Saturday, July 14, 2018

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Come Out and Paint EDISTO STATE PARK


Hello All!  
Here is lots of information on 
our upcoming Painting Retreat!














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Here is a link to this PDF Flyer with active links:

http://www.michelmcninch.com/images/EdistoFlyerMcNinch.pdf

Here is a link to the Park:

https://southcarolinaparks.com/edisto-beach



March 25, 26, and 27

Check in 4pm Sunday; 
Check out is 10am Tuesday. 
(Paint for as long as we want on Tuesday;
 just have to check out of the cabins.) 








 






HELLO Everyone! 

Come out and Paint Edisto State Park!

MARCH 25, 26, AND 27 (Two Nights)
Check in 4pm Sunday; 
Check out is 10am Tuesday. 

Edisto State Park Cabins

Cabins each have a full kitchen, living room, bedrooms and one bathroom. Each artist will have their own bedroom and share a bathroom with one other artist. All the cabins have been reserved for us!  Cabins are full / Day Students welcome ($150).

Here is a link to my blog which has all this info for you online:


Please ask questions.  I am working on my check-list.  We are planning more of these events, and they are going to be GREAT!


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

SUNDAY -  Check in time is 4:00 pm

Settle in your room.  Survey the painting spots; Get an idea of where you would like to paint.  LEAVE your art supplies in the car.  There are many locations we may want to paint.

Early Dinner - in cabins / on your own.

Meet and Greet  - FIRESIDE  6pm - 9pm 

Please gather round the campfire to meet each other and discuss the plans for the next two PAINTING DAYS! (Bring a cooler if you like.)

MONDAY

SUNRISE SALUTATIONS - 7:00 - 9:00 am

Please join us for the Sunrise!  Cameras at the ready.  If you would like a wake-up call for sunrise, please let us know.  Be aware that we are very cheerful in the morning!  : )  Coffee maker will be running in the McNinch cabin.  Please gather there before heading out to paint.

PLEIN AIR PAINTING 9am-1pm

DEMO by Michel McNinch 2pm-4pm 

Gather at the McNinch Cabin for demonstration by Michel. 
She will be sharing her method of painting the marsh with oils.

CRITIQUE - Bring your work from the day to the demo.  I will give a critique - privately if requested.  It would help me help you to see all that you have done for the day.

DINNER - Group Consensus - Seafood sounds good.

SKETCHBOOK VESPERS  7pm - 9pm

Meet up at the McNinch Campfire!

TUESDAY


SUNRISE SALUTATIONS - 7:00 - 9:00 am

Please join us for the Sunrise!  Cameras at the ready.  If you would like a wake-up call for sunrise, please let us know.  Be aware that we are very cheerful in the morning!  : )  Coffee maker will be running in the McNinch cabin.  Please gather there before heading out to paint.

CHECK OUT AT 10AM.  Please bring your key to Michel or Robert.  We will check everyone out.

PLEIN AIR PAINTING 10am-12pm

DEMO by Beth Williams 1pm-3pm

Gather at the McNinch Cabin for demonstration by Beth Williams 
She will be sharing her method of painting waves with pastel.
CRITIQUE - Bring your work from the day to the demo.  I will give a critique - privately if requested.  It would help me help you to see all that you have done for the day.

Here are some things to think about while you are at the park.


Immerse yourself in your subject matter!  Take it in by staying quiet and focused.  I don’t mean silent, just quiet…turn away from distractions.  Work in your sketchbook for the first 15 minutes.

I will be on hand for critiques and suggestions.  Call me when you are having trouble.  It’s easier to help you find your way than it is to help you find your way back.  When you get stuck, stop and let me help. : )

PLEASE KNOW:  

You should work in any medium you wish.  Old favorite or try something new.  There is so many possibilities.  Please contact me for suggestions;  I would like to know how you are planning to work.

Start where you are.  All are welcomed.


SUGGESTED SUPPLY LIST

TV table for your palette 
Palette with cover
Painting supplies
Painting panels/canvases 
Charcoal
Brushes and palette knives Storage tube for same 
Wet Canvas Carrier Boxes (clean pizza box will do)
Small Sketchbook and Pencil 
Paper Towels - Handiwipes 
Plastic Bag for your trash 
Sunscreen - Bug Repellent 
A big Sun Hat
Drinking Water - Snacks/lunch 
Small knife/whistle/compass 
Digital Camera
Easel
Folding Chair or Stool
Cell phone fully charged 
Fishing gear if desired
Alcohol if desired
Breakfast and Lunch
Pillows and Blankets
Don’t forget your chargers.  Cabin has wifi.


Leave your art supplies in the car.  We have many choices of places to paint. 

Things to remember when painting outdoors 

- Don’t try to put it all in.
- Determine your focus, first.
- Place your horizon line
- Create thumbnail compositions. 
- Move individual elements to improve composition.
- Block in the main values simply and quickly.
- Work all over the canvas—get everything placed.
- Don’t chase shadows! Set them & leave them. 
- Squint to establish values!
- Rest and refresh your eyes
- Remember: have fun, stay loose, & enjoy the view!


Here’s how I approach the canvas simply put:  Composition/Color Questions/Block-In/Center of Interest/Catch the Light/Catch the Details/Don’t Mess it Up.  : )

Get your supplies ready the night before.  On Go.
Paint ready,  clean palette, and just enough of everything else to paint with for 2-3 hours.  You don’t need everything!  You can always walk back to the cabin to get something.  Nice huh!  (Those taking the class as a day student may leave gear in the McNinch cabin.)  Robert will shuttle folks back and forth to the cabins and bathrooms.  Call him at 803-360-3144 and request a ride!  He will have a hospitality cooler with him. 

Have a good idea of where you want to paint.   Notice what really speaks to you.  Think about finding more than one composition from the same spot.  Change your view point rather than having to move your gear.  

My demonstration prices are:  5x7 - $195 / 8x10 - $295 / 11x14 -$395.

GROUP PHOTO is a must.  Please help me remember.  

Inclement Weather plan:  

Paint anyway.  : )  Whatever the weather, the artist can find subject matter.  Also, there will be fun and games inside.  Another alternative would be to visit galleries in the area.  


A Word about Safety….

Buddy up for safety.  

Wander all you want, but stay in touch. 

Please carry your phone. 

I.C.E. Numbers - Please email to me the name and number of the person you want me to call in case of emergency.  IMPORTANT

Here is some advice 
from the State Park Service:

“To ensure that your visit is enjoyable, please be aware of the dynamic characteristics of the natural environment.  There are areas at all state parks that could be potentially hazardous if visitors do not use extreme caution.  Visitors who are unsure about possible hazards should contact a Park Ranger.”  

This trip is intended to share with you the joy of making art in a natural setting.  Be prepared for the elements.  ; )



Please share your ideas and opinions with us.  

We would like to use them for next time.  Also, let me know about places you might like to paint.  Thank you for joining us and for your insight.  Let us know if you have any questions.

Michel and Robert McNinch
McNinch Art Studios



803-360-2994 - Michel
803-360-3144 - Robert

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