Summertime Paintings in Annapolis Royal Oct 16 – Nov 30, 2018

summertime Paintings Sissiboo

A selection of my acrylic paintings from this past glorious, hot summer in Nova Scotia are on display until Nov 30 at Sissiboo Coffee Bar and Gallery in Annapolis Royal.

On these chilly, blustery days, I hope my paintings will serve as reminders of the heat and vibrancy of summer.

You can also view all the paintings here.

Summertime Paintings by Flora Doehler
October 16 – November 30, 2018
@Sissiboo Coffee Bar and Gallery
262 St. George St.
Annapolis Royal, NS
open daily until 4 pm

This video shows how I achieve the translucent effect in these paintings using fluid acrylic ink.

Garden Ecstacy – a video of two paintings

Garden Ecstacy #2
Garden Ecstacy #2 © Flora Doehler, 2018 Acrylic on Canvas 30″ x 30″ $1200
Flora Doehler paintings - 18
Garden Ecstacy #1 © Flora Doehler, 2018
Acrylic on Canvas
30″ x 36″
$1600

These paintings were painted side by side in the heat of July in my garden here in Nova Scotia.

I picked a big bouquet of flowers and set them up outside, where I prefer to paint. Fortunately there were two essential ingredients on that hot, humid day. The first was the shade of a cherry tree to cool the air,  and the second was a breeze to discourage the mosquitoes.

After painting, dripping and dragging the main colour fields into the painting outside,   I finished both paintings in the studio where I could have more control over the drying time and manipulation of the paint.

I often listen to music while I’m painting and I get lost in the music of The Sanctuary Trio’s Estuary album. It helps me to focus on the beauty, shape and colour of the flowers.

I am very happy with the luminosity and spontaneity  these paintings.

Enjoy this video showing some of the painting technique in these works of Ecstacy.

The paintings hang in my current show at Sissiboo Coffee Bar and Gallery in Bear River, NS. Opens Sunday Sept 9 from 2-4pm and continues to October 14, 2018 daily from 8 – 4.

Floral Awakening

My exhibition will include new, luscious flower paintings.

When I returned From Brier Island, I was delighted to see the gladiolus and zinnias in full bloom. It took my breath away as both are new additions to the garden.

I dragged one of my biggest canvases outside and set to work. Continue reading