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Centaur Theatre 45th Season

March 14, 2013

Centaur Theatre has just announced their 45th Season of plays. As part of this seasons theme “Centaur Plays in Color” I was invited to do a colorful drawing of the theater’s home in the old Montreal Stock Exchange. This was breaking new ground for me. It’s not something I’ve ever allowed myself – to go completely wild with the color. I have to say it’s a lot of fun :) I took my inspiration from fellow UrbanSketchers.org artist Tia Boon Sim.

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You can download the season brochure (PDF), featuring a lot of my splashy watercolor. This year’s plays include three world premieres, proving that live theater is going strong in Montreal. I hope you’ll check out a performance. I’m particularly interested in Annabel Soutar’s “Seeds” – a play about the battle between Saskatchewan farmer Percy Schmeiser and the agri-giant-corporation Monsanto.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. March 14, 2013 8:37 PM

    This is so much fun and so unlike what you usually do. Did you have to go out and buy new colours like opera and violet??

    • March 14, 2013 8:58 PM

      I actually have this one huge palette with some dioxazine purple and all these weird magentas and such – squeezed out in huge dry cakes. I haven’t used it in ages, Don’t even have the tubes any more – but I brought it out for this one.

      • March 14, 2013 9:42 PM

        Well good that you didn’t have to buy lots of new colours!

  2. March 18, 2013 9:26 AM

    That play would be a big hit in Virginia, USA. Lots of local grown Monsanto enemies here!

  3. March 20, 2013 8:56 AM

    Absolutely marvellous piece! I need to try it myself …

    • March 20, 2013 9:01 AM

      I have just look at the building on google maps – I have to say I prefere the colourful version.
      Like the ‘panoramic curved view’ of it.

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