Tuesday, October 29, 2019

busy day

I was on the edge of of scraping this rooster out when I decided to be patient (rare) and go in a different direction with it.  I let loose and just moved a lot of paint around.  I like the way he ended up having lots of energy and interest.  Rooster paintings can be really interesting or really boring. This one is painted on a 10 x 20" canvas. 

I will be in Hoover, AL this weekend at the Moss Rock Eco and Art Festival. Nov 2 and 3, 10-5 Sat and 10-4 on Sun. 

My February workshop is at capacity now but I have a couple of spaces open in the Jan 17 and 18  one.  Email me at carolcarmike@att.net for the information.  It is a great way to treat yourself during a dreary winter month.

Monday, October 28, 2019

Late October

Painted on a 30 x 40” canvas. I am feeling a little under the weather so this was a push through painting. Hoping tomorrow will be better.

I will be at the Moss Rock Art Festival this weekend in Hoover, Al. Nov 2 and 3, 10-5 on Sat and 10-4 on Sunday. Come see me if you are in the area.

Friday, October 25, 2019


I added the lamb in the middle to this painting that I have had a few months.  It originally had the two lambs on either side and I felt like something was missing.  It was this lamb. My original idea was for them to be peeking in from each side of the painting.  I like this better!
Many times at shows when I have some down time I will study my pieces and try to decide if there are things I could do to improve them.  Painting with oils gives me the freedom to change my pieces at any time. This piece is painted on an 18 x 24" and will be with me next weekend at the Moss Rock Art Festival at the Preserve in Hoover, AL.  The show is Saturday, Nov 2,10-5 and Sunday, Nov 3, 10-4.  The next weekend I will be in Covington, LA at the Three Rivers Art festival. Nov 9 and 10.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

used to be mine

I sold all my big white cows paintings so I got to paint another one.  This one is painted on a 36 x 36" canvas.  Truly one of my very favorite things to paint. 
I have begun working on some commission pieces so getting loose with a big cow was a treat for me. I just kind of feel my way through the painting and am not sure what colors might appear.
I have some room in my February 7 and 8 workshop.  Plan a treat for yourself during a dreary winter month and come learn with us.  Email me at carolcarmike@att.net for more information.

Monday, October 14, 2019

all that

I just finished a round of art shows four weekends in a row.  Not an easy task but I met a lot of new patrons and artists that made it worth all the effort.  This 8 x 8" rooster is a commissioned painting for a new Louisville friend.  She got two other animals and needed a third.

I have three weeks to catch up on work and commissions before my next show in Birmingham, AL.  The Moss Rock Art Festival is Nov 2 and 3.  The following weekend will end my Fall show season in Covington, LA at the Three Rivers Art Festival November 9 and 10.

I have some openings in my Feb 7 and 8 workshop.  Email me at carolcarmike@att.net for the information.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019


This rooster is painted on a 15 x 30” canvas. It will be with me this weekend at the Arts Festival in Carrollton, GA. The show is Saturday and Sunday, 10-5. Come see me if you are in the area. 

Tuesday, October 1, 2019


I took a day off yesterday and boy was it nice. This is my very busy time of the year.  Four shows, four weekends in a row. Not so easy with the record heat in the South. I will be in Louisville, KY for the St James Court Art Festival this  Fri, Sat and Sun.  Oct 4-6.  My booth is SJ-359.  So thankful that the temperatures are going to be at least twenty degrees cooler than last weekend.  The following weekend I will be at the Arts Festival of Carrollton, GA.  These are both first time shows for me to attend so I am looking forward!

This painting is a 24 x 30".