Pond and Prairie

Fall leaves me with some more free time than summer, so I’m planning to get outside and paint once a week. Last week I painted at a small nature preserve that had a beautiful prairie and pond. I’m trying to work with knives more…and learning what I can achieve visually with them. Click the image…

Exhibition Closing

Today I took down my West Chicago / Meeting Place exhibit at Gallery 200 in West Chicago. The paintings were up for a month, but their stories will last much longer than that. As I completed paintings, I shared them on a Facebook group of current and former West Chicago residents. I received a lot…

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…

Artist-in-Residence

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…

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…