Tag Archives: Flower

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!

 

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!

A Method to my Madness

Today I bring you Flowers in Abstract, 1, 2 and 3. You are probably wondering…why?

There are many home decor items that can be created from original art.  Many of you have seen –  and ordered things like pillows and tote bags from my online gallery over the years.  But not everyone wants a lighthouse on a shower curtain or a tulip pillow. Sometimes, you just want something whose colors fit your decor. That’s where these come in.

You can now purchase small rugs, floor pillows and even curtains using my abstract paintings.  Now you can coordinate your bath, (shower curtain, rug or bath mat, and  curtains) or your bedroom, (duvet, bed cover, curtains and pillows and shams) in just a few easy steps.

I have partnered with Society 6 to provide these for my customers at reduced prices. Check their specials. They offer free shipping just about every day discounts ranging from 10-30 percent. The special of the day always appears at the top of the page.

To take a look, click on any of the flowers or paste this link in your address line: www.Society6.com/OwnADebbie 

By the way,  these hand painted 10×10 acrylics on canvas are for sale.   They’ll look great in any room!  $40 each or all 3 for $100! Picup is free. Shipping is additional. Email me to order.

 

 

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