You might have noticed a stack of black and red paintings on my art desk a few posts back. They are part of a project I'm sinking my teeth into concerning the 72 demons of The Ars Goetia. I was originally going to do a smaller series of demons based on my own design, and in large part that is what the first twelve of these are. I've only had to make small adjustments to be able to fit the first twelve demons I painted into the Goetia text. I had a disturbing experience when I'd made up a list of the demons with descriptions and had marked out which of the first twelve fit into what particular demon. I found one demon (Bifronis) that was only described as "resembles a monster" so I picked out one of my paintings to use for it. Upon further research I noticed another description of this demon as having two heads, one facing left and one facing right. So I thought, well I can't use that painting now, but I looked at it and what do I see? Two faces, one facing left and one facing right. How fucking strange of a coincidence is that? That demon is the one from my December 12th post at The Skeleton Cave.
Anyway, here are 3 of the 72 demons. They are all going to be red acrylic paint on black painted backgrounds. The surface is thick double coats of black acrylic paint front and back on hand ripped cardstock paper with deckled edges that, when paint is applied, makes the edges look almost like torn flesh or as though a flame had been applied, fitting for the imagery. I'm going to sell them on my blog for a measily 20 bucks each or 15 each if at least 3 are purchased.