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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.
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Moriah of Juniper Blue Studio created this floral arrangement for me. Ive been painting with it through its changes this past week and am more and more beguiled each day. I don't know how to put the pleasure into words. Another beautiful experience that leaves me speechless: sometimes when I... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Daily Painting
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This is a painting I've been thinking through for a year or so. It started with a family trip to Seven Arrows Herb Farm. finally got hatched in the past few weeks. Very small at 7"x5". It rightens (well I meant to write "brightens" but that works too) me up... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2017 at Daily Painting
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6"x6", oil on canvas. Available here. Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2017 at Daily Painting
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This bouquet is a creation of local Floral Designer Juniper Blue Studio. Owner and designer Moriah Harris has lived all over the country and now hangs her hat in Providence, RI. I could not resist making his little oil painting from her work, I asked and she gracefully acquiesced. She... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2017 at Daily Painting
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My demo paintings from Sunday. I didn't get a shot of the finished whole pomegranate, but if you are in PVD you can have a look at Studio Hop (810 Hope St). Both paintings will be there for a few weeks while it dries. (oil on canvas, 4"x4" and 6"x6",... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2017 at Daily Painting
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20"x16". At Studio Hop. This evolved from a Bonnard "copy". Some of my paintings are done in one or two sittings, usually the smaller ones. Otheres invite me back over and over. Sometimes I have a clear idea of the direction. Not in this case: it began as sheer escape,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2017 at Daily Painting
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The result of this process. 36"x48", oil on canvas. I have a sense of freedom and possibility from the experience of making this piece,I allowed it to unfold over a much longer time period than I had anticipated (that was the hard part), and to change course from my initial... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2017 at Daily Painting
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6"x6", oil on canvas. At Studio Hop. I'll never get over clementines (nor do I wish to). Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2017 at Daily Painting
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This iteration (and the others too) will be on display at Studio Hop November 26, along with me, painting there, all afternoon. 12"x12", oil on canvas. Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2017 at Daily Painting
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8"x6", oil on panel. From a plein air painting class at The Garden ay Shakespeare's head last month. Click here for a link to some gorgeous photos shot by my friend Stephanie. Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2017 at Daily Painting
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The roses continue: Michael brought these home last weekend. 6"x6", oil on canvas. More in the series for Studio Hop. Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2017 at Daily Painting
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Process shots from a gorgeous morning of painting, on the first Friday of October at Pleasant Valley parkway in Providence, RI. I kept thinking of a line in the book A Leg to Stand On by Oliver Sacks, "I felt all the world around me as one vast hymn." (Now... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2017 at Daily Painting
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Click here for a slideshow of this painting in process. These figs were inspired by this Caillebotte painting at the MFA that I so enjoyed sketching. In a blue and white dish that my grandmother brought back from a trip to Portugal that she took with my great aunt Ellen,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2017 at Daily Painting
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The roses continue to show up. These little paintings will be with me at Studio Hop, Sunday November 26. I'll be there all afternoon (12-5PM) for a painting demonstration and art sale. 6"x6", oil on canvas. Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2017 at Daily Painting
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Here's something that's been on the easel for the last few weeks. I started this painting in February and it's been mostly languishing since then. I tried to keep the connection open much longer past the point of discontent and stuck-ness than I usually do. Even so I finally gave... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2017 at Daily Painting
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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