Painting the set for the Maplewood Barn Theatre in Columbia, Missouri.
Finished painted set - my first large-scale painting project. The Jesse Hall image from Mizzou is a large photo backdrop.
The play was Much Ado, a Shakespeare classic.
I started by creating the outlines for the trees and the baseline for the grass. The cast and crew then helped me fill in the base brown, green, and blue (which looks more white in the photos). They also filled in some detail on the grass.
I had three colors for the leaves, which were to be a fall color. I went with a Japanese painting style for this project. Because I love the style, but also because I knew the director was an anime fan.
Some of the trees came together really well, but the project took a lot longer than expected due to weather.
Members of the cast helped me with "baby tree" on the right and filling in color on the left.