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How Long Did It Take to Paint That?

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

How long did it take you to paint that?

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UPCOMING ART SHOWS AND EXHIBITS

2013-36 Field of Remembrance, Acrylic on Canvas, 12 x 24 Copyright Wendie Donabie

Creative ideas fill my mind and studio these days. It’s a busy year ahead! Here’s a rundown of shows and exhibits for the next few months. But this is only the beginning; there are more to come! January – March Currently I have paintings on display at the White Water Gallery in North Bay, as part of …

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Diving into Oil


It’s already past mid summer; the season is flying by. How is it that winter lasts forever but summer is fleeting? For me it’s connected to the busyness of these warmer months.  Living in cottage country, my partner and I anticipate entertaining more guests than in the colder days from November to May.  Then add in my …

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From Inspiration to Interesting Places

Photo of Beaver Creek on Covered Bridge Trail in Bracebridge

Well, here it goes. In this post I’ll attempt to explain my painting process to you. The focus will be acrylic painting. The first thing I need to do is decide what to paint. Most often I’m drawn to nature but I also enjoy painting barns, unusual buildings and architectural details, like windows and doors. …

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A Magical Process


Nature is amazing – how it recycles itself and can come back when we stay out-of-the-way. I notice this mostly in the forest where new life springs up from old cedar tree stumps. But often it happens in unexpected places like today when I discovered an unusual plant growing in amongst the garden cuttings we deposit …

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