Monday, November 16, 2015

Aycock House Holiday Sale

Pics from last year's show at the house... Fun!  You are invited!  Bring a friend .  This Saturday November 21 9-5   1135 N Denver, Tulsa

Penny sale on 2 paintings

I have a little 6x6 portrait and 6x6 painting of garlic ( Scott Aycock) starting at a penny on my ebay auction.  Click here to visit

Sunday, November 15, 2015

French Convent Guest House

My heart sank as we listened to the news out of Paris and I remembered back to a couple of years ago when we stayed at a French convent in Provence where a friend resides as one of the sisters there and was celebrating her jubilee year.  I also remember fondly hanging out with two young Parisian soccer players who were our air bnb guests last year.  We were all snowed in here as were 3 musicians who couldn't travel due to the weather.  A bottle of wine, a great meal cobbled together made for an excellent, memorable evening.  I am pulling out some paintings from those times and putting them out in my ebay gallery.  This one here is the house where we stayed in Provence.
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Saturday, November 14, 2015

$10 off each $100 in my Ebay Gallery

Please feel free to use this coupon when shopping in my Ebay Gallery.  This coupon is good for any purchase or purchases.
$10 off each $100

Friday, November 13, 2015

Red Ryder Rifle from the book, " In Tandem"

I wanted to paint this response to one of my favorite poems as if it were like an icon.   I hoped to reflect the things a child holds dear.


I remember the day my brother
put down his Red Ryder Rifle.
“I’m too big for kid games,” he said.

He stood, ducking his head,
exiting the door to our fort.

I pleaded, “Don’t go,”
but my brother was through the door.
Then taunted,
“what’s the matter- too big to play with me now?”
The voice of a child could not bring him back.

For my brother it was no longer a choice.
He shook off his childhood
as though the fit weren’t right.

I watched as he strode ‘cross uncle’s pasture toward giggling girls
huddled at the gate,
speaking in whispers I could not understand.
My brother understood.

He walked stiffly,
his creased jeans barely breaking line.
It occurred to me, he walked like my father.

The door closed.
For a moment I was sad,
and then I remembered the Red Ryder Rifle.

In Tandem Sunday Morning.... and Snakes

Scott and I had a fantastic opening of our show and now that things have settled down a bit I can share a few of the pieces with you.  Here are a few that are in the book, " In Tandem," which is available for purchase with free shipping withing the USA.


Sunday mornings
Southern Baptists
Summer heat
All those “S’s” hissing!

In the garden, preacher warned,
“Snakes will lull you to sleep.”

My head in grandmother’s lap

Twirling fans,
suspended from the ceiling.
Never pushing air enough…
                hearing voice,
not words…
                rising, falling
                    rising, falling.

The stroke of her fingers
tongue at my neck
in my ear

Preacher’s voice
distant and hollow
    as though listening underwater,                                          
to a voice calling
                softly, tenderly
                   rising, falling
                hissing in my ear
sleep. . . sleep. . .  ssssssss . . . .

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

First Friday opening looks great!

The first couple of paintings are hung...

Friday, October 23, 2015

Gilcrease Museum back 40

This was a painting that I worked on with a class.  Each of us kind of created our own little scene using a few photos of skies and hay bales.  This particular scene was created with a specific time and place in mind.  A favorite walking spot just about a mile from my house on the back 40 of the Gilcrease Museum.  I really liked the way it turned out.  I quickly took the photo and then realized that I was taking it at the same time of day when the sun is so low and beautiful in the sky.  It was perfect lighting except for the shadow cast by the frame on the bottom edge :-)  Clicking below will take you to this painting on ebay and give you access to my other paintings in my ebay Gallery.
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Wednesday, October 21, 2015


I love the idea of painting small and getting something finished in just a day.  I also love any excuse to go walking in the woods and especially like it when I can grocery shop in the woods and at check out..... everything is FREE!  One of my favorite Oklahoma treasures that you won't find in the store, are persimmons.  This little painting is actually on my ebay auction this week along with some of it's brother and sister 6x6s.
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Dang it... this isn't the one that is on auction but is one that is still available.  If I weren't so lazy I would go get it and take another photo... you can see it on the link to the gallery though.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

A little video Turtorial.

