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Painting watercolour using a ‘Wet-in-Wet’ Technique

Last summer I made this time lapse video of painting a watercolour using a ‘wet-in-wet‘ approach. That means painting onto wet, cotton paper using wet paint! Today I added a voice-over to the video. The sound isn’t great because I … Continue reading

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Acrylic Painting – The Red Tulips

In the Sunlight30″ x 36″ acrylic on canvas by Flora Doehler SOLDat the Flight of Fancy, Bear River Nova Scotia After months of flower deprivation, it was so exciting to find tulips for sale in the grocery store mid winter. One … Continue reading

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When is a Painting finished?

22″ x 22″ Acrylic on Canvas. Painting by Flora Doehler, 2011. Occasionally I’ll read an article about some old Masters painting that was x-rayed to reveal another painting underneath. The writer will seem amazed and surprised by this. Oh, if those … Continue reading

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Acrylic Painting Tutorial

I wanted to “show and tell” you about a recent painting of mine because it expresses the emotional connection I feel for iris.     There were gorgeous, large bearded irises in my grandmother’s garden over 50 years ago. My … Continue reading

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Evolution of a Painting

Starting a painting. I like to paint from life, which means painting on location or with the thing that’s being painted actually present.  Painting from photos just isn’t nearly as satisfying for me because I can’t get as close to … Continue reading

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Inspiration. Where does it come from?

Creative inspiration. Where does it come from and where does it go to? Like all eternal questions the answers vary from person to person and the reasons are complex. There are several ‘givens’ for me. My feelings have to kick in. I … Continue reading

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