Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Tomato on a Green Plate

I reworked an older painting to go in a series of fruit on plates. Anyways here is the new one! I just listed it on ebay but haven't put it on auction so it is listed at the retail price. It is oil on stretched canvas as are most of mine. It is 6x6. Write if interested or place a bid on ebay.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

This is the last one in a series of cedars paintings that I have done. This one is 8x10 on stretched canvas and framed with a simple slat frame. I don't know how many times I have passed this scene before being struck by the beauty one day as I drove home from painting class. Perhaps it is the painting that helps us to be open to seeing the beauty of the things that surround us? Anyways..... This is a little hill side that sits right off the highway next to the college that is near my house. I loved how the deep shadows filled the unusually bright hillside. It was at the gloaming of the day. My favorite time! I drove by, turned the car around and parked long enough to create a lovely little painting. It will be on my ebay site this week. If you are interested you may write me or go directly to bid on it at midwest-fine-art.com

Sunday, January 21, 2007


We have been out of school forever around here because of ice and snow. That is the bad news. The good news is that I have a lovely foreign exchange student who is willing and able to model for our portrait group.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

A Little Beach Talk 6x6 Oil on Canvas SOLD

As the ice is slowing everyone else down around here, it is causing creativity to flow in me. I am having such fun being snowed in. This bright little painting warmed me up better ( well almost better ) than a nice cup of hot chocolate! I will try to get a better picture out tommorrow when the sun comes out. It really is not blurry although it is impressionistic. I may have to play around a little more with my beach pics tomorrow as I bet my college class will be cancelled yet again. Oh, If you are interested in this painting please write. I will probably put it on ebay in the next day or so.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Macintosh Apple on a Green Plate 6x6 SOLD

Well, I am still iced in and I must say.... loving it! Nothing to do but paint. I am getting around to correcting paintings that have been sitting around begging for attention for years and working on a few bright little fun 6x6s. Here is my 6x6 oil on stretched canvas. When I was a little girl I lived in upstate NY where the Macintosh was the king of apples... or was it Queen? Anyways I ran across some in the supermarket and stocked up. Haven't been able to get out in this ice but went scrounging around in the fridge and thought I would paint an apple. Here ya go! Apple on a Green Plate. for auction on ebay starting at $99. Yum!

Monday, January 15, 2007

South Carolina Fruit Stand, Oil 6x6

On my bi-annual trip back to the beach I cataloged my trip with my camera so that I could paint those nice warm beach figures in my Oklahoma winter. Next best thing to a hot cup of coco to warm a person up. We stopped on the way home to get an ice cream cone at a roadside stand. I loved the bright colors of all the fruit. They went well with all of my bright beach figure paintings. Anyways this one is here for bid on ebay this week. I really liked the way it turned out and tried taking a photo of it w both of my digital cameras, with and without a flash, each one with different results and neither one really captured it. It is a little brighter than the photo here and the left side box isn't so blue as it shows up here. It is a bit greyer. Everything is a bit sharper yet looks very impressionistic. This is a bit more complicated than my one object paintings and starts at a higher price. It is a winner. ( in my humble opinion ) Starts at $99 midwest-fine-art

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Tulsa Ice Storm, Original Oil for under $100

Well we are snowed in here in Tulsa so disregard what I said earlier that I didn't have much time to paint. I have gotten around to finishing the little 8x10 painting of our last big ice storm a few weeks ago. I have a little fire in my wood stove with baked potatoes and a roast on the hot coals now. I have had a chance to paint all day only stopping to sip a bit of chai or coffee. I am working on a portrait of my foriegn exchange student and finishing a commission and just having a darned good time. Stay warm and bid high :-) If you wish to bid on this send them to my email address or bid on ebay by clicking on the link midwest-fine-art.com I am starting this at $99.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Yellow Rose 8x8 on wide stretched canvas

Here is another installment on my little peoney and rose paintings. You could start a collection! I have this up for bid today on ebay. It was in the gallery that closed for $350. I am starting the bidding at $99. This is one of my favorites. Happy Bidding!

