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    Meg Kaplan
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TBT.  Graphite sketch of yours truly by friend and fellow student Cothran Winstead (Ceen). Drawn the last week of my sophomore year at Smith, the week I met my future husband.  We just celebrated our 46th wedding anniversary. 🥂🍾🎉
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#graphiteportrait #pencilportrait #cothranwinsteadceen #smithcollege #alongtimeago #happyanniversarytous
“Unsuspecting”, oil on linen panel, 12x9
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This is the “twin” companion piece to the previously posted painting.  Sam is having a great time splashing in the surf at Nantasket Beach. .
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#oilpainting #contemporary impressionism #impressionism #beachart #nantasket #twingranchildren #allaprima #southshore #tidepools #ncartist #darlinggrandson #boldbrush #beachscene #megkaplanart #figurativeart #womenartists #dayatthebeach
“The glittering sunlight of life’s July”, oil on linen panel, 9x12
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Evie enjoying a glorious day at Nantasket. #allaprima #oilpainting #impressionism #contemporaryimpressionism #dayatthebeach #nantasket #southshore #tidepools #polkadotdress #megkaplanart #ncartist #strawberryblonde #darlinggranddaughter #inspiringwordsofMLK
“On the Veranda,” o/c, 36x36
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Swipe for progress shots. This is a big format for me. I’m enjoying using all my biggest brushes and playing with darks and lights, warms and cools. .
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#oilpainting #originaloilpainting  #allaprima #impressionism #contemporaryimpressionism #summerflowers #flowerpots #veranda #geranium #coleus #floralart #interiordesign #dappledsunlight #lightandshadow #boldbrush #instaart #pinkflowers #ncartist #womenartists #megkaplanart
“On the Veranda,” o/c, 36x36 . . . Swipe for progress shots. This is a big format for me. I’m enjoying using all my biggest brushes and playing with darks and lights, warms and cools. . . #oilpainting  #originaloilpainting  #allaprima  #impressionism  #contemporaryimpressionism  #summerflowers  #flowerpots  #veranda  #geranium  #coleus  #floralart  #interiordesign  #dappledsunlight  #lightandshadow  #boldbrush  #instaart  #pinkflowers  #ncartist  #womenartists  #megkaplanart 
“Remembering”, oil on linen panel, 12x12
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I may still be working on this one.  For someone who dreaded painting flowers ...
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#oilpainting #originaloilpainting #allaprima #floralart #stilllife #naturamorta #naturemorte #contemporaryimpressionism #impressionism #snapdragons #ephemera #remembering #queenanneslace #bellsofireland #ncartist #mkaplanart
“Sunflowers”, oil on linen panel, 16x20
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Feels good to be back messing with paint after a long time away.
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#originaloilpainting #sunflowers #allaprima #contemporaryimpressionism #lightandshadow #paintingfromlife #stilllife #naturemorte #naturamorta #impressionism #floralartist #homedecor #ncartist #ncpottery #pears #sunlit #womenartists #yellowandblue #floralart #megkaplanart
An experiment in painting large (for me). “On the dining table”, 36x36, oil on gallery wrapped canvas.  Swipe to see the block-in.
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#stilllife #impressionism #contemporaryimpressionism #bouquet #megkaplanart #boldbrush #floralarrangement #onthediningtable #hydrangeas #floralart #ncartist #womenartists #flowersofinstagram #flowersforiwd #iwd #originaloilpainting #originalart #artofinstagram #floraldesign
Better pix. I cut off the bottoms of the quilts in my last post. See previous post for details. #megkaplanart
Better pix. I cut off the bottoms of the quilts in my last post. See previous post for details. #megkaplanart 
Haven’t had a chance to paint so thought I’d post the two quilts I designed and made when my twin grandchildren were born. These were made almost entirely by hand. Just the three large background pieces were machine joined.  All the appliqué and all the quilting were done by hand. I found another painter/quilter in @elizabethfloydart. You should check out her work. She’s incredibly talented! I wonder if any other IG painters are also quilters??
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#quiltsofinstagram #babyquilts #handquilting #applique #appliquequilt #paintersandquilters #quiltersandpainters #fabricart #twinquilts #twins #womenartists #ncartist #megkaplanart #laboroflove #grandkidsarethebest
Haven’t had a chance to paint so thought I’d post the two quilts I designed and made when my twin grandchildren were born. These were made almost entirely by hand. Just the three large background pieces were machine joined. All the appliqué and all the quilting were done by hand. I found another painter/quilter in @elizabethfloydart. You should check out her work. She’s incredibly talented! I wonder if any other IG painters are also quilters?? . . #quiltsofinstagram  #babyquilts  #handquilting  #applique  #appliquequilt  #paintersandquilters  #quiltersandpainters  #fabricart  #twinquilts  #twins  #womenartists  #ncartist  #megkaplanart  #laboroflove  #grandkidsarethebest 
Southern Light, oil on linen panel, 16x20 .
The southern light in my studio isn’t ideal but casts some interesting shadows on my still life setups on a sunny day.
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#oilpainting #impressionism #contemporaryimpressionism #allaprima #lemons #whitebowl #kitchenart #boldbrush #interiorstyling  #southernlight #ontheeasel #ncartist #originaloilpainting #oilonlinen #stilllife #naturemorte #wetinwet #shadows #womenartists #newworkswednesday
Still life with pears, 20x20,  o/c
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From the value study previously posted, I worked in a chair and the suggestion of a corner to balance the composition.
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#oilpainting #contemporaryimpressionism #impressionism #still life #ncartist #megkaplanart #chinesebowl #blueandwhite
Still life value study, 20x20, o/c .
This is a 30 minute oil sketch I did at a @conniewintersart workshop at Tyler White O’Brien Gallery.  My next post is what I eventually turned it into once I got it home. .
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#oilsketch #valuestudy #impressionism #contemporaryimpressionism #stilllife #stilllifepainting #naturemorte #chinese bowl #kitchenart #ncartist #conniewintersart #blackandwhite #pears #megkaplanart