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Category Archives: Painting

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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Painting for Mother Earth


Painting, like any creative endeavour, is a voyage of self-discovery. What and how we paint differs for every artist. And the answers to those questions continue to evolve and change as we learn and grow. From the start, I’ve been inspired by the natural environment. My favourite work includes trees, lakes, skies, clouds, flowers, Dragonflies, …

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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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New Paintings – Getting It Done


Here’s what I’ve been up to since my post, The Creative Struggle, in which I explained my recent difficulty taking my art and writing ideas from inspiration to application. In writing that post I actually did experience a breakthrough in my art. For a few weeks, several painting ideas for a themed show, Betwixt & Between, competed for …

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Painting Poppies – the Process


In December 2013, I wrote about the process of creating a painting for my step-daughter and her husband for their 25th Wedding Anniversary. They wanted picture of poppies blowing in the wind. To fit the space in their home, the work needed to 24 x 60 inches…at the time it would have been the largest canvas …

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‘4’ Painters Autumn Show & Sale


For the third year, artists, Janice Feist, Lynda Lynn,Pat Whittle and Wendie Donabie, present their ‘4’  Autumn Show and Sale on Saturday and Sunday, September 27 & 28 at the Bala Bay Inn on Hwy 169 in Bala. Offering a variety of styles and mediums (including acrylic, oil, watercolour, encaustic, ink, pastel and mixed media), …

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WISH, HOPE, DREAM


Wish, Hope, Dream
One-of-a kind creations from Pottery pieces donated by Johnathan Bullock, Medieval Pottery- Sale – August 2 & 3 in Gravenhurst, Ontairo

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Gathering of the Elders


Chinese Ink on Paper, 14 x 14 ins. Copyright Wendie Donabie 2014 Deep in the woods, old stand trees congregate to discuss how the world is evolving. They lean into one another to share their concerns. 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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Enchanted #1


Oil on Canvas, 10 x 8 ins, Copyright Wendie Donabie 2013 Wilson Falls Trail that runs along the Muskoka River in Bracebridge is one of my favourite hikes. Character trees with fascinating root systems absolutely captivate me and I expect elves and fairy creatures to appear at any moment in this mystical, magical wood.   …

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Art Show Preview


Only 10 days to go for the opening of Firmly Rooted, a two-woman art show with my friend and fellow artist, Janice Feist.  The show opens on May 3 with a reception from 1-4 pm at Chapel Gallery, 15 King Street, Bracebridge, Ontario and runs until May 31.  Regular office and gallery hours are Tuesday …

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