Saturday, November 29, 2008

SOLD......The Last Roses of Summer

I picked these last week when it was already officially winter. There was a freeze coming and I knew there was one small window of opportunity to squeeze in one more fresh flower painting. I love the way this one turned out. I put it in my ebay site with a starting bid of $99. It is 11x14 if I remember correctly. I will probably have it priced around $175 in my ebay gallery if it doesn't sell this week on auction. go to my ebay site here

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Our long awaited project becomes a reality!

If you remember several months ago I shared ... come to think of it this all started several years ago... time flies. Anyways our monument is finally going up at the south enterance to the neighborhood. It is our gift to the city of Tulsa and cronicles 4 eras in Tulsa's history beginning with pre statehood, oil boom, 50s-70s, and our vision for the future. I originally designed the panels. A couple of them were revised and enhanced by our mosaic artist, Caryn Brown. More pics to follow as the grouting and cap and landscaping get done. What a great project! Thanks to all who made this happen.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Beautiful Girl 16x20 oil on canvas by Margaret Aycock

This is one of several portrait sketches that I have in my ebay gallery right now. I paint portraits once a week with a group of artists. I have put a few of them on auction and the more finished ones live in my ebay gallery. I was very pleased with this one. To go to the gallery click here To access my blog click here

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Moonflower Fiddle by Margaret Aycock

Now for something completely different... A friend of mine builds and repairs violins. He asked for me to paint this blank and give it back to him to dress up properly. It will get all the goodies from him and be a beautiful, playable instrument soon. For more of my work check it out here and if you would like to go to my blog click here

Monday, July 07, 2008

Carolina Surfer 20x24 Oil Painting by Margaret Aycock

My brother, Bill is a surfer and since I am stuck out here in the middle of nowhere ( Oklahoma ) I had to rely on him to send me some great pics of him surfing. I miss the beach and this is about as close as I am going to get this year w the gas prices being what they are. Anyways this is a bit new for me so any feedback would be appreciated. I put this for sale as a giclee on ebay and then worked on it two more times today since I posted that picture and one more time since I posted this picture! The wave is a little higher and more rounded now. Let me know what you think. I will post the final pic on ebay tomorrow... You can check out my ebay site to see my more traditional work by clicking here.. ebay to find out more about me and my work go to my blog

Thursday, June 05, 2008

SOLD....Portrait of a Young Girl by Margaret Aycock

I love my portrait group in the summer because we get these lovely little models to sit for us. This is a portrait in oil on stretched 16x20 canvas. You can bid on this piece ( and lots of other paintings ) by clicking here to go to my ebay store

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Revisions to Magic Age

The New version.....

The old version
It is a never ending process. You can see what I assumed was a finished painting below this entry if you scroll down past a couple of other paintings. If you leave a painting with us too long it continues to get revised which is a good thing. After bringing this one home from the studio I decided to tone down the cup as it was gaining too much importance, make the book a bit bluer to echo the other blues above and then added a blue ribbon ( there had been a gold one there ) I also added one of my favorite black and white photos of a dancing woman in the back ground and toned down the stars. NOW it is done...... I think :-)
If this doesn't sell on ebay before April it will be headed for a big show up in Bartlesville. Looks great with the frame don't you think?

SOLS Irish Tea 6x6 Original Oil, Aycock daily painting

Irish Tea is one of the several 6x6 paintings that I just posted to my ebay gallery/store. I have a couple of series going.... one with tea cups and one with beach figures and another with fruits and vegetables. They look really great in groupings as many of you daily painting buyers already know. Anyways, to go to my gallery on ebay click here or to go to my painting blog click here

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

SOLD...Girl Friends on the Shore 6x6 oil on stretched canvas by Margaret Aycock

I have been having a lot of fun with these little beach paintings. They are kinda like littel snap shots of "What I did on my summer vacation" Anyways it makes me feel good to paint them and then i get to feel good all over again as I get to look at them. I also really enjoy it when someone else likes them enough to add them to their collection:-) If you would like to be one of them... check them out on my ebay auction. Click here

Sunday, March 02, 2008

SOLD....Nice group of 6x6s

I have been very busy! I got on a roll and decided to photograph this week's paintings together.. You may bid or purchase on ebay or contact me at

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Yellow Bird 6x6 SOLD

I don't know about you all but I am ready for spring. I just had a new roof put on yesterday and last night they said another ice storm was coming through. My only hope is that the last ice storm took out so many of my trees that there is nothing left to fall on the house! Anyways... back to Spring.... I went to teach my adult painting class this morning and found this cute little bird perched up in one of the branches in a vase in the frame store next door. I picked it out of the tree, stuck it in a little still life and here he is.... I must say that taking a photo at night w/o proper lighting left this little guy a bit pale. He is really bright yellow. Anyways, I think I will pop this on ebay in a day or two. To check out my ebay site click here

Sunday, February 17, 2008

The Magic Age Original Oil by Margaret Aycock

Please forgive me... I have been soooo busy lately trying to sell a house, do my taxes and work on a zoning issue with my studio that my only time for painting is my class time. I have been working for quite some time on this painting with my adult class. I think we started on this around Christmas and I think I can safely say that it is done ( you never know though... it grew marbles only today! ) Anyways this started as a thought.... The Magical time of childhood when you can create a house in the jungle with tv trays and sheets. A box can fly you to the moon. If you are fortunate enough to have a parent who loves to read to you, why whole new worlds open up. This painting is full of things that sparked my own imagination as a child. See if you can find some from your own childhood. I just put this on ebay today but I will probably enter it into a show or two as I really like it a lot and it is a small break from business as usual for me. If you are interested in visiting my ebay gallery click here.
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Monday, February 04, 2008

Girls' Day at the Beach

This is an original oil painting by me, Margaret Aycock. It is 8x8 on the deeper wrapped stretched canvas ( aprox 2" deep ) It can be hung or left free standing and is painted a complimentary blue on the sides. I just put this up for auction in my ebay site which can be accessed by clicking here. You can see more of my daily paintings and find out more about my work by clicking here

Friday, January 11, 2008

DVD Margaret Aycock Paints Reflective and Transparent Objects

Hot off the presses... This is my new Instructional DVD. In this DVD I show the process of painting a still life with both reflective and transparent objects. I will discuss set up including some money saving tips on supplies. For this class I will also tell you that I am using Winsor Newton student grade paints ( Winton ) They work great and are relatively inexpensive. I order directly from If you would like my pallet list just write and I will send to you. I will talk about diffent ways to hold your brush for different effects, paint mixing, composition, abstract design, drawing tricks, measuring and much more. I am filming this in my adult class. Lots of great information... lots of fun. PS the music in the beginning and at each break is from my son's CD, "Life's Ladder" to listen to the CD....

Thursday, January 10, 2008

SOLD...A Day at the Beach 6"x6" oil daily paintings

I did this during the big ice storm in Oklahoma a couple of weeks ago. Didn't post it then because we were out of power for 1 1/2 weeks. It was actually nice painting during the time of day where the sun shone into my kitchen to warm me and I had my little wood stove cranked up just a few feet away. Life is good, even during an ice storm! I think this little painting warmed me up a bit too. Nothing like being on the beach in the middle of winter. I have this posted this week on auction at my ebay site. If it doesn't sell on auction this week ( auction starts at $39 ) the price will jump to my usual $99 for a 6x6 oil on stretched canvas. Click HERE to go directly to my ebay gallery.