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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Blood Related

There is an old, dilapidated house on the hill....you know the one everyone walks quickly by. 
The stories say that once, a beautiful, young widow lived there. Her husband perished from a strange illness....as did the entire house staff. Townsfolk paid their respects, but when the "illness" began to claim them, as well, the poor widow was locked in the house from the outside. Lest the whole town succumb to her disease.







In honor of Butterfly Effect's Vampire theme this week,
I ventured to capture her likeness.....



This is "The Mistress of the House"
Layers of acrylic paint, prismacolor pencil and ink were used to create her portrait.  Though her features are based on vague descriptions from historical documents and scared recollections of the most elder members of town, I'm told I got her delicate neck and high cheekbones just right. :o)


Painted on a vintage oval canvas...she is currently in my shop where she lies in wait.....heeheeeheee!

When I first started painting, I started with watercolors.  Of course, my love for the macabre was not safe in this medium either :)


Moments after feeding, this Vampire Vixen manages to keep her dress unmarred, but wipes her mouth with the back of her hand...
"Forgot a napkin again," she muses.


I painted her in 2009 and thought she was, perhaps, too bloody for the fare I usually offer in my Etsy store.
But, since the Mistress moved in, I listed this Vamp, as well, to be her neighbor :)

...and, of course, the coupon code for 20% off is still applicable.
Enter THANKS2U at checkout.

I enjoyed sharing these beautiful, but deadly, creatures with you.  Won't you join in this week for some bloody good fun? ;P

Fangs for stopping by,
Cameron

36 comments:

Magaly Guerrero said...

Everything looks more amazing when it comes with a story. I can see the solitude in her light eyes, I bet she misses the sun, too...

Hm, now that they are neighbors, maybe "The Mistress of the House" will give the stunning blood-sucker in pink a napkin. It would be a shame to ruin such a pretty dress ;-)

Perrine Renoir said...

It's actually alright to include wonderfully done macabre in your store. Not everyone's up for the bubblegum pop and the eye-candy. And to tell you, the niched hunters would love them. :)

helloitssandra.blogspot.com said...

Two fantastic vampires. You are very talented. I love the stories with them.

Hybrid J said...

Oooooh, the more (blood) the merrier for us (minion of the vamps) .... hahaha! Great work wtih the two beauties.

And as usual, I appreciate your support to my creative venture.

You know you rock, right! :)

Ayala Art said...

Beautifully done and too spooky for words! ;oD

Lynda said...

Loved the story, and the paintings are awesome! :)

Manon said...

How scary is this! I think you need the water colour going, what a grand job you did there. I love the story about the widow. It reminds me of a story my dad told me about a house that stood on the little iland Texel we lived on. I was only three when he showed me the house, it wasn't scary it was more weird. The lady lived with farm animals inside a very small house and everything was upside down. It must have impressed me at such an early age to remember something like that. I love it Cameron very different but very nice too.
ManonX

Sartassa said...

Beautiful. Isn't it strange that pictures like these are asociated with this adjective rather than "spooky" or "creepy"? haha I guess that people from like 200-300 years ago would've shivered whilst looking at your artworks :D nowadays we really like it because the night and the dark sort of lost its danger due to electrical lighting and such.

The Secret Hermit said...

Awesome work Cam, your watercolour skills are fabulous too that girl is brilliant!!

Carmen said...

Both are fabulous but I just love your watercolour temptress, all that shading and er... drippage! Gorgeous!

Joyce van der Lely said...

YEEEEEEEK !!!! bloody good though Cam ! I dig some vampires :) Great works as usual and wonderful way with words xoxo

Leovi said...

A beautiful painting, I love those disturbing vampires.

Clare said...

The paintings are awesome - but I do feel unsettled by them. I guess we all have our dark side, where we can explore the unthinkable. Scary stuff but maybe also as you say just bloody good fun!

NatashaMay said...

Cam, this is absolutely fantastic! I love your older piece. It's brilliant.:)

Diane said...

Okay I love art--talking about it, doing it, and never get tired of seeing everyone else's......and the same goes for anything related to the scary...movies, photos, ghost stories, books--anything!!
So this is a perfect combination for me--you are an awesome artist!!!

Simona Cordara said...

I love the macabre, too. I'm an avid reader of horror and bloody novels. Your vamps are both awesome!!!

Mina said...

Oh Cameron, these vamps are deliciously creepy and beautiful. You are so gifted! Really, can anyone be too macabre? ;-)

WrightStuff said...

Vampires have such terrible table manners....

Fallingladies said...

Wow, bodies are hard and you did it so well, wierd i noticed her body instead of the blood? The blood is great too! You are on a spooky theme with your last two posts!

Piarom said...

She looks so beautiful in her way and so sad too! Poor thing! I love how you have done her hair and the background fits nicely!...but your older painting is a stunner! hehe so bloody hot ;)

Jennifer said...

Your watercolor work is so amazing Cam! Really detailed and realistic. That's an amazing gift to have. I really love this vamp, and I think it's the perfect time to list her.

And this Mistress! What a cool piece! I love vampires sooo much. Especially the spooky, dark, Anne Rice type.

Teacup Mosaics said...

Your painting is wonderful, I love it when a creation can make you a little uneasy, I tire of predictable. Great vampiress (is that a word????)
Thanks for your visits always appreciated.
Happy Painting!
Kelley

Gina said...

These are absolutely stunning Carmen!! there seems to be a look of total disdain in their eyes, and they have wonderful "attitude"!!! :D XXX

Gina said...

Sorry...CAMERON :D

Plumrose Lane said...

Wow, these are fabulous Cameron ~ I have no doubt you'll have some takers!
♥Sharon

Kristin said...

Seriously Lady, you ROCK! You are so awesome and these pieces are gorgeous - in a exposed vein kinda way ;)
Really, you are an inspiration! I'm gonna pin her! Do you pin? xoxo

Emi Brade said...

They are both so alluring, you have such tallent for bone structure!

Magic Love Crow said...

These are both stunning and scary at the same time! Well done! The story of the first girl is so sad! Take Care ;o)

amy said...

excellent.

these are great.

xxa

JessiVille said...

Hi Cameron!

These two really disturbed me, lol! Very well done my dear! I am more partial to the no table manners hotty and your story had a great impact. My screen is so small I read the story before having any hint of the photo to come! I was startled to say the least - yeay! Halloween came early this year! Hope you and your family have a fab time coming up the coast this year! It is so beautiful.

Jessi xox

Magaly Guerrero said...

You've won a copy of AlmaMia Cienfuegos: a Story of Blood, Scars and Nightmares. I will email you, too, but I figured I will add this comment here. AlmaMia might like the vamp ladies ;-)

http://pagan-culture.blogspot.com/2012/06/twysted-thystle-and-almamia-winners.html

Sunshineshelle said...

The eyes on the first vamp are genuinely terrifying & the second looks like she is totally satisfied, delicate little lady with a ferocious appetite!!!!! Bloody wonderful Cameron!

Caz said...

Oh wow!!! I LOVE vampires!! Very good as usual :-)

Wini said...

Wow, your artwork and words are very beautiful, macabre & creepy!! Great post, fangs for sharing!!

Erin K said...

Ooo, what a story to go along with these two gorgeous ladies of the night! You've captured such a longing in the eyes that's simply breath taking and that was the first thing my own eyes were drawn to.

Great post, and even greater art! <3

Shelley Whiting said...

Your pictures are twisted and scary. They are also hip and dreamlike. Beautiful and intriguing works.

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