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
I’m still working on that other project and it looks like it’s going to take a lot longer than I thought. It’s been a case of paint….gesso over it….paint again. The trials and tribulations of an artist!
Meanwhile, I’ve added a few more “Little Debbie’s”, you know….those very affordable paintings under 5×7. “Angel Holding Flowers” is the newest.
I pick up a lot of vintage and unloved smaller frames at estate sales. That’s where most all of the frames used in “Little Debbie’s” are born. With each frame, I attempt to paint something that ‘fits’ that frame. Above, it is a silver (Yes. I know. It looks like gold, but it’s not) metal frame.
I found the vintage frame below at a thrift store. It is a heavy metal frame, made in Italy, from the 1950’s. I loved the frame, but not the color, so I painted it blue. The glass is concave which, in my mind, give it an underwater look. I think the painting of the Mahi Mahi is a perfect fit. This is NOT a Little Debbie, even though you will find it on the Little Debbie page. It is approximately 8×13, unframed. It is on the Little Debbie page because it is only sold framed and there will not be any reprints made. Because of the nature of the glass, this must be picked up and cannot be shipped.
I rarely post pieces I’m currently working on, but today I’m making an exception. I find that one of the joys of having no formal training is my willingness to try new things. If you look through the work in my gallery, you’ll see I use a lot of different techniques. On the down side, I don’t have a consistent body of work which makes agents and galleries cringe. I need the variety, especially now when I spend so much time at home. I don’t think I will ever be able to try everything I want to accomplish in my lifetime, but I will try. I actually have a file of artistic techniques I want to try and I pick and choose every time I get a whim.
Some are more challenging than others. On this one, the acrylic and polymer mix is very unforgiving. If I screw something up that I’m working on, fixing it is very problematic if not impossible. While I have used acrylic polymers in the past, I’ve done so to give something a rough surface, like you see in, “RU A Fan”? (See below) This time, I’ve decided to do a series of beach scenes. (Yes. more than one if I like the end result.) What you see above will be the background for the sand. This took me roughly four hours to complete. So far, I am happy with the direction it’s taking. At this point, it will dry for 24 hours, then I will move onto the water and sky. When the application is complete, people and things will be added. The finished, yet unnamed piece, will be a 16×20 on canvas.
So stay tuned. This project should be done in about two weeks.
After many painstaking months, my virtual gallery is now a reality. “From my Studio to your Home” offers a gallery view of all my original work currently available for sale. The Gallery is open 24/7 and admission is free! Watching in the middle of the night in your jammies is encouraged! I hope you will take the time to visit all 13 collections.
Enter the Gallery by simply clicking the link at the top of this page. Grab your favorite libation and maybe a few munchies, sit back and enjoy the show!
While this gallery includes only originals currently in inventory, you can order reprints on these or any previously sold work at, http://www.OwnADebbie.com
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.
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!
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.