Category Archives: Scenic Painting

What’s Opera, Doc?

Cory Weaver/ Lyric Opera KC

Cory Weaver/ Lyric Opera KC

For three weeks in April, I helped out scenic painter extraordinaires Gen Goering and Regina Weller on the Lyric Opera’s 2015 production of Tosca.

Over the three weeks, we painted over 5,000 square feet of flooring, along with three large backdrops, faux sculptures, and countless pieces of sets, walls, fireplaces, and other architectural elements.

Gen and Regina are amazing, and it was quite an exsperience to paint side by side with them and paint on a large scale for the first time in many years since helping out with some large backdrops for Blue Genie back in Austin.

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Scenic Painting – GenGWorks!
I went to school with some amazingly talented artists when I attended the Kansas City Art Institute in the mid-nineties, when the school was at the top of its game.  From a top notch staff of professors to illustrators like Nathan Fox, Jim Mahfood and Paul Briggs to a ton of collected and working artists strewn about the nation,  I was lucky enough to become a close friend of one of Kansas City’s most talented scenic painter,  Gen Agers Goering.

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From China with Love… Hand Painted Oil Piantings

hand painted oil paintings

Throughout my short lived life of gainful employment, I always had a knack for literally falling into good jobs. I tripped on the door step of Royals Stadium when I was interviewing for a hot dog sales position, nearly fell into a secretary when I started working at a computer company, and remember doing the same a few years earlier when I had just finished my first year of art school. I answered an ad for a warehouse position at a company that mysteriously used ‘Oil Paintings’ in its company’s title.

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