Monday, September 28, 2020
Saturday, September 26, 2020
I have always been a little like a bull in a china shop. I am pretty good at breaking, dropping, knocking things over, etc. I think a lot of it is because I am not very patient. I am patient with people but not with tasks. A high school boyfriend once gave me a plastic corsage before a dance because of my history of ruining the delicate real ones. I remember knocking over my water glass six times during one meal with his family. I hate to say that I never grew out of clumsiness.
This is painted on a 12 x 12" linen canvas.
Monday, September 21, 2020
Saturday, September 19, 2020
Some days I feel like going more colorful and loose. This rooster gave me the freedom to push the colors and textures. This was almost exclusively painted with my palette knife. Using a palette knife is great way to help loosen up and load on thick, juicy paint. It was a bit like frosting a cake because if I did not put enough paint on my knife, it would scrape away the layer beneath. This is painted on an 8 x 10" canvas.
Thursday, September 17, 2020
One of my friends reached out last week and said I have not posted to my blog since late August. I have been busy painting for a show last weekend and have been remiss about posting. I have posted some things on my instagram page, carolcarmichaelpaints. I will try and be better. I have a couple of online shows that I will tell you about soon.
Prayers for the people affected by the hurricanes and fires.