Productions

Please see Projects for scenic painting class projects.

Man of La Mancha

PlaywrightsMitch LeighDale Wasserman

Lyricist: Joe Darion

A gothic styled dungeon during the Spanish Inquisition creates the world for the Man of La Mancha.

Scenic Painter: Trinity Burton

Director: Dr. Greg White

Scenic Design: Kristy Benson

Lighting Design: Ellen Schmidt

University of Central Oklahoma

Spring 2018

Man of La Mancha
Man of La Mancha

Photo by: Matthew Fowler

Man of La Mancha
Man of La Mancha

Photo by: Matthew Fowler

Man of La Mancha
Man of La Mancha

Photo by: Matthew Fowler

Man of La Mancha
Man of La Mancha

Photo by: Matthew Fowler

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Eurydice

Playwright: Sarah Ruhl

In this production, the underworld was constructed of bones that formed a face.

Scenic Painter: Trinity Burton

Director: Dr. Kato Buss

Scenic Design: Devin Scheef

Lighting Design: Carson Decker

University of Central Oklahoma

Fall 2017

Bones (1 of 7)
Bones (1 of 7)

Bones were constructed of OSB.

Bones (2 of 7)
Bones (2 of 7)

The bones were first wrapped with muslin and covered with sizing glue.

Eurydice - Production Photo
Eurydice - Production Photo

Photo by: Matthew Fowler

Bones (1 of 7)
Bones (1 of 7)

Bones were constructed of OSB.

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Chicago

Playwright: Bob FosseFred Ebb

It creates the world of a1920s speak-easy with a bar and stained-glass detail in the back

Scenic Painter: Trinity Burton

Director: Steven Smeltzer

Scenic Design: Kristy Benson

Lighting Design: Brooks Powers

University of Central Oklahoma

Fall 2017

Chicago
Chicago

Photo by: Matthew Fowler

Chicago
Chicago

Photo by: Matthew Fowler

Chicago
Chicago

Photo by: Matthew Fowler

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The Tender Land

By: Aaron Copland

The design feature the framework of a house after The Great Depression. In the paint treatment I captured the look of worn-away wood that almost peeled back revealing different layers to the wood.

Scenic Charge: Trinity Burton

Director: Robert Glaubitz

Scenic Design: Victor Shonk

Lighting Design: Brooks Powers

University of Central Oklahoma

Spring 2017

Wood grain treatment
Wood grain treatment

Base

Wood grain treatment
Wood grain treatment

Wet blend of the base and a darker color

Wood grain treatment
Wood grain treatment

To create more contrast I dragged a scrap piece of lumber over the board

Wood grain treatment
Wood grain treatment

Base

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Wood grain treatment
Wood grain treatment

Base

Wood grain treatment
Wood grain treatment

Wet blend of the base and a darker color

Wood grain treatment
Wood grain treatment

To create more contrast I dragged a scrap piece of lumber over the board

Wood grain treatment
Wood grain treatment

Base

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Photo by: Matthew Fowler

Photo by: Matthew Fowler

As You Like It

By: William Shakespeare

This production combined multiple wood grain treatments: additive, subtractive, and burnishing.

Assistant Scenic Charge: Trinity Burton

Director: Emily Heugatter

Scenic Design: Devin Pierce Scheef

Lighting Design: Mitchell Laflin

University of Central Oklahoma

Spring 2017

Subtractive Wood Grain
Subtractive Wood Grain

Wet blend of a taupe and brown paint.

Subtractive Wood Grain
Subtractive Wood Grain

Used a rocker with a diluted dark umber paint to create wood grain.

Subtractive Wood Grain
Subtractive Wood Grain

Close up of finished piece.

Subtractive Wood Grain
Subtractive Wood Grain

Wet blend of a taupe and brown paint.

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Photo by: Matthew Fowler

Meet Me in St. Louis

Book by: Hugh Wheeler

Music & Lyrics by: Hugh Martin & Ralph Blane

The house of the set opened, and closed like a dollhouse. It featured side paneling which was treated with a gradient wet blend.

 

Assistant Scenic Painter: Trinity Burton

Director: Billie Thrash

Scenic Design: Lee Brausel

Lighting Design: Matt Avra

University of Central Oklahoma

Winter 2016

Meet Me in St. Louis House Exterior
Meet Me in St. Louis House Exterior

Based with blue.

Meet Me in St. Louis House Exterior
Meet Me in St. Louis House Exterior

Brushed on a stripe of a darker blue.

Meet Me In St. Louis House Exterior
Meet Me In St. Louis House Exterior

Final wet blend of the shadow into the dark blue.

Meet Me in St. Louis House Exterior
Meet Me in St. Louis House Exterior

Based with blue.

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Photo by: Matthew Fowler

Into the Woods

Book by James Lapine

Music and lyrics by: Stephen Sondheim

Intergrating the story lines of several Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault fairy tales, Into the Woods explores the consequences of the characters' wishes and quests.

 

Assistant Scenic Painter: Trinity Burton

Director: Steven Smeltzer

Scenic Design: Victor Shonk

Lighting Design: Bentley Heydt

Edmond Summerstock

Summer 2016

Cinderella's Mother's Tree
Cinderella's Mother's Tree

Cinderella's Mother's Tree
Cinderella's Mother's Tree

Cinderella's Mother's Tree
Cinderella's Mother's Tree

Cinderella's Mother's Tree
Cinderella's Mother's Tree

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