Portrait Progress

Mar 18, 2023

Where did I leave you?

Seems like a long time since I last showed you the portrait on my easel.

Pastel Portrait in Progress (3xfast) of Mama and Bud.  Drawing in - bring the color!
Pastel Portrait in Progress (3xfast) of Mama and Bud. Drawing in – bring the color!

P A S T E L S

Colorful Pastels wait their turn.

The love affair continues. Pastels are waiting their turn at the easel. I am eager to use them.


N E C K L A C E

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Necklace 1
drawing in
Drawing In
LOOK at all that Reflected Color, Temperature changes, Vibrance, Sparkle.
LOOK at all that Reflected Color.
Adjusting the darks and lights.
Establish fine details.

I will probably go back in a final time to fine tune darks, lights, and reflected light.

Thank you for all the notes, email, texts of kindness and get well wishes. The good news is that Robert and I are starting to feel better. The bad news is – we are still testing positive for COVID-19. Resting and painting. I can do that. Robert is resting and exploring the universe at the same time. I hear galactic laser sounds coming from his office while the cats keep him warm in his recliner.

Michel

24 Comments

  1. Renee on March 19, 2023 at 8:36 am

    Love the step by step on the pastel 👍…beautiful!

    • Michel McNinch on March 19, 2023 at 6:59 pm

      Thank you. Miss seeing you. Coming back soon!

  2. Robert McNinch on March 19, 2023 at 9:51 am

    Love the puzzle ! Step by step on Pastel is amazing.

    • Michel McNinch on March 19, 2023 at 6:59 pm

      I can always count on you to try out the puzzle. Thank you sweetie. Thank you for everything. Forever and ever; Amen.

  3. Jimmy Lee on March 19, 2023 at 10:00 am

    So beautiful. I’m glad you’re doing some more of these. It a great hidden talent. Glad you’re feeling better amazed you’re still testing positive. Janet and I haven’t had and issues

    Be Safe

    • Michel McNinch on March 19, 2023 at 6:58 pm

      So glad y’all didn’t pick it up! First time in forever I can remember not hugging y’all bye. Must have been divine intervention. Glad it is not any worse. We are heading in the right direction.

  4. Gene Blanchard on March 19, 2023 at 12:27 pm

    Michel your work is beautiful. It is amazing how you have accomplished so much in your paintings. I think I recognize Wetland Gold ! Glad that you and Robert are feel some better.

    Love,
    Uncle Gene

    • Michel McNinch on March 19, 2023 at 6:56 pm

      Uncle Gene! I love you! I love Aunt June too. Mama’s favorite brother! You are absolutely right about Wetland Gold. My first ribbon ever was a painting I did of you! “Off Shore Prophet.” Love some king mackerel. Love you so much Uncle Gene!

      • Gene Blanchard on March 21, 2023 at 9:03 am

        That painting still hangs over my desk, and I see it every day, right now even. I remember that day just like it was yesterday. Your capturing every detail makes it stand alive! Love you and Robert, and your mom VERY much !

        • Michel McNinch on March 22, 2023 at 7:06 pm

          We love you too, Uncle Gene. I remember that day well also. That was some fine fishing!

  5. Dawn Reardon on March 19, 2023 at 5:02 pm

    The luster of the pearls…amazing!

    • Michel McNinch on March 19, 2023 at 6:55 pm

      Thank you. There is so much to see there!

  6. Jeannie Irvin on March 19, 2023 at 5:21 pm

    BEAUTIFUL 💕Michel!!!!! So glad y’all are getting better 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

    • Michel McNinch on March 19, 2023 at 6:54 pm

      Thank you. Just tired and nasal congestion now. I’ll be back soon!

  7. Dixie on March 19, 2023 at 10:58 pm

    Glad to hear you are starting to feel better! My prayers for complete recovery soon!

    • Michel McNinch on March 20, 2023 at 11:18 am

      Hey Dixie, thank you so much for the thoughtful prayers. We are going to get through this! And then – you and I are gonna catch up! It has been too long.

  8. Earline White on March 20, 2023 at 9:03 am

    I am glad that you are feeling better and I love that you posting your step by step of you portraits. The pearl necklace is beautiful

    • Michel McNinch on March 20, 2023 at 11:23 am

      Glad you liked it Earline. Looking forward to getting back to class.

  9. Donna Rawls on March 20, 2023 at 1:46 pm

    Love watching your paintings/pastels “come to life”….going to be grand!

    • Michel McNinch on March 22, 2023 at 7:07 pm

      Thank you, Donna. Feeling a little better now. Going to get into it and bring to a finish. : )

  10. Susan Burns on March 20, 2023 at 6:30 pm

    Hi Michel, I am glad to hear you and Robert are feeling better.

    I love watching to portraits come to life! I continue to be in awe of what you create!

    I very much enjoyed the puzzle!

    You inspire me! Miss you!

    • Michel McNinch on March 22, 2023 at 7:09 pm

      Hey! Thank you. All over but a little congestion now, and some tired eyes. That might be the pollen. Hope to be back next week.

  11. Susan Neal on March 22, 2023 at 5:00 pm

    That is fabulous. Your work makes me look so good. You are the best. I love getting to see it in progress. I have to be careful when I open up your site or text to make sure Mama is not walking by. Keeping the secret is getting harder the more progress you make. Love it and love you!!!

    • Michel McNinch on March 22, 2023 at 7:10 pm

      Love you right back! Can’t wait to hear what you Mama thinks. I have a couple ideas about that. I want you to come to the studio soon and take a look and help me with some details.

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