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Margaret Owen
Providence, RI
I am an artist living in Providence, RI. I post paintings here and also at moveablepaintbox with Elizabeth Hutchinson.
Interests: More fully integrating artistic practice with daily life.
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I crammed the whole late summer garden in a jam jar earlier this month and have been working on it bit by bit. Even the buoyant morning glories strangling the joe pye weed are in there. I am particularly interested in the transition from fully vibrant to crisply shriveled. 40"x40",... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2014 at Daily Painting
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From inside the glass bridge in the RISD Museum, with the Chace Center on the left and the Radeke wing at the right, looking toward downtown providence. 8"x10", oil on panel. Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2014 at Daily Painting
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A vase of roses inspired by those of Villa Maroc with some from my garden (even on a chilly day in October!). 16"x20", oil on panel. Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at Daily Painting
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Sixth floor of the RISD Museum, looking from the elevator, through the lamplit galleries, toward the sunlit hallway. I love the way the glass display case captures the cool, bright daylight and makes it into a free-standing shape in the middle of the otherwise warm light of the room. That's... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2014 at Daily Painting
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Details from this work in Progress. Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2014 at Daily Painting
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This Virginia road bends through the woods with a clearing up ahead. I love how the great green trees envelope it, an intoxicatingly verdant respite from the gazillion lanes of concrete Beltway nearby. I have included a few process shots of the painting and one of my pallet early on.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2014 at Daily Painting
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I have been working on this one for well over a year now: the tile pattern got puzzled out last summer, then the tulips, and finally, this month, the lemons. 30"x30", oil on canvas. Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2014 at Daily Painting
Sundays, 1:30-3:30pm, October 5, 19, November 2, 16 & 23 I love drawing at the RISD Museum because sketching seems to magically increase the museum's content and my interest in it exponentially. What strikes me as funny is the fact that I am surprised by this every single sketch, year... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at Daily Painting
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In progress, 36"x48", oil on canvas. I posted a watercolor sketch of this idea here. Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2014 at Daily Painting
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On oil painting from this watercolor, looking toward the RISD beach on Narragansett Bay, RI. Beach path, 20"x16", oil on birch panel. Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2014 at Daily Painting
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Daisy, 16"x20", oil on birch panel. Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at Daily Painting
Margaret Owen added a favorite at Adventures at Weathertop
Aug 4, 2014
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A view from Block Island on the Mohegan bluffs staircase. 24"x12". Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2014 at Daily Painting
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6"x6", oil on cradled panel. Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2014 at Daily Painting
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6"x6", oil on cradled panel. Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at Daily Painting
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8"x10", oil on panel. Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at Daily Painting
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Nasturtiums in a jar. 20"x16", oil on panel. Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2014 at Daily Painting
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From the Portsmouth Arts Guild: Watercolor Sketching in Warren, RI with Margaret Owen Enjoy a day of sketching on-the-spot in the scenic town of Warren. We will practice sketching techniques in watercolor, pencil and pen and ink that will enable you to capture the scene quickly. The workshop will include... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2014 at Daily Painting
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20"x16", oil on birch panel. (With heartfelt thanks to basketball camp.) Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at Daily Painting
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More from Four Town Farm. 20"x16", oil on birch panel. Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2014 at Daily Painting
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Some of the spoils from yesterday's strawberry picking trip. 20"x16", oil on cradled panel. I took these photos part-way through. Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2014 at Daily Painting
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Painted while my family was strawberry picking at Four Town Farm in Seekonk, MA. 12"x9", oil on panel. Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2014 at Daily Painting
Margaret Owen added a favorite at FairieMoon
Jun 22, 2014
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From the rooftop garden of Villa Maroc in Essaouira. 16"x 21", oil on cradled wooden panel. Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2014 at Daily Painting