Saturday, March 22, 2008

SOLS Irish Tea 6x6 Original Oil, Aycock daily painting

Irish Tea is one of the several 6x6 paintings that I just posted to my ebay gallery/store. I have a couple of series going.... one with tea cups and one with beach figures and another with fruits and vegetables. They look really great in groupings as many of you daily painting buyers already know. Anyways, to go to my gallery on ebay click here or to go to my painting blog click here

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

SOLD...Girl Friends on the Shore 6x6 oil on stretched canvas by Margaret Aycock

I have been having a lot of fun with these little beach paintings. They are kinda like littel snap shots of "What I did on my summer vacation" Anyways it makes me feel good to paint them and then i get to feel good all over again as I get to look at them. I also really enjoy it when someone else likes them enough to add them to their collection:-) If you would like to be one of them... check them out on my ebay auction. Click here

Sunday, March 02, 2008

SOLD....Nice group of 6x6s

I have been very busy! I got on a roll and decided to photograph this week's paintings together.. You may bid or purchase on ebay or contact me at

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Yellow Bird 6x6 SOLD

I don't know about you all but I am ready for spring. I just had a new roof put on yesterday and last night they said another ice storm was coming through. My only hope is that the last ice storm took out so many of my trees that there is nothing left to fall on the house! Anyways... back to Spring.... I went to teach my adult painting class this morning and found this cute little bird perched up in one of the branches in a vase in the frame store next door. I picked it out of the tree, stuck it in a little still life and here he is.... I must say that taking a photo at night w/o proper lighting left this little guy a bit pale. He is really bright yellow. Anyways, I think I will pop this on ebay in a day or two. To check out my ebay site click here

Sunday, February 17, 2008

The Magic Age Original Oil by Margaret Aycock

Please forgive me... I have been soooo busy lately trying to sell a house, do my taxes and work on a zoning issue with my studio that my only time for painting is my class time. I have been working for quite some time on this painting with my adult class. I think we started on this around Christmas and I think I can safely say that it is done ( you never know though... it grew marbles only today! ) Anyways this started as a thought.... The Magical time of childhood when you can create a house in the jungle with tv trays and sheets. A box can fly you to the moon. If you are fortunate enough to have a parent who loves to read to you, why whole new worlds open up. This painting is full of things that sparked my own imagination as a child. See if you can find some from your own childhood. I just put this on ebay today but I will probably enter it into a show or two as I really like it a lot and it is a small break from business as usual for me. If you are interested in visiting my ebay gallery click here.
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Monday, February 04, 2008

Girls' Day at the Beach

This is an original oil painting by me, Margaret Aycock. It is 8x8 on the deeper wrapped stretched canvas ( aprox 2" deep ) It can be hung or left free standing and is painted a complimentary blue on the sides. I just put this up for auction in my ebay site which can be accessed by clicking here. You can see more of my daily paintings and find out more about my work by clicking here

Friday, January 11, 2008

DVD Margaret Aycock Paints Reflective and Transparent Objects

Hot off the presses... This is my new Instructional DVD. In this DVD I show the process of painting a still life with both reflective and transparent objects. I will discuss set up including some money saving tips on supplies. For this class I will also tell you that I am using Winsor Newton student grade paints ( Winton ) They work great and are relatively inexpensive. I order directly from If you would like my pallet list just write and I will send to you. I will talk about diffent ways to hold your brush for different effects, paint mixing, composition, abstract design, drawing tricks, measuring and much more. I am filming this in my adult class. Lots of great information... lots of fun. PS the music in the beginning and at each break is from my son's CD, "Life's Ladder" to listen to the CD....

Thursday, January 10, 2008

SOLD...A Day at the Beach 6"x6" oil daily paintings

I did this during the big ice storm in Oklahoma a couple of weeks ago. Didn't post it then because we were out of power for 1 1/2 weeks. It was actually nice painting during the time of day where the sun shone into my kitchen to warm me and I had my little wood stove cranked up just a few feet away. Life is good, even during an ice storm! I think this little painting warmed me up a bit too. Nothing like being on the beach in the middle of winter. I have this posted this week on auction at my ebay site. If it doesn't sell on auction this week ( auction starts at $39 ) the price will jump to my usual $99 for a 6x6 oil on stretched canvas. Click HERE to go directly to my ebay gallery.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Daisies SOLD 6x6 Oil on stretched canvas by Margaret Aycock

The paint is still wet on this one. I just put this on auction at ebay. Click here to go directly to my site. I have a lot of things on auction this week due to ebay's listing sale so snap them up! These little 6x6s are usually $99-$120 in my ebay gallery/store at full price but I love a good bargain as much as the next person and I love the auction process so every now and then one of these little paintings makes it up to the auction. Happy Bidding!

