Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Discovering Self: Body painting photo shoot + New painting and Works in Progress

During this week I have been trying to get caught up on all my painting projects while simultaneously getting more of the shots from my last body painting session ready for posting.
So far, so good.

Here is a painting I finished on Monday:
Original acrylic painting by Chelsea Rose

As far as getting some more of my body painting project photos edited, here is another one for your viewing pleasure:
Discovering Self
"Discovering Self"
body painting and photography by Chelsea Rose
Model: Amata

This weekend on Saturday at T.Ruth Artspace(2403 NW Thurman) I will be body painting my 5th model. I'm interested to see how that materializes. If you are in Portland Oregon, feel free to stop on in. We will be there pretty much all day starting at 10:00am and ending around 5:00pm.

Speaking about works in progress, i started on a new painting:
work in progress shot
This background was done on Monday as the varnish dried on the "Blossom" painting.
Im enjoying these really simplistic, semi impressionistic backgrounds vs my usual one color gradation backgrounds. For this one i was going for an "at sea sunset" kinda vibe.
hope that translates.
Last night i managed to outline the subject onto the background:
Work in Progress shot
Now its time to start laying the foundation colors, mapping out the creature's basic color palette.

So thats it for now. More updates soon though!

Peace n Love,
-Chelsea Rose


  1. Wow...its wonderful to see all of your projects in progress and finished. I love how the lines change your live models and the vibrant colors enliven the black lines.

  2. Thanks so much for your words!
    those black lines do seem to play an important part in my painting work. so glad you enjoy.
    im hoping to be done with the new sea/sunset one eyed mermaid painting featured above- tonight! lets see if i can make that happen....
    thanks again for the support.
    best wishes,
    -Chelsea Rose

  3. I cant even begin to say enough about your work. I am constantly amazed. I don't know what you are planning on doing with the photographs of the body painting that you have been doing, but it would make a very strong series or collection.

    I love the green and orange background. You've got a creative mind and it translates so well on to the canvases of your choice!

  4. Kelly, as always i really appreciate your input!

    with the photos from this body painting project i have been thinking about having a gallery opening/show with them once i have done all 10 shoots as planned. I have to find the right gallery, pitch the body painting work and see if i can do a show.
    I was also thinking it would be interesting if i could someone get some funding to publish an art book of all the photos. I have to do some research and see whats possible.
    wish me luck!
    -Chelsea Rose

  5. Blown away! That body painting is amazing and I love your latest painting!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.


  6. Thank YOU for stoppin by my blog. i do appreciate it! So glad you are enjoying my painting work. i am very excited to have another body painting shoot this weekend. only this time my model is a dark woman so i get to use white paint! should be interesting.
    again, thanks for the kind words and support
    -Chelsea Rose

    seriously, i lost words! you're very talented. those drawings are super amazing, how long did they take you to complete everything?