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Author:  salzberg [ Mon May 07, 2001 8:58 am ]
Post subject:  Scenic Artist dilemma - penny wise/pound foolish

Here in Sarasota, there's a scenic artist (note: that's a set painter) who works for a theater that prefers to spend its money on creature comforts for the administrative staff than on professional-quality supplies for its technicians and craftspeople. As a result of the ridiculously-tight budget, instead of using scenic paint, he's forced to use household paint such as Sherwin-Williams, Bute, etc., and has to considerably thin it down with turpentine.<P>Recently, we had a big thunderstorm (hopefully ending our drought). The roof over the stage developed a leak and the paint washed right off the scenery-- wiping out about a week's work.<P>My friend explained to the Artistic Director what had happened (and why). He asked what to do and was told:<P>REPAINT!! REPAINT!! AND THIN NO MORE!!!!!! <P>

Author:  Basheva [ Mon May 07, 2001 9:06 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Scenic Artist dilemma - penny wise/pound foolish

OY!!<P>I hope at least he is using odorless paint thinner - if not for thinning, then with which to clean his brushes.

Author:  Elaine [ Mon May 14, 2001 2:19 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Scenic Artist dilemma - penny wise/pound foolish

Can you fire proof the home stuff?

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