Wednesday, December 05, 2007


The camera caught a little glare. It was just painted and finished a minute ago. I have several of these little daily paintings on my blog and in my ebay auction this week. You can buy it now for $99

or you can join the fray over at ebay where it is on auction starting at $45. ebay

Saturday, November 24, 2007

An Apple for the Teacher, 6x6 oil by Aycock SOLD

This is a little 6x6 oil on stretched canvas that I did the other day. I will have it on auction this week on ebay
Click above to go directly to my ebay gallery/store or purchase it now for $99 by contacting me at

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Holiday Harvest

I painted this for use as the CD cover art for this year's amazing Holiday Harvest CD. We look forward to this holiday CD every year now. Oklahoma produces the best music and Tulsa is the hub of the music wheel. This CD like the others is a wonderful mix of traditional and non traditional holiday songs created by some traditional and non traditonal singers,songwriters, bands from the Tulsa area.

Come to the CD release party and bid on my original painting and listen to some great bands and then walk away with the wonderful CD. You can listen to the CD here and might I suggest cuts 2 and 3. They Rock! Can't make the event but still want the CD? go to Oh, and while I have your ear..... if you are a registered voter in the state of Oklahoma and are interested in smokeless music venues, I would like to hear from you. I am gathering emails for a once or twice emailing when legislation is upcoming that will effect our ability to listen with out compromising our health. Send me a note at

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

SOLD! Waterhouse Meets Oklahoma, Original Oil by Aycock

Each semester I demonstrate the technique of glazing to my students. I love to use Waterhouse and Bouguereau as a jumping off point. On this one I changed it up quite a bit and put Waterhouse's lovely model in the middle of an Oklahoma praire. I painted this around Halloween and I think you can tell I was in the mood for a spooky atmosphere. I put this out for auction on my ebay site just a minute ago. The photo never does them justice but perhaps you can imagine a girl with glowing hair on a deserted praire just as the wind picks up. Boo! click here for my ebay store

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Second Hand Smoke in Oklahoma Bars

Hey you all,
Those of you who love to dance, listen to music, meet with friends a or have a drink at a bar need to watch this and then if you agree that something needs to be done, send me your email because I am working with the American Cancer Society to see legislation passed to protect you and your music loving friends. Send me your emial if you are interested in a grass roots effort to effect legislation to protect us all from second hand smoke in bars. My email is I promise, I am not going to write you every month but I will write you when I need you to call your legislator or write an email. Thanks!

Bars: Going Smoke-Free!

Sunday, October 28, 2007


You can bid on this little painting here

Monday, October 22, 2007

Congratulations Jesse!!!!

My son Jesse Aycock is awarded Best Singer/Songwriter in Tulsa World's Spot Music Awards 2007.
We're so happy for you Jesse.
To hear and purchase Jesse's amazing CD check him out on myspace.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007


Hey all you local patrons. This is your chance to see some wonderful Oklahoma artist's work and purchase at sale prices. This is the show we all look forward to. We can finally meet our buyers unlike gallery sales and we love that. So come on out this Saturday from 9-5. I will be right across from the Wild Fork Resterant and right in front of Starbucks.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007


You may bid on this painting on ebay. Click here to go to my ebay gallery

Friday, September 07, 2007

My Son is a Spot Music Award Nominee....VOTE

Hey everyone. I am really proud of my son, Jesse who has just been nominated for Oklahoma's Tulsa World Spot Music Awards in the singer/songwriter division. You can check his music out at The link is Now, if you like what you hear, please take a moment and vote for him at


Tuesday, August 28, 2007

The Swimming Lesson 12x12 Aycock

The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition OVAC is haveing their annual 12x12 fundraiser next month. This is the little painting I did for that show. I have never been to the event but this year I am making plans to attend. It is quite the big affair I understand. I think they are bidding on line this year as well so you might check out their site. google the above.... I can't remember their address right off the bat. For more of my paintings please check my gallery at

