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Painting The Glowing Druid


Vanessa Lemen

Here are a few progress photos of a recent painting, The Glowing Druid. I’ve included some info along with the photos of the stages. The first photo here shows some textural build-up as well as a little bit of painting on top of that. The initial texture was added with white heavy body acrylic onto a smooth pre-gessoed masonite panel. I applied the acrylic paint with a palette knife, made some strokes through some areas…

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Above the Timberline LIVE!


Gregory Manchess

October 13, 2021 - Dress rehearsals have started for the production of Above the Timberline! Based on my novel, now stage play, the theater department at Northern Michigan University has created a live retelling of the story, complete with music, sound effects, paintings from the book, and animal puppetry. I’m currently in the Upper Peninsula, working during rehearsals to help modify and add to the images projected in the background of the stage. They provide atmosphere, enhance story moments, and give a visual impression of the Timberline world. We’re capturing dramatic sets that could never be built onstage. Below are some shots from tech rehearsals and finally the first full dress rehearsal which took place tonight. We’ve more runs to go through to finesse the more than 90 auditory and visual cues necessary for the early scene of the…

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