100+ year old Mason’s theater scrim hanging in the 3rd floor ballroom of the Regency in SF. I spent the day looking at this gorgeous hand-painted beauty. See my previous post for what it looked like with theater lighting. Left pic shows its scale. Upper right shows how it is comprised of two layers. The bottom of the scrims are weighted with strips of wood – look for those & you’ll be better able to grok the depth. Bottom right pic shows the painting detail & how it’s just broad strokes painted on a canvas glued to netting. This old school trick allows light to pass thru the net to hit both scrims and makes them feel more dynamic. Yet from the audience the net is invisible. I adore old school theater tricks like this. #GeorgesMélièswasagenius #bbingenuity

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Set Designer - Photo Illustrator Specializes in creating what doesn't exist and quite possibly shouldn't. You can delve deeper into her work with Jason Mitchell in their Ransom & Mitchell portfolio or in her set design portfolio. She also writes an art blog, Ransom Notes which highlights a wide variety of low brow artists and other off-beat creators. You can get inside her head on Facebook, instagram, Twitter,and Tumblr.

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