Monday, August 20, 2007

Daisies 16x20 oil on canvas, Margaret Aycock

I finished this a little while ago but I am going to take it to school as an example of painting flowers with out really painting flowers. You Impressionist oil painters out there should know what I am talking about. Anyways I thought I would shoot it up here before I take it out of commission for a while. Of course that doesn't mean that it isn't for sale...... You may purchase it here or through my ebay store at You can read more about my work and my life at

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Dick Chaney

This has nothing to do with art but I found it very interesting in the light of recent events. This was taped around the time of desert storm. It is about a minute long and worth a look.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Osage Abstract Landscape by Margaret Aycock

This is a little 10x10 that I had finished a year ago ( I thought ) but ended up doing a little more work on it this week. The dark part of the hill sides are actually a deep cobalt blue, not black as they appear in this photo. You may visit my blog at or at where I have my work for sale and auction. This piece is for sale there or you may purchase it here. See More Beautiful art in the Archives!

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Girl in a Hat, Daily Painting ORIGINAL OIL, Aycock 6x6

This little 6x6 has just been sold... see more at my ebay store. Wish I could take a dip right now!!!!

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Home on the Range 11x14 oil on canvas, by Margaret Aycock

One day a few months ago I decided to go out and paint just down from my neighborhood where they had torn out a bunch of houses to make way for the new college. I was painting merrily along when what to my wondering eyes should apear but about 25 black men on horseback! Glad I had my trusty ol' camera. I snapped a pic or two and continued to paint. Yesterday I found the painting and the photograph and decided it was time to jazz up the painting w a couple of riders so here is the finished product. It was just what it needed. You can buy it here for $300 or check out ebay and bid on it in the auction. is my ebay store.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Paint America.... Paint the Parks

Hopefully they will have photos up soon but you can check out the site in mid July for photos. I won a place in the show. I am very happy to be a part of it. My painting is called Welcome to the Tall Grass Prairie. I was one of the top 100. The top place winners are these:

2007 PAINT THE PARKS TOP100 Grand Prize Winner- John N. Agnew Region 1 Winner- Neil H. Adamson • Region 2 Winner- Ruo Li • Region 3 Winner- Warren W. AdamsLili Francuz Juror's Award- Shane DimmickWilliam Scott Jennings Juror's Award- Bill James Ann Trusty Juror's Award- Arline Tinus
Check out their site for more info and to see if the exhibit is coming to your city.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

SOLD Girl in a Hat, Daily Painting ORIGINAL OIL, Aycock 6x6

I can only tell you that these look so much better in person. One of these days I will get a camera that takes a proper photo! They are all in my ebay store this week. write for a special price to buy more than one.

Friday, July 06, 2007

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

SOLD SEEING RED 6x6 oil on canvas, Margaret Aycock

Today was one of my weekly portrait groups. This lovely young girl modeled for us. All of these little paintings look better in real life than my lousy camera's photos of them. click here for my ebay store.

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Community Food Bank CD Project

Well just for fun I thought I would let you all see another project that I have been working on. I am one of those people who like to get things done on time or early thus the early attempt at producing a CD cover for Oklahoma's annual ( around Christmas ) music CD fund raiser for the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma. This CD is always a great seller and features a bunch of Tulsa's finest singer/songwriters doing Christmas Songs both familiar and some written by our amazing songwriters themselves. For a sample of last year's CD

Friday, June 29, 2007

Girl Friends on the Shore

Starting bid at $24.99 at regular price is $99 if you want to buy it now
Ok, so I have been really slack lately. Not slack as far as painting goes, just slack in getting anything up here on the daily painting blog. So here is a little beach painting for you. The colors are brighter in real life and of course, not blurry!

Tuesday, May 22, 2007


Just a little sketch. The peonies come and go so quickly. I wanted to at least paint one before they had all left for the season. With little time here it is. 6x6 The price is $99. SOLD just put this on auction and sold it for under value. Someone got a great deal!

