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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.
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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 yesterday 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 7 days ago 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
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I've been working back into a study I began early last year. Children in the deep green shade and sunlight. 24"x12", oil on canvas. Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2016 at Daily Painting
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12"x12", oil on canvas. Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2016 at Daily Painting
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12"x12", oil on canvas. In Paris this May E and I bought lots of flowers for the apartment, this painting is from photos we took on our last morning there: peonies in a yogurt jar, catching the morning light from an open window while the rest of the room remained... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2016 at Daily Painting
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Hickey bioswale at providence College. 7"x5", oil on aquaboard (Just because it was handy) Other sketches here. Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2016 at Daily Painting
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Black and white caricatures, 11"x14". Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2016 at sketchartist
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16"x20", oil on canvas. Another that has been on the easel for a while. Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2016 at Daily Painting
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16"x20", oil on canvas. I began this one at Studio Hop in June. It's been a relief to have a little more studio time lately and that time has opened up the brain space I need to listen to something and even listen to something other than familiar pieces of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2016 at Daily Painting
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From the garden behind the Shakespeare's Head building in Providence. (In the cool comfort of my air-conditioned studio) I worked back into this watercolor on panel painting with oil, using sketches and photo references. 8"x8", oil, watercolor and pencil on aquaboard. Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2016 at Daily Painting
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From the garden behind the Shakespeare's Head building in Providence. (In the cool comfort of my air-conditioned studio) I worked back into this watercolor on panel painting with oil, using sketches and photo references. 8"x8", oil, watercolor and pencil on aquaboard. Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2016 at Daily Painting
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16"x20", oil on canvas, a little bouquet of sweet pea blossoms, begun in June, finished up today. Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2016 at Daily Painting
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Double bunny portrait. 12"x12", oil on canvas. Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2016 at Daily Painting
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Photography by Erik Gould. Courtesy of the RISD Museum. This is me drawing from Degas's La Savoisienne while standing in front of Edouard Manet's portrait of Berthe Morrisot in the Impressionist Galleries at the RISD Museum. Last fall I met photographer Erik Gould there so we could try to document... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2016 at Daily Painting
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It was a beautiful morning for landscape painting under the shade of the trees. I did this one in preparation for next week's Landscape painting class at Roger Williams Memorial Park in Providence: Thursday, July 21, 9:30AM-12:30 PM More information here. Value study. Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2016 at Daily Painting
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12"x12", oil on canvas. Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2016 at Daily Painting
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The boys took turns burying each other in the sand. 5"x7", oil on panel. Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2016 at Daily Painting
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Still life with Brioches (on the left is the Alsatian version called a Kouglof). I worked back into these paintings, begun in Paris. 8"x10", gouache on cradled panel, varnished. The two below (Lilac, Euphorb, Peonies-pink and red- and a fiery red/fuchsia fluffy something made up the bouquet) are available at... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2016 at Daily Painting
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12"x12", oil on canvas. Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2016 at Daily Painting
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Yellow plums, peonies, delphinium and eucalyptus with Judy Jackson's ceramics and fabrics from France. I spent this afternoon painting at Studio Hop. It was a pleasure to talk with everyone, see old friends and meet new ones, many thanks to all who came out. I have posted a watercolor sketch... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2016 at Daily Painting
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36"x48", oil on canvas. I'll be at Studio Hop this Sunday from 12-5PM doing a painting demonstration, from preliminary sketches to a finished oil painting, in conjunction with a show of my work from the last 3 years. I hope you can join us! If you'd like a price list... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2016 at Daily Painting
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Another little gouache painting from Paris, on the Seine near the Jardin des Plantes. 5"x7", gouache on gessoed panel. Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2016 at Daily Painting
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5"x7", watercolor on aquaboard painted at the Jardin des Plantes last Friday afternoon. Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2016 at Daily Painting