Monday, January 08, 2007

Peoney IV Art for under $100 original oil

I am getting ready to start back to my class tomorrow and didn't really have time to paint today but I do have on hand a few paintings that are small and within the price range of my daily paintings so be looking for a few in the series of peoney paintings. I love these. They are all oil paintings painted on stretched canvas that are on those extra wide sided stretchers. They can stand alone or be hung as they are painted on all sides. I have this one on auction this week on ebay for starting bid of $99. If you wish to buy it now let me know or go into the store on ebay where it is listed at $225. Click on the link to my ebay store on the right midwest-fine-art.com

Monday, January 01, 2007

Portrait of a Young Man in Oil, art for under $100

This portrait sketch is painted in oil and unlike all of my usual daily painter paintings, this one is on a stretched 16x20 canvas. I paint portraits once a week when I am not teaching my college class and during Christmas break I was able to make it to one of them. This young man was also on break from his college studies and agreed to sit for us. Happy Bidding. I will have this available for bid through ebay this week starting at $49.00 If there are no bids on ebay it will be available for $100 until it sells.

Sunday, December 31, 2006

Red Tomato

I figured I could squeeze one more tomato painting out of this little tomato before it goes bad or I eat it. These little paintings always look better in real life as my camera just doesn't capture them as well as I would like. This one is 6x6 on stretched canvas. It is an oil painting as all of mine are. It just got added to my ebay auction and can be bid on through there by clicking here or on the other midwest-fine-art.com button on the side of the blog. Questions or comments feel free to write to me.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

What a Nice Set of Tomatoes! SOLD

I still can't seem to capture digitaly these tiny paintings . This is a 6x6 painting in oil. The tomatoes are pretty bright red with a cool white background. The brush strokes are quite visible. A nice little impressionist painting for your collection at a very good price. It will be on auction this week beginning at $49. If it doesn't sell or if you wish to buy it now, the price is $75. You can bid on my ebay site or buy it now through my email address. ebay is midwest-fine-art.com

Thursday, December 14, 2006

6"x6 Little White Cup for a "Little $"Under $50 starting bid

One of these days I will take a photo that actually looks as good as the painting.... The painting is really nice. the white in light is lighter and in shadow is bluer grey. You can see the brush strokes. Very Impressionistic looking. A little cup of coffee to start your day. Bid starts at $49. You can write with your bid to artistswaygallery@yahoo.com. I will do a buy it now for $75.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Little Fairy... 8x10 oil on canvas....SOLD

I just wanted to try something different. This is all done in a wash of burnt sienna. This is an oil painting on an 8x10 stretched canvas. I thought she looked like a little fairy with flowers in her hair. If you buy her, you get to name her! Opening bid is $49. You can email me with questions or bids or go to my ebay site to bid.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Little White Pitcher

One of my garage sale finds. I have this up on ebay this week for bid. Bid starts at $49 with free shipping. Afterwards if there are no bids the buy it now price will be $75 from my blog and can be purchased by writing to me at artistswaygallery@yahoo.com

Sunday, December 03, 2006

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This is a 6x6 oil painting on stretched canvas painted in the impressionist style. Starting bid is $50 and bidding will continue for one week beginning on Monday, December 3rd. You may bid through my email address or if you are in ebay, It will be available there as well. Happy Bidding! If there are no bids that week, the price will be $75 for purchase through this web site.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006


This is a fun contest. Please go check it out and rate my paintings. http://margaretaycock.artfaceoff.com You will see a lot of paintings and my bio. Click on a painting and rate it 1-10. If I get high enough ratings my work goes to a face off. Check those out while you are playing around in the site and vote for the work you love. Have fun with it!

Monday, November 20, 2006

Our River SOLD


There has been a lot of talk here in Tulsa about making changes to our river. The Arkansas River runs right through our town. I think it is beautiful just the way it is and wanted to do a series of paintings of it before someone comes along and re directs the water and puts a bunch of high rises on a man made island in the middle. The size of this little painting is 5x7 and is on canvas board. You can purchase the painting for $75 now or bid on it on ebay this week beginning November 21. Have a great Thanksgiving everyone!

