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Something different from Own A Debbie

One of the joys of being an artist is that you aren’t cubbyholed into doing just one thing. Self expression is lost if the only thing you do is acrylic landscapes, for example. That said, I have now added earrings to those things I make. Some are hand painted, others are not. All have hooks handmade by yours truly.  Feel free to add a comment. As always, if you would like to Own A Debbie, just let us know.

Earrings, from funky to elegant.

Pillows, Pillows, Pillows!

A big thank you to everyone who visited me at Ponce Preserve on Earth Day.

If you are looking to order pillows, click here:

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If you are looking for a lighthouse pillow, click on Own A Debbie Originals, find the lighthouse and when you click on it, you will see everything from pillows to fine art glcless.  You might even find a mug you like!

Any problem ordering, just send me an email.

 

Recycled Art

People are always giving me discards to paint. So I sit here surrounded by large rocks, tiny pebbles, tree branches and pieces of what was once useful furniture.

I have several palm fronds that I’ve been looking at for months not knowing what to do with them. If I turned them sideways, they resembled fish. Straight up, well, they didn’t look like anything in particular. But they are unique looking and they have a surface that just cries for paint.

About a week ago, it hit me….I’d make a fun mask doing what I do best….dots! Yes, I am the queen of dots. Someday when I am long gone, they will refer to this as my ‘dot’ period.

But I digress…I sketched out a design and went to work and viola! Winkie was born!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Experimental Absract #1

Experimental Abstract #1
11×14 Acrylic on Canvas

I haven’t come up with a name for this yet, but I’m working on it.  Until then, meet, “Experimental Abstract #1”

I continue to experiment with acrylics and acrylic mediums. This one – one of the few abstracts I’ve done – was done using acrylic pouring mediums and acrylic paints without medium. The result gives this painting a 3D effect.

What’s Old Is New Again Redux

Yup.  I’m at it again! I am taking some of my older paintings and redoing them using some of the new techniques I’ve learned over the past couple of years. “All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go” is one that I always felt was missing something. I think the newly repainted version is a much better fit. If you look closely, you will see lots of tiny dresses in the window! The shop also has a name,  Millie’s Dress Shoppe. No hidden meaning…I just liked the name.

Wouldn’t this look terrific in your bedroom?

 

What’s Old Is New Again

                           Waiting For A Train

Now and then I will have something I painted a few years back that I am not entirely pleased with.  Waiting For A Train is one of those that always left me thinking it was missing something.

I’ve learned so many techniques since the earlier version and my tastes in what I paint has changed. That said, four weeks and many hours later, Waiting For a Train is officially finished.

I am more than pleased with the final result and hope you enjoy it as well.

The Great Art Experiment Continues!

So this week, I started with a black canvas, then added  the sunflower and decorative ‘hardware’. I used acrylic polymers to add depth to the center of the flower and the edges. Had a difficult time making this colorful. On a black canvas, paints are much darker than they appear! After a lot of layering, I finally got the colors I envisioned.

Son Flower, 11x14 on canvas
                Son Flower, 11×14 on canvas

The Experimentation Continues!

Beached at Washington Oaks State Park, 31x21 acrylic on canvas
                 Beached at Washington Oaks State Park                                   31×21 acrylic on canvas

Continuing my experimentation with acrylic polymers, I found that while Acrylic Moulding Paste doesn’t work well with every piece, it does add texture to an otherwise flat looking canvas. I loved using it on Beached at Washington Oaks State Park because it added a third dimension to the piece.

 

Evolving

"Wilted Hibiscus"  16x20 acrylic on canvas
      “Wilted Hibiscus” 16×20 acrylic on canvas

I enjoy mastering new techniques and this one was a lot of fun. I like paintings with texture and quite honestly, acrylics weren’t giving me the depth I was striving to achieve. “Wilting Hibiscus” is the first of my original paintings to employ a technique using acrylic molding paste, then painting the paste with brightly colored acrylics on a black canvas to add depth.

I hope  you enjoy it and yes…it is for sale!

Own A Debbie for Less!

Well, free shipping has ended, but we still have a few bargains that you can’t afford to miss. Through Cyber Monday midnight, order any of the three canvases below at bargain prices. Just click the link to connect.

 

Own a Debbie for less all weekend long. Through Cyber Monday, 11:59 p.m., order fine artwork from an award winning artist for a fraction of the cost. Click on the links below.

 

11×14 Tulips, Tulips, Tulips, giclee  on canvas: $60. http://bit.ly/2fJkY2U

 11×14 Snowfall in Central Park, Giclee on canvas  $60.

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Hats Off!

25×36  Hats Off! Giclee on canvas, $110.

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