Friday, August 25, 2017

Canoeing the Boundary Waters Margaret Aycock oil on canvas

Once upon a time when we were in our 20s we took a wonderful trip to the boundary waters between Minnesota and Canada.  This painting was inspired by that time we spent so far away from civilization in such a quiet place.... we finally decided that we would throw back any fish that wasn't 12 inches long, we were catching so many!

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Canoeing the Boundary Waters

Once upon a time when we were in our 20s we took a wonderful trip to the boundary waters between Minnesota and Canada.  This painting was inspired by that time we spent so far away from civilization in such a quiet place.... we finally decided that we would throw back any fish that wasn't 12 inches long, we were catching so many!

To visit my Ebay Gallery and possibly bid on this painting... CLICK HERE

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Turkish Figs in Conversation

We are still working small in my adult class.  Today's subject, Turkish Figs.  Don't they kind of look like they are in conversation?

Once upon a time a friend had a friend who brought his fig tree cuttings from the old country.  He spread them around to friends and years passed and one of those friends gifted me with a cutting.  10 years later our fig tree is going strong.  We painted these today and then shared the fresh figs with my class who all had only experienced figs by having them in fig newton form.  The fresh ones are a tasty delight.  This one is on auction this week w the starting bid of $43 and FREE shipping.  I also have a painting that starts at $33 this week.  If you can find it on my ebay gallery site, it could be yours.  Decided to put a few lower priced things on this week just for fun.  Adding some new ones each day.
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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Find the $33 painting 11x14 oil on canvas Scavenger hunt!

I have a painting that was just posted on ebay which has a starting bid of $33 w no reserve.  It is a little different for me and was featured in a recent show of paintings and poems that my husband and I presented last year.  See if you can find it on my ebay gallery auction.  Look for something grey with a splash of red.
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Sunday, August 20, 2017

6x6 Kitchen Paintings on Ebay this week

I am working on a series of little kitchen paintings this summer.  My students are glad to work on a few paintings that are finishable in one session.  I am making them work fast because their subjects just won't last so they simply must throw caution to the wind and jump in.  They are all on my ebay site on auction today... at least the ones that I have finished.  They are all 6x6 and have a starting bid at or below $60 with no reserve.  If you are interested in a whole series, let me know and I will get you a good price on a set.... name your veggie or fruit and I would be happy to work on some commissioned pieces for you as well.

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Getting ready for OVAC's 12x12 fundraiser


I was thinking I might paint something specifically for the fundraiser this year but then decided to take a 2 week vacation.  When I got home I was revisiting some older paintings and decided to play with this one.  The first is what it used to look like and the 2nd includes a new sky that was inspired by a photo that I took a week before going on vacation out in the wilds of Oklahoma.  I think it looks wonderful.  Can you notice any other changes that I made?




Cherries

Well I have been playing with my food again.  One of my students needed a quick subject and I brought him some cherries and a few hours later he had a wonderful painting.  Not to let my students have all the fun, of course, I joined him and this is one of two paintings that I did.  They make great kitchen paintings.  I will be working on another series as the rest of the students were so impressed with the fun result that they all want to do one too.  Next week.... peaches.
Oh, this one and its sister painting are on auction this week with a low start price and no reserve.  To visit my ebay auction and gallery, Click Here