Saturday, September 26, 2015

Friday, September 25, 2015

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Peaceful Place

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What a great day to be a South Carolinian.  The weather was perfect today.  This is a painting of my perfect place to paint:  Sullivan's Island, SC.

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Saturday, September 5, 2015

Friday, August 28, 2015

Daily Paintworks - Pansy Face is up Next!

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The next painting on Daily Paintworks is "Pansy Face," oil, 6x6.  Please take a moment to check out the auction.  

Thursday, August 27, 2015

New to Daily Paintworks - Trying Something New!

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So happy to tell you that I have joined Daily Paintworks!  I am so excited to finally try this avenue of sharing my work.  Here is my first auction.  Please spread the word!   

Saturday, June 13, 2015

SiP Magazine Salutes the Blanchards of Sullivan's Island

Many thanks to SiP Magazine,  Delores Schweitzer, and Steve Rosamilia for a great article on the Blanchard family of Sullivan's Island.  I am a proud member.  My mother is Sophie Blanchard (deceased 1992). 

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Monday, February 16, 2015

Happy Home

It is always nice to see that my paintings have a happy home.  Maggie Woodruff sent me this lovely photo.  Brings joy to my heart.

The painting is titled "Marsh Blush," and has been used on the cover ofMercy Creek, by Matt Matthews, and published by Hub City Press in Spartanburg, SC

Friday, November 14, 2014

The Road Leads Back to You

Hope the road leads you to the ones you love the most this Thanksgiving.

~Michel McNinch

Magnolia Plantation's Avenue of Oaks, oil, 6x12, $195
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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Saving Little Bobby Gardner

I cleaned out my art supply closet this weekend.  Made a big mess, but boy was it fun!  One of my sketchbooks was full, old, and falling apart.  I flipped through it casually, and decided to pitch it.  Later, something kept nagging me to check it again.  I found this little sketch of my nephew, Robert Gardner, from ten years ago after a day of swimming.  So glad I found it.  Sketchbook back on the shelf. 

Moral of the story?  NEVER throw out old sketchbooks.  : )

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Sunday, November 2, 2014

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Website Update

Website has been updated to reflect accurately all available paintings.


"The Shirt Off His Back, oil, 36x18"

Just a little something to grab your attention!  : )

Sunday, October 26, 2014

SC State Park Artist Residency - Billy Dreher Island

The S. C. State Park Artist in Residence Program selected me as the Artist in Residence at Billy Dreher Island this year.  Visit their website here.  It was an honor and a privilege.  Beautiful Island and accommodations.  Here are photos to prove it!  Click any image to enlarge the photos.

Villa No. 3 was my home for seven glorious days in October.

The island was teaming with wildlife.

And there was no shortage of beautiful places to paint and enjoy the view.

Some of my artists friends came over and painted with me.
Can you spot the artists amongst the trees?

This was my view and set up.

Here's my painting from our "paint out."

And another Lake Murray Painting

In return for the week at the State Park, the artist is required to give the park a piece of work inspired by the area.  Here's the painting that I gave Dreher Island State Park.

The Park Manager, EJ Jones, named this painting, "George."

Of course, everyone needs a little company, so here are some more of my companions for the week.

Bio Daddy, Me, Cousin Ann

Skip Croft

My Sweetie making spaghetti!

Many thanks to S. C. State Parks and all the staff at Dreher Island State Park for making this artist very happy and productive.  

Michel McNinch