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 Post subject: Scenic Artist dilemma - penny wise/pound foolish
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2001 8:58 am 
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Location: The Bronx is up; the Battery's down
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>

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 Post subject: Re: Scenic Artist dilemma - penny wise/pound foolish
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2001 9:06 am 
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OY!!<P>I hope at least he is using odorless paint thinner - if not for thinning, then with which to clean his brushes.


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 Post subject: Re: Scenic Artist dilemma - penny wise/pound foolish
PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2001 2:19 pm 
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Can you fire proof the home stuff?


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