Saturday, November 14, 2020

The last flowers of Summer

  This is an 11 x 14 paining that I just finished. Well I think it’s finished but I may play with a little bit more today as often happens when I think I’m finished with something. After looking at it fresh, I think I may want to lose some edges here or there. Anyway this is the step-by-step process that I took to get where it is today. If you would like to purchase this paining you can do so for $295  Use the contact button to get a hold of me or just write me at margeeaycock

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Twila’s dad and mom SOLD!

 Each painting required a combination of a couple of different photos.   I had to swap both heads with a different body as she liked the face and hair on some of the pictures but didn’t like what they were wearing and wanted them to be more casual. If you’re going to do that you have to really be careful that both pictures have similar if not the same lighting. There’s had similar lighting and I had to fake it a little bit   

Friday, August 28, 2020

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Kitchen paintings

 Most of these paintings were actually painted in my kitchen, and found a place to live above my sink for now

Organized chaos

  Organized chaos 

A portion of the studio where I keep all my still life things.

Saturday, August 08, 2020

Ocean in the Sky

This is listed on auction through EBAY with a start price of $175.  I will take an offer of $160 here outside of ebay.  If you would like to visit this in ebay and see some of my other auctions,...


Wednesday, July 29, 2020


It is too darned hot to do any onsite paintings unless they happen to be parked in a lawn chair on the banks of a spring fed creek so I have moved inside and gone through some of the photos that I have in my "Things to paint " folder and come up with something to cool me off.... a nice fall painting.  This was actually taken of me last fall when we visited Post Oak Lodge just a few miles from my home.  I loved that we happened upon a field that was ablaze of orange/yellow grasses at that perfect time of day whey the sun is low in the sky and just lit them up.  I decided to really put myself in the landscape and make me a part of the landscape.. ( in the Fall of my life) My hair the color of the background trees, my sweater the color of the foreground.  I just liked the idea of being a part of it all.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

OVAC 12x12, I spy Something Green

Here is the painting that I have submitted to te the 12x12 OVAC fundraiser set for September.
here is a short video of me painting this

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Art Crawl today and tomorrow from 5-8

1135 North Denver
Come visit us... Wear a Mask though ;-)
We are practicing social distancing.
Lots of paintings for sale, prints, t shirts and more

Saturday, June 20, 2020

on another note....I am grateful on this Junteenth

I am a white girl….In gratitude

1.       For Oral Roberts University for being ahead of the curve on race relations and suggesting that black and white people might be roommates.  Where I had a great room mate who, like me, had never considered having a roommate of a different race but was up for the experiment, like me.  We still keep in touch.

2.        For St Aidan’s Episcopal church which was created by the joining of a  black church with a white church in the 1970s, before it was cool for the races to worship together.  This is where I first was involved in an in-depth study about “America’s Original Sin.”  A study that we took on with much pain, especially with our black parishioners who laid bare their lives so we white folks might hear their stories and understand and grow.
3.       For friends, Danny and Cassandra Jackson who invited us out for lunch after church to Dennys, where we witnessed that they were overlooked although they were in front of us, where we asked to be seated together in ‘non smoking’ and were ushered to a corner to wait, where countless others were seated while we waited for 45 minutes before being seated in ‘smoking’, where people all around us were given menus and had ordered and been served before we were given menus, where we asked Cassandra and Danny if we “should just walk out?”, to be asked to “ stay, so you can see what we deal with every day.”  Where a couple who had come in after us, been served, had dessert, and were now leaving before we even got our meals, turned to all of us and asked, “ What is the deal?  Why have you not been served?”  Where 3 hours later we left with new understanding.  ( on a side note… they later became a party to the discrimination lawsuit against Denny’s.  I wish I had known about it as we might have been the only white people who were also discriminated against because we were dining with black people.)

4.       For race riot survivor, Wes Young and his wife, Cathryn who first invited us into their home as we went on a home tour of what was soon to be our neighborhood.  I remember telling Wes that it was kind of a culture shock to see so many black faces framed on their stairway, where in my house there were framed white faces.  He remarked that “ for a couple of hundred years we have been in your houses, taking care of your children, cooking your meals, cleaning…. And then seeing how you live for another 40 years or so on TV.  You have never been in our homes.”  That changed from that moment on as we were often in each other’s homes until they died.  They shared the joys of their lives and also the painful moments with me and I learned of the countless, unnecessary harassments Cathryn received from traffic cops, and Wes’s firing from a job where he worked most of his life, never taking a sick day until asking off for a funeral for which he was fired because the funeral lasted 2 days.  These two people, despite countless injustices brought on by powerful white people, never lost faith in us, and through their love, and willingness to work towards that goal, helped create a neighborhood in which social justice, kindness, diversity, and working together rule the day. 

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Native American Woman

Native American Woman
This was painted from an old sepia tone photo that we bought about 20 years ago at an estate sale.I had to imagine colors and placement.  The photo was very very old and I could tell there was someting in her hair and there was a hint of a striped design on the blanket.  In the original photo it appeared that she was on a cliff overlooking a body of water but since we live closer to the Black Mesa, I decided to put her there instead.

A sketch from my mother in law's back yard

8x10 oil
I think I may bring down the importance of the white flowers on the nandina but for now this is what it looks like ;-)

Prairie Burn

16x20 oil on canvas
This was painted from a photo taken by a friend after a visit to a ranch on the prairie.  They do a burn of the prairie land in the spring of the year.  It takes several days and a lot of planning and weather watching to make it all happen.  The burn does some very interesting things to the atmosphere that one might not expect.  From many miles away the sunset was amazing and the sun turned a brilliant RED!  It was weird and beautiful.

Blackberries in Bloom

8x10 oil on canvas
blackberries in Bloom
Gosh I wish I had remembered to run back over there when they became blackberries

The Nam

8x10 on board $150
The Nap

Friday, May 08, 2020

a little landscape lesson

Since my class can't meet right now I decided to send them a little assignment.  I might as well share it with you too so here it is....