Ogunquit, Maine – Plein Air

I could have painted in Ogunquit for days and days and days. Too bad for me, I was only there for 3 days – but I managed to paint FOUR plein air paintings. That tells you something! I did only one with brushes (Skipping Rocks) – the other four were all done with a single…


Long Beach Island Plein Air

One of my stops for summer vacation was Beach Haven on Long Beach Island, NJ. I spent my time at the beach relaxing (not painting), but I did a couple of plein air paintings in the early morning hours before we rolled out to the beach. Click each image to see the paintings in my…



This article was originally published in my studio newsletter. To subscribe, click here. This year, I will be the Albright-Inspired Artist-in-Residence at the Warrenville Historical Museum in Warrenville, Illinois. In 1924, Adam Emory Albright (1897-1983) acquired a vacant church building on Second Street in Warrenville. He and his twin sons, Ivan and Malvin, did their…

Quick sketch and final painting Morning at Four Rivers ©2016 maggie capettini

Arts + Nature On the River

The Forest Preserve District of Will County hosted their inaugural Arts + Nature On the River event last weekend at Four Rivers / McKinley Woods in Channahon, Illinois. I had a great time painting, enjoying the beautiful setting, and chatting with visitors to the event. The only downside: I missed out on all the other…

Currier-Reed House ©2016 maggie capettini 6x6 oil on gessobord | available

Currier-Reed House

This house is impressive in its size and architecture. Made even more grand-looking by the large lot it stands on, set back from the street and surrounded by beautiful old trees, the Currier-Reed House dates to 1856. It was built for William and Roxana Currier, settlers from New Hampshire to the West Chicago area in…

Wilson Street Bridge at Sundown ©2016 maggie capettini 9x12 oil on linen panel | available

Wilson Street Bridge at Sundown

I caught a good reference photo of this bridge while passing by just as the sun was casting its last glow on the cement sides of the bridge. The path by the bench and the collection of trees create an inviting feeling to this spot, while a freight train rumbles out of town. Part of…


Head for the Sunlight

Painted from a photo taken on a winter walk at Morton Arboretum. Nothing like the crunch of snow under your boots and the inside of your nose freezing up! (Currently thoroughly enjoying the 2nd week of 80+ temps here in May, though!!)