Friday, November 17, 2006

Smoke Hill 5x7 $50

This is another little painting completed on my girl's retreat this past weekend. Enjoy. Write if you are interested in purchasing. I am working on getting these little ones uploaded to ebay soon. Can be purchased for $75.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Country Road 6x6 $50

This is a 6x6 inch painting completed this week while on a mini vacation to see the fall colors. The painting is on a stretched canvas and is painted with oil paint. You can see this painting and more on my ebay gallery/store. price is $75

Saturday, November 11, 2006

The Artist's Son

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Click here to read Tulsa World's Review of Jesse's CD

We were shocked to open today's paper and see Jesse sitting there in his messy bedroom! Don't worry, we weren't focused on the bedroom. We were focused on the most excellent review of Jesse's new CD. Feel free to read it and then go to Jesse's web site to sample it and to top it all off...... buy one for your very own self either from Jesse's web site, from me, here by writing to artistswaygallery@yahoo.com or check out your local Borders Books and Music. If they don't have a copy yet have them call Tulsa Mid Town Borders to get their rave reviews and they will make sure to get them in stock soon and get one out to you. ENJOY!

Friday, November 10, 2006

Orange .... Daily Painters

You can buy this 6x6 painting by writing to artistswaygallery@yahoo.com. I use PayPal for pmnt. Cost is $75.
Shipping is free! See more on my ebay site midwest-fine-art.com

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Jesse's CD Release and tons of Fun at Garden Deva Click this and read the Tulsa World Article: Jesse Aycock CD

Scott Aycock Rocky Frisco and Jesse Aycock

Jesse Aycock Band and The Blue Audience

Josh Massad Maggie and Chris
Drumming!! Jared Tyler and Farm Couple
Three Penny Upright A long day for the Farm Couple

Hey everyone we sure had fun selling art, eating great food, listening to amazing music and just hanging out with Tulsa's artsyist ( is that a word? ), nicest people. Here are some pics of the weekend. Click on the title of this blog to see the newspaper article on Jesse's CD

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Garden Deva Show

This is for all of you who are going to be in town on November 3rd and 4th ... or for those of you who need an excuse to come to town.... We are having an event that I look forward to every year and every year it gets better...The Annual Garden Deva Open House.. There will be 2 days filled with great music great food and wine, and of course, wonderful art by many local artists at the Garden Deva's new warehouse on 3rd St. Need more info about when musicians will be playing ... write me at artistswaygallery@yahoo.com.... Be sure to make it Friday night for Jesse Aycock's CD release party..

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Tin Roof Art Show

Hey all you locals....
We are hosting another art show benefiting Brady Heights Neighborhood Association's Art Parkway Project. It is a great way to make a difference in your city and put a little cash in your pocket too. We are giving the artists 40% of their sales. So here's the plan.... I have the tin pieces at my house. They are ceiling tins that are squares inside of squares. Use your imagination and create something wonderful for this year's silent auction. The artists set the minimum bid and we have found that lower is better if you expect to sell and of course, quality work sells better than something just thrown together. You can paint on these, do mosaics, create a 3 D piece etc. Allow me to brag just a little.... The one I did for the last show sold for $500 so I will definately be at it again this year. Write me for a copy of the entry form and details... The event will be in November at Living Arts so write soon.

Margaret Aycock Paints the Still Life....New DVD

I have two instructional DVDs for sale. They are self produced and I am still learning the ropes so be gentle :-) The first is me painting the Bouguereau piece called L'Attente. It is a demonstration on how the masters painted using and underpainting, glazing and direct painting. It is about 2 1/2 hours long.

