Tuesday, April 28, 2020

chicken scratch

This 36 x 36" painting has had many lives. Several months to a year ago it was an abstract.  A few months later I saw and angel in it and painted that.  I painted over the angel (gasp) and stared at it for a couple of more months.  Now it has finally found its final occupants  with "chicken scratch".  I think all of its previous residents have made it more interesting.  Visit my website for more information.

Monday, April 27, 2020


This is the last in a series of three 12 x 12" pieces.  I hope you have enjoyed the change up.  I have and am using this time to experiment a bit.  I hope you are!  Thanks for looking. Visit my website for more information.

Friday, April 24, 2020

oh joy begin

I mentioned in my last post that I had three 12 x 12" abstract pieces that I wanted to make a little more my own. This is the outcome of working with another of those. I am not sure what I will do with the third but I am pretty sure it will be another white animal. I love when you can transform something you are so so about into something your are excited about. Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

where the light is

I am not painting a whole lot these days but what I am painting is more thoughtful.  I have more time to really think about what I want to paint and how I want to paint it.  I painted three 12 x 12" abstract paintings last year that I never quite knew what to do with.  I liked the colors, textures and design but they mostly just hung in my studio. I was not confident to take them to a show. I pulled one off the wall three days ago and started trying to figure what I could do to make it more me.  I tried some figures and faces but wiped both of them off.  I am happy with what happened today.  I am hopeful that some good will come out of this odd time in our lives. 
Hope you are staying well and maybe trying something new. You can find out more about this painting on my website.  carolcarmichaelfineart.com

Saturday, April 18, 2020

better together

This looks like an Easter cow.  All dressed up and no where to go.  This year anyway.  I did an underpainting with acrylics and stared at it a while until this cow decided to pop off the canvas.  It is funny that I was in a bad, have to stay at home mood, and all of the sudden this happy cow sprouted forth. He made me much happier.  This is painted on a 30 x 30" canvas.
Stay safe!

Friday, April 17, 2020


I have been painting a little more emotionally lately.  Scrubbing paint around with palette knives and catalysts.  I do not know a lot about abstract painting.  I felt my way through this one until it felt right to me. She looks pensive but hopeful to me. This is painted on a 20 x 20 x 2" canvas.  Go to my website for more information.  It is at the top right of my blog page.
Have a safe and good weekend. Anyhow.....

Thursday, April 16, 2020

soon enough

Late afternoon exploring on a 6 x 12" canvas.  I hope you are all doing well and doing a little exploring on your own.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

True love

I painted this still life from a little different perspective. I was slightly looking down on it. I am trying new things during this stay at home time. Hopefully some good will come from all this bad.
This is painted on an 8 x 10” canvas.

Monday, April 13, 2020

trust in you

Expressing myself a little differently these days.  I plan on working with the figure a bit more in the coming days. This is painted on an 11 x 14" canvas.  Hope you are staying well.

Saturday, April 11, 2020

you break my chains

Happy Easter!  Think we will remember this one and be so thankful to celebrate with others again soon.  Be well!
Painted on an 8 x 8" canvas.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

have hope

This little chick was painted and repainted two or three times until I was happy with how simplified I got it.  I was trying to break it down to the the basic shapes and values.  I had it painted a bit more realistically but I scrubbed it out and was happier with this.  Painting loosely and simplified is much harder than it looks.  I have not been painting as much but when I do, I am trying to be more thoughtful. This little chick is painted on a 6 x 8 x 2" canvas.  Please visit my website sometime if you have some downtime during this strange, stay at home, time. You can click on to the link at the top right of this page.

Stay safe!

Friday, April 3, 2020

me too

This cow's expression shows my love and hope for your safety.  Stay safe!  This is painted on an 8 x 8" canvas.