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337_lee
02-16-2010, 02:27 AM
Although watching the Winter Olympics is not an official requirement or obligation of a Canadian citizen, it's expected that you are at least aware of them. After all, we do have about 6 months of winter. This little doodle came to me as I was watching the events the other night, and couldn't help noticing the abundance of the red and white maple leaf banners in the crowd. And, the 15th of February is officially Canada Flag Day (the flag was first flown 45 years ago)

About 20 minutes total time, oils and knife.

Valerie
02-16-2010, 03:35 AM
The Flag is fabulous. Well done.

Caesar
02-16-2010, 05:00 AM
Well painted and best wishes to Canadians for Your national event (I've got some cousins of my mom in Toronto).

Always a great events the Olympics and the Winter edition was supposed to have a perfect place in Canada, but I learned snow is surprisingly absent right this year in Vancouver (when we had instead snow in Rome after 14 years, melting in one day though).
I was particularly struck by the terrible deadly accident occured the day before their start with the racing toboggan tests and I had a very bad impression on safety of that ending leg ....
Olympics remain a great event, especially in a marvellous country like Canada, particularly full of natural beauties and nice people, but it will take some time to accept such a tragedy concentrating only on the games.

More modestly, here, tomorrow it will be Carnival period end (it looks like passed quite unnoticed notwitstanding its millenarian history and some unique celebrations taking place in several places of the world).:rolleyes::p

Alexandra
02-16-2010, 06:09 AM
Well done Lee-excellent!!!!!:)

Sketchism71
02-16-2010, 09:31 AM
Wonderful painting of the Canadian flag Lee! I just heard Canada received the Gold in Mens Freestyle - Mogul Skiing! Right on! Skiing is something near and dear to my heart growing up in Colorado so I always look forward to the Winter Games.

Canada is a wonderful country to be attached to! Happy Flag Day Canada!:D

D Akey
02-16-2010, 10:00 AM
Nice, Lee!

Lima
02-16-2010, 10:13 AM
Very nice Lee.

kenmo
02-16-2010, 11:01 AM
Yikes...another crazy Canuck...!!! Fantastic painting of our flag...!!!

uuderzo
02-16-2010, 11:50 AM
That flag recalled me when I went in Canada with my (future) wife few years ago. Went in Toronto to meet relatives and Banff for hiking. Great days!
Never been in Vancouver but wish to visit ASAP :rolleyes:

Lee
02-16-2010, 02:15 PM
Dear Lee, Such a beautiful painting!!! do remember when it bacame official as i always saw it on the penny and stupidly thought it was the official Canada flag emblem,,, got to watch part of the opening ceremony, the pictures projected down on the floor were so stunning and thrilling, the scene with the whales swimming across the floor, the maple leaves too,,,well!! amazing!!! some of our nearby hockey players from Pittsburgh Penguins will play for the Canada team and other teams, Best Wishes!!!:)

337_lee
02-17-2010, 04:51 AM
Thanks all, for the comments

I was in grade school when the flag was adopted. I remember our teacher hated the new flag, because the "Union Jack" was removed, and there was no longer anything indicating we were part of the (then called) British Commonwealth. Our art class assignment for a couple of weeks after that was "flags of the world", and we had to know how to draw and recognize the flags of USA, France, Great Britain, and many other countries, especially the Commonwealth nations. I couldn't help thinking I was back in school as I was working on this...:rolleyes:

Juz
02-17-2010, 05:12 AM
Oh it was a "union jack"? I thought it meant 'sponsored by Reebok' :D

As one of the newer members of clan canuck I have to say great painting 337_Lee, and yay canada breaking the drought for home soil gold :):)

justjean
02-17-2010, 05:48 AM
Lee, as a proud Canadian I just want to say your rendition of the flag is GREAT :D

Evart
02-20-2010, 09:46 AM
Awesome!!!