hey artlover and music freaks, i´ve been VERY busy, so i owe you some posts, but first things first:
do you know THE RED PAINTINGS ? i wrote about them in this blog earlyer.
i stumbled over this amazing band a few years ago, my friend devi, who also is a blogger ( go here:
and she was like: “natascha, we have to go to see this band, they have costumes and bodypainting on stage,and the music is brilliant!”,here is a bit more about that.
so on may 20 , the red paintings had an amazing show in hamburg at monkeys music club
and my friend devi and i went there and i was happy to live paint with the band at the show.
i arrived around 8pm at the venue, got to the merch table to be brought to the backstage area. this really is not as exciting as it sounds, just a room with some mirrors and some old couches. the band was already getting dressed, alix was doing her make up, trash was getting his glow-eyes-skirt ready and i was handed a black morph suit and a mask. YAY COSTUMES! i brought some of my own paint, but they also had some (in the process of painting i mixed them later). they had no volunteer to be the human canvas this time,but i got a big canvas right next to the stage in front of the audience. the band started playing and my “job” during the first 4 songs was to walk through the people and creep them out a little bit. thanx to the mask i was wearing, that was a lot of fun. most people back off immediately when you come near them and look weird.
the music …oh the music, this band creates such beautiful music, it was really not hard to paint with this music. the music practically painted my painting…does that make sense?
[i got these pictures later from TRP fans via facebook (THANK YOU, you know who you are)]
i painted a treehugging girl on a bleeding tree, don´t know where she came from…well,yes i do…she came through the music!
THE RED PAINTINGS on bandcamp:
when i began to paint the blood dripping from the ripped roots of the tree the band stopped playing for a minute or so (it felt like forever) and trash was like: “*sigh…beautiful…let´s just stand here and watch the painting…” it was absolutely silent…i was so grateful to wear a mask,because i was smiling all around my head… it did not feel uncomfortable, it felt weird and great and i loved it ;).
trash also loved the painting and they took it with them. i could do that every day, it was so much fun. a guy asked ME for an autograph, how weird is this?
well…if you ever hear about THE RED PAINTINGS in your town: GO THERE! they are an unbelieveable amazing band and they are currently on tour in the UK
SAT JUNE 10 GRAVESEND LEO’S RED LION
SUN JUNE 11 SHEFFIELD MULBERRY TAVERN
MON JUNE 12 BIRMINGHAM SUBSIDE
WEDS JUNE 14 DUBLIN GYPSY ROSE, IRE
FRI JUNE 16 WORKINGTON LOUNGE 41
SAT JUNE 17 WELLINGTON RAFFS BAR
SUN JUNE 18 THIRSK WILLOWMAN FESTIVAL
MON JUNE 19 NOTTINGHAM BODEGA
TUE JUNE 20 EDINBURGH OPIUM
WED JUNE 21 GLASGOW BROADCAST
FRID JUNE 23 DUNDEE RED SUIT
SAT JUNE 24 BRIDGWATER COBBLESTONE