Big Blue and Something New

Oct 8, 2022

The weather has been beautiful, and I have been painting. Don’t miss the update on Big Blue at the end of this post.

Something New…  

I have been painting animals on metal-leaf for a few of years now.  

This is an example of my paintings of animals on gold leaf surfaces. Michel McNinch original paintings
“Ruby,” oil on gold leaf, 6×6,

I knew that a landscape would look great on this surface as well. These paintings are almost interactive.  There are subtle changes that reflect their environment.  Where they are placed and what light they receive give the paintings to chance to glow.  

View video of sunset on a copper leaf surface

I am enjoying working on these lovely surfaces. 

"Wetland Gold," oil on gold leaf, 6x8 in, Original Painting by Michel McNinch
“Wetland Gold,” oil on gold leaf, 6×8 in,
"Copper Sunset," oil on copper leaf, 6x12 in, Original Painting by Michel McNinch
“Copper Sunset,” oil on copper leaf, 12x6in,
This painting is the one featured the video above.
"Another Way," oil on silver leaf, 8x10 in, Original Painting by Michel McNinch
“Another Way,” oil on Silver Leaf, 8×10,

And I have some surfaces ready to go! 

Here is a link to my instagram reel with my surfaces prepared.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CUTGreFJXbo/

BIG BLUE UPDATE

Not quite finished – still. I am very close, though, and am enjoying the finishing details. Won’t rush it. Too much fun. Here’s what I have so far.

work in progress - Michel McNinch
Click image for larger view.
Vertical photos are not for big landscape paintings. Hope this gives some sense of details and size.

Thank you for looking at this week’s work. It is a pleasure to share it with you.

See you next week –

Michel

P.S. Still looking for ideas of what will look good on these surfaces – all suggestions welcomed.  : )

Indicates that the painting has been collected. : )

10 Comments

  1. Roxanne on October 9, 2022 at 8:41 am

    Love Ruby and the glowing moon behind her!

    • Michel McNinch on October 9, 2022 at 3:37 pm

      Thank you! It was a pleasure to paint.

  2. Robert McNinch on October 9, 2022 at 8:49 am

    Robert

    • Michel McNinch on October 9, 2022 at 3:37 pm

      Hey Honey!

  3. Jimmy Lee on October 9, 2022 at 1:07 pm

    Loving Be Blue. After we get you caught up may want to discuss. Should look just fine in our new”Carolina “ room
    Can’t wait to see y’all

    • Michel McNinch on October 9, 2022 at 3:38 pm

      Looking forward to the big day! Been too long. : )

  4. Alice on October 9, 2022 at 5:23 pm

    Big Blue is looking great!

    • Michel on October 9, 2022 at 11:36 pm

      Thank you, Alice. It is coming…slowly but surely.

  5. Chauncey on October 10, 2022 at 6:52 pm

    Beautiful landscape- love the blue sky’s

    • Michel McNinch on October 10, 2022 at 7:05 pm

      Thank you! Hope your new painting brings you joy! M

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