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Addendum: Innocence Lost Production Diary: The drawings travel to Ottawa!

February 27, 2013


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.


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.


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.


Several of the paintings are still available for sale – contact me in the comments if you’re interested in purchasing an original.





3 Comments leave one →
  1. February 28, 2013 7:50 AM

    It is good to see that there still are genuine illustrators out there. Fine work, Marc.

    • marctaro permalink*
      February 28, 2013 9:53 AM

      Its true right! The old illustrators in the 40’s and 50’s used to do this kind of reporting all the time. Going back further the modern idea of the caricature artist at the party has roots going back before photography. I’m hoping to be part of resurgance of this sort of thing :)

  2. March 6, 2013 11:02 PM

    Great sketches! I’ve been following your blog for a while now (first comment though) and really like how you are able to combine pockets of intricate detail with very loose washes and shapes. I also like how you keep a lot of “redraw” lines in (not sure of the actual term for this) – they help illustrate the motion of the actors. I thoroughly enjoy all the art on your blog! Great work!

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