October Boardwalk, 12x16 oil on oil primed linen panel ©Maggie Capettini - Private collection

October Boardwalk

My grandparents lived by The Shore. Growing up, I was lucky enough to get to travel from Illinois to New Jersey (or other states I lived in to NJ) and visit them at The Shore. Specifically, Long Beach Island. Though I was certainly not a regular, I still count New Jersey and the shore experience…

Kona No. 2, 9x12 oil ©Maggie Capettini $NFS

Kona No. 2

  Here is my second portrait of Kona. In case you don’t have a Lab, I will translate this face: “Did someone say food?” This one is for my son. See the first one here.

Lake Michigan Dreams, 16x12 oil on cotton panel ©Maggie Capettini

Lake Michigan Dreams

    This is my first try creating a larger painting from a plein air study. The original painting, Breezy Shore, was painted on the beach in South Haven, Michigan, last July. The title reflects the dream-like quality of the landscape, as well as the fact that I’ve been dreaming of those warm summer days…


Etsy Shop

I have finally put some paintings in my Esty shop. If you have a favorite, check it out – it might be listed! I also have many more to add as I have the time. Thanks for taking a look!

Before the Thaw, 12x9 oil on cotton stretched canvas ©Maggie Capettini

Before the Thaw

  In February, I finally got my perfect plein air painting day for the winter. It had snowed the night before – a fresh blanket of 4 inches or so – and the high was forecast to be about 40 degrees. I decided to go to Hickory Creek Barrens…I remembered a bridge over Hickory Creek…

Blue Hyacinth, 12x9 oil on cotton stretched canvas ©Maggie Capettini

Blue Hyacinth

In an effort to cope with the long winters each year in Chicago, I traditionally purchase a small hyacinth plant in February or March. This year, the smell of hyacinth and the warm, greenhouse-like feeling I felt upon entering my house from the cold, cold, outdoors was so very soothing – more so than most…

Tête à Tête, 7x5 oil on oil-primed linen panel ©Maggie Capettini

Tête à Tête

These sweet little daffodils are called tête à tête due to the fact that two or three flowers may bloom on one stem. The closeness of their cheery faces brings to mind the French phrase for an intimate meeting or talk. I picked these up at Trader Joe’s this week as a Valentine gift for…