Monday, December 18, 2017

Video from around 2005, Jesse/Jared open for Blind Boys of Alabama


Painting Surfaces

I thought I would encourage you to consider painting on other surfaces.  Here is what I did on a blank drumhead, a van in France, and a violin.  To bid on the violin, Click Here

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Beach Figures

This week's study involved the use of photographs of beach figures.  I think it is a bit of a challenge to teach people to create an impressionistic painting using photos.  You kind of have to un see what you see. and create what you do not see.  Anyways here is my little impressionistic study of a mother and daughter at the shore.  It is on auction this week on Ebay  CLICK HERE to visit the auction and my ebay gallery.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

This week's project

This is what I have been working on this week.  I went to a friend's house out in the country for a fall bonfire/potluck.  Thankfully I had my camera with me.  I was struck in the gloaming, of how the grass was almost a spring green and the fall trees glowed with the last hurrah of the sun.  I threw in a dramatic sky in the background from a photo that I had taken earlier in the same week.  I had fun knitting the two together.

I begin with a wash of burnt sienna, a quick abstract of the basic composition, a block in of basic colors and then refine, refine, refine while trying to hold on to the painterly brush stokes and some of the under painting.  That is the trickiest part.  I will sit with this now for a week or so and give it another look to see if there are areas that need more work.

Friday, October 27, 2017

one of my favorite Still Life paintings from this year

To Bid CLICK HERE or contact me.  Starting bid is $499 on ebay or purchase directly from me for the starting bid price this week.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Sunset on the Prairie

To bid on this painting... starting bid $133 click here  This will also take you to my ebay gallery where you can see a lot of my gallery quality paintings along with these demos and studies.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Studies/Demos on sale for under $20 this week

Just for fun and to help clear out the ole' studio I put quite a few paintings on auction sale for under a $20 start price w no reserve.  I have also reduced multiple others.  Of course I always have my gallery open on ebay where you can find just the right full price ( yet still much lower than physical galleries ) painting for over the mantle ;-)  Click here to visit one of the studies that is on sale this week.

Friday, October 06, 2017

Art in the Square at Utica Square

Tomorrow morning at 9:00 I will be set up in front of Pendeltons and Starbucks at Utica Square.  One day only sale where all paintings are marked down and all demos and studies are drastically reduced.  Come visit me!  If you are a student looking for oil painting lessons this is also a great time to see if the way I paint might be the direction that you wish to learn.  Painting lessons each week at Zieglers.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Head 'em off at the Pass

I live near one of the best western art museums in the country.  My favorite paintings there are the ones that are night paintings.  In the background you can see one.  Since I am an Oklahoma girl now, I figured I needed to have at least one or two cowboy/Indian themed paintings.  This one will be for sale at the upcoming Utica Square Arts in the Square next weekend, October 7th.  
If you want to bid on this prior to the physical sale Click Here

Monday, September 18, 2017

Two Shows upcoming in Tulsa... The Artery ( The feminine in Art, and Art in the Square at Utica Square

Utica Square's show:  I will be in front of Star Bucks and Pendeltons on the first Saturday of October
Artery show:  Sept 21-the month of October
A sampling of work you'll find:

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Artery in Tulsa " The Feminine in Art"

These are a few of the paintings that I am considering for the Feminine in Art show at the Artery

SOLD! Tulsa in the rain

SOLD Prairie Clouds

Out on the prairie in Oklahoma, where I live, the horizon line can be very low.  Painting what's in front of you here in the wild places, I find my interest is often drawn upward to the sky.  I have a series of paintings of Oklahoma skies in my ebay gallery.  This is one of them.

Friday, September 08, 2017

Garage Sale at Brady Heights Historic District... and My House and Studio!

My studio will be open to any of you who live in Tulsa and have seen this note.  ;-)  I will have some Class Demos outside for sale but all the other paintings will be in the studio which is always open to you guys by appointment but open to you w/o appointment today and tomorrow.

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!

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

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.
scavenger hunt

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.

My Ebay

Sunday, August 13, 2017

SOLD 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?