Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Artist friends and still life

With Flora Doehler in her studio in Bear River
10 years ago. 
Maybe I've got the
title wrong here.  There is nothing
still about Flora's amazing flower

When it comes to artist friends I could write a very long blog,
and include a hundred photos.  So many artists inspire me. I
thank you all.  You matter so much to me every month and
especially now in the Month of Love. I talked to my friend
in the Miranda Brouwers in the Netherlands today and she inspired
me to paint again after a hard time in our family.

In recent years when we head out to our school house in Nova
Scotia, we make a point of driving the extra 5 hour drive to
visit our friend Flora Doehler and admire the amazing still
life work -- flower paintings in her studio.

What I love about still life in the Month of Love, is that
you can pick up a piece of paper and a pen anywhere and
draw away.  You aren't in any danger of bothering people,
like you might be if you randomly sketch people in the line
at the grocery store, or in a restaurant.  The salt shaker --
fine.  Oranges and limes on display -- fine. 

Flora Doehler's magnificent flower paintings happen in
her studio and are based on vibrant bouquets from her
own flower garden. I'm thinking of Flora as snow hits
the Maritimes, and hoping we can make it to Nova
Scotia this summer.

Have a loving your life day.


Evelyn Oldroyd - painter said...

Flora’s work is gorgeous❣️❣️❣️ It must be wonderful to see her work (and Flora) in person❣️❣️❣️

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Evelyn,

Flora and her studio and her husband Larry, a jewelry maker are
wonderful to see in person. Yes her work is awesome.


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