Faux Painting

Production Photo

Production Photo

First Stages of Woodgrain

First Stages of Woodgrain

Back Painted

Back Painted

Front Painted

Front Painted

FEV

FEV

Production Photo

Production Photo

Production Photo

Production Photo

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

Finished Piece

Finished Piece

Beginning colors

Beginning colors

Beginning Colors

Beginning Colors

Filling in the Ship

Filling in the Ship

Final Colors

Final Colors

Pulling off the tape

Pulling off the tape

Finished Piece

Finished Piece

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.

Final Photo

Final Photo

Completed Squid

Completed Squid

Primer Layer

Primer Layer

Tissue Paper Layer

Tissue Paper Layer

Tissue Paper Layer

Tissue Paper Layer

Spray Paint Coat

Spray Paint Coat

Spray Paint Coat

Spray Paint Coat

Sawdust & Glue Finished Coat

Sawdust & Glue Finished Coat

Sawdust & Glue Finished Coat

Sawdust & Glue Finished Coat

Sawdust & Glue Finished Coat

Sawdust & Glue Finished Coat

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

Finalized Stump

Finalized Stump

First layer of paint

First layer of paint

Bark painting

Bark painting

Near-finished side

Near-finished side

Painted top first step

Painted top first step

Detail paint

Detail paint

Finished

Finished

Finished

Finished

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 

Final painting step

Final painting step

Reference Image

Reference Image

Base

Base

Applique and rope attached

Applique and rope attached

Coating with JC/Glue/Water

Coating with JC/Glue/Water

Painted & Tissue Papered

Painted & Tissue Papered

Finished Base

Finished Base

Finished pole

Finished pole

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

Walking Sign

Walking Sign

Metro Sign

Metro Sign

Traffic Signs

South Pacific

Barter Theatre 2014

Scenic Designer: Derek Smith

Prop Master: Helen Stratakes

  • Stenciled and lettered on thin ply. 

Finished Stove

Finished Stove

Finished Sink

Finished Sink

Drawing Out Pattern

Drawing Out Pattern

Stencil for Stove

Stencil for Stove

Stove Stencil In Progress

Stove Stencil In Progress

Finished Stove

Finished Stove

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.

Finished Moon

Finished Moon

Luan patterning

Luan patterning

Close up of pattern

Close up of pattern

Finished Moon with Reference

Finished Moon with Reference

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

Antique White Paint Technique

Antique White Paint Technique

Antique White Paint Technique

Antique White Paint Technique

Base coat of "Pumpkin Orange"

Base coat of "Pumpkin Orange"

Three-tone wet blend over top

Three-tone wet blend over top

Finished Piece

Finished Piece

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

Full Phonograph

Full Phonograph

Woodgrain close-up

Woodgrain close-up

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.

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