|WIND IN THE WILLOWS aka TOAD OF TOAD HALL - page three|
|Most of this web site is devoted to my own art work but I also have other scenic artists sending me photos of their shows. I always welcome other people's shows as it's nice to see how they tackle the problems. Here's a set of photos from the "Dalians" group. Painted by Jill Richards|
|Sets designed and built by Terry Gates.
Artwork designed and painted by Jill Richards.
Performed by "The Dalians", Southampton, in 1999
|THE SPRING WOODS|
Flats are 12 feet high.
Jill has replied as follows..."I paint in the trunks etc first (suppose most people do that!) but the foliage ...well, I start with 'black'! And then build up the layers with a range of greens and yellows (depending on the type of trees I want) using a three or four inch brush, dabbing the paint on. With the Dalians, I use emulsion paints (weird eh?) but the range of paints (Johnsons) will mix any colour and they provide good coverage. I found that black and yellow (saffron) make an excellent dark green and, building up the colour as I do, it gives a great sense of depth! I wish I could say I practised and worked on the technique - but it was more of an accident than anything else!!! As was my turning from an amateur actor to a scenery painter!!!! But I'm awfully glad of that accident!!!"
Brian writes... "Nope, using emulsion paint is not weird. I use
Dulux vinyl matt emulsion paint for practically all of my shows. Only
rarely (when a company can afford it) do I lash out and buy Rosco or Bristol
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