Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Carry on

 I painted this with palette knives only. A good way to paint looser if that is your goal. The color red is so special. I do not use a lot of red but I really love it. Especially against its compliment color green. This is painted on a 6 x 6” canvas.

Monday, September 28, 2020

Lttle one


Felt like painting something innocent and cute. We could all use a big dose of happy. This is painted on a 6 x 8” canvas. 

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



I am getting over my intimidation of painting horses.  I just have to fight through the painting and look for the correct shapes, etc.  This is painted on an 8 x 16" canvas.  

I hope you all have a good week!  

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.