Friday, December 09, 2011

Beautiful Girl 20x24 oil

This is the latest painting I did with my class.  I was attempting to teach some glazing techniques and also some more impressionist brush stokes, dry brush etc.  This painting has a little bit of everything.  I have it on auction this week through my ebay site and also have a lot of daily paintings there as well. Click here to bid

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Page 12


Louise in the Meadow, 16x20 oil


I rushed outside to take a couple of pictures of my friend Louise as she and my husband toured our backyard garden.  I liked the way my red wrap looked on her against the green of my garden.  I had to demonstrate a landscape to my class and thought it needed a little bit of red in it and so my friend made it into my next painting.  She is also an artist and makes the best Chocolate Cake.  To bid on this painting click here to go to my ebay gallery/auction
I am also posting a page every day or so of my book on oil painting to my blog.  I think I am up to around page 12 or so. Check back often and you can read the whole book or better yet,  purchase the book here so you can hold it in your own little hands!  It would make a great gift for your favorite artist.  .  

Sunday, November 20, 2011

page 11 from my book


Open Studio Arty Party Sunday, Dec 4 1-5

I am gearing up for a big event at my home/studio.  I have invited several other artists to join me in my endeavor.  There will be a potter, hand crafted jewelry, a mosaic artist, several painters in several different mediums, knitters, and those who create one of a kind cards, painted purses and more.  All of my artists are bringing snacks to share with our patrons and I will have something hot to drink.  Any of you who live or are visiting Tulsa on that day are welcome to come.  The address is 1135 N Denver in Tulsa.  See you then.  Bring a friend.

Friday, November 18, 2011

TCC class outing

Goodness, is Oklahoma weather unpredictable.  My students have been wanting to try their hand at onsite painting.  Yesterday, driving to school I thought, " well, today is the day."  We packed up our easels and hiked across campus to catch the last few leaves of autumn.  This pretty little tree was lucky enough to still have it's leaves and so it got painted.  I have it on auction this week on my ebay site.  If you would like to bid on it or my other auctions click here    While you are there see if you can find the painting that is listed for a start price of only $12 with no reserve.  happy bidding!  

Friday, November 11, 2011

page 10 of my book


National Endowment for the Arts and us

Our class trip to the Oklahoma Arts Conference netted us some National press! This is from the National Endowment for the Arts.  http://www.arts.gov/artworks/?p=10554

Day one of Louise's Chocolate Cake 8x8

This painting is on the last 8 hours of auction on ebay and I tried to post a better picture ( as I took the one on the listing at night 3 days ago ) but alas, Ebay won't let me change the pic.  Anyways here it is pictured in much better light today.  It features day one of my friend Louise's cake.  I also have day 2 listed today as well.  There was no day 3 as by that time we had to jump in and eat it!  Click here to bid and visit my ebay gallery

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Louise's Chocolate Cake 8x8 oil

To eat the cake.... or paint the cake?  That is the question.  The correct answer is... Paint fast and eat the cake too!  I have 2 paintings of this cake in my ebay auction this week ( over tomorrow ) One is bigger than the other.  ( you know why :-) to bid on either one click here to go to my ebay gallery

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Shades of Brown Student Art Show the month of November

We had a great time at our opening the other night.  These are some of my students.  It was fun to get together outside of class and just hang out for a while.  We had a great spread that we shared with patrons, got lots of great comments on our work.  You can drop in any time during the month of November to see our stuff and perhaps make a purchase.  It will be hanging at the Shades of Brown Coffee and Art, coffee house at 33rd and Peoria.

Friday, November 04, 2011

Louise's Chocolate Cake

I am thankful that my friend, Louise is such a good baker and I am thankful that I have enough self control to not eat it all before some of it gets painted.  I just got this great cloth at a garage sale and decided to include it in the pic.  I am working on a second ( a little smaller ) painting that I will post soon.  This one can be purchased through my blog for $100.  ( only $3 shipping)You can have your cake and hang it too! :-)   You can purchase the whole book ( not piecemeal ) through my blog as well. 

pages 7, 8, 9 of my book




Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Monday, October 31, 2011

Page 3 of my book. I will be uploading a page every day or so.


