I LOVE painting faux stones, I told them.
And clouds, for that matter.
So I was recently given the opportunity to paint LOTS of stones for a Repunzel’s Tower in a local theater production of Into The Woods. I think it ended up being 120 square feet of stones. Enough stones to make me question my original statement, but now that feeling has passed.
I love working as a set painter for our local theaters. The work must be done under a deadline and executed quickly. Working with the visions of the director, stage manager and the set builder to bring the ideas to fruition is most satisfying. The best part is seeing all the separate parts of my work come together under the lights with the actors and singers. I am in awe of how all of these different elements are brought to that point. And in awe of anyone who can act, sing, dance.
Then, it is finished and I can go on to my “fine art”.
This is the tower when it was first set up.