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Seeing into your painting and revealing the magical.  In this case a donkastegolopolous.  How’s that for a Sesame St. kind of mouthful.  This painting on found plywood approx 36″ x 18″ started off as a woman with a box and morphed into this magical animal…I didn’t take photos of this as I struggled over the better part of a week painting, drawing, painting, starting over, painting, etc. etc.  Is it done?  Not sure but I am letting it be for a while, a long while and moving on to other things.  There is something innocent and childlike about this creature.  It looks slow and cumbersome and a bit sad.  But, it was there for me to paint, so I will let him be until the painting talks to me again.  Donkastegolopolous…..

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  1. Corrine, this gentle creature reminded me of some the the creations of the cartoonist leunig. Take a look at his website

    In the meantime I feel this being exudes peace and quiet joy. Dianne xxx

  2. Oooh, your color and texture are so beautiful. Yes, there is something sad and slow about this guy, kind of reminds me of a sloth in a way. But super sweet and peaceful too! I think this painting would definitely spark the imagination of a young child (well, big “kids” too for that matter! 🙂

  3. It has a faithful companion look to it. Like the best kind of childhood stuffed animal – a bit lumpy and bald in places, and hard to identify, but completely and utterly loved by its owner.

  4. I love him, he is so gentle looking, soft and cuddly, like a child’s toy, a great creation!

  5. This is “donka-cool”. I love your art world and I’m glad I’m in it.

  6. I see contentment in this- the donka… happy to be a donka and do the day the way donkas do, in its own unique way (which happens to be at a very leisurely pace). This donka is noticing all the love and beauty in the world (hence the hearts). I love that your painting told me a story in just a glance!

  7. Gorgeous painting Corrine. I love the soft colours and texture, so gentle and calm on the eye. What an amazing creature you have created. Beautiful work sweetie.
    Huge hugs x x x x

  8. love all that fantastic layering-wow!! He may seem a bit sad but the lovely colors and the hearts are very soothing.

  9. Love your Inka-Donka-Doo creature, Corrine! I was glad that I could “blow up” your detail shots and really see your scribbling and scratching that always adds so much great texture! And, say, do I recognize some Gelli work on a couple of those hearts? Such an amazing piece, m’Lady!

  10. Amazing !

  11. There is definitely a feeling of peace here = no place to hurry to or from – just a contentment to “be.” I really like this creature and of course all the techniques you used to create her (looks like a “she” to me!). And of course, there’s amazing YOU. xoxo

  12. PS – years ago, I “found” a woman with Alzheimer’s wandering in my neighborhood. I took her home with me because she had no i.d. on her and no memory of an address, phone number, etc. After a few hours, we figured it out, and I visited her regularly at the nursing home until she passed. Here’s a post about it from long ago. Something about your “donka” brought back the memory.

  13. Love your donkastegolopoulus, I could see it made into a stuffie.

  14. This is lovely, made me smile! Valerie

  15. I think you donka looks awesome. Great work! Happy PPF!

  16. Your art is amazingly magical! I love this gentle creation, and the colors are magnificent. Wow!

  17. Love the mark-making in this!
    Happy PPF!!
    Mixed-Media Map Art

  18. ‘it’ looks like some kind of friendly sea creature, lol. Nice work!

  19. Corrine, how precious!

    Love the colors, the mood–so whimsical and magical–would look good any where!

  20. I love him (her?)! Can he come to my house and stay for a while? I’ll make room for him 🙂

  21. This is wonderful, what a sweet creature! HPPF!

  22. Cool painting, lovely creature, great colours as well. Beautiful word about revealing the magic. Love and blessings to you.

  23. I LOVE the innocent yet wondrous feel of this piece. I think you should keep it, since it would look marvelous on note cards or such. Blessings!

  24. Love the name… took many giggling goes for Phantom and I to master it.. so thanks for the Saturday morning giggles…xx

  25. Nancy Lee says:

    I love your donka! She would be perfrct for 2 year old’s wall!
    Could you send it PDF format on line for us to paint in babies walls?
    WOW! what a neat thing to start…! I’d love it!

  26. Fabulous textures and colours. I love your magical creature!

  27. This looks so sweet, love the colours 🙂

  28. Your creature (I’m not gonna repeat the name here ☺) looks so cute. Love the little hearts, and the scribbles in the background.

  29. an artist once said “a painting is never done, it just stops in an interesting place.” wish I could remember which artist!:) beautiful color and lots of texture from your layers…a good thing to give it some time and come back to it. It may be done! happy PPF!

  30. He looks so sweet and gentle. Love all the colors you have used here.

  31. You’ve created a new species! Luv the little creature and the colours are simply gorgeous! Any child of any any would certainly luv this whimsical painting!

  32. Your art make me smile 🙂 Wonderful!

  33. The colours are totally amazing. Happy PPF.

  34. It really does look magical and a whole lot of fun. 🙂

  35. This is my second stop here I got pulled away before commenting!! I love the whimsy of your donka, along with the beautiful color combination!! Gorgeous job and soooo fun!! I love these kinds of paintings!

    Hugs Giggles

  36. Very sweet. I like the hearts, they balence the sadness.

  37. you’ve got a winner there! love the expression! squeezable too!

  38. I love his name and how alive you made him appear. Love the colors and textures! Happy Spring! xxoo

  39. What a wonderful creature – it made me smile! I’m afraid I can’t pronounce its name, but does that really matter? Such a cute new species with a happy face.

  40. Oh the imagination here complete with your signature layers of color. I love you dinosaurous thingy…I will never remember that name without scrolling back a gajillion comments. xoxo

  41. Sad… sort of like Eeyore…

    He is melancholy AND charming!

  42. I can’t believe how far behind I’ve gotten. Now where do you get FOUND plywood? What a great find. and the darling pseudo Sesame character I can’t spell is adorable!

  43. He’s definitely ALL heart. Love all aspects of this painting. Blessings, Janet PPF

  44. Elisa Choi says:

    this is so cool! Love the evolving painting. Reminds me of stuff toy.

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