TECHNIQUE SAMPLER

Scenic Art & Painting

(Ongoing)

Cloudscape Floor Process

Cloudscape Floor Process

A full-stage cloudscape for Tammy Faye's Final Audition. Painted off-site, then dismantled, delivered & installed for show run. Estimated work time: 30 hrs.

Inlaid marble floor

Inlaid marble floor

Full stage inlaid marble floor pattern for "1984." Technique used a 3 color large scale paint spatter technique with a Hudson sprayed water and denatured alcohol displacement. Approximated solo work time: 18 hrs.

Calling All Kates Floor Process

Calling All Kates Floor Process

Abstract runway floor. Wet blend gradient base, abstract rolled geometry, Hudson spray gradient overlay, finished with perspective linework.

Marble Process

Marble Process

Full-stage marble staircase unit for Santa Fe Opera's "Die Fledermaus." Process included 8ft pounce stencil patterns for consistency, sword strip brush veining, sponge & feature brushed detail, and many layers of ultra smooth high gloss varnish finish.

Percival von Schmootz Floor Process

Percival von Schmootz Floor Process

Floor treatment for 'The Enlightenment of Percival von Schmootz." Black gloss base with white array linework, blue Hudson spray varnish, wood blocked "crayon-drawing" inspired sun shape, finished with distressed gold leaf.

Dune carving process

Dune carving process

Custom fitted & carved bead foam sand dunes finished with elastomeric, shredded cork, and an 8 part spatter color finish. For Santa Fe Opera's "Alcina"

Portrait Process

Portrait Process

Actor portrait for "In The Next Room."

Percival von Schmootz Sun

Percival von Schmootz Sun

"Clockwork" style sun fly unit. Wood wash base with color blocking, finished with distressed gold leafing.

Percival Unit Process

Percival Unit Process

Various units from 'The Enlightenment of Percival Von Schmootz.'

12th Night Woodgrain

12th Night Woodgrain

Intermediate/Advanced woodgrain. Color matched to the on-stage piano finish, steps include hand-graining, check rolling, and various tinted glaze finishes.

Wood Grain

Wood Grain

Various basic woodgrain techniques and samples.

Parquet Wood Sample

Parquet Wood Sample

Wood sample and parquet pattern for "In The Next Room." The technique involved an intricate 3-color parquet pattern, and was based in a realistic texture coat in the matching pattern.

Floor Process

Floor Process

Parquet, tile, and hardwood planking process for "In The Next Room." Parquet floor involved base texture (in pattern) with 3 color wood finish. Pattern was broken down from reference for elevation using Adobe Illustrator. Tile work used 1/8" painters tape to mask the grout, and included a high gloss "ceramic" texture finish using denatured alcohol patina.

Wood Plank Floor

Wood Plank Floor

28 sheets of masonite were pre-painted in various distressed wood textures, then cut down and installed on stage for "Twelfth Night." Process includes roller scumbles, assorted random glaze & drybrush, and wood-grain rocker tools.

Spanish Tile Floor

Spanish Tile Floor

Custom 2-color stencil (Adobe Illustrator, hand cut) for "Twelfth Night."

Linoleum floor.

Linoleum floor.

Parquet_process2

Parquet_process2

4-part custom stencil, layout, and exaggerated faux woodgrain process.

Dancing at Lughnasa Floor Process

Dancing at Lughnasa Floor Process

OSB & luan planks washed to create interior hardwood and exterior abstract grass effects.

Carpet Stencil Process

Carpet Stencil Process

Full-stage staircase & ground cloth for Santa Fe Opera's "Die Fledermaus." Base coat included 2 color roller texture, spatter, topped with a 3 part main stencil and 2 part border stencil.

70s Wallpaper

70s Wallpaper

3-color, 12 part custom 1970s wallpaper stencil with applied grunge. Designed in Adobe Illustrator (from reference) and cut using Cricut vinyl cutter.

Large Scale Wallpaper

Large Scale Wallpaper

Custom designed mirrored-mermaid nautical motif damask wallpaper stencil (Adobe Illustrator). Walls included multiple scales of the same repeat pattern: 4', 2', 1' to enhance the forced perspective angles of the set.

Translucent Wallpaper Process

Translucent Wallpaper Process

After applying translucent base coats with an HVLP gun and brushed distress washes, a 3-step custom vinyl-cut stencil was used to apply an opaque wallpaper pattern for backlit scrim interiors of "Intimate Apparel."

Skid Row Environmental Signage

Skid Row Environmental Signage

Over 30+ hand-painted advertisements & billboards hung above the set for Little Shop of Horrors. All at varying levels of distress and translated to black & white.

Master copy

Master copy

Large scale studio master copy of Tamara de Lempicka painting.

Malthus Portrait

Malthus Portrait

Portrait of Thomas Malthus for Urinetown finale. Estimated work time: 12 hrs.

Angelica Banner

Angelica Banner

4'x10' Baroque painting style prostitute advertisement for "The Rover" (modeled after actress).

Dressmaker Counter Graphic Design

Dressmaker Counter Graphic Design

Custom dressmaker counter display graphic design for The Ladies Man Act 2 (Adobe Illustrator, large format print).

Percival von Schmootz Drop

Percival von Schmootz Drop

Soft good drop process for 'The Enlightenment of Percival von Schmootz." Full-stage muslin drop stretched, painted & distressed with translucent washes.

Scrim Backdrop

Scrim Backdrop

Elevation and process on full-stage scrim backdrop for "Dancing at Lughnasa." Shark tooth scrim was pre-stretched & painted off-site and shipped for install. Estimated solo work time: 20 hrs.

Stucco Process

Stucco Process

24' wall distressed stucco & distressed plaster texture finish for Santa Fe Opera's "Alcina."

This Is Horror!! Billboard

This Is Horror!! Billboard

Looming above the Skid Row flower shop in Little Shop of Horrors, this 6x18' B-movie billboard served as a backdrop for song & dance sequences through the show. Estimated solo work time: 18 hrs.

Little Shop Exterior Wall Process

Little Shop Exterior Wall Process

Designed to mimic the black & white illustrative style of the original B-Movie, full-scale brickwork was painted to look like graphite sketches. Set included matching techniques on solid & transparent scrim walls.

Painting Techniques & Process

(Varying Locations)

A series of theatrical techniques, painting styles, and finishes. 

 

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