Blood from a Stone 2
Thursday, August 25th, 2011
The vivid, rich fuchsia in this piece, against the backdrop of soft black-brown bloodstone watercolor, couldn’t help but remind me of my cartoon of Kristine and her awesome pink-streaked hair. Despite that, I decided to stick with the horror theme from Tuesday’s art and name it after the bloodstone paint.
Blood from a Stone 2, 7″x5″ mixed media on paper, $323, framed, with free shipping.
The vivid pink — which is as close to red as I’ve gotten so far, using dense swirls of blood-red ink — makes this piece extra special hell to photograph. I do love how the salt crystals look like candy here, though I wouldn’t advise trying to lick them.
I totally dig the little ziggurat formations that I sometimes get, though I have no idea how to create them on purpose.
It looks great in its black frame, the pink is gorgeously vivid and the soft, matte paint provides a lovely contrast.