I am a mother, a grandmother and a contemporary realist painter currently living in Montana. I was encouraged to be an artist when I was younger due to some sad events in my life. Through this experience I started to learn and understand how much of an impact being an artist and the art world in general could have on a person if given a chance. Later, I wanted to be a seascape painter and went to school where I received my Associates in Fine Art/Humanities (2007) and have been able to continue my artistic education through books, the internet and personal experiences. Today I do not just paint the ocean but I paint anything that inspires me. Through my artwork, I want to encourage happy thoughts, happy memories and positive perspectives in order to stimulate a happy heart within my viewer whether it be from a nature scene to something as simple as a favorite coffee cup. - Frankie Stockman 2021

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Small Works For Sale

All artwork on this page is for sale.  

   2 1/2" x 3 1/2" Oil on Canvas Paper
   $20.00 U.S.

    Oklahoma Cows
    2 1/2" x 3 1/2" Oil on Canvas Paper
   $20.00 U.S.

    2 1/2" x 3 1/2" Oil on Canvas Paper
   $20.00 U.S.

    Ocean Crashing
   2 1/2" x 3 1/2" Oil on Canvas Paper
   $20.00 U.S.

    4 1/2" x 6" Oil on Canvas Paper
   $40.00 U.S.

    Angry Rooster
    2 1/2" x 3 1/2" Oil on Canvas Paper
   $20.00 U.S.

    Crown Butte, Simms Montana
    4 1/2" x 3" Oil on Canvas Paper
   $30.00 U.S.

    2 1/2" x 3 1/2" Oil on Canvas Paper
   $20.00 U.S.

    2 1/2" x 3 1/2" Oil on Canvas Paper
   $20.00 U.S.

Oklahoma Landscape

FOR SALE Oil on Canvas $150.00 without frame
 I got a new job and started in December. I am working in a Contemporary Art Museum as the Gift Shop Manager and it is a new experience for me. I have worked in a Gift Shop before but was not involved with how the Shop actually works. For me, the most enjoyable part of the job is that I can be creative and work on problem solving skills. I am learning new skills as well; budget planning, curative duties and so much more. I have had to give up my studio however.

Because I am working full time now, I can no longer go to the studio unless it is on a weekend. The weekends are when I am able to spend time with my children plus be home relaxing. So I made the choice to give up the studio and move my things back home. I am now bunking in the attic with my teenage daughter. She has the entire attic as a bedroom and agreed to let me take one of the dormer window spaces.

I have only been in the attic for two weeks now and have been able to spend time on my painting. I have set aside about an hour each night after work which enabled me to finish it in no time. So in my heart, there is no sadness anymore, my decision was the right one.

How a 13 year old sees my paintings

Oil On Canvas SOLD by Frankie Stockman
This morning, me and my 13yr old daughter were sitting in the living room talking about art work. She looked around the room at the paintings that I have hanging in the room and said, "Your paintings are so, stuck". She used the word, stuck. I asked her what that meant and she said that she feels that they are stuck in time. They are stuck as if frozen. I asked her if she felt the same way about the Seascape but she felt it wasn't as stuck as far as movement like the landscapes (big relief for me). She said she doesn't dislike the fact that they appear to her like that and then thought a little more about it. She then told me that the best way she can describe my art work is that it seems sad and lonely. My mind instantly went into deep thought.

I wasn't at all unhappy with her description of the work. I was just so curious how a landscape could show sadness and loneliness. Was the fact that she felt they were stuck, make her feel sad and lonely. Then I thought even further, am I feeling stuck, sad and lonely and it can literally come out in a simple landscape?

For the first time since I have been painting, I have never had anyone talk about my paintings in that way. The only feedback I ever get is on how good or bad my composition or perspective is. If I can paint realistic or not. It has gotten to the point where that would be what I tended to focus on instead of what really should matter and that is, how I feel.

The other things I thought about was that we have to stop telling artists how they can and can't do something. What they should and shouldn't do. Tell them how their works makes you feel and what you see. That makes a huge difference.

First Friday Art Walk

I was a part of my very first "First Friday Art Walk". I had never heard of them until I became a part of the Art League that I am now associated with. Since I have been renting out my own little studio, I have met many new people and been inspired by them all. 

