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Scenic Art for the Theatre, 3rd Edition by Peter Beudert, Susan Crabtree

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CHAPTER 5

THE PAINTING TOOLSOF SCENIC ARTISTRY

 

 

 

 

Critical scenic painting skills are gained in part by a thorough knowledge of the tools of scenic art. As in fine arts and related art fields, knowing how to use a tool is the first step toward mastery. Tools are the link between the scenic artist, the paint, and the surface. They are an extension of the scenic artist, and knowing which tool to use for a particular technique is something a professional scenic artist must know. Tools are to the scenic artist what language is to the writer. The wider a scenic artist’s knowledge of and familiarity with the tools of the trade, the broader his or her range of skills will be.

The basic tool of the scenic artist is the paintbrush. Yet nearly ...

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