Moving Right Along

Sep 10, 2022

Big Blue is moving right along. I am sneaking up on the close. All the shapes are in the correct place. Now, I am making connections between each shape. I call this “minding my edges.” This gives (hopefully) the illusion of depth.

I wanted to share where the process is now in a new way; I have made a very short video for you. My first time trying this, so please share you experience with me – good or bad.

It is also on my Instagram account here: https://www.instagram.com/reel/CiV988zAVRE/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Big Blue taking over the studio.

Current state of studio is cluttered – again! The supplies are getting jumbled, and I am running out of manganese blue!


To take a break, I reach for some inspiration in my everyday surroundings. Here are the last roses of summer from our garden. A little sketching helps to loosen me up. Notice I didn’t pick something blue.

Inspired by the last roses of summer.
Inspired by the last roses of summer.

Thank you for looking in.

See you next week – Until then, I will be tangled up in blue! : )

Michel

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18 Comments

  1. Virginia on September 11, 2022 at 8:03 am

    Love the video… Your studio is in better shape than mine!!! Enjoy!

    • Michel McNinch on September 11, 2022 at 1:39 pm

      Thank you, thank you. Did it come across to large? I couldn’t find a way to size it down. On my Mac it was huge! My studio is a wreck!

      • Joan Specking on September 11, 2022 at 7:48 pm

        love your big blue!!!

        • Michel McNinch on September 13, 2022 at 7:25 am

          Thank you, Joan. It is so much fun to paint!

  2. Robert McNinch on September 11, 2022 at 8:26 am

    Video was very nice ! Awesome painting also !

    • Michel McNinch on September 11, 2022 at 1:40 pm

      Thank you, honey. I appreciate it.

      • Jimmy Lee on September 12, 2022 at 11:20 am

        Beautiful painting. Blues are magical. Janet want to know where it’s from. Also wanted to know it you had a little one
        Jimmy Janet

        • Michel McNinch on September 13, 2022 at 7:23 am

          Thank you Jimmy and Janet! I just love painting with Blue. Awendaw is the location. No little one just yet, but you never know!

  3. Roxanne on September 11, 2022 at 1:03 pm

    Love seeing the progress on the painting and the sketching of your beautiful roses!

    • Michel McNinch on September 11, 2022 at 1:48 pm

      Gotta take a break, or I will lose the image.
      Thank you.

  4. Patricia Riddle-Wilcox on September 11, 2022 at 1:07 pm

    Love the painting….always the pinnacle of excellence.

    • Michel McNinch on September 11, 2022 at 2:19 pm

      Thank you.

    • Michel McNinch on September 13, 2022 at 7:27 am

      You are so sweet to say so. : )

  5. Faye Meetze on September 11, 2022 at 1:58 pm

    Thanks, Michel, I enjoyed the tour. Your roses are beautiful. Thinking blue👋🏻

    • Michel McNinch on September 13, 2022 at 7:26 am

      Hi Faye! So glad you enjoyed the post. I miss seeing you. Hope you and Marion are well.

  6. Michel McNinch on September 11, 2022 at 2:18 pm

    Thank you so very much.

  7. Tina on September 25, 2022 at 9:37 am

    I love the video!! It’s like being right in your studio watching over your shoulder 😍 Those roses are gorgeous!! You and Robert do such a wonderful job in your garden! Stunning 🌷🌷🌷

    • Michel McNinch on September 25, 2022 at 9:41 am

      Thank you! We have had a good year for the garden. Robert being retired helps a lot! : )

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