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.

Halloween Bullet Journal Weekly Spread 2

Halloween Bullet Journal Weekly Spread 2

I was in a little bit of a hurry, so I needed to come up with a Halloween Bullet Journal spread that was quick and easy to do. So, I came up with this magic and parchment Weekly Spread. I actually like all of the […]

Halloween Bullet Journal Spreads

Halloween Bullet Journal Spreads

I can’t speak for other artists, but for me, my state of mind plays a huge part in my ability to paint. Lots of family issues are playing havoc with my art, but creativity will not be denied. I’ve been really focused on my Bullet […]

Bullet Journal Weekly Logs

Bullet Journal Weekly Logs

I think my favorite part of working on my Bullet Journal is creating new layouts for my Weekly Log spreads. And it’s not just the decorative aspect either. It’s finding out what works for me and what doesn’t. Below is a my first Weekly Log […]

Empty Streets – Where Are the People?

Empty Streets – Where Are the People?

A question I get quite often is, why aren’t there any people in your paintings? Good question. Tough one to answer, but a good question. Where are all the people? Why are there Empty Streets? The most simple answer I can give is this: You, […]

Bullet Journal Monthly Log – My First

Bullet Journal Monthly Log – My First

One thing I miss about using a traditional planner is a calendar view. I like the “At a Glance” views of the year and the month. My trusty notebook is great for jotting down notes in a linear manner, but a calendar would be really […]

Art in Technicolor

Art in Technicolor

I absolutely love watching old movies. Black and white, color, doesn’t matter. I love them all. But there’s something about the old Technicolor movies that’s really special. The colors are brighter, bolder, move vivid. In fact, they’re better than real to life color. Technicolor is […]

My New Obsession – Bullet Journal

My New Obsession – Bullet Journal

Anyone who knows me knows that I am an Organization Junkie! I’m a list maker, a planner, the kind of person who has a notebook beside her at all times, and keeps a drawer full of her old notebooks (dated, of course). Before the notebook […]

And The Winner Is . . .

And The Winner Is . . .

. . . Sharyn S.!  It was my great pleasure today to meet with Sharyn to give her the Limited Edition Print of NOLA Night in person. Congratulations, Sharyn! It was so nice to see you again. I had such a wonderful time at Slidell […]

ArtByDArt Instagram Feed

Watch Debbie’s current painting as it progresses from a sketch to the final finished work.  She posts regular updates of her Art In Progress on her Instagram page (realartbydart).

Slidell Arts Evening 2018 – Drawing

Slidell Arts Evening 2018 – Drawing

Slidell Arts Evening 2018 has come and gone. I was nervous and really excited about it for weeks, but I’m happy to say that I had a great time, met a lot of wonderful people, got to chat with other artists, and I even sold […]

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 […]


Art In Progress

ArtByDArt Instagram Feed

Watch Debbie’s current painting as it progresses from a sketch to the final finished work.  She posts regular updates of her Art In Progress on her Instagram page (realartbydart).

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