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News from the Nest! – first edition


News from Heron’s Nest Studio Gallery Hello from Heron’s Nest Studio Gallery! Last June we opened the Gallery, located steps from downtown Bracebridge. Working in a variety of mediums, my paintings reflect my love of nature and my concern for the environment. The intimate studio gallery also features work by other Muskoka artists who draw their inspiration from the natural …

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Gallery Open for Business!


There were lots of last minute details but Heron’s Nest Studio Gallery opened on schedule, Saturday, June 2. Friends, visiting for the weekend, helped to make set up the refreshments, greet visitors and clean up afterwards. The weather couldn’t have been better – 21C, sunny with a light breeze all day so folks could mill …

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Ventures into Abstraction


I’ve repeated on more than one occasion that I don’t understand abstract painting and thus would never do it… As they say, Never say never.

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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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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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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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Rock, Paper, Scissors – The Creative Process


I’ve noticed that readers of my posts want to understand the creative process that takes me from idea to finished painting. When I recently, posted about a mixed media painting I created for a local art show, I didn’t include those details so here is how Rock, Paper, Scissors: Collaboration – It’s A Draw, came into being. …

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Close Encounter


Our eyes meet, time stops Creatures from different worlds A divine moment… Close Encounter was just accepted into the Huntsville Art Society, Spring Vitality Show, running at the Summit Centre from February 17-May 17, 2016. http://www.wendiedonabie.com    

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Happy New Year!


Where did 2015 go! I can’t believe another year has flown by.  With the administrative responsibilities in my life I didn’t get much time for creative expression, but some wonderful volunteers have stepped forward to take over a couple of jobs from me so now I’m gearing up for a productive year ahead with more words …

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Newest Paintings – Inspired by Muskoka Sunsets

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

Inspired by our beautiful Muskoka Sunsets, I created a small series of paintings to celebrate these natural works of art that grace our evening skies.   These paintings are a small selection of the work I will have available this coming weekend at the Baysville Arts & Crafts Festival.  The art market sets up in the …

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