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?

How To Paint Stunning, Realistic Stained Glass

Painting stained glass for the stage is always high on a scenic artist’s wish list of projects. Not only can they be very pretty, but they also give us a chance to flex our problem-solving muscles....

Angelique Powers May 18, 2017 Questions?

Filling Coldplay’s Head Full Of Vibrant Rosco Colours

Coldplay’s “A Head Full of Dreams” tour, launched in support of its namesake album in late-2016, saw an impressive burst of colours both in lighting and set design. The stage, inspired by the album’s...

Tatiana Massano April 28, 2017 Questions?

How To Create Realistic Faux Grass For Your Set

Thanks to our new partnership with The Guild of Scenic Artists, we’ll be sharing select stories from their members that you’ll also find inside their blog – The Scenic Route. Below is a story from...

Angelique Powers April 06, 2017 Questions?

Painting the Background of Satire For El Carnaval de Cádiz

Carnaval de Cádiz is the principal Carnival in Spain and quite different from other Carnival celebrations around the world. While most Carnivals emphasise glamorous and spectacular costumes, in Cádiz...

Tatiana Massano March 02, 2017 Questions?

Raw Umber - It's Ugly and We Love It

Pantone 448C - The World's Ugliest Color In 2016, Pantone 448 C was declared as the world’s ugliest color. So ugly, in fact, an Australian research and marketing project covered cigarette packs in...

Angelique Powers February 21, 2017 Questions?