April 2012 Palace Theater, Hamilton, NY

Set Painting for Play: 12 Angry Men

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Revising a Director's Choice of Paint Color

The director Alessandro Trinca for the play 12 Angry Men chose a base paint color I believed was too pink adobe in nature to give the impression of old tobacco stained walls. I researched online other set designs for 12 Angry Men and recommended switching to an "Old Gold" base that was rich and warm with more depth than the pink adobe color and then ragged it over with a varigated range of brown stain. The same brown as the doors and the trim. I also stained a large handmade wood table which was created especially for this production by Fred Von Mechow, that I unfortunately do not have a photo of. The director Alessandro Trinca commended me after the show for my set painting and gave me a big bear hug! It's so wonderful to get that genuine sense of appreciation!

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