Wait! I didn't tell you about my new studio did I? I have so much to tell you! I have been a little busy trying to get it all together and it is finally here.

I still haven't gotten around to repainting the walls but I will very soon. I have just been trying to get comfortable and I am learning to love this space. Sometimes I lay my yoga pad down and just lay on it and stare at the room and tell myself what about it I love so much. It actually works! 

This little wall is my space for hanging art. I don't have much out yet, as you can see the walls space is limited. 

My space is really small. Actually I believe it is the smallest space up here. However, I have something no one else has. MY OWN BATHROOM. So I don't mind. 

I am very glad that I moved up here instead of sitting in the corner of my house where no one else but me paints. It is nice to get around other artists and talk about things. There is mixed media artists here, acrylic painters, metal smith, wood, rocks, a quilter and even a tattoo artist. 

I like being here. 

Ideas for Mixing Tones

Here are some ideas for mixing tones.

A tone is any pure hue with a neutral gray added. When you mixing from these lists, you are just making each color less vibrant. I have been told that most people find tones very pleasing to the eye. 

When you look at each list of mixes, know that if you do not have a certain color, then just play around with what is suggested. You may end up creating a mix that you really like and can use. Keep in mind that these are strictly starting points and suggestions.

Pink Tones
Violet Tones
Brown Tones
Green Tones
Red Tones
Yellow Tones
Blue Tones

Gray Tones:

  • Prussian blue, umber and white
  • Ultramarine blue, umber and white
  • Cerulean blue, umber and white
  • Black and white
  • Black, yellow ochre and white
  • Black, umber and white
  • Umber and white
  • Black, naples yellow and white
  • Venetian red, viridian green and white
  • Venetian red, green (cadmium yellow and blue) and white

Pink Tones:

  • Venetian red and white
  • Venetian red, yellow ochre and white
  • Burnt sienna, yellow ochre and white
  • Cadmium red and white
  • Indian red and white
  • Indian red, yellow ochre and white
  • Naples yellow, venetian red and white
  • Naples yellow, Indian red and white
  • Naples yellow, cadmium red and white
  • Naples yellow, burnt sienna and white

Violet Tones:

  • Venetian red, ultramarine blue and white
  • Cadmium red, ultramarine blue and white
  • Alizarine crimson and white
  • Alizarine crimson, venetian red and white
  • Alizarine crimson, cadmium red and white
  • Alizarine crimson, ultramarine blue, prussian blue and white

Brown Tones:

  • Black, yellow ochre and burnt sienna
  • Black, burnt sienna and white
  • Black, umber and white
  • Umber and naples yellow
  • Umber and yellow ochre
  • Burnt sienna and yellow ochre

Green Tones:

  • Prussian blue and cadmium yellow
  • Prussian blue and cadmium orange
  • Prussian blue and yellow ochre
  • Prussian blue and naples yellow
  • Prussian blue and burnt sienna

*for the above list of colors, you can substitute Prussian blue for Ultramarine blue and Cerulean blue.
  • Viridian green and yellow ochre 
  • Viridian green and naples yellow
  • Viridian green and umber
  • Viridian green and cadmium yellow
  • Viridian green and cadmium orange
  • Viridian green, ultramarine blue and cadmium yellow
  • Viridian green, ultramarine blue and yellow ochre
  • Viridian green, ultramarine blue and naples yellow
  • Viridian green, prussian blue and cadmium yellow
  • Viridian green, prussian blue and naples yellow
  • Black and cadmium yellow
  • Black and cadmium orange
  • Black and naples yellow
  • Cadmium yellow and umber

Yellow Tones:

  • Cadmium yellow, yellow ochre and white
  • Cadmium yellow and white
  • Cadmium yellow, naples yellow and white
  • Yellow ochre and white
  • Naples yellow and white
  • Naples yellow, yellow ochre and white

Blue Tones:

  • Ultramarine and white
  • Prussian blue and white
  • Cerulean blue and white

If you had any mixes to add, please let me know in the comment section below! 

Small Works For Sale

AFFORDABLE SMALL WORKS OF ART All artwork on this page is for sale.   *****************************    2 1/2" x 3 1/2" ...