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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&quo

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

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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 o