All but one of the original pint-sized nightmares were painted with the artist’s own blood and measures no larger than a U.S. quarter. Each miniature took approximately eight hours to create. The final reproduction will be printed at it’s original size on a 5” x 5” piece of premium photographic paper.²
For yourself or for someone special, these meticulously painted art prints are a sure-fire way to create a certain . . . ambience. Even if you’re not yet in the Halloween mood, these prints may be spooky enough to evoke nightmares.
Each print will be signed on the front³, as shown, numbered and dated on the back.
Not crazy about micro blood paintings? Check back in the future for additional listings. If you have any questions or requests, feel free to contact me here.
¹ Final prints will be of a higher quality than what you see on your screen. This includes finer detail and more vivid colors.
² Printed on durable, professional grade paper of the highest quality. Although much effort is made to depict items accurately, please be aware, monitors and web browsers sometimes dither colors (automatically make or choose the best match). For this reason, colors may appear different on the final printed product. Most computer monitors will not accurately display colors and should not be relied upon to accurately depict colors where matching is critical.
³ The picture shown above demonstrates a sample of the artist’s signature. The final product will be replaced with a genuine signature and will vary in appearance.
⁴ Copyright for artwork is retained by the artist, Christian Baloga [www.cbaloga.com], and is not transferred with sale. Christian Baloga retains all rights of reproduction.
Once again, I’ve been lost deep in writing, spending an average of nine to twelve hours during weekdays. Yesterday marked the completion of the rough first half of the second act. Today, I’m embarking on a new part, the midpoint, one of the most exciting parts of the story.
Every segment of the novel has offered its challenges. Fortunately, they’ve also ushered in many great surprises. In any event, I’m happy to embrace it all as I continue my journey forward.
Here’s to progress!
12,081. As of today, that’s the number of words I’ve written in my newest book.
I couldn’t be more proud of what I’ve written this far about a series of unworldly events in the early 1900s that were so obscure, so startling, they never made it into textbooks. The story begins in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Read More …
Working on this monumental novel has taken over a year, and will demand more time to complete. But with the outline finished and the rough second act underway, it’s exhilarating to see the story come alive.
While you’re waiting, read an excerpt from my first bizarre book, Wake the Wicked: Thirteen Twisted Tales here.
Before I sign off and get back to work, I want to wish all my readers and art fans happy holidays. Hope you’re having an eventful 2016, and thank you for the support you gave me this year, and all the years before.
HAPPY HALLOWEEN SEASON
Over the last few weeks I’ve been uploading a series of tiny nightmares painted with my blood to Instagram. People have been fascinated by how it’s done, so I’d now like to present to you this short film I’ve created, and sped up 5,000 times, of me painting a portrait of Wednesday Addams drinking poison.
Happy Curious Events Day! As a toast to the strange, I’ve been posting my latest micro paintings in human blood to Instagram. Each painting is 3/4″ or smaller; and like any typical painting I use brushes to apply the media, but mostly for larger areas. How I paint the most minute details is up to your imagination.
Expect to see more pint-sized nightmares, or as I call them, paintmares, like these in the future. I’ll also be selling prints and originals in the future. Stay tuned.
