A brief introduction:
Over a year ago I began to experiment with the use of blood as an artistic medium. I began using my own or that of willing donors but quickly found human blood to be impractical, as the quantity required for the work I do is more than what can be safely procured. After a length search I found a butcher shop willing to provide me with big blood and it has been a labour of love ever since.
When I first began I had no idea how difficult blood was to work with. It truly has a mind of its own, and exposure to oxygen for certain periods of time, even before it is placed on the canvas, alters its colour and thickness. It also requires a tremendous amount of patience, as the blood is required to dry on the canvas for different lengths of time in order to achieve different effects.
In order to make the process safer and longer lasting, the blood is combined with clear acrylics during its application, and coated with several layers once each piece is done. This seals in the blood, helping to both accent and preserve it, as well as giving it a more paint-like quality.
Here is my newest piece.
The gold accents are flecks of mica - something I have found to be far too much fun to work with. The painting is currently up for auction at gothauctions.com ("Saphiel").
I am more than happy to work with the ideas of other people in creating my pieces. That said, if there is anything, and I do mean anything, you have in mind which you would like to see converted to blood painting format, I am more than willing to take commissions, and can be reached at email@example.com.
Thank you for reading. Any comments/questions are deeply appreciated.