My name is don wright and this is my digital scrap book. I hope you enjoy the images as much as I did creating them. All art on this site is copyright don wright, and may not be reproduced without my consent.
If you have any questions regarding my art, I welcome you to contact me at waabaanakwad@gmail.com
If you would like to purchase some art, visit http://www.waabaanakwad.com

Monday, 23 March 2015

me and my bow

"me and my bow" don wright 2015

dancing with my bow

"dancing with my bow" copyright don wright 2015

It is so good to be doodling again. I have been studying traditional archery and trying to dial in some doodles. My lines are starting to return and I am starting to feel more comfortable. After spinning off 10 doodles I finally got one with spark. The other 9 are part of the journey. They serve as exploratory images. At a golden moment, all the lines and all the images magically appear as this one did over morning coffee. This one fills my heart with joy.

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Orion Theme and Doodling Again

"Orion2" copyright don wright 2015

"Orion" copyright don wright 2015

I put my pen and pencil down just over a year ago.
I have been walking in the wilderness and recharging,
I have been dreaming and thinking
suddenly I got charged up and excited.
I decided to go on tour with my art.
I went through a couple hundred images I had created
and then, with a little prompting
I picked up the pen again last night.
I am imagining long bow and archery
and doodling again.
and it feels good



Monday, 9 March 2015

Big Bang Theory - TADA commission

"Big Bang Theory" Copyright don wright 2015
Created for my friend Debbie

This is my first commissioned work. I was re-acquainted with an old friend who had just learned I was an artist. She told me she wanted to buy some art from me. She went through my catalog of images and settled on this piece. It is called "Big Bang Theory" and I affectionately call it "TADA". This began its journey as a pen and paper doodle and then transformed using fractal generator software. The image was processed and rendered and submitted to a printer. This was printed on canvas. It is 35 inches by 14 inches.

Saturday, 7 March 2015

music in the forest art show promo

video

My name is Don Wright and I live in Sturgeon Falls, on at the doorstep of some small, yet significant Old Growth Stands and home of ancient rock paintings and petroglyphs. This pristine and beautiful land of n’Dakimenan (Temagami) has become my inspiration.

The theme of my art show is “Music in the Forest” and I have chosen 28 pieces of art that explore this concept of musical nature. From my Spruce top guitar, to the sounds of birds and wind whistling in the trees, musical vibrations are all around us.

My doodle art is Vibrational Art and is influenced by Nature around me and Spirit within me. Viewing my art, one should feel moved by the virtues of Love, Joy and Peace. My art compels you to dream, imagine and explore your relationship with Spirit, Self and Creation. Most of all, I want my art to make you smile.

My art begins as a simple pen and paper doodle. I then scan or photograph my art and using a graphic program, I digitally invert and render the image. White becomes black and black becomes white. 

Printing of my images is done by Sofa Communications in North Bay using high quality digital printers, paper and ink.

Monday, 2 February 2015

Spirit of the Red Pine - Artists on Elgin - Sudbury





Spirit of the Red Pine at Artists on Elgin
February 1 - 28th
168 Elgin Street, Sudbury, ON




Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Nipigon Blueberry Blast 2014







We had a blast at the Nipigon Blueberry Blast.
I sold 12 prints and sang 2 one hour sets.


Thursday, 31 July 2014

Spirit of the Red Pine - pARTners for Wolf Lake

Spirit of the Red Pine - pARTners for Wolf Lake
at
The Pearl Company, Hamilton
July 2014
 
 

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Spirit of the Red Pine - Save Wolf Lake Art Event

I am thrilled to be a part of pARTners for Wolf Lake. I donated a series of 8 framed open edition 8x10 doodles.
Spirit of the Red Pine Exhibition June 13 2014

Monday, 9 June 2014

Brothers Under the Same Sun


"Brothers Under The Same Sun"
June 8 2014
Left Panel copyright don wright
Right Panel copyright Jim Oskineegish

Over the last few years, my admiration and respect for Jimi Oskineegish has grown. Jimi has helped me out with encouragement and also some practical skill. Jimi has welcomed me in his home a number of times now. We had a vision to make a 2 artist diptych painting. Jimi came up with the brilliant idea for each of us to paint one panel and then unite them. We got together and discussed the theme of "man changing into thunderbird" and then we drew the images on the canvas with pencil. I headed home and then we each painted our panel using the color pallette of our choice. We purposely did not discuss color choices, as we wanted to leave that up to spirit. The panel is full of imagery and icons, though Jimi humbly submits that interpretation of the art is up to the beholders imagination.


Don Wright and Jimi Oskineegish
Ottawa June 8 2014

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

the moose

"the moose" don wright 2013

A special hello and congratulations to the person who just bought this print from West Nipissing Art Gallery. I hope this brings you much joy and blessings!

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

a full moon embroidery



"on a full moon" don wright 2014
4x3 embroidery


 

"on a full moon" don wright 2013
22x30 acrylic on paper


Tuesday, 11 March 2014

emergence embroidery

"emergence" don wright 2014
4x3 Embroidery

"emergence" don wright 2013
16x20 Acrylic on Canvas


thunderbird power

"thunderbird power" don wright 2014
4"x 3" Embroidery

Fun With Emroidery


I am learning how to convert digital JPG images into embroidery files which I can upload to me wifes new sewing machine. Her old machine was 35 years old and I dropped it, so for Valentines we splurged and got a new one. These new machines are absolutely incredible!!!!

Here is my second attermpt...its getting better...still not perfect

Two Patches

Birth of the Christ Child - 16x20 acrylic on canvas
December 2013
copyright don wright 2013


Monday, 17 February 2014

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Monday, 9 December 2013