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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!

 

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!

 

DON’T MISS THESE BLACK FRIDAY WEEKEND SPECIALS!

I love when we can offer our fans rock bottom discounts on Debbie merchandise and this Black Friday we are offering rock bottom discounts on some of our best selling items. From fine art, to Debbie Wearables to some cool home goods, Debbie will have something for you! It’s a great time to pick up all those one of a kind Christmas gifts as well!

Happy Shopping!

Scroll down to see all our Black Friday specials. Click on the photo to take you to the specials!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See you in Ponce Inlet!

Get all your holiday shopping done early this year at the annual Ponce Inlet Garden Club Arts, Crafts and Plant Show! Own A Debbie will be there offering fine art, hand painted pendants, coasters and light switches. Learn  how you can get Debbie Designed wearables and home decor. Don’t miss  it! You’ll  find me inside, in the first room to the right.

Look forward to seeing you there!

‘Snowfall in Central Park’

Own a very special Debbie. For 5 days only, you can get the award winning ‘Snowfall In Central Park’ at a special price. Get a 16×20, museum quality canvas giclee print, ready to hang for just $70.

Five days only!  Click on the print to order:

Other sizes are available. Contact me for special prices.

Debbie Wearables are a Hit!

A few weeks ago, I was contacted by VIDA, an international custom clothing company, about submitting my  designs for consideration.  They were accepted and viola! Suddenly I am a clothing designer of sorts. Yes. I have my own label. I’m guessing others like them as well since so many have ordered. I am amazed and humbled.

At VIDA, everything is custom made – from the thread to the fabric. I am very proud  to be part of the team of international artists who gets to create these things.

Below are a few of my designs. I hope you will visit the site and see if anything suits your needs.  We offer everything from wraps and coverups to cashmere scarves, all using Designs by Debbie!

Click on any item below to see the selection.

Happy Shopping!

 

 

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.