Finding a Happy Ending

With my trip to the coast postponed, I needed to find a happy ending. I decided to work on some paintings that were started in the field but not quite finished. Sometimes they need a little, sometimes they need a lot. So, I look for a happy ending to the paintings.

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Back to the Lowcountry

Heading back to the Lowcountry. Never want to stay away too long. Time to get back home. I will be painting the southeastern coast for the next few weeks. Here is a little one. It is only 4×6 inches, but it holds a view of so much more.

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Floating in the Blue

The blue sky paintings are coming along nicely. So very close to finished. They just need the tiny touches that finish a painting, but couldn’t bring my self to rush it. They need to dry. This is an advantage and disadvantage of painting in oils. These are images from my recent trip to Savannah, GA and Fort Pulaski National Monument.

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A Lovely Lowcountry Visit

A quick trip to the Lowcountry had me dining in an old time seafood restaurant with treasured collectors, delivering a special painting to royalty, and feeling the love on the ocean. All very important to an active painting practice! Lucky me.

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Tangled up in Blue

McNinch Art Studios

My trip to Savannah has inspired three new paintings of beautiful blue skies. They are not quite ready to share, but here is a peek at what’s happening in the studio.

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Lowcountry Lamentation

Featured Image

My first painting from a recent trip to Savannah is a moody one. The storm had just raged through and a few clouds were lagging behind. The ground was wet, and the fresh water smell on the salt marsh was distinct. The sun was still hiding behind the lingering clouds. “Lowcountry Lamentation, oil on canvas, 16×24, Michel McNinch

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Diptych

Hung together or apart; they are always siblings. Two surfaces, same palette, same landscape, same artist! Fun to do and makes it that much better! Take a closer look.

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Fort Pulaski National Monument

the chance to visit Fort Pulaski National Monument, it is well worth you time. The folks there were super nice and you can tell they are great caretakers. Lots of history and pristine landscape. Maybe I will see you there. Look for me; I’m the one with the easel! : )

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Questions for Mary

I have a list of questions for Mary that I never got to ask. A very important part of a painting practice is having a mentor you trust and will give you honest answers. Mary Gilkerson was that for me and countless others.

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