Blocking In Landscapes – my new paintings

Aug 12, 2023

Oh, how I love to start a new painting. Favorite thing to do. I have a million ideas. How many will I have time for? Only one way to find out. I am blocking in new landscapes this week. I have heard that you like to see the process. It’s not always pretty, but it is always fun! So, here ya go.

My new paintings are just getting started – The images are from time I spent at Huntington Beach State Park.

I have made two little painting videos and put them on my YouTube channel here.

There are also two “edited” versions that are “shorts.” Don’t know what I’m doing, but it is fun to try. It is another way to share my painting process. Hope you like them.

Thank you for the great response to last week’s “studio tours.” If you missed them, they are only a click away…. Studio Tours

Hope you are staying cool in these last hot days of August. Here’s to a beautiful fall.



  1. Ann Fosberry on August 13, 2023 at 11:08 am

    Beautiful starts!! Love being able to see the process. Actually makes me excited for you as you go along!

    • Michel McNinch on August 14, 2023 at 8:57 am

      Thank you so much, Ann. I appreciate your kind words.

  2. Joan Specking on August 13, 2023 at 11:47 am

    Thank you for sharing!! As a learning painter I’m trying a new landscape block in now. I make mistakes but I guess this is where to fix them! 🖌️🎨 I enjoy your blogs!!

    • Michel McNinch on August 14, 2023 at 8:56 am

      Hey Joan! Thank you. I am so glad I can help.

  3. Tina on August 13, 2023 at 12:00 pm

    I’m loving these new ones!! I need to catch up on last week myself!! Now I’m even more excited to get to watch it! Way to go sis!!! 🥰

    • Michel McNinch on August 14, 2023 at 8:56 am

      Thank you. It has been fun.

  4. Missy Phillips on August 13, 2023 at 12:17 pm

    Amazing to see the difference in the layers of the last painting above and where you started on the YouTube video! I look forward to continuing to watch the process.

    • Michel McNinch on August 14, 2023 at 8:55 am

      Hey Missy – thanks. It can be just as much fun for me too. I never really know how it will turn out. Just hope I stop in time.

  5. Liz Coleman-Socia on August 13, 2023 at 6:33 pm

    love following you !!!

    • Michel McNinch on August 14, 2023 at 8:54 am

      Thank you so much! It is actually fun to do. Congratulations on those beautiful babies!

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