Going with the Flow

Sep 3, 2022
Going with the Flow
“Drift Away,” oil, 8×10 – $295

Plein Air painting is so much fun.  This week’s paintings were painted at Lake Sheila in Saluda, North Carolina.   On that weekend, I painted mountain and sky each morning.  It was fun to see the local residents enjoying the water.  When I got home, I knew a paddle boarder would give just the right amount of interest and scale.  

Going with the Flow Plein Air painting is so much fun.  This week’s paintings were painted at Lake Sheila in Saluda, North Carolina.   On that weekend, I painted mountain and sky each morning.  It was fun to see the local residents enjoying the water.
“Go With The Flow,” 8×10, oil, $295

Maybe the guy in “Go With The Flow,” needs clothes.  I’m not sure yet. 


Here are a few details of the large piece I’m working on. Current working title is “Big Blue.”  What title comes to mind for you? 

Going with the Flow

Click images for a closer look. 

It has been another great week of painting with my beloved blues. Thanks for looking in to see what’s happening. Will have more to show next week!

Michel

P.S. Don’t forget to let me know if a title comes to you for “Big Blue.” I am always open to suggestions.

15 Comments

  1. Renee Wedding on September 3, 2022 at 9:35 pm

    Beautiful!

    • Michel McNinch on September 4, 2022 at 8:07 am

      Thank you. Looking forward to seeing you soon.

  2. Susan Burns on September 3, 2022 at 11:26 pm

    You inspire me!

    • Michel McNinch on September 4, 2022 at 8:08 am

      Honored. See you soon.

  3. Robert McNinch on September 4, 2022 at 5:01 am

    I love these !

    • Michel McNinch on September 4, 2022 at 8:08 am

      Thanks. I know you love the blue too!

  4. Roxanne on September 4, 2022 at 7:19 am

    How about Rhapsodies of the Blue?
    Could point of interest wear long swim shorts? No speedos please.

    • Michel McNinch on September 4, 2022 at 8:09 am

      No speedos! lol. Rhapsody in Blue is an all time favorite.
      Gershwin is too!

  5. Virginia Donovan on September 4, 2022 at 8:52 am

    Hi, Michel,
    Summer Blue, Saluda Blue, etc… Good Morning, Blue…
    And as for the paddleboard guy, I would leave it…. expect it will bring a bit of a smile to viewers, if they even notice. I did not notice until I saw the question.
    Looks like a wonderful place to paint!
    Virginia

    • Michel McNinch on September 4, 2022 at 3:44 pm

      Hey Virginia! Thank you for the suggestions. I think I will let the collector decide. But not sure about that either! : )

  6. Missy Phillips on September 4, 2022 at 9:46 am

    Love that you painted a paddle boarder! That’s become one of my favorite pastimes! I didn’t notice he wasn’t clothed either. I’d vote for board shorts….

    • Michel McNinch on September 4, 2022 at 3:46 pm

      I can just imagine how beautiful it must be from a paddle board. Would want to wear a body cam. As for the board shorts, what color?

  7. Mary on September 5, 2022 at 11:54 pm

    Solitude in blue

  8. Mary on September 6, 2022 at 12:07 am

    Solitude in blue

    Sweet Baby James’s Blues and Greens

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

      Those are good ones!

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