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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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This weekend I developed a first draft of a painting begun in the fall (another version in oil here and watercolor here). (Available on etsy.) Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Daily Painting
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A larger version of the stack of books from our Thursday studio class, oil on canvas, 14"x11". I am offering art classes in both oil and watercolor March-June in my Providence studio. Thursdays Oil painting classes meets 8:30-11:30AM, March 3-April 28 and June 2-30. Watercolor sketching meets 12:30-2PM, March 3-31... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Daily Painting
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Monday's lime, oil on canvas, 6"x6". (As you can see the value study below was done from a different point of view than the painting in color.) On Value Studies A student asked the following question about the value studies: “I think I understand why you want us to do... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Daily Painting
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Penelope is a kindergartener at Placer Academy in CA. This year I am delighted to be featured as their artist of the year. That means they are using a painting of mine as a catalyst for a gazillion really cool sounding art projects, you can see some of their great... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Daily Painting
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6"x6", oil on canvas. A quick little stack of books painting. Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2016 at Daily Painting
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Maggie the dog, 12"x12", oil on canvas. (You can commission your own pet portrait through my etsy site.) Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2016 at Daily Painting
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Value study with scale, 8"x10", oil on canvas panel. Painting class demos. First we mapped out the values (light/dark), especially helpful when trying to represent the patterned background but still aiming to create the illusion of space/depth and an overall harmony in the picture. 6"x6", oil on canvas. Palette: titanium... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2016 at Daily Painting
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12"x12", oil on canvas. Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2016 at Daily Painting
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Available on etsy. These ranunculus were the subject of our painting class yesterday (watercolor class notes here). Monochromatic value study in ultramarine blue and titanium white(-a bit of pink accidentally made its way in-guess it couldn't wait for the color version). I used the three large brushes for the painting... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2016 at Daily Painting
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More lemons today, these from memory: I was playing around with some paint trying to compare consistency and tinting strength. Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2016 at Daily Painting
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Demos from today's oil painting class: a black and white value study, color study on a yellow ochre ground (the background was also a golden color), color study on an ultramarine blue ground (with a dark blue cloth in the background of our still life). Palette: yellow ochre, lemon yellow,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2016 at Daily Painting
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10"x8", oil on canvas board, with a yellow core ground. A quick class demo. On my palette: titanium white, yellow ocre, cad red, cad yellow light, cad orange medium, cerulean blue. Above is a pencil sketch from a slightly different vantage point (to the left of the painting) to demonstrate... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2016 at Daily Painting
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Two commissioned paintings for an etsy client, 6"x6", oil on canvas. Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2016 at Daily Painting
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In yesterday's still life class we painted a white cup. We began with black and white value study (above) and used that as a road map for the color studies. Palette: yellow ocre, cad red and ultramarine blue. We followed that with one color study on a neutral grey ground... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2016 at Daily Painting
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I began this last November. Oil on panel, 16"x20". (My vantage point was low, which partially explains how this bowl, which I have had for ages, got much taller.) Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2016 at Daily Painting
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The demo painting from today's class. We began with the value study, I got as far as this mid stage below(including a scrape down) by the end of class and returned this evening to finish it off. Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2016 at Daily Painting
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Value studies from Monday's oil painting class. Yet again this exercise proved itself; by the third one the students' confidence and facility both in observation and paint handling had improved exponentially. Almost like magic-I really do think that 99% of success is just showing up. Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2016 at Daily Painting
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12"x12", oil on canvas. Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2015 at Daily Painting
Posted Dec 28, 2015 at Daily Painting
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The rest of the Peonies from Tuesday's bouquet. 11"x14", oil on canvas. Available online here. Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2015 at Daily Painting
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Horse portrait, 20"x16", oil on panel. Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2015 at Daily Painting
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Two flowers in a jar from today's oil painting class. Last one for 2015, its been wonderful! 8"x10", oil on canvas. Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2015 at Daily Painting
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Dog portrait, 11"x14", oil on canvas. (Watercolor sketches of the same pooch here.) Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2015 at Daily Painting
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I have just listed this painting for sale on etsy as the perfect gift for your therapist. 6"x8", oil on canvas. Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2015 at Daily Painting
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Demo from our still life painting class yesterday, and follow up to last weeks glass of water painting, 8"x10", oil on canvas. Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2015 at Daily Painting