New Gallery, New Paintings, Oh My! – newsletter April, 2015

I am thrilled to say that Larry and I and 6 others have formed The Bear River Artworks Gallery  The opening is this Friday April 17 at 6 pm and we would love for you to join us.  If you can’t come on Friday night, then please join me on Saturday 10 am – 4 pm to view the works. I’ll be sitting the Gallery that day. For sure I’ll post some pictures on my website after the event.

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Friday, April 17, 2015
6 pm “Bear River Artworks Gallery” opening – Art, dessert and drinks
7:30 pm “Songs of Myself” Animation, puppetry and shadows 
@ The Oakdene Centre, 1913 Clementsvale Road, Bear River, Nova Scotia.
The gallery will remain open on Sat (18th) and Sun (19th) from 10-5.

Open Daily from May 17 – October 11, 2015  10am – 5pm

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Snow, Snow and More Snow

Looking out the studio door
Looking out the studio door

 

And it’s a good thing we had a new gallery to organize because winter in the Maritimes this year was brutal. The snowfall broke all records.
The trick was to not despair.
The upside of it was that I spent more time in the studio painting than I have any previous winter.

 

 

What’s New on the Easel?

Since January I’ve been making regular trips to the grocery store in Digby to buy tulips. They have cheered me tremendously. It’s a good thing too because I need new paintings for a new gallery.

"Sunshine" © Flora Doehler, 2015. Acrylic on canvas, 24" x 36"
“Sunshine” © Flora Doehler, 2015. Acrylic on canvas, 24″ x 36″
Working with oil pastels and oil paint.
Working with oil pastels and oil paint.
© Flora Doehler, 2015
© Flora Doehler, 2015
Sketching Flowers © Flora Doehler, 2015
Sketching Flowers © Flora Doehler, 2015

I am interested in the line between abstraction and reality-based painting.
Read here about my unexpected path from the garden to these paintings.

© Flora Doehler, 2014 "A New Life", acrylic 20"x20"  $600
© Flora Doehler, 2014
“A New Life”, acrylic
20″x20″ $600
© Flora Doehler, 2014 "Garden Chaos", acrylic 20"x20"  $600
© Flora Doehler, 2014
“Garden Chaos”, acrylic
20″x20″ $600

My other big news is that my work is included in a new book about how to paint with acrylics. The book is published in the US and the UK and I am happy to be invited to participate. Here is my back story about this.

Painting in Acrylics 3

4 thoughts on “New Gallery, New Paintings, Oh My! – newsletter April, 2015

    1. Thanks Barbara! Aren’t all painters superheros? Creating our own little worlds? The Gallery is going to be a wonderfully inspiring place for us and for others….I hope you can come and visit this summer. xo

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