Papel Picado ©2015 maggie capettini, oil on linen panel 8x10 | Available

New Project – West Chicago: Meeting/Place

Now that the Hadley Valley Preserve Exhibit is packed up, I am on to my next project. I will be doing a series of paintings entitled “West Chicago: Meeting/Place.” The paintings celebrate the beauty and history in this west suburban community. Gallery 200 on Main Street in West Chicago will exhibit the collection in

Glory In the Morning [plein air] ©2015 Maggie Capettini 9x12 oil on linen | Available

Glory in the Morning

On my last day painting in Naperville’s historic district last month, I searched for one final spot to set up. I almost forgot about the First Congregational United Church of Christ at Benton and Center. I’d been near there a couple of times and admired the church’s design as well as the way the light played…

Italian American [plein air] ©2015 Maggie Capettini 9x12 oil on linen panel | Available

Italian American

Last month, I had some time to myself. I spent it walking around the historic district of Naperville, seeking out subjects for architecture paintings. My plein air paintings to date are mostly landscapes, and I have wanted to try my hand at painting buildings for some time. My first attempt was “okay” – not terrible…

One Plus One Equals Four ©2015 maggie capettini, 9x12 oil on panel | Private collection

One Plus One Equals Four

This painting represents two people starting a life together and, over time, their family growing from two to four. I painted this in a friend’s back yard. How lucky are they to have this gorgeous view?! Wherever this family goes, they now have a reminder of the view and of the time they spent growing…