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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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

The Digital Art Years: 2001 – 2016

The Digital Art Years: 2001 – 2016

After I graduated from college, I stopped painting. I’m not really sure why, but it might be akin to the same kind of burnout I suffered when I tried to pursue an MA in history.  One class had so much required reading that I just […]

Art Snobbery – Part 2

Art Snobbery – Part 2

A huge difference in painting today vs my college days is the paint itself. The variety of colors today is amazing. Plus you can find paint, even tubes, in so many places today. There are three craft stores as well as two economy stores within […]

Art Snobbery – Part 1

Art Snobbery – Part 1

The Art world is full of snobbery. Usually it manifests as artists looking down their noses at certain types of art and dismissing it as something less than what they’ll describe as “real art.” You see this kind of snobbery aimed at the work 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, […]