Thursday, January 21, 2010

New Body Painting shoot, Culture Control show, works in process

So a lot has gone on since my last post.
Last weekend I did another body painting/photoshoot with a model named Blissful Hope.
Check out what i posted so far:
Blissful Hope
body painting and photography by Chelsea Rose
Model: Blissful Hope

Blissful Hope
body painting and photography by Chelsea Rose
Model: Blissful Hope

Blissful Hope
body painting and photography by Chelsea Rose
Model: Blissful Hope
Painting Blissful Hope
This is a process shot danny took while i was painting. I started painting at 10:00am and didn't finish until 3:00pm. We then photographed till 5:00pm. As always, i had a blast hanging out with my model. But when i am working i tend to forget to drink or eat so it was another all dayer that left my body super exhausted. Still it was well worth it. I still have so many wonderful poses to sort from, polish and post! So yea...still more photos to come from this shoot.

Also, last weekend Danny and I went to the Culture Control show in Vancouver Washington where Danny's artwork was being displayed along side other political/street art.

culture control
Quick snapshot i took of Danny standing next to the area where his work was posted.
culture control
Olin the organizer of the show did a great job jammin so much artwork into such a small place. Plus the live music was truly awesome. I love Vancouver!

....I know i have been talking on here about how i am painting a dear friend's canvas cloak. Well i finally have some more progress to show.
This is what i have so far for Wonder's woodsman cloak:
Wonder's cloak-back
Danny helped me out by drawing the mushroom world on the bottom. I then painted them in. For this project i am using Lumiere metallic acrylic paint over a base of white screen print fabric paint. Fun stuff! Now to do the hood and start the front. Seems so far Wonder is super excited about the way its coming out. Yay!!

Unfortunately all my art progress came to a stand still this Monday when i came home from work with super sore throat and a fever. I ended up taking Tuesday off, resting up, taking some much needed herbal supplements, danny cooked me a healthy meal of curried lentils + broccoli and brown rice. This morning i woke up feelin fine and went to work. Now i am home with alil bit of a scratchy throat but i think the worst is over.
After I am done writing this blog i am hoping to run over to my art table and get to work on the painting I had hoped to start Monday night.
I will be painting this illustration of mine:
Blossom
....not sure what color to make the background yet. I was thinking yellows. I will be painting her on a 14"x14" canvas.
I will let you know how it goes.

Thats pretty much it. Other then the fact that this Saturday will be my 1 year dready head anniversary.
Medusa Rising
...wich will simply mean my dreads are 1 year old! I will have danny take some proper pics for a nice dready journey update( have not done one of those in quite some time actually)

.....Ok, i should get goin now. its time to paint!
Much love to all.
Think healthy thoughts.
-Chelsea Rose

5 comments:

  1. congratulations on the upcoming dread birthday!

    I don't know if you know what a positive impact your body painting series is having on me. Each model you have used has been gorgeous and unique and your art work enhances the beauty of each woman. I get, from your pictures, that we don't have to be the same as all the females in the media to be stunning. It makes me feel a little better about myself and the skin I am in. thank you :)

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  2. Kelly,

    Thanks so much for your words my dear! I cant tell you how much they mean to me. I am so very glad that my body painting series is having a positive impact on you. I hope the message of natural inner beauty reaches out to touch more women because i feel its extremely important for us to reclaim our bodies, image and self confidence!
    Much love and thank you again,
    -Chelsea Rose

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  3. I think the body painting is extrordinary! The first and last photograph from the b&w session is remarkable. I must incline you give me a notice if you decide to put them up in prints! I'd buy one in a heartbeat.

    Much love
    - mirrorTEA

    www.mirrortea.deviantart.com

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  4. MirrorTea- Im so glad you are enjoying what i have done so far for this body painting project of mine. the feedback is much appreciated!
    Prints will certainly be on their way once i am all done with the project. im also trying to research how i might go about publishing a "coffee table" sorta art book with em. we shall see!
    I remember you from my DA days and still enjoy your art! Glad to see you are still goin at in.
    much love and respect,
    -Chelsea Rose

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  5. hope you are getting better… sore throat is not a lot of fun its just uncomfortable and difficult to swallow.

    usually, i would take the Nim Jiom Cough Syrup (www.geocities.jp/ninjiom_hong_kong/index_e.htm ) which has a thick consistency formulation. it coats the throat and includes herbs that are particularly good for that application.

    i hope it works on you as well.

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