Painting for Performance removes the mystery from painting and gives beginners the terms, tools, and techniques to approach their unpainted set with confidence. Covering the mechanics of paint and its many implementations in set design, this book provides simple and effective step-by-step instructions for painting a variety of surfaces to look great on stage.
Sean O'Skea is Professor of Design for the Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University. He has worked as a scenic designer in the Northwest and New York for 15 years. He has taught scenic art for much of that time, and he is an instructor for the Teacher's Training Summer Seminar at Cobalt Studios in New York.
Acknowledgments Introduction Chapter 1 - Paints: Meet Your Medium Chapter 2 - The Hardware: The Essential Tools Chapter 3 - Unusual Tools: Stencils, Stamps, and Sprayers. Chapter 4 - How to Get the Color You Want: Basics of Color Theory and Mixing Paint Chapter 5 - How to Paint: Basic Techniques Chapter 6 - How to Make it Look Like Something Else: Recipes For Faux Finishes Chapter 7 - Make it Like This, Only Bigger: Pattern transfer techniques Chapter 8 - How to Make it Look 3D: The Basics of Trompe l'oeil Chapter 9 - How to Paint on Anything: Techniques for Painting on Paint-resistant Materials Chapter 10 - More Than Paint: A Gallery of 3D Materials and Techniques For Surfaces Chapter 11 - How to Stay Safe: Health and Safety Conclusion Index