Jenny & I had arranged another ‘secret’ paint to be used to advertise Paintopia 2015. The theme is ‘The Art of Music’ so we had come up with the idea of picking several music genres and doing the clothes that matched them.
As most of the Paintopia promos had been on females (except Mr Darcy) we decided to use boys, and after much discussion on genres that were iconic and colourful and as different as possible, made our decision.
David with his epic beard was to be Country & Western. We added some stencilled music notes on to Davids’ shirt and an acoustic guitar. If anyone can tell me if its an actual tune…?
Tall elegant James was classical (plus he could play clarinet I think it was),
Kyle could do a bowl cut so was a Sergeant Peppers era Beatles/ 70s,
and Neil was a punk with a prosthetic mohican.
We set up in what will be the new 2015 venue for Paintopia, Sprowston Manor near Norwich. They kept bringing out the most gorgeous homemade chocolate cookies which was really distracting 🙂
We had the 2 photographers who were going to be the official ones in 2014 with us – Jamie of 410 and Sean Parnell.
As the models had travelled from all over to join us we were trying to be fairly speedy, so I kept it to around an hour per model – we were mainly doing waist up only anyway.
All paints used were Cameleon, with Cameleon glitter gel bling and some Kryolan glitter gel, and also I used a tartan stencil on Neils’ chest. Then the guys started posing and I really adored what the photographers came up with – its amazing when bodyart interacts with more bodyart!
My wee Fin and Neils’ daughter had a whale of a time playing with everyone and all the props too.