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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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20"x16", oil on panel. A quick (though large) sketch from our visit to the palazetto Cenci in Rome, home of the RISD program there. That's the director Ezio Genovesi talking things over in one of the studios with my husband, who knew him there many years ago. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Daily Painting
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Figures on the beach, 9"x12" oil on panel (blue ground). Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2015 at Daily Painting
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In progress in my studio right now: a large still life, from life and from photographs (the flowers don't have nearly enough patience for me) and half of a first pass at a small, quick one done from a photograph that I asked E. to send me. (Hers are here... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2015 at Daily Painting
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12"x12", oil on canvas. A shady path in the Orto Botanico on a hot, lazy, summer afternoon in Rome. Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2015 at Daily Painting
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Its this pear again, from four points of view, on a bright green ground. 16"x20", oil on panel. Here is a link to my current favorite pear/blueberry crisp with many thanks to pinchofyum blog. Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2015 at Daily Painting
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12"x12", oil on canvas. Lemons in a Moroccan dish (also here and here), on an Indian print from Rome(left), Echino fabric (right) and the Japanese robe (back). This is a study for part of a larger still life painting. Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2015 at Daily Painting
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8"x10", oil on canvas. Pear season has begun! My husband said it looks as if this one is trying to do a sit up. (Watercolor sketches here along with a link to oatmeal crisp recipe.) Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2015 at Daily Painting
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12"x12", oil on canvas, Roger Williams Botanical Gardens. (watercolor here.) Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2015 at Daily Painting
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8"x10", oil on canvas. A pathway through the lush green Botanical Gardens. From our visit last week to Roger Williams park in Cranston. Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2015 at Daily Painting
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A demo sketch from this morning's watercolor class at Roger Williams National Memorial -did you know? -Joyce told us this, she who taught in Providence at the Veazie St school for over 20 years.- Its the smallest national park in the US. Fitting given that we are the smallest state... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2015 at Daily Painting
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6"x6", oil on panel. Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2015 at Daily Painting
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12"x12", oil on canvas. Watercolor painting here. Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2015 at Daily Painting
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Sketched this morning over breakfast while dad and I discussed the many different kinds of green (we noticed Saturday while stuck in traffic outside of Souillac in the Dordogne). Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2015 at Daily Painting
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Quick sketch in the tiny watercolor book of a view from the bridge of Bernini's Angels in Rome, saint peter's in the distance. Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2015 at Daily Painting
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Looking down a little roman cobblestone alley with a newsstand in the distance. (The barber came out and told me the painting was good.) Yesterday at the Piazza Venezia we saw a man riding a motor scooter with a cat riding on his shoulders. Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2015 at Daily Painting
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Traveling in Rome with my family. This is a view from the roof of our apartment (near the Campo do Fiori). Made in hast yesterday evening-I tried for the general shapes, colors and values. The many rooftop gardens account for all that green. Wide format sketchbook: 15x30cm. Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2015 at Daily Painting
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12"x12", oil on canvas. Between trips right now, preparing for the summer, finishing up the school year, I have hardly seen the inside of the studio. It is remarkable that there could be something on the easel to work on but today there were the lemons! Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2015 at Daily Painting
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12"x12", oil on canvas. Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2015 at Daily Painting
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12"x12", oil on canvas. Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2015 at Daily Painting
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Detail from a larger painting. This bit is about 12"x12", oil on canvas. Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2015 at Daily Painting
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Exhibition news: I have work in Colors of Spring at the Warwick Museum of Art, up through June 26. Above: a rough study of shadow and light under the trees that caught my eye while biking. I shot some photos and worked indoors. 24"x12", acrylic on canvas board. Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2015 at Daily Painting
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6"x8", Acrylic on canvas board. Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2015 at Daily Painting
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Portrait in progress, 12"x12", oil on canvas. Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2015 at Daily Painting
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12"x16", acrylic on canvas board. Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2015 at Daily Painting
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6"x6", oil on panel. Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2015 at Daily Painting