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Earth Day 2015!

2013-17 Mother Earth - View of Africa Acrylic on Canvas 6 x 6 Copyright Wendie Donabie 2013

April 22 marks Earth Day 2015. In honour of Mother Earth, here are two paintings I’ve done in the past couple of years to reflect her beauty and remind us of our  shared roots as human beings and our dependence on the planet for our very existence.   Mother Earth lies nestled in the arms of a tree – …

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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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Successful Art Show Opening in Bracebridge

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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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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 #2


Oil on Canvas, 10 x 8 ins. Copyright Wendie Donabie 2014 This the second of four paintings in the Enchanted series with a focus on the root systems of trees in Muskoka and Algonquin Park. 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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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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Mother Earth – Our Shared Roots


Acrylic on Canvas, 24 x 24. Copyright W. Donabie 2014 Mother Earth – the view of Africa is the one used to symbolize Earth Day. I painted it to illustrate our shared human roots and our responsibility to care for all life on the planet. Part of the FIRMLY ROOTED Art Show May 3-31, 2014 Chapel Gallery 15 King …

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