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Category Archives: Muskoka Arts and Crafts

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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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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Artist of the Month at MUSKOKA TOURISM

The Red Canoe, Acrylic on Canvas, 8 x 24 inches, Copyright Wendie Donabie

Are you headed up to Muskoka during the month of May? If you are, please take a few minutes to drop into the Muskoka Tourism Information Centre on Hwy 11, 2 km north of Severn Bridge, just south of Gravenhurst. I’m the Featured Artist from May 1-31! You’ll find a selection of acrylic, oil and watercolour paintings as …

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Inspiration from the Forest

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

The Muskoka Arts & Crafts 38th Annual Spring Members’ Show takes place March 27-29. 2015 at the Bracebridge Sportsplex. Each member can enter 3 pieces of art.  I’ve chosen, Puppy Love – The Only Love That Come Between Us and The Red Canoe as two of them. My third is a creation painted for the Muskoka …

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ARTS FESTIVAL in Downtown Bracebridge – August 9!

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Saturday, August 9, Manitoba Street (from Taylor Road to Ontario Street) in Bracebridge is closing to traffic for ART IN THE HEART 2014.  Festival Hours are 9 am – 6 pm You’ll find Carolyn Freedman and I at SOULL KREATIONS, Booth #4, by the clock tower building (Taylor Rd and Manitoba Street) as part of the Arts …

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MUSKOKA ART TOUR June 7 and 8!


Weather Report for Muskoka, June 7 & 8: Sunny, 26°C Perfect for a drive around Lake Muskoka! The Muskoka Lakes Spring Art Tour, an annual self-guided tour of artist studios across southern Muskoka, takes place Saturday and Sunday, June 7  &  8, 10 am – 5 pm.  This year, 17 artists exhibit their work at seven locations throughout the Township …

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Successful Art Show Opening in Bracebridge

Janice & Wendie

Saturday, May 3, Janice Feist and I welcomed almost 100 visitors to the opening of our art show, Firmly Rooted. The show received wonderful feedback from those in attendance and we each got our first sales. Friend and fellow artist, Pat J. Whittle, guided us with the placement of our work and Tracy Hoehner-McEwen directed the staging of the gallery. Our …

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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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Watchman


Chinese Ink on Paper, 11 x 15 ins. Copyright Wendie Donabie 2014 I discovered this tree on a trail in Algonquin Park. It appeared to me like a watchman guarding the forest beyond, ready to descend the hill if danger threatened. Part of the FIRMLY ROOTED Art Show May 3-31, 2014 Chapel Gallery 15 King Street, …

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