Thursday, June 26, 2014

SOLD! Nude Female Figure 9x12 oil on canvas

I am a member of a professional group of oil painters in my state and we have recently taken on the fun challenge of a nude a week, working with a live model.  What fun we are having.  I will post more as they become finished.  This first one is on ebay this week on auction .  To bid click here  You will be entering into my ebay gallery. From there just click to see more of my paintings.  excuse the unfortunate glare on the painting.  It really isn't blue in the background.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Snowy Walk 20x24 original oil by Margaret Aycock

I really hate to see it go but this was just added to my ebay auction this week.  I love the cheery red coat against the grey background.  To Bid click here

Jesse Aycock with Forest Sun and Ingrid Serban... Front Porch Series

More beautiful harmonies and lovely steel

Let there be Lonely, The Secret Sisters, Jesse Aycock at the Ryman in Nashville

Ready for some sweet harmony?
Let there be Lonely

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Great Read and Great Movie

I especially love a good coming of age story where the characters learn important life lessons and make tough decisions that support their enlightenment.  Two such tales crossed my path this month, one being a great book on CD... I can highly recommend checking this out from your local library and see if traffic jams and long drives across town don't turn into a pleasure ride.

So, if you are looking for a great read, try The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd.  Just finished it.  ( she wrote "The Secret Life of Bees )  I foresee this book turning into a great movie as well.  It is fiction but based on a lot of facts and based on the stories of 2 real life women even though I see it as a coming of age type of book... my favorite. It takes place mostly in South Carolina during both the abolition movement and women's rights.  A beautiful, disturbing, and ultimately, joyful tale.  ( I must have the happy ending! )

 Sooo looking for a good movie too?  We just went to Maleficent last night and didn't expect nearly the great story telling that we got.  A lovely tale of betrayal, hate, jealousy, power redeemed by love and forgiveness.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Roses in a Jelly Jar

One of my favorite paintings that was started and finished in about 4 hours.  This is on auction right now on ebay.  To bid and see numerous other paintings on auction this week click here

Thursday, June 12, 2014


This is one of this year's crop of peony paintings.  It is on ebay this week, on auction.  What a joy it is to paint them.  To bid on this or visit my ebay gallery click here  This is one of my favorites.  Also new in my gallery are some recent paintings by my husband, Scott.  Check them out.

Sunday, June 08, 2014

Prairie Girl

As you can see, this painting has taken several forms.  She started out with two arms, then only one arm and finally no arms.  I wanted her to kind of be part of the landscape and the figure kept getting in the way.  I was having fun with the costume but my fun was getting in the way of the painting.  I think i am pretty satisfied with it now.  It is up on my auction site on ebay right now.  To visit my ebay gallery or bid click here

Friday, June 06, 2014

15% off sale this week on my Originals

I am playing with my Ebay Gallery/Store and have decided to try a markdown sale.  So here is the link to 15% off any original oil painting over $200.

A Hornet's Nest, Persimmons, Blue Bird Eggs

Whose idea was it to paint this danged hornet's nest!! My adult painting class decided they wanted to create a still life using things found in nature.  My brilliant husband ( one of my students ) decided to bring in this hornet's nest.  He later regretted it and is still not finished with his painting, long after the rest of the class.  I hear him grumbling as he paints :-).  The rest of them were very glad to wave this painting good-by.  I actually quite liked it after I did my own grumbling.  It certainly got us all out of our comfort zones.  This is for sale now on my ebay store.  To bid click here

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Oklahoma Artists League

This photo was taken right after setting up for our first show... at the Polo Grill in Utica Square, Tulsa.  This was the inaugural show for our newly formed group of professional painters in Oklahoma, " The Oklahoma Artists League "
Thanks to Tulsa's premier dining establishment, Polo Grill for treating us like kings and queens as we enjoyed a complimentary brunch.
Check out the work of our group on line
Alan Frakes
Anne Spoon
Louise Higgs
Joey Friscillo
Derek Penix
Christopher Westfall
not pictured: Gill Adams

Monday, June 02, 2014

Jesse Aycock New CD Flowers and Wounds

This is a video link to my son, Jesse's press release for the new album.  pretty wonderful.  If you don't already have it, you should.  It is an amazing album.  to order you can go to

Here is a link to the video: