Sunday, August 31, 2008

WWAO September Exhibit is UP!

WWAO member, Brenda Thour is hosting this month's exhibit with the theme, "Wild". Stop by and see what "wild" art pieces we have to offer!

September Exhibit here

Folk Art Eclipse Painting

Folk art influenced by art found in Belize by my son when he went on a cruise. He brought back a sculpture that I fell in love with, so he gave it to me. The sculpture is a sun and moon.

Click on the pic to see it larger if you wish.

For sale on my website:

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Under a Zen Moon

"A dream inspired Painting"

Style: Expressionist,Abstract

Medium: OILS on hand stretched canvas, edges painted.

Dimensions: 24"x30"

Now on etsy

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Sweet Nymph

This painting is mixed media and is entitled 'Sweet Nymph'. It was created on block gallery wrapped block canvas (staple free sides) which has been collaged,painted and layered with hand dyed papers,acrylics and oil pastel.
Lightly glazed with a semi gloss professional artists varnish to protect and seal,the sides are fully painted so this piece is ready to hang without the need for a frame ( or of course can still be framed should you choose to do so!)

A very characterful and textured work,deeply layered and richly colourful,this would make an interesting addition to any art collection!

Currently for sale HERE - take a peek!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Autumn Sunset

9x12 watercolor and a bit of acrylic on watercolor paper, after this was dry, I went back and added some more leaves with dry acrylics.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Fall Wouldn't Be Complete with PUMPKINS!

I have been selling these adorable sets of Pumpkin People and Pumpkins for a few years now. I think I first came up with their design in 2000 or 2001. This is a mixed media hand-sculpted set. No two sets are alike, because I don't use molds. The tallest Pumpkin person is approximately 3-1/2 inches to 4-inches tall.

Each set comes with 4 Pumpkin People and 5 pumpkins. Each piece is hand-sculpted from polymer clay, baked, painted with quality acrylics and glazed.

After Halloween, use just the pumpkins if you wish, for Thanksgiving.

PLEASE NOTE: I can also sculpt just a set of pumpkins (any size). Contact me if interested.

Pumpkin People are FOR SALE on my website or in my Etsy shop!



Original painting on 4" x 8" x 1.5" gallery wrapped block canvas entitled Mermaiden. Part of a series I am currently working on with a mermaid/fnatasy style theme. This work is currently for sale HERE if you would like more info!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

big Eyed Alice in Wonderland ACEO/ATC

A new piece for me "Alice in Wonderland"
an ACEO/ATC done in coloured pencil on 90lb acid free watercolour paper. I;ve done lots of Alice based art, there's something about her that speaks to me.

This is an original not a print, although I will make prints available

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

One November Day

Medium: OILS on hardboard
Dimensions: 5"x7"

This is one of a series of paintings I am working on. Each is in oils, most with impasto work added. I am attempting to subdue my palette to see where this may lead me. Lots of fun experimenting and pulling out colors I seldom use and mixing new combinations.
Now on etsy

Kansas Red Barn

Acrylics 8x10
Purchasing Information Here
Contact me

Monday, August 25, 2008

Stanley Park Lighthouse

I finished this painting tonight, although it started out as a quick exercise it turned out to take much longer than I though. The sky is my favourite part of this painting... the colours were kept simple (cerulean blue, titanium zinc white, and just a hint of alizarin crimson in the top part of the sky. My goal was to keep the brush strokes simple and loose to capture the more wispy clouds in the sky. I managed to do that.... but, as I tend to do, I tightened up on my brush strokes when I got to the lighthouse.

"Stanley Park Lighthouse"
8" x 10" oil on stretched canvas
© 2008

Feel free to email me if you are interested in this painting.

Bonnie and Mr Mallard

Bonnie and Mr Mallard
Originally uploaded by wickedollz
he portrait I painted of My BIL & SIL 's dog Bonnie. This is when Bonnie was a puppy, with her favourite toy Mr. Mallard the duck squeaky toy.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Vermont Autumn

Acrylics 8x10 on laminated Museum board

Unframed allowing you to be part of the creative process.



Copper King

"Copper King"

I spent some time in the mountains with my horse. I got up early each morning, just to see what she was doing and take some photos of her. The time was so peaceful, and so healing. This photo summed it all up for me, the beauty and serenity, strength and grace of a horse.

So many times, we go to catch our horse, and don't pay attention to the quiet scenes of beauty they create.

