Tangled up in Blue

Jun 4, 2022

With apologies to Mr. Dylan. : )

Inspiration for Michel McNinch paintings!

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.

So here I am – in the studio tangled up in blue. Rich blues grace my palette giving me every opportunity to put what I have experienced onto canvas.

Tangled up in Blue, (Sorry Bob), McNinch Studiios
Blue Blue Blue

This is a photo from my home studio today. Two of the paintings are drying awaiting their turn on the trusty, old easel.

Michel McNinch, Studio View, Sneak Peak
Studio View – Sneak Peek

A small detail from the painting I am working on right now. In the beautiful blue sky, a few dark clouds still linger.

"Linger," DETAIL, Michel McNinch
Linger, detail, oil

Let me show you a blue sky painting that is finished! This is the Duff Green Mansion in Vicksburg, Mississippi. I did this a few years ago, when we spent a wonderful weekend there. We would recommend it to anyone staying in the area.

"Duff Green Mansion," oil, 18x24, Rawls Collection, Michel McNinch, Artist
“Duff Green Mansion,” oil, 18×24, Rawls Collection

Thank you for looking at my work. I appreciate it very much.


You’re my blue sky, you’re my sunny day.

The Allman Brothers Band


  1. Ann on June 5, 2022 at 8:36 am

    Absolutely Awesome!

    • Michel McNinch on June 6, 2022 at 1:01 pm

      Thank you, Ann. Love painting with blue!

  2. Pamela Yeske on June 5, 2022 at 9:02 am

    Oh to be so inspired!!!

    • Michel McNinch on June 6, 2022 at 1:02 pm

      Thank you. It has been a fun project.

  3. Alice Cottingham on June 5, 2022 at 9:35 am

    Those blues!

    • Michel McNinch on June 6, 2022 at 1:03 pm

      Ultramarine, Cobalt, Cerulean, Manganese – embarrassment of riches! : )

      • Michel McNinch on June 6, 2022 at 1:05 pm

        I have not need of diamonds – give me PAINT!

  4. Carolyn kibler on June 5, 2022 at 7:20 pm

    Beautiful work, as always, Michel.

    • Michel McNinch on June 6, 2022 at 1:03 pm

      Thank you, Carolyn. Hope you are enjoying the blog. It is fun to share my painting practice this way.

  5. Dixie on June 6, 2022 at 1:41 am

    Beautiful blue skies! 💗

    • Michel McNinch on June 6, 2022 at 1:04 pm

      Nothing more freeing than a beautiful blue sky.

  6. Tina on June 13, 2022 at 9:01 am

    That Duff Green Mansion looks like a photograph!! Just beautiful 🤩

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