Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Pink Peonies

To Bid

This is one among many recent paintings that are on auction this week.  Clicking above takes you to this painting where there will be links to the rest of the gallery and auctions.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

FREE DOWNLOAD TODAY CLAIRE GOES FORAGING

I just finished publishing a little children's book on foraging.  All throughout the book are original oil paintings.  I borrowed my great niece and a good friend, Charica who modeled for the paintings.  I thought I would let you guys know so that you could read it for free today and tomorrow on Kindle. I had a tough time getting the Kindle version to upload my recipe/scrapbook pages.  This time it includes the missing recipe/scrapbook pages.  My fingers are crossed that it looks ok on your end.  On my end it previews the pages on Kindle which looks small to me.  Hopefully you can pinch it out so photos are bigger and you can read the words.  Let me know if something still needs to be tweaked.  If anyone else wants to add a good review, I would sure appreciate it.... and of course I have physical copies of the book at my house so I know they came out great  ( they pumped up the color a bit more than my original paintings but still looks fine) so feel free to order those with no worries.

http://www.amazon.com/Claire-Goes-Foraging-Margaret-Aycock-ebook/dp/B00RE0OE6U

My Gallery:  http://midwest-fine-art.com

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Kindle Sales of Claire Goes Foraging FREE this week beginning 1/7/15

So you have an opportunity to read my book in advance of buying it for your child, I have made it available for free this week for Kindle.  On Amazon this week, Kindle sales are free, any other day Kindle sales are only $3.   I hope you read my little book, enjoy it, buy a copy and leave me a great review on Amazon.  Happy reading.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

My book is finished!


The book is written so that children can learn several common plants easily found in places that are allowed to be wild, even in your own back yard or garden.  


I included some of Claire's scrap book pages about plant identification and the recipe that she and Celeste chose to make for their evening meal on the day they foraged for food.  

It also includes vitamin/mineral information that Claire finds on the internet.  

The book encourages parents and children to do more research and of course, to eat the weeds :-)

Here are a few sample pages


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Winter Paintings

Time to pull out the winter paintings.  There is something attractive to me about a spot of bright red in an otherwise black and white composition.  Maybe stemming back to seeing the cardinal at the birdfeeder in the snow that gives a hint of life in the otherwise sleeping landscape.  Anyways I love this painting of friend, Melody as she walks her dog in the snow on some property near our home.  It is on auction this week on ebay
To Bid
And just for fun, here are a few other winter paintings

This one was done by my husband/student, Scott Aycock.  It was recently chosen to hang at the Philbrook Museum's Festival of Trees where it was promptly snatched up by a lucky buyer.  Congrats, Scott!  You can see more of his work by clicking the link above and entering my ebay gallery.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

http://www.bloomingtwig.com/32824/
Scott's book release is today at the Woody Guthrie Center at 2:00

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Holiday Sale

Happy Holidays everyone.  Any of you all who are in the Tulsa area next week, please feel free to drop by and see me and a few of my artsy friends.

This summer's peonies from a series of peony paintings.  This one is on auction this week through my ebay gallery.
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Sunday, November 16, 2014

SOLD! 23 hours left

 
Only 23 hours left on auction

Friday, November 14, 2014

City Sky

In real life the buildings are not crooked.  My camera always does this.
to bid

Monday, November 10, 2014

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Baby's first day at the beach

Fine Art America carries prints in all sizes of my work.  You can order it framed, matted, in greeting card form and much more.

check out prints of this image click here



Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Gathering Herbs

One of my favorite paintings started out using a master work.  She found her way moving out of the home and into the woods.  I like to imagine her in an old growth forest in Oklahoma gathering herbs and greens for tonight's dinner.  She is on auction for the next 12 hours on ebay
to bid

Wednesday, October 22, 2014