Original New Orleans Art by Debbie Ainsworth

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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 […]

Updates on My New Painting

Updates on My New Painting

I still haven’t come up with a name yet, but I’ve been working pretty intensely on this painting for the last few days. The muse fled me for a few days, but she’s back now with a vengeance, I’m happy to report. I’m continuing work […]

Over the Moon

Over the Moon

Over the moon with the Crystal Preserves painting and the hot sauce and oysters. Debbie is a perfectionist and so many details were carefully thought out and worked great. I’m working on the next one. – Crystal B. Title: Crystal Preserves – Original Title: Oysters […]

First Art Commission Part 2 – Crystal Hot Sauce

First Art Commission Part 2 – Crystal Hot Sauce

My first art commission was a two parter. The first part was Crystal Preserves. This is the second, Crystal Hot Sauce. Here it is from sketch to completion. I will be offering prints of both very soon.

First Art Commission – Crystal Preserves

First Art Commission – Crystal Preserves

I got my first art commission!! Naturally, I am incredibly excited. A few weeks ago I reconnected with my old Riverdale High School classmates on Facebook. Wow. It’s been wonderful to see names I haven’t heard for 38 years suddenly pop up all over my […]

What is that Background You’re Using?

What is that Background You’re Using?

One question I keep getting from people who’ve seen photographs of my art is, what is that in the background? Some people have speculated that it might be a mural or even a glimpse into another room. So, this article is intended to clear up […]

Casa de Lis Won a Second Place Ribbon

Casa de Lis Won a Second Place Ribbon

Tonight was the SAL meeting, and I was thrilled to win a Second Place Ribbon in the Master’s Category of the monthly art contest for my original painting, Casa de Lis! It will be on display at Slidell Memorial Hospital’s Cancer Center for a month. […]

Debbie’s Process – Artistic Evolution or Finding My Own Style

Debbie’s Process – Artistic Evolution or Finding My Own Style

The more I paint the more I evolve into my own, unique style. It’s been a wild ride, since I like so many painting genres I wanted to take a whack at all of them! NOLA Night was my first foray back into painting. I […]

ArtByDArt Website Revamp – How Did I Do?

ArtByDArt Website Revamp – How Did I Do?

I’ve spent the last two days updating my ArtByDArt website to a format that better shows off my art. I think the new design is simple, clean, and elegant; and I really like the way it displays images. I’d like to invite everyone to take […]


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