Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Ruby's Slippers

I don't claim to be a tango dancer but I have a lot of fun trying to become one.  This painting was inspired by the tango and by the receipt of the dancing shoes once owned by my husband's Grandma Ruby.... Thus the title, Ruby's Slippers... To bid on this painting click here 

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Vintage Green Vase

This fall I went to a garage sale and came across this great little green vase.  I have been wanting to paint it for a while and thought I would set up a still life with it and some of the porcelain dolls I picked up as well.  The dolls scared the students... ( not scared like Steven King scared, scared like " I can't do this... , " scared.  Anyways I took the great dolls out and painted out a tea cup that was in it for a while and all in all came up with a very pleasing study!    This painting is 20x16 on stretched canvas.
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Saturday, January 05, 2013

Remember When

a few fun studies in the Pre Raphaelite vein

Pre Raphaelite Girl in Oklahoma Field 20x24

I am on a Pre Raphaelite kick and a red coat/sweater kick :-)  This painting was done earlier this year but is on auction this week so I thought I would re post.  To Bid

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

SOLD! Girl Wearing a Red Coat Walking in Snowy Field

We recently attempted to beat the storm out of Arkansas.  We set out on I 40 only to find that the roads were already icing over, the delta fields were covered in a thin layer of snow.  Fortunately when one is in a car that is driven very slowly, you can take non blurry photos out the window.  When I got home I used the photos to create some interesting new paintings.  This is one of the paintings I just completed.  It is on auction through ebay this week.
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Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Prairie Walk 16x20 oil

It is Christmas vacation and I get to paint what I want to paint ( not that I don't already do that :-) but since I am not teaching, I like to play.  This painting is a combo of several photos and my imagination.  I really like how it turned out.  I put it on ebay for sale this morning.  If I leave it out over the holidays it may get some more work ( as often is the case ) but perhaps not.
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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Big Sale up to 65% off on our Zazzle Stores

Zazzle is having a sale of up to 65% off which includes http://zazzle.com/margaretaycock  and http://zazzle.com/folksalad.  Check them out if you have been wanting a great T shirt, apron, canvas bag, cup and more!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Downtown Heber Springs Window Dressing

While in Heber Springs Arkanas over the holidays we decided to peruse the music shops and art galleries.  Being Christmas, most of the shops were closed but we were entertained instead, by this great dress.... Yes, it is camouflage and pink taffeta... and pink cowboy boots to top of the ensemble.  :-)

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Pre Raphaelite Girl 16x20 oil on canvas

In my adult painting class we usually start with a master painting and use it as a jumping off point in which to do a work of our own.  Since I teach demonstration style I like to have the same source material available to all students which in an ideal world, would be a live model but in our case we are working with first time painters and there is a lot to teach about measuring, how to hold the brush, paint mixing, values, etc so it is easiest to work from photos.  I included 2 photos that we used to spark our imaginations.  It is remarkable to watch what everyone comes up with using the same photo.  We often find that there is a slight resemblance to the artist in the work.  Anyways, this one is on auction this week through ebay with a very low start price and no reserve.  

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

SOLD ! Sunset on the Gulf 8x10 oil

This is a little painting that I did while on vacation in the Gulf.  I was finally able to break away from the crowd as they all went out for seafood and I got to feed my soul.  It is on auction on ebay for the low start price of $39 with free shipping.  To bid

Sunday, December 09, 2012

Scott's Pretty Vangoghish Landscape

I know, I usually only post my own work but this time I am posting one of my favorite student's work.... My husband, Scott.  He has been studying w me for about a year now.  He has finally graduated to have some paintings that are worthy of selling after only a very short time, I might add... Anyways he has sold one already and is on the way to selling a 2nd one this week as it has a bid on it in my ebay gallery.  This one is also in the ebay gallery with a low starting bid of $45 and no reserve.  It is hanging in our kitchen right now and I love to see it there but would be happy to let it go to just the right person :-).
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Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Big sale on ebay

I just finished having a huge sale at my house.  It reminds me of the old " Little Rascals" series that we watched, growing up.  My artsy, craftsy girlfriends and I got together and decided that we needed to raise a little cash and so we said, " Let's put on a show! "  An art/craft show, that is.  I opened the house from top to bottom and we all set up in every spare room and on top of every spare surface.  We had handmade, Cherokee baskets, hand made ceramic, beaded jewelry, tons of paintings, soaps and more.  After it was all over I decided to extend the sale of smaller items to my ebay auction site where this one is listed for only $29 with no reserve!  Lots more at bargain prices too.
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Friday, November 30, 2012

14 artists, Holiday Sale

Open Studio on Sunday, Dec 2nd  from 12-4:30 at our house.  Drop by 1135 N Denver
Can't make it?  Check Doran Gallery or Philbrook Art Museum and Equality Center for more of my paintings.

