Sunday, December 31, 2006
I figured I could squeeze one more tomato painting out of this little tomato before it goes bad or I eat it. These little paintings always look better in real life as my camera just doesn't capture them as well as I would like. This one is 6x6 on stretched canvas. It is an oil painting as all of mine are. It just got added to my ebay auction and can be bid on through there by clicking here or on the other midwest-fine-art.com button on the side of the blog. Questions or comments feel free to write to me.
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Thursday, December 14, 2006
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Sunday, December 10, 2006
One of my garage sale finds. I have this up on ebay this week for bid. Bid starts at $49 with free shipping. Afterwards if there are no bids the buy it now price will be $75 from my blog and can be purchased by writing to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, December 03, 2006
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Monday, November 20, 2006
There has been a lot of talk here in Tulsa about making changes to our river. The Arkansas River runs right through our town. I think it is beautiful just the way it is and wanted to do a series of paintings of it before someone comes along and re directs the water and puts a bunch of high rises on a man made island in the middle. The size of this little painting is 5x7 and is on canvas board. You can purchase the painting for $75 now or bid on it on ebay this week beginning November 21. Have a great Thanksgiving everyone!
Friday, November 17, 2006
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Saturday, November 11, 2006
Friday, November 10, 2006
Sunday, November 05, 2006
Jesse's CD Release and tons of Fun at Garden Deva Click this and read the Tulsa World Article: Jesse Aycock CD
Scott Aycock Rocky Frisco and Jesse Aycock
Jesse Aycock Band and The Blue Audience
Hey everyone we sure had fun selling art, eating great food, listening to amazing music and just hanging out with Tulsa's artsyist ( is that a word? ), nicest people. Here are some pics of the weekend. Click on the title of this blog to see the newspaper article on Jesse's CD
Thursday, October 26, 2006
Thursday, October 19, 2006
We are hosting another art show benefiting Brady Heights Neighborhood Association's Art Parkway Project. It is a great way to make a difference in your city and put a little cash in your pocket too. We are giving the artists 40% of their sales. So here's the plan.... I have the tin pieces at my house. They are ceiling tins that are squares inside of squares. Use your imagination and create something wonderful for this year's silent auction. The artists set the minimum bid and we have found that lower is better if you expect to sell and of course, quality work sells better than something just thrown together. You can paint on these, do mosaics, create a 3 D piece etc. Allow me to brag just a little.... The one I did for the last show sold for $500 so I will definately be at it again this year. Write me for a copy of the entry form and details... The event will be in November at Living Arts so write soon.
Thursday, September 28, 2006
Sunday, August 13, 2006
Sunday, June 18, 2006
Thursday, June 15, 2006
It occured to me that some of you might live in the area and might be interested in this. I currently have a small show at Lolas down on Main and Brady. This is a portrait show. Lolas is a great place, wonderful food, music and staff..... and then of course, there is Lola :-)
My son, Dylan who is on tour this summer has left a show of his art work for us to remember him by while he is gone. His work can be seen at the very cool, Shades of Brown Coffee house on Peoria and 33rd. I have some of his abstracts in my ebay store as well. You can see if he will be in your town by going to his my space. He is touring with Mar. His band is The Doldrums....click on the link in this site to catch up with him.
Friday, June 09, 2006
Here is the latest thing I have been working on with artists in the Oklahoma area. I don't know what it is like in the art world at large but around here we are asked to donate to a lot of fundraisers where there is no split with the artists. We have been banning together and agreeing to ask for a portion of the sales. Here is a copy of the letter we drafted several years ago. It was recently adopted by the Tulsa branch of Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition.
As artists we are asked many times through out the year to donate our work to various charities for use in fund raising. We love to be able to help our community in this way.
We would like to provide a way in which your charity will be able to make a greater profit using our artwork. We respectfully request that charities share a portion of the profits with the artist. In this way you will benefit in retaining a higher quality of work from the artist, which will bring a higher price at your auction or event. Keep in mind that our canvas and framing often takes up 25-30% of the cost of our painting. We would hope that you would choose to give back to the artist at least 40-60% of your sale.
When artists are asked to donate without a share of the profit it really puts us in a bind. Those of us who are struggling to make a living at this can’t afford to give away the piece that we can sell in a gallery but we also can’t afford to put pieces that aren’t quite gallery quality out in public. You also may not be aware that artists are unable to claim the value of their donation on their income taxes. We are only able to claim the cost of supplies used.
When charities split the profits with the artist every one wins. The artist is able to keep only their best work in circulation, benefactors get a quality piece of art, the charity makes a greater profit and may be able to get more than one piece from the artist.It is for these reasons that members of Oklahoma Visual Artists Coalition will willingly donate to organizations that adopt these practices and we will also respectfully decline all offers where there is no split with the artist.