Saturday, 18 August 2012

Painting on People

Yesterday, Friday August 17, I spent the afternoon as a volunteer at the Kraft Foods, TSN and Therapeutic Riding Society Celebration. I didn't do any hard work or running around - I just sat and painted on people's arms, legs or sometimes faces.

In the morning I painted something like this on my arm thinking I would need something to draw attention to what I was doing. Was I ever wrong! My first subjects where two kids that I invited in to be painted on - after them I didn't stop.

 Although I had my camera with me, I never found time to take any photos, so today I did a few of the most popular subjects on my own arm.
 The flying unicorn and the Spiderman where a hit with the little girls and boys while the youngest preferred the rainbow and the turtle.

 For the teens I mostly did the Monster. Kids had been asking if I could do a monster and I replied that I didn't have a reference (thinking of some kind of ghoul) - then one of them showed me his cap and the logo stitched on it. Who knew? The logo is actually lime but many of the kids preferred to pick their own colors.
 Another popular painting popular with the teens was the snake, either wrapped around the arm or crawling up it. One boy requested the Dodge Ram logo from his cap - now that was a challenge.

As I said, I was busy from the time I got to the Rec. Center till it was time to pack up. I didn't have time to eat and barely had time to drink. But I had fun, the kids for the most part were great and they all seemed to like their paintings.
Best of all I got to play with my newest art toys. The Neocolor II Watersoluble colour wax pastels are just great for painting on skin (much better than my first body art paints). They are quick and easy with little mess; they don't take up much room and are easy to cart around.  I will be doing this again but I hope next time that I will get paid.

1 comment:

  1. I love the flowers on top picture...I always thought it's really hard to paint on skin...Great job!