How Did She Do That?

I have no professional training and while that has slowed me in some respects, it has afforded me the freedom to try some unorthodox methods when creating art.

Here’s how  these three paintings were born:

I decided to try a different approach for what I tentatively called my Abstract Flower series. To create these 3D images, each color was blown onto the canvas using a straw. Using acrylics, I blew on two colors at a time to create a variety of shades and contrasts; peaks and valleys. It was a tedious process at best.

I was really pleased with the outcome, but even so I felt that something was missing. I put them on the wall in front of my desk for three months. Every day I stared at them before I finally realized what they lacked – they needed background color to make them stand out.

So I added the color and viola! I now have something that is truly special and really makes the colors  pop.

 

These measure 8x8x2 and each side of the canvas has four grommets to add the the attractiveness of the piece.

Yes. The originals are available. Contact me if you would like to purchase They are ready to hang and need no framing.

If you would prefer a larger size, fine art giclees can be ordered from our online gallery.  Wouldn’t this look great behind the sofa in your living room?  Click on the picture below to connect to our online gallery and learn more about how you can Own A Debbie!

 

Check Out Our Revamped Debbie Wearables Page!

Debbie and VIDA – It’s a beautiful thing! Here you can get things like elegant tops, cashmere scarves and leather handbags, printed by VIDA and designed by Debbie.  Check out our revamped site and take a look at our entire collection including our new “Everything’s Popping Up Poppies”  designs.

Click on the images below to see the Debbie Collection!


Everything’s Popping Up Poppies!

I’m on a Poppy Roll! (Get it….poppy roll?)

I visited Arles, France a couple of months ago and had the pleasure of following the Van Gogh Trail. I’ve always been inspired by him and ‘Everything’s Popping up Poppies’reflects that. There were fields of poppies there, every one more beautiful than the last.

Of course that meant I had the urge to create a couple of individual poppies as well!

Oh yeah…then there were three!

     

Yes! The originals are for sale!  Send an email to inquire about pricing.  “Everything’s Popping up Poppys’  is 24″x36″ acrylic on canvas; the others are miniatures, 2″x3” acrylic on paper.

I’ll be posting these as Debbie Wearables and Home goods in  a few days. High quality giclee prints are also available. Stay tuned!

Looking for a Debbie Original?

Here are two more places where you can see and purchase original Debbie’s.

We are happy to be part of the new Riverside Fine Art Gallery  in  and on the walls of Cinematique, both on Beach Street in Daytona Beach. We hope you will visit both places!

Beach Street’s Newest Gem

Beach Street in Daytona Beach is having a renaissance of sorts.  If you haven’t been there in a while, you might want to take a closer look.

The revolving door of businesses that opened and closed faster than you could visit has stalled and more stable restaurants and shops have attracted the attention.  Now the arts have arrived on Beach Street.

Riverside Fine Art Gallery is opening its doors Friday, March 30. It’s a small gallery brimming with some of the areas finest artists. I am honored and humbled to be among them.

It’s located at 172 North Beach Street. I invite you to stroll the street then stop by and immerse yourself in art. You won’t be disappointed.

 

Coming Soon….Riverside Fine Art Gallery

There is something new coming soon on Beach Street in Daytona. It’s the Riverside Fine Art Gallery.  I am proud to be one of the featured artists at Daytona’s newest gallery.  As soon as I get the opening date,  I will post it here.

In the meantime, here is the latest Own A Debbie piece, The Tail of the Dotted Whale. It’s a 7.5 x 10×5 acrylic on reclaimed wood. Yes. It is for sale. Contact me for details. 

Mark your calendars: EARTH DAY CELEBRATION AT PONCE PRESERVE! Saturday, March 3

Own A Debbie will be at Ponce Preserve Park in beautiful Ponce Inlet, Saturday, March 3, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. till 2 p.m. It’s an Earth Day celebration like no other: Lots of entertain, arts and crafts.

I will have beautiful sea glass pendants and earrings, my hand painted pendants of love and a variety of hand painted glass pendants.

My Lighthouse watches will be available for purchase as well as a lighthouse cutting board.

I am clearing out  my original paintings to make way for a new series of art. Everything will be priced to sell. No reasonable offer refused. This is the one not to miss!

Admission is free. Bring the whole family!

Mark your calendars…..February 3 – The Granada Grand Festival of the Arts!

This show was moved from the hotter summer months and is positioned to become a big success! I will be there and among the many Own A Debbie treasures I am bringing will be Heart’s Afire.  I will also have some jewelry gifts for a very special Valentine’s gift. You will love our, “Pebbles of Love”! It’s an ideal Valentine’s gift for someone you love. A heart in a heart in a wood frame heart!

Here’s the details:

Saturday, Feb 3,  10 am – 5 pm

Ormond Beach City Hall, 22 S. Beach St., Behind City Hall

Free admission, free parking

More than 60 artists, including yours truly! See you there!

 

STARRY STARRY NIGHT CANCELLED DUE TO ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS

This was cancelled due to adverse weather conditions. Look for me at the Granada Grand Festival of the Arts February 3. Details to follow.