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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So….this happened.

New Jigsaw Puzzle

The Jasper Project is our local arts advocate. Cindi Boiter and her team have created a trusted source of support for the arts here in our community. I am so proud that they included me with this very kind article. I hope you will enjoy it. I’m blushing.

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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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Lowcountry Lamentation

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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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End of the Season!

Cheers to the oyster! For me oysters are a celebration. We gather as family and friends around a fire or a pit. Roasted, steaming oysters piled high onto a plywood table. My Aunt Diane taught me to bring my own knife to an oyster roast (and clean towels.)

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A Marvelous Night for a Moondance

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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Show Time

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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