After working on a previous painted hand for Oprah Magazine with photographer Dan Saelinger, Dan presented me with the challenge of creating scaly painted hands for the March Issue of Everyday with Rachael Ray.
Never one to shy away from a body art challenge, I was excited to give a relatable depiction of those who suffer from dry,cracking skin.
The process of replicating this reptilian body paint started by building up layers of Lux Airbrush paint from Mehron. From the base, intricate scales were painted in several shades of browns,greens and yellows before adding in the individual hand painted cracks and speckles.
Dry hands never looked so good.
L'Officiel Ukraine requested a vibrant array of paint coated hands to enhance the bright splashes of color for the spring issue with stylist Donald Lawrence and set designer Tracy Wingrove.
Inspired by geometric patterns and colors found in fabrics I created a perfect unison between my body art to Ronnie Peterson's clothes and makeup with nail art by Cassandra Lamar.
Using both a combination of Luxe Airbrush Makeup and hand painted Paradise Makeup AQ from Mehron, I was able to execute a 'handful' of body art creations.
After 2 successful front covers for Psychology Today, I was asked back for a 3rd!
Using brightly colored hand prints with Paradise Makeup AQ Palettes from Mehron I created the interpretation of "Touch" in our lives.
Trying several different hands to create the prints...my own paint covered fingers made the final prints for the cover!
Pick up your copy of the March/April issue today!