Email me if you'd like to order this photo. 8X10" prints are $40 and come with a double mat. Larger images, and images on canvas can be ordered on my Red Bubble site.

Donna Ridgway
Email Me if you have questions, or want to inquire about purchasing a photo or painting.

Remember, you can find horse art , Western art, Mule and Donkey art
wildlife art, cow art, and animal paintings, my reference photos for artists for sale on my website.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Moon Rabbit

"Moon Blossom Rabbit" Watercolor by Cat Mallard

I'm working on a series of paintings inspired by moon tales. This one is loosely based on tales of a rabbit in the moon in Asian folklore. In the actual story the rabbit is busy working. My bunny wanted to go for a little moonlit stroll :)


starry starry night purse

Hey I painted something today!

Well other than my pet portrait that I'm still working on I have done NOTHING this Summer

I got this exquisite purse from ... you guessed it the Auntie, but she had glued some ribbon & rhinestones on it, which left marks when I removed them SO I painted my version of my most favourite painting Van Gogh's "Starry Starry Night"

I think it turned out nice :D
Not sure if I'll keep it or sell it though.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

New Flower Pin Designs

New flower pin designs that I have been working on this week-currently for sale in my etsy store CLICK HERE to visit there now!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

NOT a Heron!

11 x 14, background fabric was glued to a canvas panel, then wrapped around to the back, glued and taped, then I glued the pieces of the front on in layers. When this is all dry I will coat with...something..not sure yet. Suggestions? BTW,,Thanks Tree for the excellent suggestion!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Changing Seasons

I'm dreaming of cooler weather today... yesterday was way to hot to paint and today is not too much better, but it is a little cooler. I had a little fun with the background on this one, adding a little salt as the paint was drying to create nifty patterns.

chickadee watercolour painting
"Changing Seasons"
2.5" x 3.5" watercolour
© 2008

Monday, August 18, 2008

Treasure On The Shore

Mixed media painting including real and painted seashells,seaglass and few other carefully chosen treasures from my collection,entitled 'Treasure On The Shore'. Piece measures 40cm x 30cm x 4cm on block gallery wrapped (no visible staples) canvas. The sides are fully painted so the work is ready to hang without the need for a frame.

To see more details CLICK HERE

Saturday, August 16, 2008


What was a shot of rocks, trees and water became much more when I looked at it on the computer and saw the wonderful rays of sun my camera captured. You can see more shots taken today during this shoot taken on a walk through Lincoln Woods on my blog

Song On The Wind

Mixed media collage painting on 4" x 6" canvas currently for sale in my etsy store CLICK HERE to visit!Work includes handmade clay face cab,inks,acrylics and layers of beautiful collaged papers.

Friday, August 15, 2008


I'm still running the SALE on my PAINTINGS! You can purchase either on my website or from my Etsy shop.

Here's one that has been discounted:

((click on the pic to see it larger))

Purchase with your credit card through PAYPAL! No need to have a PAYPAL account.

Thursday, August 14, 2008


This is the first of a new series I am working on.A more subdued and earthy palette for me. I've had a leaning toward earthy greens,burnt sienna..rusty muted colors this past month. Now this is a real change for me. These new paintings are all abstract expressionist..inspired by dreams, the seasons and full moons.

Oil on canvas 16"x20" matted
Now on etsy

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Eagle photo, wildlife photo by Donna Ridgway.

Imagine what it's like, to stand beneath this huge eagle, while he stares down at you! I had that experience a few days ago and it was awesome! His talons are huge, his beak could tear you apart...but he looked at me until his curiosity was satisfied, then he flew away.

My Grandpa Allen used to have this exact look on his face! He was an old Scotsman with a hooked beak of a nose and I don't remember him smiling very often-his eyes were fierce too....

If you'd like to purchase this photo you can click my Photoworks storefront. Wildlife and Montana photos are available in different sizes to suit your taste and budget. Check the store often, I'm uploading photos as fast as I can.
Donna Ridgway

Email Me if you have questions, or want to inquire about purchasing a painting.

Remember, you can find horse art , Western art, Mule and Donkey art
wildlife art, cow art, and animal paintings, my reference photosfor sale on my website.

