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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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Our little pear trees are full again (last year a late frost got them). If you are in the neighborhood come on over and pick some please! We have more than we can up with. 4"x4", oil on canvas, available here. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Daily Painting
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Looking across Echo Lake to White Horse Ledge. In the little laptop pochade box, 8"x6", while my family was out for a hike. (Gorgeous afternoon, felt wonderful to put down the paintbox and swim across the lake.) Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2017 at Daily Painting
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This one is from last week's plein air class in Roger Williams National Park, looking across the road toward a little city garden, between townhouses, in the side of the hill. 6"x8", oil on panel. Available online here. Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2017 at Daily Painting
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Here's what's in my studio: two paintings of flowers from my garden and two studies after Bonnard in an effort to explore their light, color and sense of ease. Those studies feel so good to make, I am surprised by how much more (even) I am able to enjoy those... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2017 at Daily Painting
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First pass above. My easel. End result, 8"x6", oil on panel. Palette Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2017 at Daily Painting
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Betsey was the great-great-great granddaughter of Roger Williams. Who was he? Click here and listen to Jon Stewart interview Sarah Vowel about the founder of Rhode Island! Oil painting on panel, 8"x6". Click here to see the cottage circa 1900. In 1873 Betsey bequeathed land, originally deeded to her great... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2017 at Daily Painting
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Hydrangeas in a yellow cup on a patterned cloth, 10"x8", oil on 1/4" panel. Click image for availability. Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2017 at Daily Painting
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6"x8", oil on panel. Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2017 at Daily Painting
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Standing on the pebble beach of the scuba cove at Fort Wetherill, Jamestown, RI. Thinking of Jochim Sorolla. 8"x10", oil on canvas panel, available here. Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2017 at Daily Painting
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From last Friday at Beavertail. After our morning class I set up on one of the paths, I have been wanting to paint here for years! It was idyllic: the sounds of the ocean, leaves in the breeze and children playing, the smell of beach roses, and my paintbox. Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2017 at Daily Painting
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6"x8", oil on panel. Available here. Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2017 at Daily Painting
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Yesterday's painting demonstration at Studio Hop with Peonies and Lavender from my garden. 8"x10", oil on canvas. Thank you to everyone who came out, it was a pleasure to talk with you! Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2017 at Daily Painting
Posted Jun 7, 2017 at Daily Painting
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8"x6", oil on panel. Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2017 at Daily Painting
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We had the most perfect day yesterday painting in Jamestown, RI. Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2017 at Daily Painting
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Available for purchase online here. In front of a landscape painting on a patterned cloth. I have been enjoying Julian Merrow-Smith's peonies. See more of his work here. These are 12"x12", oil on canvas. Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2017 at Daily Painting
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6"x6", oil on canvas. Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2017 at Daily Painting
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11"x14", oil on canvas. Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2017 at Daily Painting
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Another of the Buntings 6"x6", oil on canvas Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2017 at Daily Painting
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Monumental stack of cookies for dessert painting class this week. 8"x10", oil on canvas. Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2017 at Daily Painting
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First pass: Final draft 6"x6", oil on canvas. Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2017 at Daily Painting
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The sprinkles were my son's idea and they make the painting! From a class on cupcakes. 6"x6", oil on canvas. Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2017 at Daily Painting
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A bright bird for a rainy day (its pouring here in Providence, RI). My friend Susie pointed this unreal-looking little one out to me and suggested I paint it. Looks as though I have made it up! 6"x6", oil on canvas. Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2017 at Daily Painting
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There really is such a thing. 6"x6", oil on canvas. Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2017 at Daily Painting
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6"x6", oil on canvas. This morning's painting class was an homage to Emily Eveleth and Wayne Thiebaud. Here's the process: drawing reverse to trace transferred drawing onto (partially) pink ground color first pass scrape down the final is at the top. Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2017 at Daily Painting