Challenge Accepted

Feb 12, 2022

This week was a challenge.

I participated in Mary Gilkerson’s painting challenge on her Art+Work+Living site to create paintings around cues to create new painting habits. Over 2,600 artists participated! We all painted our own images and posted them to her FB page. In keeping with last week’s theme, I chose images from Sullivan’s Island. These are the paintings I completed in the challenge.

"A Day at the Beach," oil, 6x8, Michel McNinch -
“A Day at the Beach,” oil, 6×8, – Click image to Enlarge
“Somewhere Familiar,” oil, 6×8, – Click Image to Enlarge
“Dramatic Ending,” oil, 6×8, – Click image to Enlarge

You are the first to see these paintings and have the first chance to purchase. Thank you for being on my email list. Contact me directly, please. They are not even on the website yet! On Tuesday morning, the general public will see them also.

This week’s paintings are being offered with FREE SHIPPING!

Indicates that the painting has been collected. : )

Also, I have a little surprise for you. I made one of my most popular paintings into a digital jigsaw puzzle. I hope you will try it! Let me know how it goes. This is a first try at making a puzzle for you.

You can complete the puzzle from a desktop (code below if you are not on a desktop) or by clicking the link under the image. : ) Hope you enjoy.

New Jigsaw Puzzle
Try the new jigsaw puzzle of this popular painting!

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As always, I love to hear from you.


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  1. Julie Saunders on February 13, 2022 at 7:48 pm

    Your paintings make me want to visit Sullivan’s Island again very soon. Thanks for sharing your beautiful art.

    • Michel McNinch on February 13, 2022 at 10:13 pm

      Thank you, Julie. I appreciate your kind words.

  2. Amy Cottingham on February 13, 2022 at 8:08 pm

    Wonderful idea! Love the paintings! Had fun with the puzzle, too! What a busy won you are!

    • Michel McNinch on February 13, 2022 at 10:12 pm

      I have had my hands full. That is for sure!

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