Deep Greens and Blues

Aug 24, 2022

The large canvas in the corner had waited long enough. It is painted with deep shades of cobalt and manganese blue. Time to put it on the easel.

Original Painting by Michel McNinch

Composition first. Do the major shapes have balance? Where are the dominant sections and in what order should they be painted? Charcoal and chalk to help guide my thoughts.

Original Painting by Michel McNinch

Got it in the crosshairs. Helps me keep everything in the right place.

Original Painting by Michel McNinch

It is an expanse! 24×48 inches. I can usually get one brushstroke across the entirety of a painting from side to side. Not this one. Will take it in sections.

Original Painting by Michel McNinch

So this is where it is at as of today. Would you like an update next week? Will she be able to land it? Stay tuned. : )

Hope you enjoy the process. So exciting to start a new painting.

Michel


“Deep greens and blues are the colors I choose…”  Any James Taylor fans in the house?

19 Comments

  1. Pam Yeske on August 27, 2022 at 6:13 pm

    One of my favorite albums ever!!!

    • Ellen on August 27, 2022 at 7:46 pm

      Yes! I immediately knew the reference. Really enjoying your blogs and the Luna moth puzzle was fun.

      The WIP looks amazing!

      • Michel McNinch on August 28, 2022 at 9:41 am

        Thank you!

    • Michel McNinch on August 28, 2022 at 9:41 am

      Every word!

  2. Amy on August 27, 2022 at 8:29 pm

    Wow! This one is looking so beautiful, Michel!

    • Michel McNinch on August 28, 2022 at 9:42 am

      Thank you. It is in the messy middle now, but will get it done.

  3. Dawn on August 27, 2022 at 9:15 pm

    I’m in love with this one!

    • Michel McNinch on August 28, 2022 at 9:42 am

      Thank you, Dawn. I love blues and greens!

  4. Roberrt McNinch on August 28, 2022 at 5:36 am

    I feel I am in a boat right there fishing (not catching ) Beautiful , stunning !

    • Michel McNinch on August 28, 2022 at 9:43 am

      Thank you, honey.

  5. Alice on August 28, 2022 at 9:53 am

    Mapping composition—I had no idea. Thanks for the lesson!

    • Michel McNinch on August 29, 2022 at 12:43 am

      It is so damn fun! : )

  6. Linda on August 28, 2022 at 2:44 pm

    Your blues and greens pull me in every time.
    Agree with Alice. Will use lesson on mapping composition. Thank you!

    • Michel McNinch on August 28, 2022 at 5:39 pm

      Thank you.

    • Michel McNinch on August 29, 2022 at 12:44 am

      Have FUN!

  7. Roxanne on August 29, 2022 at 7:40 am

    Always amazing to see the process in the way you create and recreate.

    • Michel McNinch on September 1, 2022 at 10:30 pm

      Thank you! I just let it rip! : )

  8. Linda Brisbon on September 10, 2022 at 8:11 am

    so glad I came across your post on Mary’s page, this was a super helpful post. thank you!

    • Michel McNinch on September 13, 2022 at 7:28 am

      Hi Linda! Thank you for the kind words. I have a hard time knowing what and what not to post on that site. Glad you signed up for the weekly post here. Now you will see all of them! Thanks.

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