The Downside of Having Massive Design Resources

For those who don’t know, I’m also a Digital Artist. I have a huge collection of Graphic Design resources, but it’s actually too big. Scary big. I dread going through it big. It didn’t start out that way. In the beginning it was manageable, and 

My Word of the Year – Bloom!

My Word of the Year – Bloom!

I don’t usually make resolutions, as evidenced by the fact that I’m waiting till mid February to write about it. Truth to be told this all started happening around the end of January. In a nutshell, I’m tired of being a spectator in my own 

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

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