SCENERY PAINTING FOR THE AMATEUR MUSICAL THEATRE and PANTOMIME
|THE MERRY WIDOW Page two.
Designed by Donald O'Brien.
Scenic Artist Brian Willis. Sets built by Norman Ballentine.
Performed by Portrush Music Society at the Riverside Theatre Coleraine. (1996)
|A Salon in the Pontevedrian Embassy. This theatre has a raked auditorium which causes problems with eyelines. So I painted the "tops" of the staircase balustrade and pillars in the hopes that the majority of the audience was above the eyeline.|
Detail of the portrait at the back of set.
Unusually for me, I painted this with acrylics to get the vibrant (garish) colours.
This was painted on a flat piece of board. The frame is a trompe l'oeil.
This is the portrait to which the chorus sing at the opening of this operetta and I'm damned if I can remember the man's name. Anyone help me?
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