Theatrical Scene Painting A Lesson Guide

ISBN-10: 0809327651

ISBN-13: 9780809327652

Edition: 2nd 2008

Authors: William H. Pinnell

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"Theatrical Scene Painting: A Lesson Guide, "second edition, is a practical guide to scene painting for students and novices, as well as a reference for intermediate scene painters who wish to refresh or supplement their basic skills. Drawing on his extensive teaching and scene-painting experience, William H. Pinnell clarifies and expands on the lessons of the first edition, providing a detailed overview of the fundamentals of traditional scene painting. The guide not only covers the basic tools of the trade and various methods of creating texture on scenery but also includes more advanced techniques for scene making, beginning with stonework, woodwork, and wallpaper before moving on to the more intricate techniques of moldings, paneling, drapery, foliage, shiny metal, perspective illusions, scale transfers, scenic drops, and scrims. Pinnell also includes refinements and embellishments that can lead to the development of personal style without sacrificing the goal of realism and more advanced work. Alternative methods to achieve different effects are also featured. "Theatrical Scene Painting: A Lesson Guide" was the first book of its kind to provide clear step-by-step instructions in how to paint a wide variety of basic and advanced effects commonly needed for the theater. This new edition clarifies the origins of painting techniques and is supplemented with clearer step-by-step descriptions, new instructional photographs, and drawings that illustrate each major step. This edition also includes additional painting projects and their possible variations, a gallery of nineteen examples of professional scenic works, and an expanded glossary to eliminate confusion in terms. Useful to both self-taught artists and students, each lesson in the guide can be a stand-alone topic or can form the foundation for a student to build skills for increasingly complex techniques. The second edition of "Theatrical Scene Painting" provides many new essential scene painting projects in a clearer format, broadens the scope of the painting examples, and includes updated methods as well as new lessons. This clear and easily accessible guide gives students the ability to put together recognizable illusions.
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press
Publication date: 2/27/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 7.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Materials and Techniques of Texture
Paint frame
Continental system
Floor paper
Buckets and containers
Paint carriers
Paint and dye: dry pigments, casein, vinyl paints, latex paints, dyes, bronze powders
Color psychology
Basic color mixing
Color wheel
Primaries, secondaries, and complementaries
Using black and white
Table of Nine Mixtures
Classic scene-painting palette (traditional terminology)
Mixing the Base, Tint, and Shade
Analogous colors and the common denominator
Preparing the Surface to Be Painted
Primer coat
Basic Scene Painting and Texture
Focus and toning
Procedural methods
Graded wet blend
Spattering (and spatter and drag)
Rag rolling
Dry brushing
Stenciling and stamping
Brush care
Basic Lessons
The Three-Dimensional Illusion and the Light Source
Highlights and lowlights
Shadows, glazes/washes
Using the straightedge
Rough stones
Cut stones
Painting considerations
Pounce method
Pattern arrangements
Spattering or spraying
Stamping a pattern
Rendering methods: wash method, opaque method, drybrush method
Recessed and protruding panels
Additional examples
Advanced Lessons
Cornice Moldings
Roman ogee and cove
Reversing the light source
Panels and Posts
Reflective Metallic Objects
Graphic-arts approach
Scene-painting approach
Clouds, Mountains, and Water
Scale Transfers
Painter's elevation
Opaque and overhead projectors
Perspective and the Vista
Vanishing points
Drops and Scrims
Laying out
Starch priming
Storing drops
Flexible glue
Painting the drop
Cut drops and scrims
A Final Word
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