Happy Flag Day in Canada, eh. #flagday

February 15, 1965 - the day our national flag became emblazoned with the red Maple Leaf, replacing the Canadian Red Ensign, which had been in use as a Canadian national flag since 1868.  Over the past seven years, the Canadian flag has appeared in my paintings seven times, with three paintings using the compositional elements of the Canadian flag. In celebration of flag day, here are those three paintings. Oh Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

On Guard - 2012 - based on the composition of the Canadian flag by CDN artist Brandy Saturley - Colart Collection

On Guard - 2012 - based on the composition of the Canadian flag by CDN artist Brandy Saturley - Colart Collection

Poppies For Louise  - 2011 - based on the composition of the Canadian flag by Canadian artist Brandy Saturley

Poppies For Louise  - 2011 - based on the composition of the Canadian flag by Canadian artist Brandy Saturley

Doubt Before Glory  - 2014 - based on the composition of the Canadian flag by Canadian artist Brandy Saturley

Doubt Before Glory  - 2014 - based on the composition of the Canadian flag by Canadian artist Brandy Saturley