Saturday, March 10, 2007

Lion Grotesque

These are two of the projects I did as a scenic painting intern at The Seattle Repertory Theatre.

Sculpture 1'-6" x 2'-7" x 5"

I started the sculpture first. After building up layers of aluminum foil on a plywood base and applying a protective coating, I started the marble painting. I researching different types of real life marble, and then pushing the color and contrast in my painted rendition. Then I lit the unpainted sculpture as a model for a charcoal value study and the final trompe l'oeil painting over the marble base. After finishing off the sculpture with its distressed and textured paint treatment, I was eventually able to remove the plywood backing and replace it with a simple frame. 

Fantasy Marble 3'-7" x 6'