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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.
Recent Activity
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Demo from our landscape class at Swan Point Cemetery a couple of weeks ago. 6"x8", oil on panel. Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2017 at Daily Painting
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My nephew Emmitt, its not a good likeness and whets my appetite to paint more. 6"x6", oil on canvas. Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2017 at Daily Painting
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We had a remarkable class at the observatory yesterday. I took a few snapshots during the class but wish I had more, and of the end results form everyone. It was wonderful to see that complex structure and its surroundings translated into paint and to appear 6 different, beautiful ways,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2017 at Daily Painting
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Warming up for Portrait painting 101. I used the direct, single session method that we will focus on in class. You can sign up for class here. Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2017 at Daily Painting
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From this week's still life class: first pass with limited palette (ultramarine blue, cad red, lemon yellow), scrape-down and second pass with expanded palette. The limited palette was inspired by Colette (back in the studio between life's adventures!) who wanted to experiment with fewer colors in preparation for painting outdoors... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2017 at Daily Painting
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Working in oil from watercolors made at Pleasant Valley Parkway, giving the ideas plenty of room to breathe. Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2017 at Daily Painting
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Composition/color exploration and value study. Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2017 at Daily Painting
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This pear has been waiting in the studio for a week and a half (its changed quite a bit) for me to get around to painting it. The clear light from the right and its particular gesture are what moved me. Its actually this pear from different vantage point. From... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2017 at Daily Painting
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I could paint these gorgeous figs all day long. Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2017 at Daily Painting
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Pears in a jumble. I was thinking of a Caillebotte painting of fruit at the MFA which I completely and blissfully lost myself in this spring. This one is 12"x12", oil on canvas and available here. Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2017 at Daily Painting
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My son, watching the eclipse (standing in front of a pear tree). 6"x6", oil on canvas. Here's a shot of it in progress. Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2017 at Daily Painting
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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 Aug 16, 2017 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