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Mother Earth – Our Shared Roots


Acrylic on Canvas, 24 x 24. Copyright W. Donabie 2014 Mother Earth – the view of Africa is the one used to symbolize Earth Day. I painted it to illustrate our shared human roots and our responsibility to care for all life on the planet. Part of the FIRMLY ROOTED Art Show May 3-31, 2014 Chapel Gallery 15 King …

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Memories of Walks in Winter Woods


Just wanted to share my newest painting- the largest to date –  30 x 24 inches. The winter hikes I enjoyed while living in Hamilton inspired this painting. The image is my impression of a section of the Red Hill Valley Trail. We dealt with steep, frozen slopes that we managed to slide down amidst our laughter …

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One Weekend Down – One More to Go in Windermere


WEEKEND #1 What a glorious two days in Muskoka last weekend! Everywhere the trees proudly displayed their autumn wardrobes and visitors came to experience the natural beauty and the creativity of local artists. On Friday, the 4 of us set up our art show at Windermere Village Hall. We arrived with a ‘truckload of work’ in …

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When One Door Closes . . .


I’m a firm believer in the saying, “When one door closes, another one opens.”  (Alexander Graham Bell) Late last week I learned  Art in the Heart would be cancelled for this summer. Apparently, they didn’t receive enough qualified applications for this three-Saturday, outdoor summer show in down-town Bracebridge. There are plans to revamp the show and re-launch …

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Preparing for an Outdoor Art Show – What I’m Learning…


Since my last post, I have invested most of my extra time and energy preparing for Art in the Heart (http://www.theheartofmuskoka.com/Play-ArtintheHeart2012.htm), Bracebridge‘s downtown art show for emerging artists. I mentioned in a previous blog the presentations put on by the town  to provide  participating artists with the information needed to be ready for the show and …

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Chinese and Acrylic Ink Paintings!


UPDATED POST – August 18, 2012: As of July 20, 2012 all of my Watercolour and  Chinese Ink paintings have been moved to www.wendiedonabie.com, a site devoted to my art. The Chinese Ink work is catalogued  under the Gallery – Symbolic Images and Stylized Landscapes. Original Post: Last year I began experimenting with Chinese Ink on …

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New Website for My Artwork


As of July 20, 2012 all of my Watercolour, Chinese and Acrylic Ink Paintings have been moved to http://www.wendiedonabie.com, a site devoted to my art. Since April 1, 2012 my work has been on display and available for sale at the Bohemian Cafe and Gallery, 75 Manitoba Street, Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada. http://www.bohemiancafeandgallery.com Also, several pieces are …

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