The Story Behind “City Reflections”

I’ve been making changes on this blog and, “The Story Behind….” is one of those. I started thinking about it and realized that everything I paint has a story. There is always a reason I paint a particular scene or abstract. Everything. Beginning today, “The Story Behind….”, will feature one of my paintings, and a special price, should you decide to purchase the original.

“City Reflections”, 16×32 acrylic on canvas, framed

I buy …. or sometimes I’m given…a lot of unwanted frames and canvases. Sometimes they have something painted on them as was the case with this. It was a nice canvas and a very nice frame. It just needed new subject matter. So, I studied it. For two days I looked at it from every angle, then I knew what to do with it and the abstract City Reflections was born! It took about 10 days to complete, most of that time choosing the order of the colors.

“City Reflections”, Picture it your your wall!

You can purchase this beautiful abstract for your wall for a limited time for $350. Please use the contact page above if you have questions or to purchase. It’s a good chance to Own A Debbie Original at a reduced price!

A new painting to ring in 2021!

“Continuum”, three, 8×10, acrylic on linen canvas. (Approximately 10×26 when hung}

Continuing in the tradition of Jackson Pollack comes, “Continuum”, a tryptic consisting of three, 8×10 acrylics on canvas. These are designed to be placed side by side with minimal space between each. Once hung, it would measure about 10×26-perfect for that hard to fit space! The original is for sale, $400. Go ahead. Buy it….your wall is crying for it.

“Red and Black on Linen”

“Red and Black on Linen”, 16×20 Acrylic on linen canvas.

I am inspired by other artists. I created “Carefree in Givenchy” which was inspired by Monet after a visit to the French Countryside. “Poppies, Poppies Everywhere” came about after a visit to Arles and St. Remy, France where Van Gogh spend a lot of time. “Red and Black on Linen” came about after looking at paintings by Jackson Pollack.

Many critics pooh pooh his work, saying that he simply threw paint on a canvas. Those who know better understand that it takes a certain amount of talent to get the finished project to mean something.

Having said that, I decided to give it a try. First, it’s not as easy as it looks. Pollack used linen canvases to do many of his paintings and I did the same. Linen canvas is very unforgiving. It requires prior planning because wherever the paint lands, it oozes into the canvas, not a lot, but enough to make a difference.

I thoroughly enjoyed painting this and I hope you enjoy it as well. Thank you, Jackson Pollack, for the inspiration!

Want to Own an Original Debbie: “Red and Black on Linen” can be yours for $225, including shipping and handling in the Continental US. Receive a 10 percent discount if you pick up. Use the contact form above for any questions or to purchase.

For your gift giving pleasure

“Waterwheel at the Mill Top Tavern”, 19×24 acrylic on paper

If you’ve ever been to St. Augustine, you’ve seen the less colorful version of this. This painting could be a reminder of a fun vacation to the historic city or a burst of color over your living room sofa. Right now, you can purchase the original painting for just $85. The price includes shipping and handling anywhere in the continental U.S. The painting comes unframed and rolled in a tube. If you elect to pick it up, I will offer you a 10 percent discount. Please use the contact form above for more details or to purchase. Hurry. Only one available!

Just in time for the Holidays

“Northern Lights” 8×10 acrylic on canvas board, framed to 15×19. $125, including shipping

If you’ve seen the Northern Lights or know someone who has, this original painting will be a fond memory. This is a standout and a wonderful conversation piece. The Aztec looking wooden frame perfectly accentuates the piece. For a limited time, Northern Lights is being offered at $125, including postage anywhere in the Continental U.S. If you are picking it up, we’ll take ten percent off the price.

As with all originals, there is only one available. Support an artist. Get it while it lasts. Email me with questions or to purchase. deborah@DeborahBoydGallery.com

What is Project Aquarium?

I often change directions in what I paint and how I paint. Most recently, I am intrigued in creating 3D art. I love things that appear to pop off the canvas or the board or whatever substrate I start with.

Once upon a time, we had an aquarium. We filled it full of expensive fish which died within days. We were so disillusioned – and not about to invest in more fish – that we left them in the aquarium until they floated and bloated. We created an interesting conversation p;iece we called our, ‘float fish’.

Given that I love a good aquarium, but I don’t have the knack to keep anything alive, I’ve decided to give this a shot. I thought it might be fun to create an aquarium where nothing ever died. It’s a project that’s going to take a good while to complete, but one I hope will be worthwhile in the end. I will keep you updated on my progress. Stay tuned!

For now, here is the humble beginning of Project Aquarium.

It’s Time for Holiday Shopping!

There is no greater gift you can give than an original work from an artist. It’s highly personal and shows how much you care. You will also be helping a starving artist. It’s true that Covid has put a damper on art sales, so we’re always searching for new ways to find customers. This website has been a lifeline for me.

Please take a few minutes to visit my Virtual Gallery. (above) There are 13 different rooms brimming with art that will satisfy your every whim. Everything is priced to sell and if you buy more than one item, I will offer you an additional discount.

Be sure to check out my other page as well, http://www.OwnADebbie.com While this site is only original art, Own a Debbie offers the best of her work in the form of fine art reprints, beautiful home decor and even a line of wearables. We are adding sales and ways to save money daily, so be sure to check often.

While you are here, look around and if you see something you like or have questions, please email me at, Deborah@DeborahBoydGallery.com

Thank you for taking the time to look around!

My Latest Project

I had surgery on my thumb about a month ago, and it’s only now that I’m in starting to paint again.

I have missed it.

My latest project, “Harmony from Crimson to Purple” is a 24×13, 3-D, acrylic on canvas, mounted on wood. Making this was fun! Showing it to you in two dimensions is challenging. So, here it is framed framed and hanging nicely over a sofa. The original is unframed. I do hope you will enjoy looking at it as much as I’ve enjoyed creating it.

And yes…It is for sale!

“Crimson to Purple Harmony”, 24×13 acrylic on 8 canvases, mounted on board

Fall, Florida Style

“The First Sign of Fall”, 11×14 acrylic on canvas, framed. $125

We don’t get fall in Florida per se. Okay. Some cities in the Panhandle get a version of autumn, but mostly it’s leaves falling off the trees. Not even pretty leaves. Just leaves.

Having said that, I created, “The First Sign of Fall”. I hope everyone enjoys it, but mostly it’s for Floridians who want to enjoy the colors without having to rake the leaves.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed painting, “The First Sign of Fall”.

Get a Piece of the Rock!

“Coquina”, 12×12 acrylic on canvas

A few months back, I became fascinated with an oversized coquina stone at our condo complex and Coquina” was born! This is a 12×12 acrylic on canvas. (Framed to 16×16) and it’s on sale right now for $85 (+$10 shipping and handling anywhere in the Continental US) Please contact me at, Deborah@DeborahBoydGallery.com if you are interested in purchasing this original work.

A little history:

The one above is located within our condo complex. It was one of the largest I’ve seen – It stands about 7′ tall; 5′ wide and weighs about 13,000 pounds. With a little research, I found that these stones are between 12 thousand and 2 million years old. The perfectly cylindrical holes are not man made – they are formed naturally.

A century ago, the rocks were used to make many of the old buildings you see in St. Augustine and the Sugar Mills in the Daytona Beach area. Some are still used as natural seawalls today.  We were fortunate that many of the larger ones, like the one above, were saved when they excavated for homes and buildings. They make beautiful, natural sculptures.

If you are looking for a larger, fine art giclee print or things like tote bags or coffee mugs, please visit our other website at, www.OwnADebbie.com