Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Oh Canada

Patriotic in Parrsboro
8x8 oil on panel 
$150 
special shipping price to Canada

I only recently discovered that my Mama had a Canadian flag in her eclectic collection of this and that. I don't know where or when she acquired it but, it's mine now and I was delighted to be able to fly it off the railing at the cottage in Parrsboro. 
We do, after all, have MacDonald roots from Antigonish on my mama's, mama's side.
While racking my brain for something to paint besides water, boats and trees I suddenly hit on a novel idea. The flag!
I really enjoyed working the back and forth in the creases and I adore the RED in the Maple Leaf! 

10 comments:

hmuxo said...

I love how the light is hitting the flag and awesome folds in the material...wonderful work!

Jody Regan Paints! said...

Beautiful painting, and a great nod to your heritage!

Chris Lally said...

Lucky us! This is a spectacular painting, and a wonderful nod to your Canadian heritage. I love anything maple, even the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Donna@GWGT said...

Very, very nice. The colors are wonderful. I love that flag too, so colorful and proud. I have a photo of it and the American flag hanging on a fence at Niagara on the Lake. I thought maybe a married couple, one from each country lived there.

art by Michael Perchard said...

Okay Mary now you have made my day! I so love Nova Scotia! Parrsbaro! And of course the Maple Leaf Canadian Flag! Lower Five Islands! Great painting!
"Oh Canada!"
Some of my ancestor came from Ireland to USA via Nova Scotia!
Keep them coming!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Rock solid and an AWESOME job! I love Canada, too!

CrimsonLeaves said...

What a beautiful painting and I love how you painted the flag itself, Mary!!!

Paz said...

Very, very nice! Always! :-)

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Good to see you there! xoxo

~ Paz

sandy said...

wOW - this is beautiful!! I love it.

A said...

Oh Mary… love it :-)))

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