About the Book
Created in 2012, for an assignment in Graphic Design at Wittenberg University, in Springfield, Ohio, The ABC Book of Christmas, is a compilation of a few favorite family recipes shared during family holiday get-togethers. Given the assignment to "go outside" and photograph letters in order to incorporate these images into a book, the timing was perfect. Because our class assignment occurred just before Christmas, and I was creating a book with a Christmas theme, I wanted to find as many colorful letters as possible.
Transparency and movement dominate both my landscapes and my still life works. Just as I love the movement of rolling hills or ocean waves, swaying tree limbs, and grasses in nature; I am mesmerized by soft folds in fabric, as they roll beneath and around chosen objects. When painting En Plein Air, Alla Prima, either in watercolors or in oils, my spiritual senses are awakened as I study shapes, colors, and changing light. My preferred subjects, above all, are dynamic oceanic scenes. The sparkling, transparent waters of my landscapes are mirrored by reflections of cut glass and other objects in my still life paintings. A member of Dailypaintworks.com, Donna paints daily small works, updates her website, and sends out a weekly blog and Newsletter. As well as painting professionally, and teaching private students; she also teaches classes in watercolors and oils, at the Troy Hayner Cultural Center, in Troy, Ohio.