Thursday, August 4, 2016

Save the Date! Sept 2nd - Opening Night for "City Streets and Country Roads"

Save the Date!

Opening Night for
"City Streets and Country Roads"

 Views of Lexington and Rural Virginia

Friday, September 2, 2016 5:00 - 7:30

Art exhibition of original oils by Amy H. R. Donahue, featuring paintings of Lexington and rural Virginia.

Exhibit dates:
Sept. 1-30, 2016

Cabell Gallery

5 W Washington St, Lexington, VA 24450
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Gallery website  |  Make it a weekend getaway

I am excited to share my recent paintings of the beautiful Virginia countryside, as well as many paintings of the quaint town of Lexington, Virginia. Landscapes both large and small, plenty of summer greens and autumn foliage included in the show! More details to come. I hope you put it on the calendar and can come.

Feel free to spread the news.

Here's a sneak peek. Now back to work for me...

Pastures at Tuckahoe, 6x6, oil

Roseland, 26x60, oil

Millinery De Rousselot, 8x10, oil

Contrary to appearances

Contrary to appearances I have not dropped off the face of the earth. I got pregnant and quickly learned that growing a baby required an incredible amount of energy. Then we had our baby. Blogging happens to be low on the priority list of running an art business.

She's amazing. Such an incredible gift.

Maybe I'll be back to the blog, maybe I won't. I have plenty of ideas for blog posts, if I happen to have some spare time between baby snuggles, changing diapers and keeping up with the painting.

In the meantime, click on over to my Facebook page to see what's happening.

Available paintings: Cabell Gallery  |  Gallery Flux  |  Williamsburg Gallery

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Happy Fall, Y'all

Yellow Medley, 12x12, oil
The Fan, Richmond, VA

A little bit of all my favorite things.
1. House portrait
2. Tree portrait
2. Long Shadows
3. Light through the trees
4. Yellow galore
(Indian Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Cad Yellow Medium, Lemon Yellow. I used 'em all.)
4. Fall foliage

Happy fall! 
Follow me on instagram (@amyhrdonahue) to see almost daily autumn paintings.

Sunday, April 26, 2015


To paint a landscape is to engage in something greater than myself. It is a marvelous recognition of how small and powerless I am – when faced with the shifting light, the weather, the movement of the earth, the changing of the seasons. There is something so refreshing to feeling small on a big planet, in a great universe, held together by an even greater God. 

It is oxygen to the soul.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Painting in Ashland, VA

These paintings will be part of a 4-man/woman show at Gallery Flux opening May 7th, 5:30-8.
The show is up May 7-June 27, 2015.
More info here: Close to Home
Would love to see you at the opening!

Ashland Station in the Snow
9x12, oil

Feed and Seed
6x8, oil

DeJarnette Park Study
6x8, oil

Frozen Over at DeJarnette Park
16x20, oil

Who Can Resist a Blue Sky
30x40, oil

Backdrop of Blue
8x8, oil

Ashland Presbyterian Church
6x8, oil

Byrd Mill
6x8, oil

6x6, oil

(Needs a Title)
10x11, oil

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Two things

If you are only reading my blog it looks like I've stopped painting. Well, it's not true. I'm still going strong, which is one of the reasons there's been such little activity over here.

Two things for you.
(Painting dump is on it's way.)

1. Next month is the start of my (our) 4-man/woman show at Gallery Flux in Ashland, VA.

I'm really looking forward to what Kathleen, Dan and Fonda have been cooking up. (I've seen a few in person)

The opening night is May 7th. We will be talking a little about our artwork around 6:30. Would love to see you there.

2. Enjoy a demo entitled "How to paint an 8x8 in under two minutes". If you follow me in facebook you've probably already seen this.

Make sure you wait for the little lady to walk by. It's my favorite part.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Golden Hour, 12x16, oil

"Golden Hour"
 12x16, oil

This painting was based on photos I took on the banks of the James River, Richmond, VA, after our first big snow in February. The evening light through the trees and the twilight shadows on the fresh snow... it was just remarkable. Nothing I can paint could do justice to the beauty of that moment. Oh, but I try. And it's all I can do to try, and point your eyes back to the creation and Creator who makes such beauty all around us.

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