This is a test. Trying to turn a page into jpg from my book




Thursday, October 27, 2011

My Boy, "Boy with the Wind in His Hair" 6x6 oil

This is a painting that I did of Dylan Aycock... (check scissortailrecords.com to listen to his music)  Dylan is a musician who works in what I would describe as the ambient experimental genre.  I have done several paintings of him and willing to let a few of them go.  I really like this one.  I did it to demonstrate to my class a technique that I wanted them to become comfortable with.  Anyways It has a low start bid with no reserve on my ebay auction ( where I have hidden some real bargains this week) click here to bid

Monday, October 24, 2011

In the Garden

This is a painting I did in my adult oil painting class.  It was a demonstration in  the process of landscape painting.  I added myself in the garden as it isn't much fun to have a garden unless you can get out there and play in it !  I have this listed on auction this week at $125 ( it is 11x14 oil on canvas )  please jump in and place a bid ( or make me an offer I can't refuse :-)  To bid and visit my ebay gallery where I have lots of paintings on auction this week, Click Here.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

SOLD Dylan's Vintage Motorcycle, mixed media

This is a painting that I did in my college class to demonstrate using Photoshop to tweak a photo of an object or a person and then use the tweaked photo to work from to create a unique painting.  This painting is of my   son's vintage motorcycle.  I have it listed this week at $47 on ebay.  To bid on it click here  While you are there check out my other auction items and visit my online gallery.  If you would like to purchase one of my teaching videos, my full color book on oil painting or learn more about me and my work, you may do so here in my blog.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Citrus and Stripes

I told my students that we would be doing a simple study of citrus fruits.  They were all excited as they thought it would be easy ..... until... ( insert the theme from 'Jaws' here)  I brought out the stripes.  They won that battle but I put the striped cloth in mine anyways. 'cause it's just fun!  If you want to purchase this painting or visit my online ebay gallery ( check out my painting auctions this week ) you may click here
If you would like to read more about my work, purchase a teaching DVD or my new full color book on the oil painting process, Click here to visit my blog

Monday, September 19, 2011

SOLD My Secret Garden

Sometimes you need only go as far as your own back yard to find subject matter for your paining.  This painting was done when the roses were in full bloom and the cool shadows from the garage apartment stretched across my back yard.  The shadows only made the sunlit roses look brilliant.  Anyways here is the painting I did of my own little " Secret Garden."
To bid on this painting in my ebay auction today click here

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Golden Dusk 6x6 oil on canvas

When ever I have a big auction on ebay, I like to put a few surprises out there.  Apparently no one found a couple of my surprises yet as this one is priced at $15 to start w no reserve and there are no bids yet.  It is a 6x6 oil on canvas painted at the grounds at Gilcrease Museum at dusk.  There are a few other daily paintings at even lower starting bids.  See if you can find them. If you want to bid on this one and have access to my ebay gallery, click here  I have about 80 paintings on auction this week.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Queen Anne's Lace at the Foot Hills of the Blue Ridge Mountians 16x20

This is a painting that I did from sketches and photos taken during our trip to visit my sister in North Carolina this summer.  I actually did this as a demo for my adult painting class and included a more dramatic sky.  I have it listed on ebay this week.  If you wish to bid, click here to visit my ebay auction site where I have a lot of daily paintings on auction this week.  A lot of small 6x6 paintings that look great in groups.

Friday, September 02, 2011

SOLD Pretty in Pink 8x8 oil

I used to belong to a portrait group before I started my job as a painting teacher.  I loved the group.  We would hire a model, chip in $3 each and have a finished painting after 3 hours.  This painting started out as a 16x20 and got whittled down to this size as given only 3 hours to finish a portrait is one thing, but a figure, is a whole different ball game.  I had a pretty decent figure but it had some problems and obviously, I got tired of dealing with the problems and cropped it down to the place where there were no problems.  It is on my ebay auction this week for a mere $35 bid!  To bid, click here


Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Spring Creek, oil and sunblock on canvas

I tried to get a group together to go to the creek with me and ended up with just my husband and me ( he is that cute figure at the edge of the water )  We had all the makings of a relaxing afternoon; books to read, a fresh canvas, paints and mineral spirits.  I ended up knocking the spirits over and found that sunblock lotion does a pretty dang good job as a medium and brush cleaner:-)  This is a little 8x10 sketch that I did that day.  I will have it in my ebay gallery.  I have a ton of paintings on auction this week.  Feel free to check them out.  click here to go to my ebay gallery

Saturday, August 13, 2011

SOLD Finding Shells

One of my favorite subjects, sisters, families on the shore.  When I can't make it out to the coast, I still try to paint from my past vacations there.  This one is 8x8 oil on canvas and is on auction this week in my ebay gallery.  To bid on it, or check out my other auction paintings click here



Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Iris series 6x6 each

This is one in my Iris series.  It is a 6x6 oil on stretched canvas.  I have a lot of daily paintings on ebay this week.  To bid on the  blue violet iris  click here



