End of the Season!

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.)

They are beautifully designed to keep water clean and provide food for humans and many other animals. I am glad they get to thrive a while during the hot months of the off-season. They are beautiful in their habitat also. Oh, that sounds like a good idea for a new chapter in the series. : ) Yep, gonna be looking into that one.

I painted some singles at the beginning of this year’s season.

My new painting honoring the end of the season is “Shucked.”

I paint oysters because they are a beautiful dichotomy. Dirty and sharp on the outside. Cut by an oyster; you better keep it clean. But inside is a beautiful iridescent shell with a big juicy mouthful of the ocean. Be looking for that new oyster series next season.

Thank you so much for visiting,


“He was a bold man that first ate an oyster.” 

 Jonathan Swift

Want to know more about South Carolina oysters? Here ya go:


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  1. Roberrt McNinch on May 8, 2022 at 8:55 am

    Looking for that Pearl every time !

    • Michel McNinch on May 9, 2022 at 9:52 am

      You are the pearl.

  2. Chris Meyers on May 8, 2022 at 9:22 am

    I really love that you always add a little something to the bottom of your beautiful words to spread the education about your art!! Always the teacher 🥰!! Man now I want OYSTERS 🦪!!

    • Michel McNinch on May 9, 2022 at 9:52 am

      Thank you so much! Looking forward to the next time we eat oysters together.

    • Mark S Rowland on May 12, 2022 at 8:50 am

      Beautiful stuff ! Thank you for this blog.

  3. Pamela Yeske on May 8, 2022 at 2:04 pm

    Beautiful little gifts from the sea!!!

    • Michel McNinch on May 9, 2022 at 9:51 am

      Yes! I love them!

  4. Missy Phillips on May 10, 2022 at 9:18 am

    So happy that I have a few of your oysters on my wall. Think of you whenever I glance at one of them! Oyster roasts remind me of my dad and being in the backyard on the Isle of Palms. A bit of heaven, both in location and taste!

  5. Dianne Meadow on May 16, 2022 at 11:07 am

    Love the quote!!

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