Original New Orleans Art by Debbie Ainsworth

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Familiar Faces Collection

Familiar Faces Collection

Portraits of forlorn flappers and curvy girls taking a bath. There’s also some great Couple Art featuring paired paintings as well as an embracing couple. Portraiture is something Debbie’s still dabbling with, so there’s lots of fun and variety in this collection.

Original Paintings For Sale

Original Paintings For Sale

Original, One of a Kind paintings with a New Orleans flair by local artist, Debbie Ainsworth. Located just across the lake from the city in Slidell, Louisiana, Debbie Ainsworth Art, or ArtByDArt, creates Happy Art with a lot of Southern charm and bright, vivid colors.

Slidell Arts Evening 2018 – June 23rd

Slidell Arts Evening 2018 – June 23rd

ArtByDArt is participating in this year’s Arts Evening in Slidell. Come out and see Debbie Ainsworth at the Olde Towne Event Center on First Street (next to Tacos & Beer close to the Soda Shop) on Saturday, June 23rd, from 4-9pm. She will have several […]

Splish Splash Added to Familiar Faces Collection

Splish Splash Added to Familiar Faces Collection

This was a really fun one to paint. Splish Splash, so named because I had that song in my head the entire time I was painting it, was inspired by another student’s project back in college. The idea of a curvy girl stuffed into a […]

Sew Busy – Newest Addition to Sidewalks of NOLA Collection

Sew Busy – Newest Addition to Sidewalks of NOLA Collection

Just finished the photoshoot of my original painting, Sew Busy! Credit for the name goes to my mom, Mavis. I love it. This painting has tons of details, enough to keep you entranced for hours. I’ll be doing a full write up for it before […]

Garden Sanctuary is SOLD

Garden Sanctuary is SOLD

I am thrilled to announce that my painting, Garden Sanctuary, is SOLD. But, you can still see the original on display through May 23rd at Slidell Memorial Hospital as part of the Art & Bloom show. The new owner very generously agreed to accept shipping […]

Slidell Arts Evening 2018

Slidell Arts Evening 2018

UPDATE: Arts Evening was postponed to June 23rd.  ArtByDArt is participating in this year’s Arts Evening in Slidell. Come out and see Debbie Ainsworth at the Arcade Theater on Carey Street on Saturday, April 14th, from 4-9pm. She will have several Original Paintings on display, […]

Moonlight Tears Won a Blue Ribbon at SAL Monthly Contest

Moonlight Tears Won a Blue Ribbon at SAL Monthly Contest

I am thrilled to announce that Moonlight Tears got a first place ribbon in the apprentice category of the Slidell Art League’s monthly contest! It will be on display at the Slidell Memorial Cancer Center on Robert Blvd. Stop by and see it if you […]

Moonlight Tears – Original Painting

Moonlight Tears – Original Painting

I just finished a new painting. This one is called Moonlight Tears, and is my first attempt at a semi-realistic portrait. It was actually inspired by one of my digital art images, Moonlit Tears. The Original Painting is in the store now, but delivery can’t […]

Catching Up with ArtByDArt

Catching Up with ArtByDArt

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged. Part of that was due to reevaluating my art marketing techniques, but an even greater part was devoted to the holidays and making art. The last finished painting I blogged about was Tudor Bleu. Since then, I’ve completed […]

As One Awarded First Place in SAL Monthly Contest

As One Awarded First Place in SAL Monthly Contest

Completed in November of 2017, As One was submitted in the apprentice category of the Slidell Art League’s monthly contest and was awarded a First Place Blue Ribbon. As One will be on display at the Slidell Memorial Hospital Cancer Center on Robert Blvd. Prints […]

Art Marketing – Reevaluating Marketing Techniques

Art Marketing – Reevaluating Marketing Techniques

Okay, I tried the marketing tips recommended by the podcast I’ve been listening to. I wanted to make the whole thing into a process … take pictures on one day, add the print to my store the next, write a blog post about the print, […]

Fun and Fellowship with the Slidell Art League

Fun and Fellowship with the Slidell Art League

This has been a busy week for me. I added Days Gone By to the web store, Etsy, and Ebay. I’ve also been working on the Tudor Bleu prints, but that’s hard to do, because it’s currently hanging in the St. Tammany Parish Library in […]

Days Gone By Added to Store

Days Gone By Added to Store

This week’s entry to the ArtByDArt store is a favorite, Days Gone By. This painting features a vintage clothing store in the New Orleans French Quarter. To celebrate, I’m offer 20% OFF for Three Days Only. Oh, a little bird told me that if you […]


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I Got an Honorable Mention

I Got an Honorable Mention

Recently I joined the Slidell Art League and submitted four of my paintings for their Art & Bloom Show. I am thrilled to say that I got an Honorable Mention for “Green Eyes.” All four will be on display at the Slidell Memorial Hospital Cancer Center until May 16th. I have to say that I miss them. My walls are so vacant without them. Here are  some pictures from the show. I am thrilled to have had one of my pieces chosen for an award. It’s been years since I’ve had work displayed in public, and I’ve never won any kind of award before.

I’m still flabbergasted by the thought that people like my work. I never expected to sell one painting much less four. And the really pathetic part is that I’m so used to failing that I can’t really enjoy my successes. I keep waiting for it all to come to an end and I don’t want to get my hopes up. But when I look back at the facts … I only started painting again in October, I’ve sold four out of my last five paintings, and I won an honorable mention in the first show I’ve submitted work to … I believe this does qualify as success.

My chief worry is that I’ve managed to sell a few paintings in a very limited niche. Namely, my Facebook friends, which consists of 77 people. Now, I have to try and compete in a larger venue, and I don’t know how to get my work in front of the people most likely to buy it.

Green Eyes and Blue Eyes
NOLA Night
Quarter Nocturne