Painting the backscene

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by shamus, Jan 9, 2003.

  1. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    This I always leave to my good friend of 14 years John Toll, known to most of you as Johan, I have never been very good with a big paint brush in my hand, but John is an excellent artist when it comes to backscene painting. He paints my backscenes, I do all the hard work on his Railroad .:D:D

    BTW, This was painted TODAY



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  2. RaiderCTE

    RaiderCTE Member


    Since I should not hold a brush no matter what size it is, what would be a recommended backdrop color or mix. As seen in my pic in the fstop thread my walls are going to need some help. If nothing else a coat of paint put on with a roller. That I can handle.
  3. billk

    billk Active Member

    Hey RaiderCTE - There was an excellent "how-to" thread on painting backdrops here at The Gauge a while back. If you can't find it maybe someone can point you to it.
  4. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

  5. Steam Donkey

    Steam Donkey Member

    Shamus, even your backdrops are simply majestic, what an inspiration!
    In your photo, is Johan standing in a popout section, or is the layout away from the wall? (I can't tell from the photo).

    I was thinking of keeping my future layout several inches away from the wall for lighting purposes.

  6. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Shamus, BTW: I really love these wider angle photos showing more of a broad picture of your work. There is another one somewhere that shows a man who is strikingly similar to a shamafox; it's one of my favorite photo's because it give me perspective. Of course the close ups are outstanding and awe inspiring.
  7. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Shamus, I love those purple hills! :D :D :D

    Looks like you're back in form once again my friend!

    :D Val
  8. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Hi gang and thanks,

    Douglas, the layout at that point is 1' -2" away from the wall all down the side, I can go in sideways all the way down. (Some folf CAN'T) LOL


  9. davidstrains

    davidstrains Active Member


    If I remember correctly, Gavin Miller also did an excellent piece in this forum back in around September or October.
  10. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Hi Shamus, ( your Brandy was good :D ;) )

    Now when is John coming to Canada? We can find him Lots to do:D :D :D :D :D ;) :p

    It is looking great my friend.

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