Monday, June 27, 2016

The process

See how pretty this is?  Doesn't it beg to be painted?


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Friday, June 24, 2016

Instead of making pies

This morning I noticed the bowl of lemons glowing in a red bowl at my window sill and thought, " I need to paint those."  And then I thought, " Hmm I wonder if there are still any plums and blackberries growing in the community garden because another pie sure sounds good to me."  There were a lot of fallen, over ripe plums on the ground and plenty in the tree, and tons of blackberries and even a few pears so I gathered them up, picked some poke on the trail  and brought everything home and dumped them out on the counter.  Again, I thought, " they look so pretty there with the muted light coming in through the east window."  So of course, before I could turn them into a pie, they had to be painted.
Here's the result:

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Equality Center Fundraiser on Thursday night

Planning a fun evening tomorrow..... Equality Center fundraiser has 3 of my pieces.... a couple of nudes and a portrait. Anyone hoping to own some lovely art AND support a good cause, this is your moment. Speaking of good causes... another fundraiser at AHHA to benefit the Art and Healing program at Hillcrest Hospital. We are doing a Pinot's Pallet kind of thing with hospital staff. We did it a few months ago and folks had so much fun we decided to do it again. Of course anyone who wished to donate to that great cause can always do so through the Arts and Humanities Council. Earmark your gift for the Art and Healing program and the Doctors of Hillcrest will match it twice!

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Stairs to Nowhere

It is the 50th anniversary of the bloodiest race riot in the US history.  It happened a block away from this site.  This is a section of the neighborhood where I live.  At present, this is a huge field with many " stairs to nowhere" and a few remnants of old gardens.  I took my adult class here in the spring so that they could have the plein aire experience.  Nature and time works to heal old wounds.  Tulsa has made an effort to mark the massacre and make sure it is now in our Oklahoma history books and has created a remembrance park which teaches about this and other human failings... The Trail of Tears, Slavery in the USA and this riot. 

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Oil Painting Lessons in Tulsa

If you live in or around Tulsa, OK and have always wanted to learn how to paint, please contact me and join our class.  I teach beginners through those who sell their work as established painters.  I teach demonstration style but my students always have the option of working independently with help from me as needed.  We usually decide as a group, what our subject will be.  Right now everyone wanted to learn how to paint a portrait like the masters.  We are having a lot of fun with this one and I must say, the class is doing a great job

Here are some pics of past, class projects:  some of these are mine and a few are student pieces.  As you can see, we are all over the place with style, subject matter but always having fun and learning.

Ballet Dancers by Margaret Aycock

I love this little painting.  I was invited, along with other local artists, To attend rehearsals of the Tulsa Ballet before the season opened.  I took numerous photos and just sat and observed the lovely dancers.  In this painting I focused on the line of this dancer's back which struck me as just beautiful.

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Friday, May 20, 2016

SOLD! Cherry Blossoms and Lilacs 8x10 oil

A little study done in the spring from life.... Cherry blossoms and Lilacs.  8x10 oil on canvas
This is on auction this week on ebay but if you want to purchase it if it doesn't sell at auction, please use the form to the right and contact me.  To visit this in my ebay auction, click here

Monday, May 16, 2016

Billowing Clouds

Right around the block from my home is a wonderful museum, Gilcrease Museum.  I love to go on walks there with my faithful pooch, Scout.  On this day we took some great photos as the weatherman predicted some pretty nasty weather was on the way with possible tornadoes.  It was still a couple hours out from Tulsa so I knew I had time to take some great shots, get in a little exercise and then come home to batten down the hatches.  Because we live in prairie land with only a few gentle rises, we get to view the very best in dramatic skies around these parts.  They are often a subject for my work.  This one is a 16x20 on stretched canvas. 
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To purchase directly from me, please use the contact button to the right.  I have it listed on auction for $511 and am willing to sell at that price.

Saturday, May 14, 2016


This is an 11x14 oil on stretched canvas, just completed.  I have been wanting to paint these flowers for a while and looked for them at local home depot and lowes w no luck... Then went to church at Mother's Day and hung around for a while and when we left the guy at the door said, well you should just take all these flowers as they will only get thrown away if you don't.  Did someone say " Free Stuff?"  and they were the exact flowers I had been searching for?

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Friday, May 13, 2016

Margaret Hudson fundraiser.

I was happy to donate my images to be used in the Margaret Hudson fundraiser.  Margaret Hudson program helps keep young moms in school while they are pregnant and helps them after they give birth.  It is a long time, very successful program in Tulsa, where I live.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Artist Studio Tour 2016

What a wonderful weekend.  We had well over 200 visitors to our studio/gallery.  It was so wonderful to get to talk with past purchasers and past and future students, meet young artists, art lovers and friends.  Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition  did an excellent job finding volunteers to help w ticket sales and marketing and just making sure everything was a success.  Thanks so much to all who made the weekend possible.  It is always a time for people to learn and get inspired.... at least it always has been for me as one who, in the past, got to visit multiple studios and learn many different ways in which artists work and find their inspiration. It is a real gift to the creative community.  Thanks, OVAC!

SOLD! Peonies

peony garden oil painting by margaret aycock

This is a painting of my peony garden last year.  Sold this weekend to a good home :-)

Monday, April 04, 2016

Tulsa Artist Studio Tour this Saturday and Sunday

All you Oklahoma folks, we hope you stop by for a visit at our studio.  Here is a link to a map and all the ticket details and other artists who will have their studios open for the event.  Hope to see some of you!

Lilacs and Cherry Blossoms

This is the first year I have ever painted my very favorite smelling flowers.  They remind me of my childhood in upstate NY where lilac bushes were more like lilac trees, or maybe it was because I was so small that they seemed that big.  I had a little table and kid size chairs under our lilac tree where I had tea parties, smelling the sweet scent of lilacs the whole time.  This painting is a little 8x10 on stretched canvas.  It is in my ebay gallery auction this week.  CLICK HERE to visit it in my Gallery where you will have the option to bid or see other paintings in my gallery.

lilac, cherry blossoms, oil painting for sale by Margaret Aycock, Tulsa, OK


Sunday, March 27, 2016

Happy Easter!

easter, daffodils, margaret aycock oil painting tulsa eggs

Happy Easter
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Thursday, March 24, 2016

How to paint a floral with Lilacs and Cherry Blossoms

These flowers fade so quickly that one must paint quickly.... which is fine by me as I love the feel of the impressionist quality of a well thought out, quick plein aire sketch.  This painting features lilacs and cherry blossoms from my garden.  I am going to picture the step by step process below.
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lilac, cherry blossom, oil painting, margaret aycock

Wednesday, March 23, 2016


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I look forward to this time of year when the peonies start to bloom in my yard.  Every year I try to devote several days to paint these, quick to fade, flowers.

peony oil painting for sale by margaret aycock


Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Cedar Trees

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cedar trees, oil painting, art, margaret aycock, prairie, oklahoma
Some of my favorite paintings are on site, plein aire sketches.  This one was from just last week in one of my favorite haunts on a rise in an Oklahoma prairie.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Picking Sand Plums in Rural Oklahoma

This painting began after a wildcrafting trip in rural Oklahoma where Jackie Dill lead a group of us to her favorite haunts and shared Native American recipes, Here we are foraging for wild plums.  I loved how the sun fell across a young woman in our group as she reached for more plums.  I said, " Wait!  Hold that pose!  Snapped a few photos and used them later in the studio to create this painting.  This painting started out as a stretched canvas that later got ripped when my husband was cleaning up.  On my blog I go through the process of repairing it and putting it on a board.  To bid on the painting, click here
Want to see how to repair a canvas?  Click here but scroll down the page till you get to the repair step by step.  Click here
oil painting, landscape, girl picking flowers, sand plums, art, oklahoma

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Back Yard

I got inspired the other day.  It was such a warm and wonderful afternoon and all my work was complete.  I had a couple hours left of daylight and my neighbor's fully leafed out willow tree looked so pretty against the rest of the barren trees and the cloudy day.  I ran in and grabbed my brushes and set about the painting.
oil painting spring willow tree margaret aycock

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Just a few more weeks to go... Tulsa Artists Studio Tour

Tulsa Art Studio Tour, April 9-10 2016

A self-guided tour, the Tulsa Art Studio Tour showcases the talent of artists who live and work in Tulsa. Visitors meet artists, buy artwork and observe art being created in working spaces. The 2016 Tour will be April 9-10 from 12-5pm; visitors start at any studio they like.
View the Tour artists’ work at the Preview Exhibition, hosted by Circle Cinema (FREE event).
Opening reception: February 19, 6-8pm; Exhibition dates: February 19 – March 31, 2016


$5 in advance, $10 at studio door
Children 16 and under are FREE
Order online below, or visit our ticket outlets:
The Gadget Company, 104 E. 15th St.
Mainline Art Bar, 111 N Main
Lovetts Gallery, 6528 E. 51st St.
Nielsens Gifts, 8138 A S Lewis Ave

2016 Featured Artists
13 Artists in 6 Studios

Margaret Aycock & Scott Aycock
1135 N Denver Ave
Julianne Clark
327 N Santa Fe Ave
Joey Frisillo & Al Frisillo
1187 Bayshore Dr, Sand Springs
Mery McNett
1140 N Cheyenne Ave
Amy Rockett-Todd
1903 W Easton St, Unit 108*
*Wheelchair accessible

2016 Tour Committee

Grace Grothaus Grimm
Steve Tomlin
Marjorie Atwood
Cynthia Brown
Marjorie Bontemps
Krystle Brewer
Eleanor Davy Carmack
Julianne Clark
Janet Fadler Davie
Rachel Ann Dennis
Christy Fell
Joey Frisillo
Susan Green
John Hammer
Peter Hay
Ariana Jakub
Karen Lamb
Jim Polan
Jim Terrell
Robin Tilly
Chuck Tomlins
Richard Wills
Dean Wyatt


Volunteers receive one free ticket to the Tour!

2016 Sponsors

Tour Sponsor
Third Floor Design
On-The-Map Sponsors
Big Guys, Inc.
Tulsa Kids
Walsh Branding
Studio Sponsors
Dian Church
Bob Stewart
Sandy & Bob Sober
Kathy Taylor
Dean & Kelly Wyatt
Artist Sponsors
Advantage Graphics
Sharon & Jeff Allred
The Artist’s Loft
Ariana & Brian Brandes
Marjorie Bontemps
Crystal & John Dennis
Wendy & Gentner Drummond
Joey & Al Frisillo
Susan Green
Andrew & Grace Grimm
Sandra Langenkamp
Russell Parker
Raymond James & Associates, Inc.
Steve Tomlin
M. Teresa Valero
Martin Wing
Laura Bryant
Jo Ellen Clow
ColourBlind Organic Salon
Janet Fadler Davie
East Village Bohemian Pizzeria
Raymond G Feldman Living Trust
Estella and Patrick Franken
Paul & Sharyl Landis
Kathy McRuiz
Anne G. Solomon
Ronnie & Lana Thomas
Special Thanks
Cosmo Café
The Palate at Ranch Acres
Ranch Acres Wine
The Tour is also made possible through the generous support of the George Kaiser Family Foundation and the Oklahoma Arts Council.
Help OVAC support local artists in our community and become a sponsor of the Tulsa Art Studio Tour below.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Rainy Sunday

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rainy day city oil painting by margaret aycock
What to do on a rainy Sunday?  Paint it!  I really liked the process of attempting to capture the look and feel of a rainy day where your vision is a little clouded and everything takes on a greyish hue.  Click above to visit more of my work,

Friday, March 18, 2016

Girl in a Red Coat on a Snowy Walk OIL PAINTING

I know some of you guys are still playing around with winter weather.  I am not... my garden is planted, we are having great salads every day, the fruit trees are all blooming.... ahhhh So I figured one look back at winter before we leave it for next year.  I love this painting and so far it hasn't been snatched up.  I have it on auction this week on Ebay.  It is not a steal but still a great deal less than gallery prices.  To visit my ebay gallery click here 
Red Coat Girl in Snow, oil painting