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    Meg Kaplan
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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
Still life, oil on linen panel, 12x16
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Featuring a beautiful piece from my NC pottery collection made by @samanthahenneke .
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#stilllife #stilllifepainting #allaprima #oilpainting #oilonlinen #contemporaryimpressionism #impressionism #samanthahenneke #bulldogpottery #ncartists #ncpottery #huilerieleblanc #gingerjar #kitchenart #bluehubbard #paintedfromlife #originalart #artofinstagram #megkaplanart
Lemons in a white bowl, oil on linen panel, 12x12, wip .
Last post of 2017.  Happy new year!🥂🎉🍾 .
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#oilpainting #oilonlinen #allaprima #contemporaryimpressionism  #impressionism #lemons #stilllife #naturemorte #homedecor #kitchenart #interiordesign #lovetopaint #artofinstagram #originalartwork #boldbrush #paintingfromlife #rosemarybrushes #gamblin
It’s been a fun nine months on IG connecting with talented people all over the world. Thank you for sharing your artful lives and for liking and following mine. I learn so much from you all. Good health and continued creativity in 2018! .
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“Another World,” oil on linen panel 
What goes through the mind of a two year old whose head is firmly pressed to the glass tank at the Boston aquarium and doesn’t want to leave?

#oilpainting #contemporaryimpressionism #impressionism #achildswonder #ncartist #bostonaquarium #anotherworld #lostinthought #underwaterworld #figurativeart #childportrait #megkaplanart
Tulips, oil on linen panel, 14x18

TBT. I painted this one several years ago. Now that marathon Thanksgiving cooking and 3 family birthdays are almost behind me, I’m ready to convert the twins’ bedroom back into my studio and get painting again! Got an H-frame easel for my birthday. Now I’ll try some bigger canvases and see how that goes. 
#floralart #tulips #oilpainting #impressionism #contemporaryimpressionism #stilllife #stilllifepainting #megkaplanart
“Temptation”, oil on linen panel, 12x12

Here’s my darling 3 yr old granddaughter exploring the children’s garden at the local elementary school.  Right about now, she’s thinking of picking a little tomato she knows she probably shouldn’t. 
#oilpainting #impressionism #contemporaryimpressionism #portrait #childsportrait #gardenart #oilportrait #curiouschild #naturelover #boldbrush #vegetablegarden
Meadow Garden, oil on linen panel, 11x14

Autumn late afternoon at Longwood Gardens. 
#oilpainting #oillandscape #landscapepainting #contemporaryimpressionism #impressionism #mightyoaks #meadowgarden #longwoodgardens #megkaplanart #autumnlight #autumnleaves
Painting fast and loose with @lisa_daria_kennedy in Raleigh this weekend. Lots of fun being out of my comfort zone.  Study with Lisa if you can!

Oil on 6x6 hardboard panel

#oilpainting #quickstudy #lightandshadow #bigbrush #smallpainting #lisadariakennedy #paintingmiles