art classes instruction

Portrait Workshop

We had such a nice workshop.   We studied John Singer Sargent’s history and his charcoal sketches.  Kirkland Smith gave a great slide show.  They had fun translating that knowledge as they worked from old photos of ancestors.  Here are some pictures of the gang working hard.  We had two days of figure drawing from…

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New Painting: Sweetwater

“Sweetwater,”oil, 6×18Click image to enlarge This is lake murray on a beautiful, smooth water day. The sky and water delight me in their ability to mimic each other. Like a color conversation. Click to View Auction

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Carolina Coast

For me, there is nothing finer than a day painting on the Carolina Coast.  Bliss.   Clouds on the Marsh, Oil, 11×14Click Image to Enlarge Click to View Auction

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Peaceful Place

Click Image to Enlarge What a great day to be a South Carolinian.  The weather was perfect today.  This is a painting of my perfect place to paint:  Sullivan’s Island, SC. Click to View the Auction

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Happy Home

It is always nice to see that my paintings have a happy home.  Maggie Woodruff sent me this lovely photo.  Brings joy to my heart. The painting is titled “Marsh Blush,” and has been used on the cover ofMercy Creek, by Matt Matthews, and published by Hub City Press in Spartanburg, SC

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It is Still Fall Y’all

Get out your oyster knives!  Time to start shuckin’ Oyster 1 and Oyster 2, each 4×6, oil on canvas, $80 each All my available work can be seen at:  http://www.michelmcninch.com/ExportAvailableMay2014/

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SC State Park Artist Residency – Billy Dreher Island

The S. C. State Park Artist in Residence Program selected me as the Artist in Residence at Billy Dreher Island this year.  Visit their website here.  It was an honor and a privilege.  Beautiful Island and accommodations.  Here are photos to prove it!  Click any image to enlarge the photos. Villa No. 3 was my…

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