I’m finally gearing up for some arts and crafts shows, the first in over a year, and I have lots of new items that I will be selling. Among them are these beautiful, hand painted coaster sets.
Let me tell you a little about them.
The pink/peach set was about 4 weeks in the making, with a lot of that drying time between coats and edging. Speaking of edging, this set is outlined in raised gold and the set is covered with resin and has a cork bottom. There are four coasters in this set.
The lilac/blue set also took about four weeks to complete, only this set is outlined in raised silver metal. It too is covered in resin. Both this and the above set began life as 4×4 while tiles. There are four coasters in this set.
The green set is glass with glass footings. It too was hand painted with small dots around the edges. This was painted on the bottom and was cured over two months, so you never have to worry about a glass scratching it. There are two in this set.
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! Go ahead. Buy it….your wall is crying for it.
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!
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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.
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
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.
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.
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).Please contact me using the contact form above 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.
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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 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