Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society's Mikado

The Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society's 60th season ends this coming weekend. 


Final Performances:
Friday July 25  7:30 pm
Saturday July 26  
     2:00  and  7:30 pm

Act I set painting:
The "Japanese screen" and all the "vase and jars" were painted for pervious productions. The screen is 18 x 32'. Each panel is 4' wide. It was painted flat on shop floor. I outlined the hills and village in chalk, then climbed a tall ladder to see how it actually looked before I started painting.

New this year are 16 fans I decorated with painted flowers, vines, butterflies and leaves. They are used by all the ladies in the cast.


Saturday, July 5, 2014

book project nearing the end . . .

Almost from the time Books, Boxes & Wraps: Binding & Building Step-by-Step first appeared in print, requests began coming in for a "second book." Both printings sold out long ago. Requests kept coming.

The first week of August 2013, I set painting aside to give full time to putting the book in digital format. Since every page had to be reformatted and all images scanned, I decided to add a few more projects, expand notes on others, and update the sections on materials and supply sources.

Now, 11 months later, the first set of proofs has arrived, the master is being updated and will soon be ready to upload for the second, and hopefully, last set of proofs.
. . . to be continued . . .