Saturday, November 10, 2012

Art teachers!
My work
I have 3 pieces in the Pittsburg State University Art Department's show, Inspiring Voices - an exhibition of works by high school art teachers in the four state area. The exhibition runs from October 24th - December 6th in the Harry Krug Gallery. Here is an article about the exhibit.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Mountain. Watercolor. © Liz Darling  2012.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Ascension. Oil on Canvas. © Liz Darling  2012. 

I haven't decided if I'm finished with this or not. Probably not. There are several things I'm thinking of doing to the eye-like forms, yet right now, I enjoy their simplicity.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Bone Creek. © Liz Darling 2012. 
Bison. © Liz Darling 2012. 
Testing The Water. © Liz Darling 2012. 
Some photos of Bone Creek Lake, Lake Crawford, and Prairie State Park.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Self-Portrait As A Happy Meal Toy. McDonalds Toy, Air-dry clay, acrylic, toothpick. © Liz Darling  2012.

Speaking of experimentation, this is probably the strangest thing I've done in awhile. My daughter got a truly freakish Happy Meal toy from McDonalds. It was a cartoon-like bust of something resembling a Bratz doll. Bleached blonde, highly "made up", alien-sized eyeballs... very hypersexualized. I cringed to think of her playing with this toy (not that she seemed to pay it much notice anyway), so I took it into the studio and attempted to start painting over the overload of makeup and make the eyes a proportional "human" size. I got a little carried away, sculpting the face with air-dry clay, and creating a tiny pair of glasses out of a toothpick. The result of this madness is a tiny version of myself.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Sagittal. Watercolor and Gold Leaf on Paper. © Liz Darling  2012.
Cross section views of the human body are utterly beautiful. Shortly after I finished making this painting, I sold it to a friend whose husband is ophthalmology school. Hopefully it will make a nice addition to his future office.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Warm. © Liz Darling 2012. 
Aerial. © Liz Darling 2012.
Creep. © Liz Darling 2012. 
Don't Look Forward. © Liz Darling 2012. 
Spent spring break in beautiful Eureka Springs. It rained most of the week. Here are a couple of photos from the trip.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Dinosaur. © Liz Darling  2012. 
Love the uniformity of the seeds in this green pepper.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Grind. Watercolor. © Liz Darling  2011.
Undulate. Watercolor. © Liz Darling  2012.
Touch. Watercolor on Paper. © Liz Darling  2011.

These nonobjective watercolor paintings are about balance and sensual, fluid forms. The organic lines, forms, and colors create a sense of compositional harmony in each painting, but as a whole, I tried to surrender control of the work's outcome and paint intuitively. The medium lends itself to much spontaneity.
Now that I am finished with college and once again removed from thinking of art in a traditional, competitive sense, I am striving to return to the core of what creation is fundamentally about (for me, right now). These paintings are a reflection of my journey to create peace and balance in my all aspects of my life.

Friday, January 6, 2012

My oil painting, "Lemacado", will be on display at the Pittsburg Public Library for the next six months. This will be a bi-annual rotating display by local artists and art owners.