My book on Painting the Still Life is now available on Kindle Just in time for Christmas

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Sunday, November 04, 2012

Group of Little Paintings

I try to keep a collection of these up on my ebay site and one, a week on auction there.  I love how they look in groups and thought I would take a pic of them together.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

My cheery little studio

                                                    cleverly disguised as a kitchen :-)

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Oklahoma Tornado

This is an original oil painting on stretched 11x14 canvas. 

One of my favorite subjects is the ever changing, massive, Oklahoma Sky.  I have the best tornado dreams.  Maybe because I have been in spittin' distance from 3 of them and lived to tell the tale.  Well this one was a little further away but still.....
We saw this coming home from a day at the creek.  We pulled over just long enough to snap a couple of photos and then we hightailed it out of there.
This painting just came home from gracing the Governor's Gallery at the Oklahoma State Capital.
The full price for the painting is $300 and can be purchased in my ebay gallery for that price if there are no other bids.  There is no reserve on the auction :-)To Bid
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Saturday, October 27, 2012

SOLD! Pallet Knife Experiment

I love painting the Oklahoma skies.  On this painting I wanted to experiment with the use of a pallet knife, which was used on the sunlit wheat fields in the foreground.  I listed this on ebay this morning for a bid ( with no reserve ) for only $49.
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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

SOLD! Cowgirls 16x20 oil on canvas

 Original  Oil Painting by Margaret Aycock.  

This is an original oil painting on stretched 16x20 canvas.  I live in Oklahoma and I have grown to love the west.  I decided to do a little still life that might center around a female for a change.  I imagined a young girl who loves the great outdoors, horses and the rodeo.... and perhaps a cowboy :-)  Just for a little whimsey, I included my husband's old cowboy and Indian plastic figures.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Miss Tess band to visit for a house concert

You all may or may not know that we have 1-3 house concerts at our home each month.  This month we are hosting a really cool band called Miss Tess.  You can check out our schedule on http://houseconcertsunlimited.com  We have such fun!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

A walk in the Osage

Yesterday was magic.  The weather was as close to perfect as it could be and I felt a need to get out into nature.  Since my husband, Scott, is also a painter now, we both decided to take our painting supplies and head down the road to a parcel of land that we have access to.  As luck would have it, we brought most of the supplies but realized we left our brushes back at home.  As we walked for hours we talked about all the beauty we might have missed, had we plunked our selves down in front of one of these beautiful scenes.  Instead we got tons of exercise, explored new paths, saw 9 turkeys and countless deer, gathered wild, red berried branches from holly bushes to bring home to grace our table.  Who knows though... some of these photos will probably become paintings as we are kind of on a roll with Oklahoma landscape paintings.

Friday, October 19, 2012

SOLD Yet another painting of garlic 6x6 oil

I am really having fun with these.  I had a commission for a painting of garlic and now I am on a roll.  It is fun!  Anyways I have a couple of these on sale on ebay through my auction site there.  If you want to bid 
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Monday, October 15, 2012

Vampire Cure 6x6 oil

I have had garlic around for many years and have yet to have a problem with vampires.  Actually I had a commission for a painting of garlic and I couldn't help myself... had to do a few little ones.  This is a 6x6 oil on canvas.  It is on auction this week starting at $55 with no reserve.
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Friday, October 12, 2012

Just for fun... between tenants

Basement Apt Historic Brady Heights
Find a place to stay in Tulsa

We usually have a renter in our basement apartment but our next renter isn't moving in until November.  A friend down the street has listings on air b&b.  I thought we would try it.  If you are in our neck of the woods, we have the welcome mat out.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Persimmons, Oil on canvas 6x6 ( SOLD 2 persimmon painting

So I went to Arkansas to my husband's 40th class reunion and " all got was this Tee Shirt "  ... not really... I found a bunch of persimmons and after a few tastes, I decided to bag some up and bring them home for later.  As often is the case.... I decided to paint some of them before eating.  I sold the first  little painting last week and am posting this one now on my ebay site.  If you want to bid, click here
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Monday, October 01, 2012

SOLD! Wild Persimmons 6x6 oil on canvas

We went to my husband's 40th high school reunion this weekend and I can say that I came home with fodder for paintings... wild persimmons.  This is a 6x6 oil on canvas.  on auction this week on my ebay site.
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Thursday, September 27, 2012

SOLD! What Oklahoma Does Best!

This is what Oklahoma does best... Skies... This is a 16 x 20 Oil on Canvas by me, Margaret Aycock.
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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

A painting and song honoring 911

This is a painting that is hanging in the Governor's Gallery in OKC right now and is coming home next week.  It is on my ebay gallery site at http://midwest-fine-art.com if you wish to purchase it.
My husband wrote a song that goes with the painting and was written about a couple living in NYC during 911.  It is a beautiful song.  Give it a listen today.  Grab the tissues though.  http://youtu.be/AA4iUOdovH4