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Category Archives: Acrylic Paint

Seen Between the Stacks


Huntsville Public Library – My First Solo Exhibition! A selection of  8 paintings are hanging between the stacks  at Huntsville Library, 7 Minerva Street East, Huntsville, Ontario. Phone: 705-789-5232 Here is a list of the work in the show: 2014-15 Firmly Rooted – Stream of Consciousness 2014-11 Firmly Rooted – Gathering of Elders 2014-10 Watchman 2014-9 Firmly Rooted …

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Out of the Woods


Acrylic on Canvas, 40 x 30 inches. Copyright Wendie Donabie 2014 Another scene from the magnificent trails of Algonquin Park. Wouldn’t you like to explore these woods? Part of the FIRMLY ROOTED Art Show May 3-31, 2014 Chapel Gallery 15 King Street, Bracebridge, Ontario http://www.wendiedonabie.com

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Morning Has Broken


Acrylic on Paper, 7 x 15 ins, Copyright Wendie Donabie 2014 Early morning sun lights up the forest inviting you for a stroll. Listen carefully – you may hear the stories the trees have to tell. Part of the FIRMLY ROOTED Art Show May 3-31, 2014 Chapel Gallery 15 King Street, Bracebridge, Ontario http://www.wendiedonabie.com

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Woven Path


Acrylic on Canvas, 40 x 30 inches, Copyright Wendie Donabie 2014 Throughout Muskoka, fascinating root systems weave patterns on the forest floor. An area near High Falls inspired this painting. Part of the FIRMLY ROOTED Art Show May 3-31, 2014 Chapel Gallery 15 King Street, Bracebridge, Ontario http://www.wendiedonabie.com

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Stay Rooted While Reaching for the Stars


Acrylic on Canvas, 24 x 24 ins., Copyright Wendie Donabie 2014 Even as we reach for the stars, it is important to have strong roots in our lives. To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul. – Simone Weil Part of the FIRMLY ROOTED Art Show May 3-31, …

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One Month to Art Show Opening


One month tomorrow, on Saturday, May 3, Janice Feist and I open our 2-woman art show at Chapel Gallery in Bracebridge. Firmly Rooted examines where we’ve come from and where we are now in our lives and creative journeys as artists. Our shared love of trees and nature, passion for painting and desire to connect with …

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MARCH ART UPDATE


Currently I’m participating in a Muskoka Arts and Crafts (MAC) Members Show at Chapel Gallery in Bracebridge.  A Thousand Words is a themed show challenging members to create artwork inspired by each artist’s favourite quote. The show runs until March 8, 2014. I entered Pine Point in the show with the quote: “For a tree to become tall it must grow tough …

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Painting Poppies


This year my step-daughter and her husband asked me to create a painting for them. They wanted an image of poppies blowing in the wind. Perfect I thought. They had just celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary – it would be a gift from my spouse and I. The space where it will hang requires a …

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Promote Yourself and Get Out-Of-Town!


PROMOTION In today’s marketplace, artists must self promote. We can no longer rely solely on agents and galleries to sell our work.  Here are what I consider some of the necessities for today’s professional artist: a website, a blog, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Etsy accounts, writing articles for your local newspaper, applications to juried shows …

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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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