Camille Pissarro is an inspiration

Camille Pissarro is an inspiration. A French Impressionist who helped change painting forever. Camille Pissarro and Claude Monet organized the first Impressionist Exhibition (A complete history of the 8 Impressionist Exhibits). Pissarro was the only artist to be in all eight. In his work you can see change of seasons, change of atmosphere, and his life long love affair with how light affects color.

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A Few More from the Road

Trees to and from Stockbridge were so very beautiful. I painted two when I got home. Finished just this morning. Ironic that today is very much overcast and wet like it was there, just considerably warmer. I am grateful! This will be the final chapter in this trip to the Berkshires, but am planning another trip in the fall.

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Old Growth Trees in Winter

Surrounded by the winter landscape, I was drawn to the old growth trees. Looking at them without their leaves gives insight into their shape, color, and texture. Evidence of good times and bad as they continue to grow.

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Paintings from the Road

Mount Jackson on a Cloudy Day

Don’t you love a road trip? Everything was new to us; absolutely exciting. Connecting with a new landscape on the road. I carry a mobile studio and paint every chance I get – when I am not knitting socks.

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Alignment

Since losing my FaceBook and Instagram social media accounts, I have had a lot of questions. Will the hacker hurt my reputation and/or business? How much time do I have to spend on “the fix?” Will I try to punish those who are responsible? How shall I move on? What platforms are in alignment with how I share my art? How do they treat their customers / investors? So far, I don’t have any answers. How do you get in alignment?

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I’m Still Standing – and Painting!

I’m still standing and painting.  I was hacked on Facebook and permanently banned from their platforms, which includes Instagram. I have discovered that this is a nationwide problem.  Facebook will not respond to me or anyone else.  If you see questionable material on my pages, IT IS NOT ME.

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Painting the Beach

Headed to Litchfield Beach to paint with the Ladies of the Traveling Paints!  We immerse ourselves in the act of painting.  Outside during the day and round the table at night.  Fun, fun, fun!  Will make sure to show you what we did next week. For this week’s blog, I have posted some of my favorite beach paintings from over the years.  Hope you enjoy them.

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Metal Leaf Mania

Good afternoon! Is it still Sunday? This is coming to you a little late, because Robert and I tried to learn how to do a video for you. It was easier than I thought to make it. Here are the results!

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Big Blue and Something New

Michel McNinch paints on metal leaf

The weather has been beautiful, and I have been painting.I have been painting animals on metal leaf for a couple of years now.  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.  

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The Beauty of Fall is Coming

Maybe not quick enough for some, but the beauty of Fall is coming. The colors have already been showing up on my palette. I have begun some studies full of fall colors. I am eager to show them to you.

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