Original New Orleans Art by Debbie Ainsworth

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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 […]

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″

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 […]

NOLA Night is SOLD

NOLA Night is SOLD

I know I always say it’s hard to let go of one of my paintings. And that’s true, even when I know they’re going to a loving home. But letting go of NOLA Night is especially tough for me. A few years ago my sister […]

Maison de Memere (Grandma’s House)

Maison de Memere (Grandma’s House)

I finished my latest painting, Maison de Memere, a couple of days ago. This one was really a struggle for me. I pushed myself to take my foliage to a new level. It’s not just potted plants this time. I also added a person into […]