Sunday, December 30, 2018


Vesica Piscis/The Sacrament. Watercolor, ink, gouache, and gold leaf on Arches paper. 18" x 24". 2018. 

"Religious deities are often shown inside the vesica piscis, or mandorla, in artwork, as if they are looking into this world from another...

The vesica is a symbol of the spiritual portal, which emerges from the harmonious balance of the Great Polarities: intuition and intellect, knowledge and practice, yin and yang, heart and mind, heaven and earth, spirit and science, male and female, etc. The vesica piscis is literally a spiritual portal. It is through this portal that we enter into this dimension. This spiritual portal is the yoni (the female delta, the vulva, the vagina). Without this portal, we have no life. There is no other entrance into this world but through this portal."

-Excerpt from Astrotheology and Shamanism, Christianity's Pagan Roots, by Jan Irwin and Andrew Rutajit

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Saturday, November 10, 2018


Ascent Into Chaos

A sculpture... balsa wood sticks and wax. I made this at a KCAI Continuing Education weekend workshop for art educators.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Thursday, October 11, 2018


Blind contour drawings of my child in constant motion as a metaphor for parenthood

Monday, October 8, 2018

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Interconnected. Watercolor on Arches paper. © Liz Darling 2018.

A color wheel

Sunday, September 30, 2018


The Wilderness. Mixed Media (blueprint, image transfers, fabric, beads, straws, and collage) on Canvas, 20” x 24”.

My final piece from the KCAI Continuing Ed Experimental Mixed Media Class.

Friday, September 21, 2018

“No wonder male religious leaders so often say that humans were born in sin—because we were born to female creatures. Only by obeying the rules of the patriarchy can we be reborn through men. No wonder priests and ministers in skirts sprinkle imitation birth fluid over our heads, give us new names, and promise rebirth into everlasting life.” - Gloria Steinem

Thursday, September 20, 2018


Micron pen and India Ink on Bristol paper.

Micron pen on Vellum with Alcohol Ink

Mushrooms, a few different ways.

Sunday, September 16, 2018


I’ve been experimenting with various mediums (Copic markers, water-soluble graphite sticks, micron pens, and watercolor) on translucent vellum paper. It’s pretty different from what I’m used to working on and I haven’t cracked the code yet. It doesn’t seem to like water.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018


A little alcohol ink painting of mine in We'Moon 2019.

Friday, August 31, 2018


I just got these babies back from the frame store and I love the way they turned out.

Friday, August 3, 2018

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Night Flight. Watercolor, India Ink, and Gouache on Arches paper. © Liz Darling 2018


Thursday, July 5, 2018


Hypnagogic macrosomatognosia - a hallucination I’ve experienced since childhood while drifting off to sleep, where I have the perception that I’m both absolutely massive and minuscule at the same time, especially my hands and teeth/head.

Saturday, June 2, 2018


That last painting was a little tedious so I’m chilling out with some pet portraits
 ...Oreo is so happy about his portrait....... just kidding, it was hard even getting him in this photo. Haha.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018


Crowning. Watercolor, India ink, and gouache. 22”x30”

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Monday, April 9, 2018

I created this painting as a contribution to No estamos todas, an illustration project that seeks to visualize feminicides in Mexico by symbolically depicting feminicide victims.

Check them out in Instagram, too:

More information on feminicide:

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Motherhood. Watercolor. © Liz Darling 2018

Monday, March 19, 2018

I finished my sketchbook for The Sketchbook Project though Brooklyn Art Library. It will be part of the touring collection of sketchbooks on exhibit this summer.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Wild. Watercolor and Ink on Arches Paper. 14" x 14". © Liz Darling 2018

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Yoni (Tridacna Squamosa). Watercolor on Arches Paper. 22" x 30". © Liz Darling 2018