I was just revisiting this little tutorial that was posted in 2011 before Youtube let us post longer videos.  So this one is in 2 parts both being around 9 minutes.
Step One to paint a little 6x6 oil painting of a cup

Step Two

Sunday, October 18, 2015

If you leave a painting with an artist long enough.....

I really loved this painting when I FIRST finished it and then the intended recipient failed to get married ( it was to be a wedding gift ) so first, out came the dog and then 6 months later had me rework the horizon line.

And the finished one.... or is it?  Once it sells, it is done :-)
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Friday, October 09, 2015

$10 off each $100 spent in my ebay gallery

I am offering $10 off each $100 spent in my Ebay Gallery for the next couple of months.  To visit my ebay gallery and see what painting you might choose, Click Here

Monday, October 05, 2015

Last Beach Painting for the Season.

I have since reworked the figures in this painting a little.  Shaved off some of that awkward shoulder and fixed a little of both faces.  To see the finished version, visit my ebay auction Click Here

Friday, October 02, 2015

First Snow and Girl with a Red Coat

To Bid

The first cold snap of the season has me thinking of snow.  This is on auction this week in my ebay gallery.  One of my favorites.

Utica Square 10/3/15

Art in the Square, rain or shine and it looks more like shine as we get closer to Saturday.  I will be right in front of Starbucks and Pendletons which is a perfect spot considering it should be a bit chilly to start the day.  I just sent 3 paintings to hopefully make it into a show at Cristal Bridges ( and if not at Cave Springs), 3 paintings for the Tulsa Ballet opening season at the Performing Art Center, 2 paintings for the TAC member show for First Fridays and throughout the month showing at the Hardesty Art Center and the rest is all going to Art in the Square tomorrow.  Hope to see some of you Oklahoma folks there.  Should be about 75 artists there if I remember correctly.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Our house on the historic home tour

One of my neighbors posted the news piece on our recent home tour and I am glad I clicked on the link as most of it was filmed inside our house.  I kept noticing family photos on the piano, Scott giving a talk in the dining room, prints of the mosaic obelisk that I had a hand in designing etc.  Wanna see inside?  Here is the link:

Monday, September 14, 2015

This is really helping to clear out my studio and give a few buyers a great deal on an original oil painting.  A new batch of paintings this week for a penny to start and no reserve.  Last week one person actually got her painting for a penny!  The rest sold for a bit more but most of them still well under $30.
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Wednesday, September 09, 2015

SOLD! The Woods

My husband and I visited a Monestary about an hours drive from home and found a pretty place near a little stream to do some on site paintings.  This little study is on ebay this week for only a penny as a starting bid.  A portion of the proceeds go to charity so bid often and tell your pals.  I have around 8 paintings on auction for a penny this week along with my $50-$300 starting auctions.  None of them have a reserve.

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

study of French abby

Another demo.  This one was completed in my Thursday adult painting class.  It came from a photo of the guest house where we stayed at an abby in France.  I have sold 2 so far on my auction and have about 6 more to go with possibly more coming as I clean up the studio so check back often.  These are starting at a penny with no reserve and a portion of the proceeds going to charity so please bid often.... plus that makes it more fun for me to see it rise from a penny to dollar to more :-)  In real life the painting is not quite this bright and the ground isn't quite as pink.
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Monday, September 07, 2015

SOLD! 8x10 peaches and tea

If you have been following my blog lately you will see that I am putting a lot of paintings on with no reserve this week on Penny Auctions.  What fun!  I need to clear out the studio and have a lot of studies, demos, etc that need to go.  All are originals.  All are oil paintings and I think all are on stretched canvas.  It is a perfect time to snag a nice little oil painting for very little money.  While you are in my Ebay Gallery, feel free to check out my other auctions and my full price paintings.  I am always open for a commission so don't hesitate to ask.  
This little painting was a demonstration for a new student in my adult class in Tulsa.  
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