But that is part of the problem - the content on body painting online so far has been scattered far and wide, and filled with images that the average viewer might not want to see, including questionable content not related to body painting. I wanted to create a site where you could learn about the art of body painting without being afraid you would stumble across an offensive image.
Brattleboro, Vermont (PRWEB) April 24, 2009
Fine artist Jodina Meehan launches the first complete online resource for body painting practitioners, including how-to's, news, and reviews of current body painting festivals around the world.
It's a little known fact: thousands of people around the world are fanatic fans of body painting and will travel hundreds of miles each year to attend gala body painting events such as the World Body Painting Festival in Seeboden, Austria.
In fact there are seven or more two-to-three day long spectacular body painting festivals worldwide, including music, dance, and body painting competitions; as well as hundreds of thousands of searches for body painting on the internet each month - yet, up to now, there has not been a single place where the average searcher could find complete and accurate information on body painting.
There have been many blogs, forums and sites where you can find random bits of information about body painting; but up to now it has been difficult to find sites that focus on how-to information and accurate tips on where to get materials. There has also been a lack of information on how to make money as a body painter, even though many beginners are asking about this topic. The best body painting site to date even lamented the dearth of good information on body painting techniques and supplies.
Jodina Meehan's site Body Painting Expert fills this gap by providing one place where you can easily find information on body painting tips, techniques and resources, as well as the latest news on body painting venues and festivals around the world.
A visitor to her site will notice there is a distinct lack of completely nude examples of body painting on the site, as the artist wanted to create a place where all ages and levels of interest could learn about body painting without worrying about being confronted by nude images online.
"If you want to see examples of nude body painting, they are easily found," says the Vermont artist." But that is part of the problem - the content on body painting online so far has been scattered far and wide, and filled with images that the average viewer might not want to see, including questionable content not related to body painting. I wanted to create a site where you could learn about the art of body painting without being afraid you would stumble across an offensive image."
Body painting is used for a variety of performance and artistic needs, including dance and theatre performances, and it also has a "crossover" audience in face painting, which includes children's face painting, she says. "That's why I created an accessible place where you can find all the practical information you need, whether you are interested in nude or partially covered body painting, or even just face painting."
However, she says that Body Painting Expert does focus primarily on body painting and not face painting, because in her experience there are several adequate resources online already for face painting, but none for body painting.
For additional information on body painting techniques and festivals, (and to get seven free tips on body painting), visit her new site at Body Painting Expert
About Jodina Meehan:
Jodina Meehan is a professional artist living in Southern Vermont, with 21 years experience in fine and commercial arts. She is also the editor of Cymatica.com, an online journal about sound waves and visual art.
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