My latest painting reflects how I feel right now: I don’t know whether to stop, go or wait to do things from go to the grocery story to traveling. Wait usually wins. Speaking of waiting…hang tight, friends and fans! My newly designed online art gallery is nearly finished. It will allow you to explore all my originals anytime of the day or night. Get your glass of wine ready…it’s coming shortly!
Well, the title, ‘5 Shades of Gray’ certainly caught your attention, but there was a method behind my madness. Since I have so much time to paint these days, I find I am challenging myself with new techniques. “5 Shades of Gray” is an exercise in illusion. The challenge was to use only five shades of gray to complete the painting. I did that. Even so, some of the grays appear white; others are blue. In the end, all are gray…five shades of gray to be exact. You might have noticed from my other paintings that I love bright colors. Gray doesn’t exactly fit the bill, but that was another challenge….to paint something with a color I’m not fond of. What do you think?
I can’t say that it’s everyone’s new normal, but with all the time I’m spending painting these days, I’ve decided to try a few new things. One of those new things is experimenting with shapes, designs, patterns and colors. I’m loving every minute of this! I used to say I couldn’t draw a straight line. I still can’t, but I’m getting closer. Take a mini tour above of my new Geometric Collection. Enjoy the show!
This canvas was garbage. That’s right, it was in the trash. It was a painting of the sun and honestly, not a very good one at that. But it was a huge canvas and if you look up the price of canvas, it was an expensive one. I couldn’t bear the thought of it being crushed in Monday’s trash pick up. So I brought it home.
I used an entire bottle of Gesso covering the previous work. Whomever created it made sunbeams from caulk and the caulk wasn’t coming off. I looked at it for a couple of weeks trying to figure out a new purpose that would incorporate the former sunbeams. My husband said, “Just paint another sun”, but I really didn’t want to do that. So after much deliberating, I decided on a fan. I used moulding paste between the former sunbeams on the inside of the fan and applied it with a palate knife to give it a little texture. I added a background of Naples Yellow and used bright red, brilliant blue and gold on the fan itself. The gold paint was particularly difficult to use. It was thin, less opaque and dried quickly, making the bottom of the fan the most difficult to finish. But finish I did and I have to say I am pleased with the end result.
Now it needs a home. Look above your sofa. If it’s bare, contact me.
“R U A Fan?”
I don’t think there is an artist around who is home-bound right now and not creating up a storm. That’s what we do. We make art. Since we have a lot of time to create, sometimes we try new and different techniques and subject matter. Of the dozens….and I do mean dozens…of paintings I’ve created over the last month. I am enjoying a new fascination with geometric designs. “This and That” is my latest in that series.
I hope you will explore my gallery while you are here and enjoy my work. The beauty of looking online is that there is never any pressure to buy anything. However, if you see something you can’t live without – and I hope you do – please use the Contact form above.
Enjoy the show!
All of us are home bound right now and for artists, that means we paint. I’ve taken the opportunity to try some new techniques. Below are the newest items from “The Quarantine Collection”. Please note, these will not arrive in time for Mother’s Day. Larger ones will require pick up locally as shipping large objects can be challenging in these days of Covid. Price includes shipping in the continental U.S. unless otherwise marked. Please use the contact form above for more information. Hope you enjoy the show!
Get Mom something really special this Mother’s Day – One of a kind, handcrafted jewelry. Select from five, beautiful pieces described below. All prices include free shipping in the continental U.S Please use the contact form at the top of this page to ask questions or to order.
PENDANT AND EARRING SETS
These beautiful slate stones were found on a recent visit to France. Mom will treasure the delicate, hand-painted designs for years to come. Each set includes earrings with hand-tooled wires and a pendant with a black, 20” rope chain and comes in a handsome gift box. $35 each set, priority mail shipping included.
“HOT PEPPERS” “CAROUSEL” “RED ON BLACK”
Each comes with a certificate of authenticity signed by artist/designer Deborah Boyd
FUSED GLASS PENDANTS
These chunky, fused glass beauties will always attract attention. The slight imperfections only add to the character of each piece. $28 each priority mail and shipping included. Comes in a handsome gift box.
Each comes with a certificate of authenticity signed by artist/designer Deborah Boyd
It’s been a tough month for art sales with an even tougher month to come. I had very few scheduled events to begin with and of course, now they have all been cancelled. Not that I was advocating moving forward with them, especially since I have chosen to self quarantine for at least the next two weeks. No. I’m not sick, but I am over 60 and I do have a compromised immune system.
I live in hurricane prone Florida and it was just a month ago we stocked up on supplies for the coming season, which just so happens to have been a good move, given the current corona virus situation. That said, I have plenty of toilet paper and I plan to keep every bit of it here. But, pssst….since you are reading this, I will let you in on a little secret: I am willing to part with three rolls of toilet paper – limit one pack per person – for the first 25 people who respond – and pay for them! That’s right. You can get “Papier du Toilette” in a strictly limited edition of 25, numbered and signed by the artist (that would be me!) and shipped to your door anywhere in the continental U.S. for just $25, including postage and handling. You get an 8×10 in an 11×14 mat, ready for framing. You will never be without toilet paper in your bath again!
Since this website is still a work in progress, I will ask that you leave a comment here and I will get back with you shortly. Payment will be via PayPal.
If you have the toilet paper, but prefer the toilet, I can help with that too! “Eau de Toilettes”, My Warhol version of all things toilet, is also available in a limited edition of 25, signed, numbered and ready to ship. Again, use the contact form above and I will get back with you.
Since I now have plenty of time to work on my websites, I should have it set up to order directly from here in the next couple of weeks. Hey, I am painting toilets and toilet paper…I have plenty of time!
Mother’s Day isn’t far off, so it’s not too early to start thinking about a special gift the gift of original art. Whether you are on a budget or have more to spend, I have something for you!
I introduced my Little Debbie’s a little over a year ago and they quickly became a big hits. These original acrylics are 5’x7″ or under and prices range from $8 to $25. Little Debbie’s offer a beautiful, hand painted work of art at an affordable price. They sell quickly and for the most part, they are only available on site at art shows that I attend.
That said, here’s where you can see and buy:
The Art Guild of Ponce Inlet Fine Art Show
February 15 and 16, 10-4. Ponce Inlet Community Center, 4670 S. Peninsula Drive, Ponce Inlet, FL
Earth Day at Ponce Preserve
March 7, 10-2, Located between Peninsula and Atlantic Avenue, it’s best to enter from Peninsula. Look for signs.
Daytona Beach Shores Arts and Crafts Show
March 21, 10-3, Behind the Community Center, 3000 Bellemead Drive, Daytona Beach Shores.
Show someone you really care this Valentine’s Day: give the gift of original art! All original. A one of a kind gift idea for the one you love! For questions or to purchase any of paintings in our gallery, please email me at, Deborah@DeborahBoydGallery.com
Maybe a painting isn’t your loved one’s cup of tea, but everyone loves bling! “Pebbles of Love” are my hand painted pendants, painted on basalt rocks which signify strength, courage and resilience. It’s the perfect gift for your Valentine! Each is painted with raised gold or silver edging giving it a 3D appearance. The are created with love; for your love and are unique in shape and form. They come with a 20″ black rope chain, a bit about the significance of the rocks, and a signed certificate of authenticity all packed in a little gift box because good things come in small packages! Please email me with any questions or to purchase at, Deborah@DeborahBoydGallery.com. Don’t forget to include the name of your favorite pebble!
Don’t see what you want? We invite you to browse our gallery for hand crafted jewelry, handpainted reading glasses and unique original art.