Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibition - May 27-June 12

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Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibition - May 27-June 12

I will be there all day every day!  Come on out.  My booth will be under the statue of John C. Calhoun.  Easy to find me.

Here is one of my works that will be in the show:

Sullivan's Causeway, oil, 11x14,
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Porgy and Bess will be performed at Marion Square this year via a simulcast on the Jumbotron.  Mark your calendars.  May 30 @ 7:30pm.  What a treat.

Here's a link to the Post and Courier's article with the details. 

"Spoleto Festival, in cooperation with the Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs and Piccolo Spoleto Festival, came up with a solution. It will live-stream the performance of “Porgy and Bess” on a Jumbotron screen in Marion Square at 7:30 p.m. May 30, then rebroadcast the opera at 7:30 p.m. the next night in the practice field of West Ashley High School.

The Marion Square simulcast and West Ashley rebroadcast are made possible in part by the sponsorship of Wells Fargo and are open to the public and free. Festival officials are optimistic about the weather but will devise a contingency plan should the forecast include rain."


Saturday, November 28, 2015

Sunday, November 22, 2015

New Painting: Sweetwater

"Sweetwater,"oil, 6x18
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This is lake murray on a beautiful, smooth water day. The sky and water delight me in their ability to mimic each other. Like a color conversation.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

New Painting: As the Crow Flies

"As the Crow Flies," oil, 8x10
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This is another painting from my cliche series.  It was included in an exhibition with my studio mates at Vista Studios, 808 Lady, Columbia, SC.  My favorite part is the movement in the bird. There seems to be some state of emergency.  He is lifting quickly. 

Thursday, November 12, 2015

New Painting by Michel McNinch

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Secret Cove is a beautiful, secluded spot on Lake Murray.  Everyone loves it!
Soft greens, filtered light, and smooth water.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Breech Inlet Sunrise

Here is a Plein Air sketch of Breech Inlet - the water between Sullivan's Island, SC and Isle of Palms, SC.  The sun rises here everyday to many locals and tourists soaking in the view.

"Plein Air Breech Inlet," oil, 5x7
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Saturday, November 7, 2015

Plein Air Sketch - BeeHive Drive

Plein Air BeeHive Drive
oil, 5x7
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This is a beautiful spot on Mt. Pleasant. Could paint here for the rest of my life. Well....maybe the rest of the year. : )

Plein Air Study from Mt. Pleasant SC

Plein Air Study, oil, 4x6
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Thank you for checking out my art.  I have had a lot of fun recently painting from life (not a photo).  It provides an urgency because of time constraints.  So, every brushstroke matters.  Vibrant and lively brushstrokes ensue - sometimes!  I love this one.

Click to Bid  This is a smaller one, so the bidding starts at only $80.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

My Plein Air Paintings on DPW

Spent a lovely weekend painting the marshes of Charleston, SC.  Happy Happy Joy Joy!

Won't be long now....

Vista Studios / Gallery 80808 is celebrating 25 years of serving artists and the community.

Come see our show November 12-29

Opening reception next Thursday, Nov 12, 5-9pm


Erin Shaw with The State Newspaper wrote a nice article on the event. 

 Read the Article Here.

My contribution to the show is the work of Ellyse Bendillo, Lily Jenkinson, and my portraits of each of them.
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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Carolina Strong

Carolina Strong was painted while the rain kept falling.  It is my response as an artist to the floods.  My state is strong - its people and its land.  I am so proud of us when we are called to action.  

"Carolina Strong," oil, 8x10
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Saturday, September 26, 2015

Friday, September 25, 2015