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Margaret Owen
Providence, RI
I am an artist living in Providence, RI. I post paintings here and also at moveable paintbox with Elizabeth Hutchinson.
Interests: More fully integrating artistic practice with daily life.
Recent Activity
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Quick sketch in the tiny watercolor book of a view from the bridge of Bernini's Angels in Rome, saint peter's in the distance. Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2015 at Daily Painting
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Looking down a little roman cobblestone alley with a newsstand in the distance. (The barber came out and told me the painting was good.) Yesterday at the Piazza Venezia we saw a man riding a motor scooter with a cat riding on his shoulders. Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2015 at Daily Painting
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Traveling in Rome with my family. This is a view from the roof of our apartment (near the Campo do Fiori). Made in hast yesterday evening-I tried for the general shapes, colors and values. The many rooftop gardens account for all that green. Wide format sketchbook: 15x30cm. Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2015 at Daily Painting
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12"x12", oil on canvas. Between trips right now, preparing for the summer, finishing up the school year, I have hardly seen the inside of the studio. It is remarkable that there could be something on the easel to work on but today there were the lemons! Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2015 at Daily Painting
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12"x12", oil on canvas. Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2015 at Daily Painting
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12"x12", oil on canvas. Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2015 at Daily Painting
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Detail from a larger painting. This bit is about 12"x12", oil on canvas. Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2015 at Daily Painting
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Exhibition news: I have work in Colors of Spring at the Warwick Museum of Art, up through June 26. Above: a rough study of shadow and light under the trees that caught my eye while biking. I shot some photos and worked indoors. 24"x12", acrylic on canvas board. Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2015 at Daily Painting
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6"x8", Acrylic on canvas board. Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2015 at Daily Painting
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Portrait in progress, 12"x12", oil on canvas. Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2015 at Daily Painting
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12"x16", acrylic on canvas board. Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2015 at Daily Painting
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6"x6", oil on panel. Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2015 at Daily Painting
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16"x20", oil on panel. Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2015 at Daily Painting
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Oil on canvas, 12"x12". Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2015 at Daily Painting
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The first pass below (which was followed by a scrape down) and the finish above. From a morning in Marrakech when Peyton and I went through the Place des Ferblantiers with its many lantern shops. The bright copper discs hung from the orange tree and sunlight came filtering through the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2015 at Daily Painting
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This is a detail from a larger painting. Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2015 at Daily Painting
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The view looking toward downtown and Westminster St., Providence. Form a sketch and photos taken early last month. 6"x6", oil on panel. Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2015 at Daily Painting
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Neutral study, 6"x6", oil on panel. Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2015 at Daily Painting
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Another study of children at play. Oil on canvas, 10"x30". Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2015 at Daily Painting
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A study for a painting to group with portraits, oil on canvas, 24"x12" Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2015 at Daily Painting
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Right now in the studio I am working on a large painting. Here are a few of the visual ideas kicking around in my head. Watercolor on paper, 9"x9". Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2015 at Daily Painting
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More clementines from Morocco in a Moroccan dish. Because Mikel announced "orange is my color!" and I thought, "why not more wonderful orange?". 12"x12", oil on canvas. (Here is the same dish, with prickly pear fruits, sketched with E. in watercolor.) Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2015 at Daily Painting
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Looking into a crate of clementines (from Morocco even!), 6"x6", oil on panel. Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2015 at Daily Painting
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Working out the specifics for a larger piece(as here). 12"x9", oil on panel. Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2015 at Daily Painting
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In the little aqua cup. 6"x6", oil on panel. Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2015 at Daily Painting