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February 27, 2013

Innocence Lost sketches going to Ottawa

Good news! As a last minute bonus, we were able to arrange for my show of 20 original drawings from “Innocence Lost: A play about Steven Truscott” to go up at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa during their production throughout March.
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Since I always like to use new images for a post, I’ll leave you with my final set of sketches of Innocence Lost. These were partially at the dress rehearsal, and partially during a press preview, where selected scenes were run for the benefit of the media.  I was working surreptitiously so as not to distract the journalists, so these were done in near darkness in a little notebook. I’m working with a water based pen, so I was able to go in afterwards and make painterly washes out of my furtive scribblings.
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If you are in Ottawa, I hope you’ll stop by and see the sketches – ideally after seeing Beverly Cooper’s emotional and thought provoking play. Innocence Lost is at the National Arts Centre from February 22 to March 16.
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7 comments :

matthew_c said...

Nice sketches and congrats!

Paul Kirchner said...

Wow. So much coming out of those sketches...it gave a chill up the spine

Rolf Schröter said...

amazing work.

if they were not in a sketchbook, i would have been sure, it were etchings.

Murray Dewhurst said...

Really impressive and dynamic sketches! I agree they do have an etching look about them.

Lynne the Pencil said...

Youy really captured the drama. Brilliant!

Sigrid Albert said...

Wow, these are great, Marc. I would love to see some of your work really huge.

Cristina said...

Awesome atmosphere!