This is the second new painting based on the above drawing from The Rehearsal’s dress rehearsal. The title is a quote from Lucile at the beginning of Act 2 “…we’re supposed to be rehearsing”
I’ve used magenta and a blue-green as they complement one another and blue-green was the colour of Niamh Cusack’s costume.
I wanted to echo the use of coloured filters in lighting, by using thin glazes of coloured paint to build a depth of colour.This painting has a stillness which reflects the stillness of the theatre before a rehearsal – no actors and no audience. This painting will be a resource for future paintings for my MA. The next paintings in this series will be based on my experience of being in CFT and drawing on the concepts which have occupied my attention as a result of being involved with the theatre. These are: repetition (rehearsals) mirroring, the scale of marks, stage left, stage right and symmetry. I also want to use this palette, perhaps emphasising some of the colours to create more drama in the paintings. I also need to become less representational in the work I produce, in order to meet the proposals that I have made about my painting in my MA.