Michel McNinch

Vista Guild ART Day at Stormwater Studios 2022

Vista Guild ART Day at Stormwater Studios 2022

By Michel McNinch | April 25, 2022

Vista Guild has done it again! Great Art Day at Stormwater Studios. Lots of people strolling in the beautiful April sunshine enjoying the variety of art on view. Many thanks to everyone who joined us.

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A Marvelous Night for a Moondance

By Michel McNinch | April 15, 2022

It’s a marvelous night for a moondance. Thought I would work on these moonlit images from a beautiful October night at Givhans Ferry State Park. The fire was crackling, someone was playing guitar, the moon was rising in the Lowcountry forest.

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Peaceful Easy Feeling

By Michel McNinch | April 9, 2022

This week, I would like to share a painting of someone I love! Here are progression shots of my painting, “Peaceful Easy Feeling,” oil, 12×12.

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Show Time

By Michel McNinch | April 2, 2022

It has been a while since I prepared my studio for a show! I am framing, hanging, making title cards, rearranging, sweeping… Excited to have Stormwater Studios back in action. We are preparing for the 30th Annual Vista Lights, on April 22 and “Art Day” in the Vista on April 23. Many ways to enjoy the visual arts with these events. Show time! It’s gonna be fun y’all.

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Rites of Spring: Endurance An Art Exhibition shining light on the resilience and fortitude found within the human spirit. April 12 – 24. Stormwater Studios’ 10 resident artists present their annual spring exhibition. Friday April 22. Reception + Open Studios 5pm – 8pm. Meet the artists, ask questions and celebrate their work during the 30th Vista Guild’s Annual Art Crawl. Saturday, April 23. Art Day. Experience the arts: Artist demonstrations. Try your hand at gestural sketching, inspired by dancers moving slowly through space. Learn the art of creating a mandala and much more. Enliven your Saturday with art, music, food & beverage trucks along with other other family friendly activities . 10am – 3pm

The Green Green Grass of Home

By Michel McNinch | March 27, 2022

There has been a large painting on my easel, and it has been a joy to paint. “The Green Green Grass of Home.” This spot is where I am most connected to the earth. Do you have a spot where you are connected to the earth?

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Nature as Seen Through a Temperament

By Michel McNinch | March 19, 2022

The sunset on the dam at Lake Murray consoled me during lockdown. I would drive to the dam and paint whatever presented itself.

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An Invitation

By Michel McNinch | March 10, 2022

Spring time has arrived at Stormwater Studios. It is a great little respite in the middle of a hot, southern city.

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Spring Endurance

By Michel McNinch | March 6, 2022

Spring rains and sunshine on Lake Murray speaks to me of endurance. The earth keeps turning, the seasons keep coming.

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enjoy the process

Enjoy the Process

By Michel McNinch | February 27, 2022

Every artist has a process they enjoy the most. This is part of my process, and I thought you might enjoy seeing it.

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“Tell us why you paint…”

By Michel McNinch | February 19, 2022

I didn’t get those crayons in my neighbor’s closet, but Mama made sure I had something creative in my hands at all times.

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Challenge Accepted

By Michel McNinch | February 12, 2022

I participated in Mary Gilkerson’s painting challenge on her Art+Work+Living site. Here are paintings around new cues to create painting habits.

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Have we met? – my art history

By Michel McNinch | January 31, 2022

My very first memory is crawling next door to get their crayons.  The big ones.  Eight colors.   I wanted to touch them so bad.   It is a vivid memory.  

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