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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, […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tudor Bleu & Sunday Smile on Display

Tudor Bleu & Sunday Smile on Display

If you happen to be near the St. Tammany Parish Library on Robert Blvd. in Slidell, stop by to see some beautiful art on display, including two paintings by Debbie Ainsworth. Though neither painting won a prize from the judge, the librarians told Debbie that […]

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 […]

Spirit of NOLA Added to ArtByDArt Stores

Spirit of NOLA Added to ArtByDArt Stores

Halloween seems the perfect day to add the ghostly Spirit of NOLA to the ArtByDArt store! You can also find it on my ArtByDArt Etsy Shop and on my ArtByDArt Ebay store. But remember, ArtByDArt coupons only work on this website. With all the extra […]