The Green Pages
March 2003

Tonnesen Ad Features Two Bodypainted Models  
by Mark Greenawalt

This advertisement is a two-page spread in the March issue of ARTnews Magazine for TONNESEN.  If you haven't heard of Tonnesen, Bill Tonnesen that is, you are missing out on a truly unique artist based here in Arizona.  You can catch a glimpse of his works on his website at or better yet, consider buying his 600-page book that chronicles his ascent into the high-end art world.  Since his art pieces are generally three dimensional though, the ideal way to "take in" his creations is to view them at a gallery showing.  The reason behind the ad shown here was to invite the ARTnews reader base to his showings in New York and Scottsdale in March.  Through some common acquaintances, Tonnesen contacted me to take part in the production of this image as the resident bodypainter.  This magazine has a readership of 82,513, the largest circulation of any fine-art magazine in the world, so I was honored to have been a part of this project.  

The theme behind the image is as much of a mystery to me as it most likely is to you.  My directive was to paint two models, one who had a "Barbie Doll" figure and another who was a plus size model.  Both were to be painted completely white from head to toe except for a black barcode on their upper torsos.  The models were then photographed on top of pedestals as shown in the ad and Tonnesen was photographed all over the place and compiled in the final product.  For more information about this project and to see some additional images from the shoot, visit or just click the picture above.


Cutty Black:  The New Drink In Town
by Mark Greenawalt

  Move over Jack Daniels, Jose Cuervo, and Jaggermeister, there's a new drink in town.  The people who brought you Cutty Sark, the famous scotch whiskey, have introduced a new 100 proof whiskey called Cutty Black.  To promote the product, they are throwing outrageous parties in several cities including the hugely successful Mardi Gras party at Sugar Daddy's in Scottsdale earlier this month.  Aron Mezo of Professional events brought me on board for this promotional event when the planners requested body painted models.  I had worked previously with Aron on the Razor Magazine parties last summer and he dropped my name and the rest is history.

For the event I painted two models.  The first was the famous (and stunning) Jessica Jaymes of and the second was a beautiful model that I had not met before named Nicolette Valentine (who, by the way, can sing like a bird).  Both models were "decorated" with the image of the Cutty Black bottle on their backs and with a snake that wrapped around them from back to front.  The images were loosely based on the Cutty Black advertising campaigns that included medieval warrior princesses in atmospheres of lightning for one and fire for the other.  Needless to say, Jessica and Nicolette were very popular spectacles at the party and they both played the part so well.  For more info and images from this session, please visit or just click the picture above.


More Bullet Items
by Mark Greenawalt

 - Look for an article that I wrote on southwest bodypainting in the June issue of Facepainting International Magazine.  The article was slated to be in the April issue, but we held it back so that I could include some brand new bodypaintings not shown on my site before.  One of the images was shot by photographer Steve Gladyz.  The two models that will definitely be included in the article are Lynette Brooks and Tawnya Gentlemen, but I haven't settled on who the third will be yet.  Stay tuned.

- Speaking of Lynette and Tawnya, who were both models for my live demonstrations at last years Sci-Fi conventions LepreCon and CopperCon, I will again be looking for a model for this years LepreCon event.  This years theme is "Dark Fantasy" and "Fairy-Tale" and it takes place on May 16th through the 18th.  More details will be forthcoming.

- Isis, the Egyptian-themed painting that I applied to a lifecast mold by Byur Gullwing, will be on display at a new art gallery in Mesa.  The gallery is located on the south side of Main Street, west of Center by a few blocks.  Hopefully I'll have more details on when it will be opening to the public soon.

E-ya later,
Mark Greenawalt

copyright 2003, Mark Greenawalt

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