So a month ago, I started back at work at Rocket Scenery, where I have done some scenic painting before. This time, we were working on King Lear for the Chichester Festival Theatre.
Photographs by Johan Persson, with more to see at http://www.cft.org.uk/4801/King-Lear/550#-Gallery
The set, designed by Robert Innes Hopkins, involved giant wooden columns that encased the stage. Extending high into the rafters, they had a dignified surrounding them as they stood observing the environment.
Here we see some of the columns in the foreground, with the breeze blocks in the background; mid-reveal!
And then, painted black again.
Developing the texture on the columns.
I was also doing breeze blocks for the surrounds of the stage. Much measuring and texturing happened... a good test in accurate measuring and fast working.