© 2015 - 2018 by Liz Hastings

Faux Painting

Higgins' Couch

My Fair Lady

Stages St. Louis 2013

Scenic Designer: James Wolk

Prop Master: Sarah Harris

  • Built by Eric Klingbeil

  • Base is plywood, base coated in a yellow

  • Two-tone wet blend wood grain paint technique

  • Added painted on knots after

  • Coated in a French Enamel Varnish and sealed with a Polyacrylic

Scenic Painting Final

Scenic Painting Class

Ohio University 2018

Professor: David Russel

  • Built from spare parts. 

  • Painted on plywood and pine.

  • Base coat, wood grain, wash and then FEV over the top.

Squid Archer

Hand Props Class

Ohio University 2017

Professor: Tom Fiocchi

  • Check Sculpture page to see build/carve

  • Layer of Epoxy Resin over the top of the finished carve

  • Painted with a sandable Primer

  • Coated in a paper mache tissue layer for texture

  • Painted over top with blue and green spray paints

  • Coated in a glue and sawdust mixture for more texture 

  • Given a final spray paint and seal

  • Paint job based off of the idea the sculpture was underwater for a long period of time

Stump

The Dryad: An Appalachian Tale

Barter Theatre 2014

Scenic Designer: Derek Smith

Prop Master: Helen Stratakes

  • Check Sculpture page to see build 

  • Painting on fabric mache

  • Painted sides with greys and browns, small moss detail with greens here and there. 

  • Drew a hard edge in sharpie, painting the bark color on the exterior. Then painted thin rings radiating out from center. 

  • Covered with a greyed wash to age.

  • Sealed with a polyeurethane 

Light Post

Smokey Joe

Stages St. Louis 2015

Scenic Designer: James Wolk

Prop Master: Sarah Harris

  • Base made of plywood and metal

  • Added in applique and rope

  • Coated in JC/glue/water mixture, several coats

  • Painted with black

  • Added in glue and tissue paper mache in reds and greens, and painted over, allowing flaking and cracking of paint

Traffic Signs

South Pacific

Barter Theatre 2014

Scenic Designer: Derek Smith

Prop Master: Helen Stratakes

  • Stenciled and lettered on thin ply. 

Mary Poppins Furniture

Mary Poppins

Barter Theatre 2014

Scenic Designer: Derek Smith

Prop Master: Helen Stratakes

  • Stencil for stove provided by Scenic Designer

  • Painted masonite boxes to look like doll furniture with flat colors and sharpie outlines.

Moon

The Wonderettes
Barter Theatre 2014

Scenic Designer: Derek Smith

Prop Master: Helen Stratakes

  • Made out of luan on a hula hoop

  • Gridded up, cut out, and painted

Touring Bench

The Velveteen Rabbit

Barter Theatre 2014

Scenic Designer: Holly Breur

Prop Master: Helen Stratakes

  • Upright and legs painted with dark brown around the edges and corners

  • Painted over the top with an off white/cream

  • Sanded on edge to bring out brown color here and there

  • Seat base coated with "pumpkin orange" 

  • Tri-color wet blended (highlight, lowlight, shadow)

  • Sealed over top with an antique tinted shellac

Phonograph

My Fair Lady

Stages St. Louis 2013

Scenic Designer: James Wolk

Prop Master: Sarah Harris

  • Built from spare parts. 

  • Painted on plywood and pine.

  • Base coat, wood grain, wash and then FEV over the top.