Blood From a Stone
Tuesday, July 6th, 2010
The origin of this monoprint’s title is a bit odd — it’s not really named because of the magenta “veins” in the blue marble, but because the 3 pure inks used here (blue, yellow and magenta) are the colors you need to mix to get a really good, realistic blood red. I suppose it says a lot about me that I spent a lot of time figuring out how to mix the perfect shade of blood, but everyone needs a hobby, right?
Painted to resemble natural stone with inclusions of magenta veins and a few small flecks of yellow “gold,” this piece has always had a rather soothing quality to me despite the morbid name.