darling 2016.

Thrilled to have my work included in We'Moon 2017!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

My work appears in She Rises: How Goddess Feminism, Activism, and Spirituality? Vol 2. You can order the book (in color, b&w, and PDF) directly from the publisher, or pre-view it on Amazon.

Also, my painting "and you will be like God" will be on the cover of Single Mothers Speak on Patriarchy - A Girl God Anthology by Trista Hendren and Pat Daly. Coming late 2016!


Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Moon / Time. Alcohol Ink on Polypropylene Paper. © Liz Darling 2016.
Underworld. Watercolor on Watercolor Ground on Wood Panel. © Liz Darling 2016.

Monday, April 11, 2016

I've been playing with alcohol inks all weekend, and I use that word deliberately; it really feels like playing. They're such a nice departure from my usual controlled method. Sometimes I just need to create things and enjoy the process. Here are a few more...

Monday, April 4, 2016

Loose I and II. Alcohol Ink on Polypropylene Paper. © Liz Darling 2016.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

"On women's part, after submitting to patriarchal churches for centuries, they have become disgusted with religion and have forgotten to consider their own divine origins. The patriarchy has separated the human from the divine but it has also deprived women of their goddess or their divinity. In the history of women religion is mixed up with the culture of the earth, the body, life, peace. Religion is the opiate of the people only because it is imposed upon us as the religion of the race of men." -Luce Irigaray


Meditative Mother. Watercolor and India Ink. © Liz Darling 2016.

“Because religion has such a compelling hold on the deep psyches of so many people, feminists cannot afford to leave it in the hands of the fathers."

"Even people who no longer "believe in God" or participate in the institutional structure of patriarchal religion still may not be free of the power of the symbolism of God the Father. A symbol's effect does not depend on rational assent, for a symbol also functions on levels of the psyche other than the rational. Symbol systems cannot simply be rejected; they must be replaced. Where there is no replacement, the mind will revert to familiar structures at times of crisis, bafflement, or defeat.”
― Carol P. Christ

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Gateways. India Ink, Graphite, Colored Pencil. © Liz Darling 2016.

"Some beliefs are like blinders, shutting off power to choose one's own direction. Other beliefs are like gateways opening wide vistas for exploration."
Sophia Fahs

Friday, January 15, 2016

As Above, So Below. Watercolor, India Ink, and Gouache. © Liz Darling  2016.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Waning. India ink and conté on handmade paper. © Liz Darling  2013.
A Little Kansas. Watercolor. © Liz Darling  2014.

This is a little early excitement, but A Little Kansas and Waning will be part of the 2017 We'Moon astrological datebook and wall calendar. I <3 We'Moon!

Monday, January 11, 2016