Dragons' Blood

Dragons' Blood is an old name in the pharmacy for the resin of certain plants, formerly used in preparations. The East Indian palm (Calamus Draco) is used as a colouring matter for artist's varnishes etc.

This painting came about because I once spotted a tiny creature in the margin of medieval manuscript. I decided to make him much larger and give him some company and 'a whole new life' on a large canvass!

To read more about medieval manuscripts and the fantastical creatures found in their illuminations, please click on Biblical.

To see more paintings of dragons and other mythical animals, please click on Mythical Beasts.

Acrylic paint on canvass

80 x 100 cm



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