Here’s the New Work

Sep 10, 2007
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“Two Old Birds” 30×40, oil on Canvas

“Surf Study,” 12×6, Oil on Canvas
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“Winter Surf,” 12×36, Oil on Canvas
Hi Everyone. Thanks for all the new folks signed up to the email subscription. My list is growing. It’s all very exciting. Here are 3 of my latest paintings. I have more, but will post them tomorrow, so that I don’t overwhelm anyone’s email. Please let me know if that happens, so that I can correct it. The top one – “Two Old Birds” was an image I have been saving a long time and finally decided to tackle it. I used a heavy impasto feeling to it that doesn’t come across in cyberspace : ( . It was fun, though. I changed it at least ten times before I was satisfied. The water being on the top was a unique aspect. I took the photo from a balcony. I sure wish I knew who the woman was, but she reminds me of my Aunt Mary. Aunt Mary goes to the beach everyday to eat her lunch. She has lived on Sullivan’s Island her whole life. I thought about naming the painting “Winter Walk,” but a friend came over and noticed the similarity between the bird’s legs and the woman’s cane and the name “Two Old Birds” just seemed right.
The bottom two surf studies were done as demonstrations in my classes at Corley Mill Art Studio. Fast and furious painting to get it done for them in 2 hours. I liked the way they turned out, so I thought I would post them here for you to see. Winter Surf really looks much better when you enlarge it. If you would like to know more about Corley Mill Art Studio, just follow the link on the right.
Well, that’s all for now, thanks for visiting. I will post about 3 or 4 more tomorrow. Stay tuned. Please feel free to leave comments and let me know which are your favorites.
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  1. harriett on September 11, 2007 at 6:55 pm

    Fantastic work, as always! I love your use of space.

  2. Anonymous on September 12, 2007 at 9:38 pm

    I thought it was Aunt Mary! So great to see your different styles coming out. I like being able to see your daily work even though we’re 2 hours away!

  3. Mari on September 12, 2007 at 9:39 pm

    Beautiful, beautiful. I love them all.

  4. Michel McNinch on September 12, 2007 at 9:56 pm

    Hi Anonymous! Who are you?? Please email me and let me know. It’s driving me nuts – how do you know Aunt Mary??

    Harriett and Mari – thank you for the kind words. I have been working so hard lately, but I do feel that a little breakthrough may be right around the corner. Thanks for coming to the blog.

  5. Mary on September 19, 2007 at 7:01 pm

    I LOVE your “Surf study” and might know of someone who might want to buy it. . I’ll forward your blogsite to them.

    Hey, “Mari” left a message on my site as well. wonder who they are. I thought it was my neighbor, “Mary C.” but I’m not sure.

    Keep on painting! You’re doing great!! Mary Hoffman

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