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

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