Getting Ready for Spring

Mar 3, 2024

Spring is such a beautiful time of year. Full of promise and new life. Also filled with art! Here in Columbia, we will start the season off with “Columbia Open Studios,” presented by 701 CCA. I know many of you are not in my area, but many of you are! Open Studios is a great way to visit with area artists. When you come to Stormwater Studios you get to visit with 8 at one time – including moi!

Click this image to visit their website for more information.

SO…..I’m getting ready. Cleaning up the studio and put finishing touches on the new paintings. I will debut my Stormwater Studios Wildlife Series during this art crawl.

I just love how our sign casts a shadow on the entrance. It is in different places all day long.
Click this image to see it from the front.

Works in Progress Update

Santee State Park (24×48) painting now looks like this. Came a long way this week.
The Litchfield Sunrise was still to wet to paint on it again, so I started another Litchfield painting.
Working title: All that Glitters (30×40)

There is wet paint everywhere in both my studios right now. Looking forward to the beauty of Spring and more painting. Thank you so much for reading my post this week. It is very much appreciated.


“Spring work is going on with joyful enthusiasm.”– John Muir


  1. Roxanne on March 3, 2024 at 11:18 am

    love all of your new works! beautiful landscapes and animals

    • Michel McNinch on March 3, 2024 at 5:48 pm

      It has been fun. Thanks for coming along for the ride.

  2. Alice Cottingham on March 3, 2024 at 3:02 pm

    It glitters beautifully!!

    • Michel McNinch on March 3, 2024 at 5:48 pm

      Thank you. More to come.

  3. Jimmy on March 3, 2024 at 4:03 pm

    Sometimes I think the face of the otter has a little of Roberto him
    Love it

    • Michel McNinch on March 3, 2024 at 5:49 pm

      Absolutely! I think it is his spirit animal.

      • Robert McNinch on March 3, 2024 at 8:45 pm

        I love the animals too, the otter does resemble me😂. I wish I could swim like one! The way the ocean glitters is amazing.

  4. Peggy Bogardus on March 3, 2024 at 7:39 pm

    Beautiful work. I’m in love with the animals. ♥️

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