Original New Orleans Art by Debbie Ainsworth

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 doorknob and mail slot as well as a doorbell on the frame. As you might be able to tell, I’ve gotten some good solid work done on the porch as well. At this point, I still haven’t made up my mind about the white part of the house. Do I leave it white? Do I stain it with some blue mixed with a lot of matte medium? Only time will tell. Also, you may have noticed that I’m only sharing close-ups. That’s because I want the whole final look of the painting to be a bit of a surprise.