Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Stairs to Nowhere

It is the 50th anniversary of the bloodiest race riot in the US history.  It happened a block away from this site.  This is a section of the neighborhood where I live.  At present, this is a huge field with many " stairs to nowhere" and a few remnants of old gardens.  I took my adult class here in the spring so that they could have the plein aire experience.  Nature and time works to heal old wounds.  Tulsa has made an effort to mark the massacre and make sure it is now in our Oklahoma history books and has created a remembrance park which teaches about this and other human failings... The Trail of Tears, Slavery in the USA and this riot. 

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Oil Painting Lessons in Tulsa

If you live in or around Tulsa, OK and have always wanted to learn how to paint, please contact me and join our class.  I teach beginners through those who sell their work as established painters.  I teach demonstration style but my students always have the option of working independently with help from me as needed.  We usually decide as a group, what our subject will be.  Right now everyone wanted to learn how to paint a portrait like the masters.  We are having a lot of fun with this one and I must say, the class is doing a great job

Here are some pics of past, class projects:  some of these are mine and a few are student pieces.  As you can see, we are all over the place with style, subject matter but always having fun and learning.

Ballet Dancers by Margaret Aycock

I love this little painting.  I was invited, along with other local artists, To attend rehearsals of the Tulsa Ballet before the season opened.  I took numerous photos and just sat and observed the lovely dancers.  In this painting I focused on the line of this dancer's back which struck me as just beautiful.

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Friday, May 20, 2016

SOLD! Cherry Blossoms and Lilacs 8x10 oil

A little study done in the spring from life.... Cherry blossoms and Lilacs.  8x10 oil on canvas
This is on auction this week on ebay but if you want to purchase it if it doesn't sell at auction, please use the form to the right and contact me.  To visit this in my ebay auction, click here

Monday, May 16, 2016

Billowing Clouds

Right around the block from my home is a wonderful museum, Gilcrease Museum.  I love to go on walks there with my faithful pooch, Scout.  On this day we took some great photos as the weatherman predicted some pretty nasty weather was on the way with possible tornadoes.  It was still a couple hours out from Tulsa so I knew I had time to take some great shots, get in a little exercise and then come home to batten down the hatches.  Because we live in prairie land with only a few gentle rises, we get to view the very best in dramatic skies around these parts.  They are often a subject for my work.  This one is a 16x20 on stretched canvas. 
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Saturday, May 14, 2016


This is an 11x14 oil on stretched canvas, just completed.  I have been wanting to paint these flowers for a while and looked for them at local home depot and lowes w no luck... Then went to church at Mother's Day and hung around for a while and when we left the guy at the door said, well you should just take all these flowers as they will only get thrown away if you don't.  Did someone say " Free Stuff?"  and they were the exact flowers I had been searching for?

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Friday, May 13, 2016

Margaret Hudson fundraiser.

I was happy to donate my images to be used in the Margaret Hudson fundraiser.  Margaret Hudson program helps keep young moms in school while they are pregnant and helps them after they give birth.  It is a long time, very successful program in Tulsa, where I live.