30+ Little Landscape Paintings on Display this Weekend

wc paintings cardsThis month I got out my watercolours and beautiful watercolour paper and painted  little landscapes and water scenes.
I love it when the dry painting still looks wet. This can only happen by painting watercolours into damp cotton paper.
I created these scenes for the Bear River Holiday Spirit Craft Show and Sale on Sat, November 30, (from 10 – 4.) They are perfect for framing and are a standard size. The images are 5.5″ x 7’5″.  They can be used as cards.

I’ve priced them at $20 each. I wanted everyone to have a chance to own or to gift an original painting. I know that some of you live too far away to come to Bear River for this show, but if you would like me to set any aside for you, please contact me at flora@floradoehler.ca and include the painting # please.
I will be set up in the Bear River Artworks Gallery which is at the front of the Oakdene Centre building. Drop by and say hi if you come.
All the details of the day are listed at the bottom of this post.

I made a short video so you can see my painting process and how wet the paper had to be.

Village-wide Art, Crafts, Dolls, Wreaths, Honey, Catnip and Cider and Holiday Spirit in Bear River – Nov 30, 10 – 4pm

If there was ever a day to come to Bear River and see the wide array of art and craft, Sat. Nov 30 is the day! Buy local, buy handmade and eat homemade food.

Not only is this the 11th Bear River Holiday Spirit Craft Show where over 30 artists, soapmakers, and fine craftspersons have treasures waiting;  that event has morphed into a village wide event. We await your visit.

In the Oakdene Centre:
  • Over 30 tables of fine artisans upstairs in the auditorium
  • 8 artists of the Bear River Artworks Gallery with new works for sale (main floor)
  • Art Exhibition “Becoming the Ocean”  on the main floor
  • Bear River Museum with displays plus hosting Friends of Ferals with catnip gifts
  • A Silken Tree offers funky retro clothing and jewelry and art
  • Homemade soup, chili and baked goods will be served upstairs in the auditorium/craft show/sale room.

In the village:

Bear River First Nation:

  • Christmas Craft Fair @ Bear River Cultural Centre 194 Reservation Road.
    10am – 2pm





Hop with me to the Lucky Rabbit this Weekend in Annapolis Royal (Nov 30 – Dec 2)

Join in the parade of lights down Main Street Friday night, Nov 30,  in Annapolis Royal, have a cup of cocoa with Santa, and then come on down to the best most beautiful house full of exquisite fine craft and art that you ever will see, from 6 – 9 pm.
Or join us on Saturday Dec 1 from 10 – 4, when the whole town will be bustling with holiday markets, plus the farmers market…you’ll need a tour guide!
Finally, we are open Sunday afternoon from 1 – 4 pm for your pleasure or return visit. This lovely group of talented artists takes the cake…and we’re not just bragging! Continue reading

Hanging the Show with my True Love

Last night we (Larry) hung the show and I’ve made a little movie of it for you.

I’m dashing out the door for a couple of days with him on Brier Island and will resume sending you images on Monday.

Larry has been my support in my art journey since we met in our 20’s. His love and encouragement have lifted me for many years.


Love, art, coffee and friends. What more could we ever want?

New Paintings, New Pottery, Fine Craft, – extended until the end of May, 2018 @ Lucky Rabbit, Annapolis Royal

The countdown is on….the Floribunda third floor exhibit is ready, featuring floral themed paintings by stellar artists Wayne Boucher and Flora Doehler, plus some classic Lucky Rabbit, aka Deb Kuzyk and Ray Mackie.
The artists will be in attendance at the opening reception this Saturday, March 31. The Artists’ House is open 10-4, but come and have some cake and coffee with the artists 11-2 ish. Live music. Live flowers. — with Flora Doehler and Wayne Boucher.

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