It has been sometime since I posted. Partly my own insecurities but mostly as I have been extremely busy with some large scale painting and with building a studio. I am posting now as I have just built a new site to display my latest work and posted my first ever youtube video (which included making my first video – tutorials are wonderful things!) I look forward to hopefully posting more at kevinleary.co.uk
The Lyceum Theatre’s latest show “Pressure” by David Haig. An intense real-life thriller centred around the most important weather forecast in the history of warfare. The set is based on the actual room where the original events and true story took place.
Noel Coward’s Private Lives being built at the Royal Lyceum workshop in Edinburgh. A rather large set amazingly built in 3 weeks and now showing on stage. It looks fantastic now it is dressed and lit. I do not usually laugh much at our shows but this did it and is played brilliantly by the cast.
After weeks of having to withhold pictures I can finally show some. I have another project on the go that stops me from writing a full report of the project but I will endeavour to do this in about a week. Hope the pictures are of interest in the meantime. Please see main gallery for images. The opening of the King’s Dome painting was a great success and the words wow, amazing and beautiful were great to hear!
After 34 days, 14hrs a day, the painting on the King’s Theatre dome is complete and looks pretty good. The opening to the public is tonight so I will post some pictures up tomorrow. Saying that, BBC online have a time lapse video of part of the project if you would like a sneaky preview! A big thank you to John Byrne for asking me to help him put his design on the roof and thanks to all those who helped me, assistant artists and those who helped with advice and support. More details to follow.
The Dome of the King’s theatre being primed in preparation for painting John Byrne’s design. This was Tuesday the 25th June and has now been drawn in. Blocking in will hopefully start on Monday. Long days and likely to get longer!
I have not posted in a while. Apologies for that but have been extremely busy. As well as completing the Joe Hart painting I have been making preparations for painting the 10 metre diameter dome in the King’s Theatre auditorium in Edinburgh. John Byrne has designed a beautiful image and has asked me to paint it on the dome (http://www.scotsman.com/the-scotsman/scotland/john-byrne-to-create-roof-fresco-at-king-s-theatre-1-2888406. I will not have a long time to do it so I have to be fully prepared which includes painting a mock up about 8ft in diameter and gathering a small team of artists. These will include Marion Curle, Celie Byrne, Gayle Bray and most recently a fortuitous find during a visit to this weeks degree show in Fraser Gray, an MFA graduate. A great team. I will try and post some images of the work in progress, small details, as the image is not to be unveiled until the opening of the Edinburgh International Festival.
New theatre show opened on Thursday and will run from to
The Time and the Conways cast from the latest production at the Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh. I have watched a technical run through of the show and enjoyed it. The story of unfulfilled lives is very interesting to me at least. I won’t say too much so as not too spoil it for any potential theatre goers but the set has some magical touches. Please see my limited edition print of the show in the gallery