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Author Archive: Wendie Donabie

Artistic Evolution


Working on material for a group show with three fellow artists this fall, I’m stretching and trying new things in my paintings. Although I feel I will always be a representational painter, I am working on loosening up my work and evolving into a more impressionistic style of painting. I continue to use photos as reference …

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ARTISTS UNITE! – Stop the scammers


Just a few days ago, a close friend called me about a suspicious email. Someone from Toronto had contacted her to purchase one of her paintings. He claimed it was for his office. After providing an address, my friend did a search on Google Maps and located a low income apartment building in Toronto, not …

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To Sleep…


Have you ever thought about how to describe the sensation of falling asleep?

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Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a Blessed New Year!


From our home to yours all the best wishes of the season and peace, health, happiness & abundance to you all in 2017!

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How are You Marketing Your Artwork?


One of the hardest parts of any business is defining and reaching the market for your product. It’s the same for your art. People don’t buy artwork every day; the majority consider art a luxury item or at least something purchased only after taking care of the necessities of life. So, how do you find those buyers? Today, a …

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Inspiration from John Denver


My favourite singer of all time. His music came from his soul and touched mine. Espirational We have a great quote that was already scheduled for today, but I decided to add an extra post.  Why?  When I heard a beautiful song during church services I knew I had to share it.  When the pastor got up to …

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Fairy Tales

Forest in Transition, Acrylic on Canvas, 20 x 30 inches, Copyright Wendie Donabie

Love this quote….THIS inspires me! ” If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”    ~ Albert Einstein Painting details: Forest in Transition, Acrylic on Canvas, 20 x 30 inches, framed, Copyright Wendie Donabie In Muskoka, Cedar trees …

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Earth Day – Celebrate Nature — jovinacooksitalian


The Earth Day movement, that was started in the 1970′s by John McConnell, has since seen billions take part in planting trees, cleaning up local neighborhoods and pushing government officials to enact more progressive environmental laws. Senator Gaylord Nelson from Wisconsin was instrumental in raising awareness about protecting the environment. On April 22, 1970, rallies …

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Painting for Mother Earth


Painting, like any creative endeavour, is a voyage of self-discovery. What and how we paint differs for every artist. And the answers to those questions continue to evolve and change as we learn and grow. From the start, I’ve been inspired by the natural environment. My favourite work includes trees, lakes, skies, clouds, flowers, Dragonflies, …

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Mother Earth Book Available!


It’s ready!  This Little Rock We Call Earth is printed and available for purchase. On February 2, I posted about the creation of a book of my art and words that documents my painting journey from 2011 to 2015 using a selection of images with supportive text.  The underlying message of this first book is one of care and concern …

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