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Margaret Owen
Providence, RI
I am an artist living in Providence, RI.
Interests: More fully integrating artistic practice with daily life.
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Well, I guess I do make it up but with real life things. Here I put peaches on a peach colored cloth, in a bowl the color of parts of the peaches, that purple and pink and green tea wrapper is for real though I did use a different tea... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2018 at Daily Painting
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oil on panel, 8"x10. Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2018 at Daily Painting
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Cherries, 4"x4" oil on panel box. Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2018 at Daily Painting
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My typical palette. The yellows are repeated on the lower right for mixing greens. I keep the front of the palette clear of paint so I am not reaching over it. Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2018 at Daily Painting
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I pulled this file out to share with my oil painting students for sketching figures on the spot, to demonstrate finding the simple shapes, colors and lights and darks on the form while painting en plein air. I posted some figure sketching notes on working at the shore here. Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2018 at Daily Painting
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From yesterday's plein air painting class at Notte Park in North Providence. Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2018 at Daily Painting
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Thumbnail sketches and a thumbnail value study--Oh look, with actual thumb! Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2018 at Daily Painting
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Pink rose, 4"x4", oil on 2" deep panel box. Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2018 at Daily Painting
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Painting by the shore again. Here are process shots from my oil painting demonstration during Wednesday's plein air art class at Beavertail Park in Jamestown, Rhode Island. I began with a ground color of quinacridone mixed with white on a gessoed birch panel. Using my guerrilla painter pochacde box and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2018 at Daily Painting
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Painting process: Roses at Shakespeare's Head Garden in Providence. 14"x11", oil on canvas. Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2018 at Daily Painting
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Process shots from Sunday's oil painting demonstration at Studio Hop. Apricots in a basket. 11"x14", oil on canvas, $495, available at Studio Hop, 810 Hope St. Providence, RI. Hours: Monday-Saturday 10AM-6PM, Sunday 12-5PM. (401) 621-2262 Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2018 at Daily Painting
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At Studio Hop this week. 14"x11", oil on canvas. Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2018 at Daily Painting
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Wednesday afternoon studio painting class demo. 14"x11", oil on canvas. Roses with process shots and reference. Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2018 at Daily Painting
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Here's the finished painting of my latest Juniper Blue Studio Juniper Blue collaboration. 11"x14", oil on canvas. This one will be at Studio Hop June 20. I'll be at Studio Hop for an oil painting demonstration Sunday June 24 from 12-5PM along with recent paintings. Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2018 at Daily Painting
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There are spots available in my Wednesday afternoon summer painting classes, instruction in oil. More info here. Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2018 at Daily Painting
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I brought my art studio into the livingroom to paint these peonies from the garden. On a Simrane tablecloth I brought back from Paris. 12"x12", oil on canvas. Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2018 at Daily Painting
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From last week's class at Fort Wetherill in Jamestown. Below are thumbnail sketches and a value study. Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2018 at Daily Painting
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This Peony will be at Studio Hop. 4"x4", oil on 2" deep panel-box. Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2018 at Daily Painting
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On display now at Sheldon Fine Art in Newport, RI. 4"x4", oil on 2" deep panel box. Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2018 at Daily Painting
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I worked back into this bouquet from earlier in the season. Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2018 at Daily Painting
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Roses at the Marche aux Fleures Île Saint-Louis, gouache on 7/8" panel, 10"x 8". Available here. Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2018 at Daily Painting
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Elizabeth and I are celebrating our birthdays in Paris this year. I bought these "Juliette" Roses with entisque (?) on the rue des Saints-Pères. Gouache on cradled panel. Available here. Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2018 at Daily Painting
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These Peonies were delivered to Sheldon Fine Art today. Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2018 at Daily Painting
Posted May 25, 2018 at Daily Painting
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Elizabeth and I will be in Paris on Saturday. I've been thinking back on other trips and made these 4"x4's. Last week a collector asked me about a watercolor sketch I did of a woman in red in the Degas room at the Musee d'Orsay (next to the Bellelli Family).... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2018 at Daily Painting