Cloud Study 923, ©2014 Maggie Capettini, 5x7 oil on archival gessoed hardboard | $60

Cloud Study 923

I set up in my backyard to do a cloud study. On this particular evening, the clouds were blowing over us and gathering over Lake Michigan in the distance. As they passed overhead, they reflected the brilliant colors of sunset.

Bruce Road Trailhead ©2014 Maggie Capettini, 9x12 oil on linen panel | $130

Bruce Road Trailhead

Hadley Valley Preserve has several points of entry. I usually paint at the Gougar Road or Route 6 access points. This time, I set up at the Bruce Road trailhead. There is a farm adjacent to the preserve, and the soybeans have turned to their fall shades – very pretty next to the green and…

Farrell Road Hay Rolls ©2014 Maggie Capettini, 11x14 oil on archival cotton panel | $160

Farrell Road Hay Rolls

They rolled up the hay at Hadley Valley a couple of weeks ago, and I headed out to paint. The sweeping views of the valley littered with hay rolls is really such a sight to behold. I had a limited amount of time before I had to pick up the youngest at school. For some…

First Fall, ©2014 Maggie Capettini, 8x10 oil on archival gessoed hardboard [plein air] | $115

First Fall

  Early morning – fall is in the air. I hit the trail at about 6:30. The valley was heavy with fog and the cool temps felt great. There were a surprising amount of people out given the early hour. If I were a runner, though, I think I would choose early morning to run.…

The Big Bur Oak, ©2014 Maggie Capettini, oil on gallery wrap canvas 12x12 | $150

The Big Bur Oak

A couple weeks ago, I was daring and parked along Route 6 to paint this grand old Bur Oak. Ok – not super daring – I pulled off on a wide gravel shoulder. But – my first roadside painting. I had a gentleman stop and ask me directions (no interest in what I was doing) and…

Oval Beach [plein air] , ©2014 Maggie Capettini, 9x12 oil on archival cotton panel - Private collection

Oval Beach

This is my final painting from my morning at Oval Beach in Saugatuck. For this trip, I forgot to pack a paintbrush, so the painting was done en plein air, entirely with knives. It was a last-minute decision to do this painting – glad I did! It may be my favorite of the day.


Study – The Other Side of the Dune

This little 5×7 was my warm-up for a morning of painting at Oval Beach in Saugatuck, MI. I found myself without any paintbrushes, so this is done all with painting knives. I really liked all the different greens and the hazy mist of sunrise from the top of the dune. This one may become a…