|Gummi G. DeAngelis
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1. Can you describe the image that was painted on you during your body painting session with Mark Greenawalt?
It was beeeeautiful! It was a piano keys "banner" wrapped around my body with a treble clef on my back.
2. How did you first hear about Mark Greenawalt's body painting artform and how did you get involved?
I think he emailed me looking for a model quite awhile ago, and we finally got to work together in Sept. of 2001
3. Was this your first experience at being body painted? If not describe previous sessions.
Yes, this was the first time using liquid latex. I've been painted with make up on my body before.
4. What were your reasons for modeling for a body painting session with Mark Greenawalt?
He's talented. I like working with good talent.
5. Do you have previous modeling experience? If so, please list any highlights.
Yes. I've modeled for 16 years. I've worked for Playboy and done music videos, motion pictures, and lots and lots of print work.
6. What does it feel like to get painted?
Its like a tickly massage.
7. What advice would you give another model who is considering being bodypainted by Mark Greenawalt?
8. What were the reactions of people that saw your images (friends, relatives, significant others, etc.)?
They loved it. My husband thought it was really cool.
9. Which of Mark's bodypaintings is your favorite (besides your own, of course)?
My fav. is the Queen of Hearts.
10. Would you consider being painted again by Mark Greenawalt?
But of course!
11. If you were to be painted again, what type of image would you like to try?
12. Describe the atmosphere of the session (relaxed, awkward, rushed, professional, etc.).
13. Did you feel or seem like you were wearing clothes once you were painted?
Kind of... when we were at the lake some people were out on a boat coming to shore, and they wouldn't have known that I was really nekid. :)
14. Where did you get painted and where did you do the photoshoot?
I got painted at Don Crossland's house, and shot at the lake. And Don's house too.
15. Looking back, what was your favorite part of getting body painted?
16. Looking back, what was your least favorite part of getting body painted?
The amount of time. It was long, but worth it.
17. Do you associate body painting more with art or with porn?
Porn? There's NOTHING pornographic about it, in my opinion.
18. What celebrity would you like to see body painted and why?
I dont know... I did just sit here for a few minutes and think about it though. :)
19. How easy did the paint come off?
It wasn't easy.. I sat beneath warm running water and it seemed to help, but it sucked taking it off. My skin broke out pretty bad, but I left it on for quite awhile after the shoot. (8 hours or so after) Don't leave it on if your skin is sensitive.
20. What comments do you have about body painter Mark Greenawalt (be careful, he may quote you on this)?
I think he's FABU! Not only is he a talented artist, but makes the model feel comfortable during the painting and the shoot.