Tuesday, August 09, 2011

12x12 Citrus on Wrapped Canvas

One of my students brought a handful of lemons and limes to class the other day and I did a little 6x6 painting of them which lead to this.... a larger painting which is scheduled to head to OKC for a big annual fundraiser.  But first....... I decided to see if it would sell on ebay.  If you would like to bid on this before it heads to OKC for a much higher start bid... They require that all pieces start at $250.... check out the ebay auction where there is no reserve.  click here to visit my auction

Monday, August 08, 2011

The New Tulsa Sound at Living Arts this month $2400

Thanks to my involvement with this daily painting group, I have been in the practice of painting smaller paintings which served me well when asked to do a piece for the up coming "Oh Tulsa" Show at Living Arts In Tulsa OK.  This one is called " The New Tulsa Sound" and features many of the young musicians who are making a living in the music field in Tulsa.  Two of them are my sons, Jesse and Dylan Aycock ( Top and Bottom Left ) 
This is for sale right now as a whole piece through Living Arts for $2400.  If it doesn't sell as a whole, I am planning on selling individual paintings for $225 ea.
To see more of my work, click here to go to my ebay gallery http://midwest-fine-art.com



Wednesday, August 03, 2011

CITRUS 6x6 oil $120

It is way too hot to go outside so I decided to paint some COOL fruit.  I really enjoyed painting these and loved the outcome.  I tried some new techniques on the foreground and think I was successful.  This is on my ebay gallery .  To see this and other daily paintings on ebay click here  

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Yellow Field at Gilcrease Museum 6x6

I am posting a LOT of my little daily paintings on ebay this week.  This is one of them.  All of them are no reserve auctions and this one starts at only $15!  It was done on site at the Gilcrease Museum.  It is 6x6 oil on canvas.  If you want to place a bid and see the rest of my auctions on ebay click here  

Friday, July 22, 2011

French Convent

This is one of my new favorite paintings.  My best friends have a daughter who has lived for around 18 years at a convent in France.  They brought back beautiful pictures of the lavender fields and vineyards that are tended by the sisters there.  I have done several paintings from them.  This is my latest ones which I did as a demonstration for my adult oil painting class.  I have also recently put it on auction through ebay ( where it can also be purchased through my ebay gallery at full price if there are no bids on the auction )  If you would like to place a bid or visit my auction where I have a lot of small, affordable for anyone type paintings, and some higher priced ones as well, click here


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

SOLD Blond Girl in Black Top 8x10 oil

I just got the great news that I will be the featured artist, next summer, in the  Oklahoma State Capital Gallery.  To celebrate I am posting a lot of my larger paintings on my ebay auction along with some very very low priced studies in oil on canvas.  All are no reserve auctions.  I will be posting at least one painting each day for the next 3 days at .01 - $10. range.  This one begins at $28 so check it out and bid here


Saturday, July 09, 2011

Gilcrease Museum Family Days in the Fall

I will be helping Gilcrease Museum create some fun, family projects this fall.  Some of the programs will be on Saturdays ( held in the children's classroom just down from the gift shop )and others will be held on Sundays in the Vista Room.  The Mathews building, once finished, downtown, will house some of the events as well.  To be announced.  We will have a lot of free, fun, family activities just around the corner.  Check the museum schedule for times.  click here to visit the museum

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Margaret's Paintings to grace the State Capital's Gallery in 2012

I am proud and pleased to announce that I have been selected to show my work at the Oklahoma State Capital Bldg in the summer/fall of 2012. I am very excited about this opportunity and hope to have some wonderful new work featuring some of my favorite places and people in Oklahoma.

Looking for Shells 8x8 oil $100

Since I won't be getting as far east as the beach this year, I have to rely on paintings to take me there.  This is one of several little beach paintings on auction this week through my ebay gallery.  I also have a few $5 starting bid daily paintings on auction.  See if you can find them and get your bid in.  I never have a reserve on any of my auctions so high bid, even if that is $5, wins the painting.
To visit this particular painting click here

Thursday, May 26, 2011

New! Art Tiles


I just got hooked on a new thing and I love it!  I am creating art tiles out of jpgs of my paintings.  The tiles are vivid in color.  They are 6x8 and can be hung or they have a support in the back that allows placement on a table top.  I have them all in my ebay gallery

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

SOLD Hot Peppers starting bid $39

We like it hot around my house and my garden supplies lots of fodder for great little studies like this one. This little painting is one of about 15 daily paintings that I just listed on auction this week on ebay. This one has a very low starting bid ( w no reserve ) of $39. I have around 8 items starting at one penny so see if you can find them and get your bids in. The penny auctions are fun for me and I know they make it interesting for my buyers so have fun bidding. ( no reserve on those either )
To go to my ebay gallery click here