The second one is me demonstrating the process I usually use when I paint still life. It is also about 2 1/2 hours long. I have both paintings on ebay for sale as well as the DVDs. Of course you can aslo order them from me by emailing me through this blog and through pay pal. They are both $16. A bargain !!!
Both of them are a little peek into my wonderful adult class here in Tulsa.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Workshop at Gilcrease Museum

All you Oklahoma artists who work during the week now have a chance to take a mini workshop with me. I will be teaching Still Life Painting in the Impressionist style on the 21st and 22nd of October. Write me for details or call the education dept. of the museum. We will be painting in the newly refurbished Gilcrease Home on the Museum grounds. Should be tons of fun... Plan to eat at the Rendevous Resteraunt for lunch.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

New Web Site for Tulsa Portrait Painters

I am a member of a longstanding portrait group in Tulsa. Years ago we met at the Philbrook Art Museum. When they started their several years of remodeling we moved to Whiteside Park where we paint portraits religiously once a week. I guess I shouldn't say " paint " portraits as the group is very diverse and is open to those who wish to sketch in pencil, charcoal, watercolor, pastel,acrylic and oil. We have yet to have a sculptor join us but that would be fun too. The group is always open to new artists joining. Prepare to pay the wopping $3 model fee and bring your own supplies. We meet at 11:15 on Tuesdays and we paint till 2:15. We use live models and paint from the same pose. We are open to and encourage our models to show up in an interesting outfit. Check out our new web site to see some samples of work at portraitpainterswest.com

Sunday, June 18, 2006

painting lessons

Just a note for those of you who might be looking for painting lessons this year. I teach an ongoing class at Zieglers for beginners through advanced. I teach demonstration style which is the way I learned years worth of technique in a very short time. ( forget the 4 years of piddling around in art school ) Anyways..... I am open to having some teens join the class in the summer so give me a call or better yet, make contact through this site. You may wish to check out a new web site for the portrait group that I belong to at portraitpainterswest.com. You can also check out more of my paintings and those of other great regonal artists at midwest-fine-art.com blogtopsites.com/arts/

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Recent Shows

Hey Everyone,
It occured to me that some of you might live in the area and might be interested in this. I currently have a small show at Lolas down on Main and Brady. This is a portrait show. Lolas is a great place, wonderful food, music and staff..... and then of course, there is Lola :-)

My son, Dylan who is on tour this summer has left a show of his art work for us to remember him by while he is gone. His work can be seen at the very cool, Shades of Brown Coffee house on Peoria and 33rd. I have some of his abstracts in my ebay store as well. You can see if he will be in your town by going to his my space. He is touring with Mar. His band is The Doldrums....click on the link in this site to catch up with him.

Friday, June 09, 2006

Some Recent Paintings

Here is the latest thing I have been working on with artists in the Oklahoma area. I don't know what it is like in the art world at large but around here we are asked to donate to a lot of fundraisers where there is no split with the artists. We have been banning together and agreeing to ask for a portion of the sales. Here is a copy of the letter we drafted several years ago. It was recently adopted by the Tulsa branch of Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition.

As artists we are asked many times through out the year to donate our work to various charities for use in fund raising. We love to be able to help our community in this way.

We would like to provide a way in which your charity will be able to make a greater profit using our artwork. We respectfully request that charities share a portion of the profits with the artist. In this way you will benefit in retaining a higher quality of work from the artist, which will bring a higher price at your auction or event. Keep in mind that our canvas and framing often takes up 25-30% of the cost of our painting. We would hope that you would choose to give back to the artist at least 40-60% of your sale.

When artists are asked to donate without a share of the profit it really puts us in a bind. Those of us who are struggling to make a living at this can’t afford to give away the piece that we can sell in a gallery but we also can’t afford to put pieces that aren’t quite gallery quality out in public. You also may not be aware that artists are unable to claim the value of their donation on their income taxes. We are only able to claim the cost of supplies used.

When charities split the profits with the artist every one wins. The artist is able to keep only their best work in circulation, benefactors get a quality piece of art, the charity makes a greater profit and may be able to get more than one piece from the artist.

It is for these reasons that members of Oklahoma Visual Artists Coalition will willingly donate to organizations that adopt these practices and we will also respectfully decline all offers where there is no split with the artist.