Blue Mermaid

Blue Mermaid is a mixed media painting on 4" x 8" gallery wrapped block canvas and is currently for sale in my ebay store (CLICK HERE to visit!). The canvas was first lightly collaged wiht a variety of papers to add further texture before painting.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Paintings Sale

I'm having a SALE on several paintings in my Etsy shop. I've marked them down considerably. Here's a couple of examples:

Come on by and browse around! I have a lot of other artsy items for sale also.

Also visit my website for more art and to read my writing (children's poetry, haiku, tanka, poetry, short stories)

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Summer Sail

This was done using acrylic paints, the sailboat is a novelty fabric that I cut out and will be gluing on, right now it is just wet and stuck down for picture taking I did it on poster board since that is all I had available.
I started off finger painting, as you might be able to tell by the sky, all the movement in the water was mostly done with fingers too, also a thin brush, a toothpick and a Q-tip, as I added the motion strokes I smudged them a bit with my fingers too. Still want to add some small things to this, but didn't have any glue so will wait.
The poster board leaves a LOT to be desired so this one will have to be framed for sure.
Over all though I am pretty happy with this!

New Bracelets at Staci Rose Designs Ebay!

I have been creating. That includes bracelets...four of which I have added to my Ebay Shop, Staci Rose Designs. You can purchase these bracelets directly from my shop, just click on the highlighted text.

Thank you!

Pele's Passion
Agate & Red Jasper Bracelet

Zebra Petals
Zebra Jasper, Rose Quartz & Pearl Bracelet

Sweet Blues
Chalcedony, Aventurine & Pearl Bracelet

Garden Shadows
Blackstone, Obsidian, Yellow Turquoise, Tree Agate, Pearl, Zoisite, Tourmaline, Fancy Jasper, Rhyolite & Peridot Bracelet

Tuesday, August 05, 2008


Altered art style ACEO currently for sale in my ebay store -CLICK HERE- to visit!
Work includes layers of ink and glaze,with collaged papers and vintage image.

Original one of a kind,signed and dated on the reverse.

What are ACEOs???? ACEO is the acronym for "Art Cards Editions and Originals". An ACEO is a small piece of art that can be defined by it's convenient 2.5 x 3.5 inch size. (Standard trading card size)
ACEOs are VERY different from trading cards however, because they are CREATED and traded or sold by artists. All my ACEOs are absolute ORIGINAL pieces of art! (Some artists choose to sell prints of their work -'editions' )

ACEOs are created in any medium available in the art world. Artists are creating them in ALL kinds of styles and varieties. There are no rules limiting the artist, outside of the size dimensions. ACEOs can be framed, propped, used as bookmarks,grouped together in larger frames......use YOUR imagination! Trading Card notebooks, sleeves and holders can all be used to display them.

Monday, August 04, 2008

Babies Everywhere...Tiny Inspirations

There are two new babies in my life. One, a friends of ours just had a little, or should I say, huge baby. He has features from both his parents and I was very happy to see him and hold him in the hospital. His mother, a friend of mine, had a rough pregnancy and was ready to give birth nine months ago...but, surrounded by friends and family with her baby, she glowed.

The second, we just attended his Brit Milah or in Yiddish, his Bris on Friday. He is my cousins second child but first boy. My cousins were very proud of their new addition to the family as was my Great Aunt. Actually, she was a little too excited. When she asked when DH and I were going to have children, I put my arm around DH's neck and said, "Well, we've been trying to get pregnant, but DH just hasn't been able to." Everyone laughed and she left us alone. (PS...I find, when someone says something absurd to you and you respond with something absurd as well, they usually leave you alone.)

At any rate, I created some picture frames, thinking about the babies, and little ones in our lives, in the lives of my clients - recently one client asked me to create two picture frames for her Grand Nieces! I hope you enjoy my new offerings!

Monkey Fun

Elephant Playtime

Purple & Zebras
Currently available in my Etsy Shop

Peter Rabbit
5"x7" Custom Order - Sold

Feel free to contact me if you'd like to purchase one of these frames or have one customized for you!

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Cowboy & Hereford

(click image for larger view)
8x10 inch Acrylics on Laminated Museum board

(this is 2 boards laminated together to make a stable sturdy painting surface)

Purchase with PayPal
or contact me to pay by check or money order.

 $100.00 FREE SHIPPING (Price includes the Insurance and delivery confirmation)

Friday, August 01, 2008

WWAO August Exhibit is UP!!

WWAO member Chel Dodge from Lava Jewelry is hosting our exhibit this month. See "FLY AWAY", our August Exhibit by clicking on the following link: