Friday, October 06, 2017

Art in the Square at Utica Square

Tomorrow morning at 9:00 I will be set up in front of Pendeltons and Starbucks at Utica Square.  One day only sale where all paintings are marked down and all demos and studies are drastically reduced.  Come visit me!  If you are a student looking for oil painting lessons this is also a great time to see if the way I paint might be the direction that you wish to learn.  Painting lessons each week at Zieglers.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Head 'em off at the Pass

I live near one of the best western art museums in the country.  My favorite paintings there are the ones that are night paintings.  In the background you can see one.  Since I am an Oklahoma girl now, I figured I needed to have at least one or two cowboy/Indian themed paintings.  This one will be for sale at the upcoming Utica Square Arts in the Square next weekend, October 7th.  
If you want to bid on this prior to the physical sale Click Here

Monday, September 18, 2017

Two Shows upcoming in Tulsa... The Artery ( The feminine in Art, and Art in the Square at Utica Square

Utica Square's show:  I will be in front of Star Bucks and Pendeltons on the first Saturday of October
Artery show:  Sept 21-the month of October
A sampling of work you'll find:

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Artery in Tulsa " The Feminine in Art"

These are a few of the paintings that I am considering for the Feminine in Art show at the Artery

SOLD! Tulsa in the rain

SOLD Prairie Clouds

Out on the prairie in Oklahoma, where I live, the horizon line can be very low.  Painting what's in front of you here in the wild places, I find my interest is often drawn upward to the sky.  I have a series of paintings of Oklahoma skies in my ebay gallery.  This is one of them.

Friday, September 08, 2017

Garage Sale at Brady Heights Historic District... and My House and Studio!

My studio will be open to any of you who live in Tulsa and have seen this note.  ;-)  I will have some Class Demos outside for sale but all the other paintings will be in the studio which is always open to you guys by appointment but open to you w/o appointment today and tomorrow.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Canoeing the Boundary Waters Margaret Aycock oil on canvas

Once upon a time when we were in our 20s we took a wonderful trip to the boundary waters between Minnesota and Canada.  This painting was inspired by that time we spent so far away from civilization in such a quiet place.... we finally decided that we would throw back any fish that wasn't 12 inches long, we were catching so many!

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Canoeing the Boundary Waters

Once upon a time when we were in our 20s we took a wonderful trip to the boundary waters between Minnesota and Canada.  This painting was inspired by that time we spent so far away from civilization in such a quiet place.... we finally decided that we would throw back any fish that wasn't 12 inches long, we were catching so many!

To visit my Ebay Gallery and possibly bid on this painting... CLICK HERE

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Turkish Figs in Conversation

We are still working small in my adult class.  Today's subject, Turkish Figs.  Don't they kind of look like they are in conversation?

Once upon a time a friend had a friend who brought his fig tree cuttings from the old country.  He spread them around to friends and years passed and one of those friends gifted me with a cutting.  10 years later our fig tree is going strong.  We painted these today and then shared the fresh figs with my class who all had only experienced figs by having them in fig newton form.  The fresh ones are a tasty delight.  This one is on auction this week w the starting bid of $43 and FREE shipping.  I also have a painting that starts at $33 this week.  If you can find it on my ebay gallery site, it could be yours.  Decided to put a few lower priced things on this week just for fun.  Adding some new ones each day.
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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Find the $33 painting 11x14 oil on canvas Scavenger hunt!

I have a painting that was just posted on ebay which has a starting bid of $33 w no reserve.  It is a little different for me and was featured in a recent show of paintings and poems that my husband and I presented last year.  See if you can find it on my ebay gallery auction.  Look for something grey with a splash of red.
scavenger hunt

Sunday, August 20, 2017

6x6 Kitchen Paintings on Ebay this week

I am working on a series of little kitchen paintings this summer.  My students are glad to work on a few paintings that are finishable in one session.  I am making them work fast because their subjects just won't last so they simply must throw caution to the wind and jump in.  They are all on my ebay site on auction today... at least the ones that I have finished.  They are all 6x6 and have a starting bid at or below $60 with no reserve.  If you are interested in a whole series, let me know and I will get you a good price on a set.... name your veggie or fruit and I would be happy to work on some commissioned pieces for you as well.

My Ebay

Sunday, August 13, 2017

SOLD Getting ready for OVAC's 12x12 fundraiser

I was thinking I might paint something specifically for the fundraiser this year but then decided to take a 2 week vacation.  When I got home I was revisiting some older paintings and decided to play with this one.  The first is what it used to look like and the 2nd includes a new sky that was inspired by a photo that I took a week before going on vacation out in the wilds of Oklahoma.  I think it looks wonderful.  Can you notice any other changes that I made?


Well I have been playing with my food again.  One of my students needed a quick subject and I brought him some cherries and a few hours later he had a wonderful painting.  Not to let my students have all the fun, of course, I joined him and this is one of two paintings that I did.  They make great kitchen paintings.  I will be working on another series as the rest of the students were so impressed with the fun result that they all want to do one too.  Next week.... peaches.
Oh, this one and its sister painting are on auction this week with a low start price and no reserve.  To visit my ebay auction and gallery, Click Here

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Apricots 8x10 oil

When I have a student or two who works faster than the rest, I often set up subjects for quick sketches.  These are often my favorite paintings as they are very immediate responses to what is present.  They must be done within one sitting so you often have to throw details out the window and just have fun with it.  This time around I decided to join my quick student and this was the result.

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Sensual Still Life

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Notice how I used my original painting of the reclining nude in the still life above?  Both very sensuous paintings and both on auction this week!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Cool Down

It has been a couple weeks w triple digit temps in Tulsa so I thought it was time to revisit this painting.  My nephew was lucky ( According to him... not to me... as this would be way, way too cold for me.) to visit a glacier in Patagonia a couple of years ago.  He posted this photo which really captured my imagination.  This was really fun to paint.  I like the play between cold and warm.  It kind of looks inviting.  I have it on auction this week on ebay.  If interested in visiting my ebay gallery CLICK HERE

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Billowing Clouds on Osage Landscape

A common theme in my work is the amazing skies that show up, unobstructed, in our Oklahoma landscape.  I didn't know that as a child, I must have been a Woody Guthrie fan as barbed wire fences and no trespassing signs meant very little to us kids.  We traipsed over many a farmer's pasture and woods in our day. And now when I see an old oil road heading off into the wilds of Oklahoma, it just beckons me forward.

Here is the line from Oklahoma born, Woody Guthrie ( whose birthday is this week )
 As I went walking I saw a sign there
And on the sign it said "No Trespassing."
But on the other side it didn't say nothing,
That side was made for you and me.

Starting bid is $399 w no reserve.
To bid 

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Lilacs and Cherry Blossoms on auction this week

Completed this spring on on my summer sale in ebay this week.  gifts from my own garden.  Love the scent of lilacs and the beauty of the pair of them together.  Want to Bid?  Click Here or contact me directly through this blog to purchase.

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Billowing Clouds 16x20 oil on canvas

An oil road in Osage county OK.  this painting is on auction this week.  Click Here to visit this painting in my Ebay Gallery where you can also access my entire portfolio of available paintings.

Monday, July 03, 2017

Rainy Night in Tulsa

This is a painting that I did from a photo of Tulsa at night that I took last year.  The photo was just after a rain and I wanted to make this painting a little later in the evening and a little more rainy.  I just darkened everything a bit and softened some edges w some diagonal brush strokes to indicate both rain and fog.  Hopefully I was able to pull it off.  This one is for sale by auction through my ebay gallery or you may contact me directly for purchase.  Click here to visit my ebay gallery and view the rest of my auction items and full price paintings on Ebay