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

Monday, September 1, 2014

Want Stronger Paintings?

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To reserve your place:
Deposit of $35 due by November 17th. Mail
check to TAG PO Box 6793, Columbia,
SC 29260 or go to and pay
through PayPal.
Contact person is Glenda Keyes at