I’ve been crazy busy of late coming up with some new art and new ideas. Coming soon…..Lighthouse frenzy and Love Rocks! If that whets your appetite, keep watching this space!
In the meantime, here’s a few Debbie ‘blasts from the past’ to enjoy. Remember, any of these and more can be ordered in a variety of fine art giclee reprints. Just click on the painting to visit our online gallery.
Winky The Palm Frond has had it’s final coat of polyurethane and is now ready for purchase! The price? $125. No shipping. Must be picked up. Don’t want to buy, but looking for some interesting reprints, pillows? Go here….
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.