Wednesday, August 29, 2018

i drive my truck

In case you were tired of me painting cows.  This is painted on a 24 x 30 x 2" canvas.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

milk carton kid

I have painted a few smaller paintings in preparation for my upcoming shows.  This one is painted on a 6 x 8 x 2" canvas.  Because you need at least one cow painting in your house. (if not several)

I am participating in Art in the Park in Marietta this Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.  Sept 1-3, 10-5 each day.  Looking forward to seeing some of my Atlanta area family and friends.  My booth # is 228.

My other Fall shows are as follows:

Sept 15 and 16   Monte Sano Art Show, Huntsville, AL

Sept 22 and 23 River Clay Art Show, Decatur, AL

Oct 20 and 21  Bluffton Arts and Seafood Festival, Bluffton, SC

Nov 10 and 11 Three Rivers Art Festival, Covington, LA

Nov 15  Open studio ,  Vestavia, AL

Friday, August 24, 2018


 I just returned from a lovely and inspiring trip to Crested Butte, CO.  This cow lived a couple of blocks from where I was staying with my friend.  It was fun to take walks at different times of the day and see the beautiful mountains that surrounded a huge field of cows. I would get so excited that I had a hard time keeping my hands still enough to take pictures.  I am in awe of the beauty of our country.  Thank you to my friend Beth for allowing me this experience. We met at a Tim Horn workshop several years ago and were instant friends.

This cow is titled Tom because Tom Petty was one of the artists we listened to a lot while in CO. It is painted on a 36 x 36 x 2" canvas.  I thought I would share some extra photos of my process.
I will be in Marietta, GA Sept 1-3 for Art in the Park.  I would love for you to come see me if you are in the Atlanta area.  Click on the link for more information.

Friday, August 17, 2018


This is a very large piece and my husband filmed me doing some final touches on it.  You can see it if you go to carolcarmichaelpaints on instagram.  It gives you a better perspective of how large it is.  36 x 60 x 2".
It will be with me at Marietta, GA Art in the Park Sept 1-3.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

i should have been home yesterday

I took a little time to do a small piece.  This one is an 8 x 8 x 2".  When I first started my painting career I never painted bigger than an 11 x 14" or so.  It took me a while to get comfortable painting large pieces but now I love them the best of all.  You can get great character in small pieces.

My show season is approaching.  I am excited to have lots of new work to take with me. You can see a good bit of my available work on my website
My first show is Art in the Park Sept 1-3 in Marietta, Georgia.  Go to the link for more information.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

if you can't be good, be gone

  I have probably painted 200-300 roosters or chickens over the fifteen years that I have been painting.   So how do you constantly come up with new titles for the pieces? I usually listen to music while I am painting so I will use a lyric or title of a song I find appropriate. I was listening to the Mandolin Orange station on Pandora and I felt like the Steeldrivers song, "if you can't be good, be gone" worked.  The name of the bands is always interesting.  One band that plays on this station is "trampled by turtles".  
This painting is painted on a 24 x 30 x 2" canvas.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

rested and ready

  One reason I enjoy a palette knife is because it feels a little like icing a cake.  This is painted on a 20 x 20 x 2" canvas. 

Monday, August 6, 2018

to love someone

Painted on a 30 x 30 x 2" canvas.  I really like to express my feelings and emotion with a palette knife. sold 

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

bless me indeed

Thankful to be painting in my studio and listening to the rain on this wet Wednesday.  This is painted on an 18 x 24 x 2" canvas.