Original New Orleans Art by Debbie Ainsworth

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Website Updates

Website Updates

As some might remember, I have been doing a lot of research on how to market my artwork. There’s a podcast I follow that has lots of great information on it. The hardest part is learning to think of my art as goods instead of […]

New Props for Prints – Frames!

New Props for Prints – Frames!

Lots of changes coming up for ArtByDArt Prints, including two new sizes and the elimination of one of the old ones. The 8.5″ x 11″ size is going away, but I’ve added a 5″ x 7″ and 8″ x 10″ to go with the large, […]

A Shock to the System

A Shock to the System

Some people might not know it, but I am a Katrina survivor. Katrina changed my life, and the way I look at life, forever. But it also left behind some residual darkness that I wasn’t aware of until recently. First, let me clarify a couple […]

Chateau Bleu Updates

Chateau Bleu Updates

I really struggled with the color of the porch, but finally went with a deep turquoise mixed with blue. I like the effect. Today I worked on adding some highlights to the white parts of the house. I added additional framework to the roof decoration, […]

Update on Chateau Bleu

Update on Chateau Bleu

The door is finally finished. I defined the door itself and the framework around it. The fleur de lis stained glass is finally done. It took on many manifestations before I finally settled on the red fleur de lis surrounded by blue. I added a […]

Update on my Current Painting.

Update on my Current Painting.

Here’s an update for my current painting. I have come up with a name for it … Chateau Bleu. 🙂 The transom above the door is done. I changed the plaque from a single large fleur de lis to three small ones. The door still […]

Sunday Smile

Sunday Smile

The painting Sunday Smile, completed in May of 2016 by Debbie Ainsworth, features an abstract portrait of a young woman with a peaceful smile. The Sunday Smile Fine Art Print is available as a Limited Edition or Open Edition.   Painting Title: Sunday Smile Series: […]

Blue Eyes

Blue Eyes

The painting Blue Eyes, created as a companion to Green Eyes, was completed in October of 2016 by Debbie Ainsworth. The Blue Eyes Fine Art Print is available as a Limited Edition or Open Edition.   Painting Title: Blue Eyes Series: Lagniappe (lan-yap) Original Size: […]

Beautifully Done Print

Beautifully Done Print

Beautifully done print, vibrant colors and everything you see here. It arrived quickly in terrifically done packing. The artist contacted me and we communicated through the entire sale. Just perfect! Deanne S. Title: Victorian Lodgings – Limited Edition 11″ x 14″

Crystal Preserves

Crystal Preserves

  The painting Crystal Preserves, completed in July of 2017 by Debbie Ainsworth, features the iconic billboard on Tulane Avenue in New Orleans. The Crystal Preserves Fine Art Print is available as a Limited Edition or Open Edition.   Painting Title: Crystal Preserves Series: Lagniappe […]

Oysters & Hot Sauce

Oysters & Hot Sauce

  The painting Oysters & Hot Sauce, completed in July of 2017 by Debbie Ainsworth, features a tray of oysters and a bottle of Crystal Hot Sauce. The Oysters & Hot Sauce Fine Art Print is available as a Limited Edition or Open Edition. Painting […]

Maison de Memere – Award Winning

Maison de Memere – Award Winning

  The painting Maison de Memere, completed in May of 2017 by Debbie Ainsworth, features a colorful house in a typical New Orleans neighborhood. The Maison de Memere Fine Art Print is available as a Limited Edition or Open Edition.   Painting Title: Maison de […]

PG Window – Award Winning

PG Window – Award Winning

  The painting PG Window, completed in November of 2016 by Debbie Ainsworth, features flowering branches and a perfume bottle. The PG Window Fine Art Print is available as a Limited Edition or Open Edition.   Painting Title: PG Window Series: Lagniappe Original Medium: Acrylic […]

To Print or Not to Print – Learning How to Sell Prints of Original Artwork

To Print or Not to Print – Learning How to Sell Prints of Original Artwork

I have a problem, but it’s a great problem to have. My art is selling faster than I can produce it, which is great! However, my ultimate goal is to make a living as a professional artist. Until I can command thousands of dollars for my […]


Featured Art

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