Painted With #Blood: Rocky Horror Picture Show (3/4” x 3/4”) #lips #movie #sexual #transvestite #art #Halloween #bloodart #tinypainting #miniart #miniature #mini #bloodpainting #instaart #watercolor #creepy #bloodpainting #instaart #tinyart #weird #painting #micropainting #micro #microart, paintmare #petit
Painted With #Blood: Psycho (9/16” x 3/4”) #scary #horror #classic #movie #Halloween #murder #micropainting #art #bloodart #tinypainting #miniart #miniature #mini #bloodpainting #instaart #watercolor #creepy #bloodpainting #instaart #tinyart #weird #painting #micropainting #micro #microart, paintmare
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Painted With #Blood: Packard Twin Six 1916 (3/4” x 3/8”) #vehicle #car #1900s #antique #classic #vintage #convertible #luxury #micropainting #art #bloodart #tinypainting #miniart #miniature #mini #bloodpainting #instaart #watercolor #creepy #bloodpainting #instaart #tinyart #weird #painting #micropainting #micro
Painted With #Blood: Nosferatu (3/4” x 3/4”) #vampire #dracula #Halloween #horror #portrait #micropainting #art #bloodart #tinypainting #miniart #miniature #mini #bloodpainting #instaart #watercolor #creepy #bloodpainting #instaart #tinyart #weird #painting A photo posted by Christian Baloga (@cbaloga) on
Painted With #Blood: Super Blood Moon, Total Lunar Eclipse (C = 3/4”) #micropainting #art #bloodart #tinypainting #miniart #miniature #mini #bloodpainting #instaart #watercolor #creepy #bloodpainting #instaart #tinyart #weird #painting #halloween #horror #skygazer #celestial #insomnia #insomniac #night
This high-heel is painted with my #blood. (5/8” x 9/16”) #pumps #heels #mini #bloodpainting #art #instaart #watercolor #shoe #fashion #tinyart #tinypainting #miniature #weird A photo posted by Christian Baloga (@cbaloga) on
Painted this with my #blood. A Trip to the #Moon – Le Voyage Dans La Lune (3/4” x 3/4”) #micropainting #art #bloodart #tinypainting #miniart #miniature #mini #creepy A photo posted by Christian Baloga (@cbaloga) on
Painted this with my own blood. (3/4” x 3/4”) #heart #anatomical #anatomicalheart #bloodpainting #miniature #miniart #art #tinypainting #tinyart #instaart #blood #mini #creepy A photo posted by Christian Baloga (@cbaloga) on
What if you could wear your favorite books? With Polyvore, you can! In honor of National Book Lover’s Day, I’ve just created a very special group called “Book Vogue” for us bibliophiles devoted to fashion. Over the past week or so, you might have even seen a couple posts of mine showing sets based on my admiration of both. The set below is a feminine look befitting the book Wake the Wicked: Thirteen Twisted Tales. I’ve even created a set inspired by author Edgar Allan Poe and a story called, “Under the Thorns” from the book Wake the Wicked.
I encourage you to join the “Book Vogue” group on Polyvore to curate your own style sets to show off your unique interpretations of your favorite books, scenes, and authors. It’s up to your literary imagination to create something bibliotastic to inspire the world. Keep an eye out for future contests specific to the “Book Vogue” group where you could win signed author books, art, and more.
Sign up here, on Polyvore, to create your first set and use hashtag #BookVogue on social media.
*Authors and artists, you can hold contests specific to your work by joining “Book Vogue.”
The Arts Seen Gallery Co-op & Café is a First Friday venue where one can relax, buy art from NEPA artists, and enjoy the comforts of a radiant café with free wifi. The non-profit organization is located in downtown Scranton, Pennsylvania and celebrated it’s Grand Opening Celebration on Friday June 5th, 2015. Read More …
I stopped there on Lackawanna Ave. My eyes were magnetized by the words “Art” and “Gallery” on an a-frame message board on the sidewalk.
“Wait,” I said to my friend, Brian, who was walking a good distance ahead of me. “In here.” I motioned him to follow me in a building in front of the board. To our left was a bright storefront café; to our right, a collection of works from local artists; ahead, a tall stand with shelves displaying art—and a book.
For the rest of the day I thought about how wonderful it would be to have my book, Wake the Wicked, sold in a venue that contributes as much to the Scranton art scene as the Arts Seen Gallery does; I was determined to try to get my book in the store.
A day or two later, Brian and I returned to the Gallery. Taking a single paperback from my vintage 1960s American Tourister bag, I pitched Wake the Wicked to Kim Kulagina, volunteer operations manager of Arts Seen Gallery.
I stood in front of her as she scanned my book, giving it a meticulous overview. My palms became wet with sweat until she gave me good news. She accepted the offer to sell it in-store!
After some mandatory business talk, she went on to inform me about all the wonderful happenings of the Gallery. One of them in particular, will be this coming Friday, July 3, at 6:30 PM where a Beatles tribute band, Revolution, will jam out, followed by an open-mic night.
I’ll be sure to attend this First Friday event. I invite all interested parties to come out to Arts Seen Gallery Co-op & Café to support the arts in Scranton. Click here for “A peak behind the curtain; a preview of some of the amazing events/exhibits coming your way this First Friday Scranton July 3, 2015.”
Shop local, read everywhere. Hope to see you there!
Visit Arts Seen Gallery Co-op & Café at 534 Lackawanna Ave, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18503, call 570-703-0768, or go online at https://www.facebook.com/artsseengallery.
Learn more about the First Friday Scranton art walks online at http://www.firstfridayscranton.com.