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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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8"x8", oil on canvas. Another demo sketch (worked back into) from our bottle painting class. *Winter 2017 Thursday class schedule is posted, click here for info. Continue reading
Posted 2 hours ago at Daily Painting
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30"x40", oil on canvas. One in a series that will be on view in the Bank RI Galleries: January (Pitman St., Providence, RI) and February (downtown) 2017. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Daily Painting
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6"x6", oil on canvas. (Sold.) Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Daily Painting
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In today's still life class we painted glass bottles. 8"x10" oil on panel. 8"x10", oil on canvas. Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2016 at Daily Painting
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36"x36", oil on canvas. A commissioned painting inspired by this sketch. Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2016 at Daily Painting
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20"x16", oil on canvas. One of a series of paintings relating to a commissioned piece. Available on etsy . Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2016 at Daily Painting
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The result of today's painting demonstration at Studio Hop, 12"x12", oil on canvas. Thank you so much to everyone who came out. It was a very enjoyable way to spend the afternoon, painting and talking about painting. Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2016 at Daily Painting
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4"x4", oil on canvas. Available on etsy. (In French its Plaquminier) Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2016 at Daily Painting
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Unfinished fruit tart from Monday's dessert painting class. Oil on canvas, 10"x8". Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2016 at Daily Painting
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10"x8", oil on canvas. Available on etsy. Value studies 1st pass Scrape down I went back into this for the final painting (top). Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2016 at Daily Painting
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A pair of mittens E. knitted for my son. Charcoal sketch, value study, color painting (I see now that I lost the proportions of the drawing in the color painting). I never would have painted mittens (too difficult, ambiguous, fuzzy) but a student suggested it. Thank you Carla! Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2016 at Daily Painting
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Little green creamer cup of purple flowers on a narrow ledge. 4"x4", oil on canvas, available on etsy. Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2016 at Daily Painting
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A color demo for last Monday's class. 6"x6", oil on canvas panel. The next still life painting class is full but there are spots available in the watercolor sketching class. Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2016 at Daily Painting
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Posterized sketch and simplified value study. 6"x6", oil on canvas panel. Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2016 at Daily Painting
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8"x10", oil on canvas. Here they are on the back of my bike Monday morning, outside the Handicraft Club. Process: Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2016 at Daily Painting
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From todays still life class, 12"x12", oil on canvas. I'd like to work on it a bit more but as I never finished last Thursday's painting I will post this as-is. Also I have eaten the Pomegranate seeds. Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2016 at Daily Painting
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8"x10", oil on canvas. These were done as a step by step painting demonstration. Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2016 at Daily Painting
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Large under-paintings, rough beginnings that I hope to develop over time. All of these compositions are the fruit of a new kind of picture making for me. I am using a wider variety of reference material rather than painting the still life in front of me or working from one... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2016 at Daily Painting
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Continuing to explore the Gladiolas. I began this as a still life class demo, finished it after class. 8"x10", oil on canvas. Available on etsy. Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2016 at Daily Painting
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Still life studio classes started up again today after a 3 month break and it was inspiring: the students' energy, focus, engagement with the process, love of color, willingness to tackle the subject matter and seeing their individual "voices" show up on the canvases is magical and thrilling. This is... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2016 at Daily Painting
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Excerpts from process notes for upcoming still life classes. Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2016 at Daily Painting
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I worked into this watercolor with oil paint, partially observed, partially imagined, a combination of gardens. 8"x10", oil on watercolor on cradled aqua board. Available on etsy. Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2016 at Daily Painting
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12"x12", oil on canvas. Its not really a thimble but some other small shiny thing. While I was working on another painting, an interior of a flower shop, from photos and sketches I noticed the violets in a little corner of a photo. I remember seeing them and wanting to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2016 at Daily Painting
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Student work from two weeks of dessert painting class at the Handicraft Club. I am offering two sessions of still life painting class in my studio this fall, information here. Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2016 at Daily Painting
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Oil on cradled panel, 10"x8". Available on etsy. Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2016 at Daily Painting