Yellow Mug

I am just getting around to finishing a few little things. This is one of them. Started in my college class and just finished. It is a little brighter in real life. 6x6 on stretched canvas. $99

Thursday, March 15, 2007

The Scent of Lemon, Original by Margaret Aycock

Here is our latest class project. I love the scent of lemons and magnolia.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007


I sure had fun with this. This little painting is 6x6, oil on stretched canvas. The price is $99

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Gilcrease Workshops

Workshops at Gilcrease Museum Hey Oklahoma artists and Oklahoma neighbors, I am working on this project and could use your input. In an effort to bring top artists to Tulsa's Gilcrease Museum to teach painting, drawing, pastel workshops we thought we would poll the artistic community to see if this would fill a need for you. We know that many of you travel great distances to attend workshops in Scottsdale and Fredricksburg and points beyond and might enjoy bringing the artists to you for a change. If you would please respond to with the answers to the following questions we would appreciate it. We are willing to create this for you if you are willing to show up. Part of showing up is responding to this email. Oh, and as a side note, I will be teaching 2 workshops at Gilcrease coming up in February and another in April. Check out for info or write me. Now for the questionaire:

Information we need from you:NameAddressPhoneEmail addressMedium
1. Please list your top 3 preferences for workshops. You may write in a 4th that isn't on the list. The number one should be the artist from whom you would most like to take a workshop.
Scott Burdick (figures)
Dan Gerhartz ( figures )
Matt Smith (landscape-Cezannish & Realism) had work at Gilcrease. Lives in Kansas City
Ron Hicks (figure w/ props)
Tom Browning (figure)
Leonard Wren (buildings, landscapes) lived in Tulsa . 360-468-3368
Joseph Lorusso (figure)
George Strickland
Henry Stinson (portrait w/ background/figures)
Robert Lemler (figure)
Kenn Backhous (plein aire )
Clayton Beck III (figurative) 708-717-4388
John Burton (figure)
Mark Christensen
2. If you have inside knowledge of any of these artists teaching ability ( you have taken a class from them in Scottsdale or Fredricksburg etc ) please let us know briefly of your experience.
3. What class period would you be most interested in? 3 days, 4 days, 5 days
4. Because each teacher tends to charge differently, the museum needs to recognize a small profit, and some will require travel expenses the cost for the workshop may vary greatly. How much might you be willing to pay to attend a workshop from your favorite artist?$350, $400, $600,$700.
5. If you know of an artist who is a great teacher and you would like them to be included in the next list, please write their name, contact info and medium.
6. Would you be interested in taking a class during the school year or only in the summer?

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

2 announcements

Rod Picott will perform at a house concert at Scott Aycock's house, 1135 N. Denver, Tulsa, on February 17 at 7:30pm. Doors open at 7:00. Seating is limited so rsvp is required! Rod Picott is the co-writer, with Slaid Cleaves, of several of Slaid's most popular songs. Suggested donation for this show is $10.00 per person.
To rsvp call 918-583-3503
or email Richard Higgs/Scott AycockProducers/HostsFolk SaladAiring 7pm Sundays 89.5fm Tulsavisit us at

I have 2 rental properties up for rent right now.
Both are on craigslist
all bills paid basement furnished apt. $425
Quiet culdesac house, 2 bdrm in brookside... $750
write for info or call....

Saturday, February 10, 2007


10x10 oil on canvas. $299

Monday, February 05, 2007

Blue Vase w Flowers

I just decided to add some larger paintings that I have done before the daily painters group closes. Enjoy! You can buy this painting on my ebay

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Three at the Shore

I just finished this little painting and it has a bit of a glare from wet paint. The darks will not have that glare tomorrow. This is a little 6x6 painting in oil on stretched canvas. The colors are clear and bright on the figures and the background is more of a very pastel yellow ochre mix. This painting will start at $99 on ebay today and run for a week. click here to go to my ebay site:

Friday, February 02, 2007

Cedars in Snow

I just finished this little painting. This one is 11x14. I liked it so much that I am planning to do a small series of these little trees in the 6x6 size and put them here on the blog and on ebay. Normally we don't get this much snow here in Oklahoma but the old saying, "when you get lemons, make lemonaide," kinda works here too..... when you get snowed in, do some snow paintings! This little scene is just a few blocks from my house. Enjoy and check back later to snap up one of the little 6x6's. You may purchase this painting by going to midwest-fine-art. Questions, write me at