New Paintings for the Gallery in Bear River

Hello again! Where does the time go? I’ve been busy in the studio finishing up canvases to take to the gallery at the Flight of Fancy here in Bear River as the tourism season approaches.  It’s feels good to finish up these pieces and to make more space in the studio for new work.

In the Sunlight
30″ x 36″ acrylic on canvas by Flora Doehler $1200 CAN
at the Flight of Fancy, Bear River Nova Scotia

In the Sunlight was painted while snow still covered the field outside our studio which made it even more thrilling to study these tulips…..actually 2 different bouquets because it took me a while to finish this painting.

Feeling Sentimental
24″ x 30″ acrylic on canvas by Flora Doehler $900 CAN
at the Flight of Fancy, Bear River Nova Scotia

Feeling Sentimental was painteds with acrylics using a wet-in-wet approach. I wanted to get a dreamy mood to the painting to convey the joy of a summer’s garden bouquet. I started this late last fall when the blooms were still coming, and finished it over the winter.

Gladiolas
24″ x 30″ oil on canvas by Flora Doehler $1200 CAN
at the Flight of Fancy, Bear River Nova Scotia

I painted Gladiolas using a combination of oilpaint and oil sticks. I love the smell of oil paint and would eventually like to replace my acrylics with it. I enjoy building up texture with oil and I also like the line I can get with the oil sticks.

Hidden in the Shadows
24″ x 30″ acrylic on canvas by Flora Doehler $975 CAN
at the Flight of Fancy, Bear River Nova Scotia

I blogged about painting Hidden in the Shadows. I really liked its outcome and feel inspired to explore more interiors in my painting.

The Green Trees Whispered
24″ x 30″ acrylic on canvas by Flora Doehler $850 CAN
at the Flight of Fancy, Bear River Nova Scotia

The title The Green Trees Whispered is taken from a Longfellow poem. This bucolic scene is my interpretation of the view out of one of our studio windows. We are up the hill from the river and these trees serve as a wind break and are always moving and dancing. I love the sound of the wind in the trees. It sounds like an ancient conversation.

It feels great to move these paintings downtown where I hope they will find happy homes! If you are curious about any of them, please let me know and I’ll try to answer your questions in a timely manner!!

There is no actual rest though. The garden beckons and we must prepare for the upcoming outdoor markets int Bear River (Sunday afternoons) and Annapolis Royal (Saturday mornings). But, it’s all good!

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5 thoughts on “New Paintings for the Gallery in Bear River

  1. I love your paintings Flora – they are all beautiful – a fabulous body of work! I especially love 'Hidden in the Shadows' and looking at 'Gladiolas' which is amazing, I think I'm tempted to try oil sticks too. Congratulations!!!xoMarcia

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  2. Marcia thank you so much! You would LOVE oil sticks because they handle in a similar way to pastels. AND they smell so great! But I love the smell of linseed oil. It reminds me of my mother who painted with oils and it reminds me of visiting my father at work who was a typesetter on a HUGE linotype machine.

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  3. beautiful new paintings for the gallery Flora. I love 'In The Sunlight' and 'Feeling Sentimental'. Makes me want to get back to a little floral painting too.

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