McNinch Art Studios

Tangled up in Blue

By Michel McNinch | June 4, 2022

My trip to Savannah has inspired three new paintings of beautiful blue skies. They are not quite ready to share, but here is a peek at what’s happening in the studio.

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Lowcountry Lamentation

By Michel McNinch | May 28, 2022

My first painting from a recent trip to Savannah is a moody one. The storm had just raged through and a few clouds were lagging behind. The ground was wet, and the fresh water smell on the salt marsh was distinct. The sun was still hiding behind the lingering clouds. “Lowcountry Lamentation, oil on canvas, 16×24, Michel McNinch

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Diptych

By Michel McNinch | May 20, 2022

Hung together or apart; they are always siblings. Two surfaces, same palette, same landscape, same artist! Fun to do and makes it that much better! Take a closer look.

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For Roxanne

By Michel McNinch | May 17, 2022

Just a bit of fun

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A surprise for you

By Michel McNinch | May 17, 2022

Something fun!

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Fort Pulaski National Monument

By Michel McNinch | May 15, 2022

the chance to visit Fort Pulaski National Monument, it is well worth you time. The folks there were super nice and you can tell they are great caretakers. Lots of history and pristine landscape. Maybe I will see you there. Look for me; I’m the one with the easel! : )

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End of the Season!

By Michel McNinch | May 7, 2022

Cheers to the oyster! For me oysters are a celebration. We gather as family and friends around a fire or a pit. Roasted, steaming oysters piled high onto a plywood table. My Aunt Diane taught me to bring my own knife to an oyster roast (and clean towels.)

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Questions for Mary

By Michel McNinch | April 30, 2022

I have a list of questions for Mary that I never got to ask. A very important part of a painting practice is having a mentor you trust and will give you honest answers. Mary Gilkerson was that for me and countless others.

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Vista Guild ART Day at Stormwater Studios 2022

Vista Guild ART Day at Stormwater Studios 2022

By Michel McNinch | April 25, 2022

Vista Guild has done it again! Great Art Day at Stormwater Studios. Lots of people strolling in the beautiful April sunshine enjoying the variety of art on view. Many thanks to everyone who joined us.

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A Marvelous Night for a Moondance

By Michel McNinch | April 15, 2022

It’s a marvelous night for a moondance. Thought I would work on these moonlit images from a beautiful October night at Givhans Ferry State Park. The fire was crackling, someone was playing guitar, the moon was rising in the Lowcountry forest.

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Peaceful Easy Feeling

By Michel McNinch | April 9, 2022

This week, I would like to share a painting of someone I love! Here are progression shots of my painting, “Peaceful Easy Feeling,” oil, 12×12.

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Show Time

By Michel McNinch | April 2, 2022

It has been a while since I prepared my studio for a show! I am framing, hanging, making title cards, rearranging, sweeping… Excited to have Stormwater Studios back in action. We are preparing for the 30th Annual Vista Lights, on April 22 and “Art Day” in the Vista on April 23. Many ways to enjoy the visual arts with these events. Show time! It’s gonna be fun y’all.

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