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HOME – a painting collaboration with Celia Sage

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Born & Bred & Bored & Dead
by Milé Murtanovski 
24" x 24", oil on canvas, 2017
[Phase One]  ...see the PHASE TWO version.
Home Away
by Celia Sage 
24" x 24", collage and oil on canvas, 2017
[Phase One]  ...see the PHASE TWO version.
Where the Heart Is
by Milé Murtanovski 
24" x 24", oil on canvas, 2017
[Phase One]  ...see the PHASE TWO version.
Home Builder
by Celia Sage 
24" x 24", collage and oil on canvas, 2017
[Phase One]  ...see the PHASE TWO version.
Always on My Mind
by Milé Murtanovski 
24" x 24", oil on canvas, 2017
[Phase One]  ...see the PHASE TWO version.
Home Range
by Celia Sage 
24" x 24", oil on canvas, 2017
[Phase One]  ...see the PHASE TWO version.
Conform or Be Cast Out
by Milé Murtanovski 
24" x 24", oil on canvas, 2017
[Phase One]  ...see the PHASE TWO version.
Homemaker
by Celia Sage 
24" x 24", oil on canvas, 2017
[Phase One]  ...see the PHASE TWO version.
Scarberian Rhapsody
by M…

Hat Trick

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24" x 36", oil on canvas, 2017, (after Johns)
Peter and Alice of Blizzmax Gallery had asked if I would like to participate in their One 5 Oh Canada show celebrating Canada's 150th birthday this summer and, always happy to be part of a Blizzmax show, I said yes, not knowing right away what I could/would/should submit for inclusion. With an eye towards positivity and celebration (rather than grim political commentary) I settled on aping a couple of Jasper Johns paintings of American flags and giving them a Canadian twist.

This one is a riff on his Three Flags (1958) which I did in oil (rather than his encaustic on canvas) and is much smaller than his work. Because I used a different medium, I had to create an illusion of depth as well as rely on many layers of gesso and paint for actual texture. My flag paintings are less complex as a result, but no less fun and whimsical.

My other painting is a Canadian version of his White Flag (1955) which I titled Snowblind.

Creating t…

Snowblind

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24" x 36", oil on canvas, 2017, (after Johns)

Peter and Alice of Blizzmax Gallery had asked if I would like to participate in their One 5 Oh Canada show celebrating Canada's 150th birthday this summer and, always happy to be part of a Blizzmax show, I said yes, not knowing right away what I could/would/should submit for inclusion. With an eye towards positivity and celebration (rather than grim political commentary) I settled on aping a couple of Jasper Johns paintings of American flags and giving them a Canadian twist.

This one is a riff on his White Flag (1955) which I did with just oils on canvas (rather than his encaustic, oil, and charcoal on canvas) and is much smaller than his flag. Because I used one medium instead of three, I had to create an illusion of depth as well as rely on many layers of gesso and paint for actual texture. My flag paintings are less complex as a result, but no less fun and whimsical.

My other painting is a Canadian version of his Three Fl…