A UV Effect Gives An Angel Its Wings

In January 2017 I taught a workshop entitled “Depth and Dimension with UV Paint” for Southwest USITT, which was hosted by the University of Oklahoma in Norman. The challenge was to “surprise” the...

Jenny Knott May 03, 2018 Questions?

Pro-Tips For Painting Pretty Patinas

Aged metal – it’s a technique we scenic artists create all the time, and each of us has 4-6 recipes in our paint-stained pockets that we’re ready to pull out at any time. But sometimes, the set...

Angelique Powers March 02, 2018 Questions?

Silver Ain’t Steel - But It Can Be! How To Paint A Faux Steel Effect

I thought the first time I was asked to paint a full faux metal set was a fluke, a once in a blue moon event that would be fun and challenging. Well I was wrong. I have since been asked to paint four...

Angelique Powers January 23, 2018 Questions?

Paint Your Own Magical Nutcracker Christmas Tree

Scenic Artist, Donna Wymore specializes in the popular “Growing Christmas Trees” that are necessary for any production of The Nutcracker. While her company, Tuxedo Junction Fine Art, rents and sells...

Angelique Powers December 05, 2017 Questions?

A Modern Haunted Effect With A Vintage Touch

The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, California’s oldest seaside amusement park, recently underwent a $14MM renovation. The process blended old-time nostalgia with modern thrills to enhance their guest...

Tatiana Massano October 30, 2017 Questions?

The Art Of Schlepitchka – And Other Secret Scenic Artist Tricks

Jamie Clausius is both the resident Designer and Scenic Artist for backdrop designs at Tobins Lake Studios. Recently, she needed to create a generic cornfield backdrop design for their rental stock...

Angelique Powers October 12, 2017 Questions?

ScenicG – Painting Workshops For Everyone

Gabriel Barrera has been an artist ever since he could remember, and now he’s the Charge Scenic Artist at Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Wanting to share his artistic passion with others, Gabriel began...

Angelique Powers October 03, 2017 Questions?

Stepping Up To Premiere Clear

While investigating different glossy top coats for a project with my design students at Kent State, I made a new discovery: Rosco Premiere Clear Gloss. I have been a scenic artist for a long time –...

Tammy Honesty July 27, 2017 Questions?

The China Silk Challenge

Mikah Berky, the Assistant Scenic Charge at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, recently needed to paint some large backdrop panels out of china silk for their production of “The Wiz.” She needed to...

Angelique Powers June 22, 2017 Questions?

How To Create Translucent Backlit Scenery Effects

Scenic Artist Laura Scheving recently created a project that she simply described as her “Magic Translucent Drop.” It’s an excellent example of how to create vivid sunrise or sunset scenery that only...

Angelique Powers June 01, 2017 Questions?