Category: acrylics

Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

Braska and I are working on my brand new poetic “Puzzled Hearts” series that will very much read like painted journal entries and the first piece is in the works. Pre-order yours or reserve your commission today!

You can also check out my new regular podcast, blog, and painting class schedule at CariniArts.com + DM for private lessons, events, and inquiries.

Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

“A Nest For The White Raven”

White ravens are often bullied and pushed out of the nest by the “normal” ravens. I found this story very relatable. We all need a safe place to just be ourselves. We all need a safe place to build our nest and call home.

Check out this painting HERE

If you enjoy my work or my stories, please share them. Your referrals are the most powerful resource I have. Check out CariniArts.com and if you see something you like that’s out of reach, let’s find a solution for you. Interested in a #MostlyForHer post-it poem? Just go to my site, click “Donate” + make a small contribution to feed a starving artist, and message me the piece you like. I’ll send you some extra goodies too. I also have my painting class schedule listed there and you can DM me for private events and lessons.

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Michael Carini | More Than Most

Michael Carini | More Than Most

Have you ever felt like you’re a little bit “extra” or maybe more than others? It could be anything, positive or negative. Maybe you’re more of a giver. Maybe you always work a little bit harder. Maybe you just always seem to have more thrown at you. Maybe you feel like you’re always more on the edge or stand out because you’re more noticeably different than those that surround you. I just want to tell you…It’s okay to be “More Than Most.”

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If you enjoy my work or my stories, please share them. Your referrals are the most powerful resource I have. Check out CariniArts.com and if you see something you like that’s out of reach, let’s find a solution for you. Interested in a #MostlyForHer post-it poem? Just go to my site, click “Donate” + make a small contribution to feed a starving artist, and message me the piece you like. I’ll send you some extra goodies too. I also have my painting class schedule listed there and you can DM me for private events and lessons.

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Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

The energies and color chakra pieces are a subset from “The Boy In The Box” series. Commencing upon the precipice of homelessness, “The Boy In The Box” follows the rigid geometric structuring of the “The Up-Side Of Down” and represents the perpetual quest for personal freedom and breaking outside of the box.

As The Son Touches The Moon” is one of my more playful and minimalistic pieces. Sometimes less is more and this has always been a piece I’ve enjoyed having around with its lighter and jovial undertones. Sometimes you have to take the impossible leap and go for everything you’ve ever dreamed possible…and impossible.

If you enjoy my work or my stories, please share them. Your referrals are the most powerful resource I have. Check out CariniArts.com and if you see something you like that’s out of reach, let’s find a solution for you. Interested in a #MostlyForHer post-it poem? Just go to my site, click “Donate” + make a small contribution to feed a starving artist, and message me the piece you like. I’ll send you some extra goodies too. I also have my painting class schedule listed there and you can DM me for private events and lessons.

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Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

“As The Caged Bird Sings” is dedicated to my best friend and muse, Deanne Hastings, who tragically went missing in 2015 and has yet to be found. It is suspected that she was murdered but there has been no closure to date. Deanne once asked me to do a huge painting with a giant pair of wings. This is my tribute to her.

Deanne always called me her “Wings” and is the reason I have them tattooed on my back. I just wish I could have there for her this last time when she really needed me most. I could sense the call was going to come, but it never did, and part of me knew why. I’ve always felt that I failed her by not being there that last time, though I wanted to be and would have been. I think one of the reasons I work so hard is because of Deanne. I always tried so hard to impress her and make her proud. The last time I saw her, she told me she was. I will forever do whatever I can to keep her spirit alive through my creations. She is now my “Wings” and my angel. I love you Deanne.

If you enjoy my work or my stories, please share them. Your referrals are the most powerful resource I have. Check out CariniArts.com and if you see something you like that’s out of reach, let’s find a solution for you. Interested in a #MostlyForHer post-it poem? Just go to my site, click “Donate” + make a small contribution to feed a starving artist, and message me the piece you like. I’ll send you some extra goodies too. I also have my painting class schedule listed there and you can DM me for private events and lessons.

Check out this available original and canvas prints HERE

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Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

“Flesh Of My Flesh (Deribon)” tells a story of creation and the interconnectedness of relationships. If you look closely, you may spot a large figure in the upper right corner and a much smaller figure in the bottom right. The smaller figure is in a state of genesis, feeding and growing from the nourishment and energy of the other.

This painting does have ties to a specific creation story, referencing Eve being created from the rib of Adam. Shortly after this painting was completed, someone vandalized it, puncturing and cutting through it right where Eve’s rib is. I had to patch Eve’s rib and carefully mend it, which I feel added to the symbolism and energy of the painting.

If you enjoy my work or my stories, please share them. Your referrals are the most powerful resource I have. Check out CariniArts.com and if you see something you like that’s out of reach, let’s find a solution for you. Interested in a #MostlyForHer post-it poem? Just go to my site, click “Donate” + make a small contribution to feed a starving artist, and message me the piece you like. I’ll send you some extra goodies too. I also have my painting class schedule listed there and you can DM me for private events and lessons.

Check out this available original and canvas prints HERE

Thank you all for your support!

Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

“Light Of The Shadow Caster” reflects upon the dichotomy and duality that existing within all of us. Where there is darkness, there is light. Where there is light, there is darkness. It’s just a matter of perspective and which you allow to dominate you and your life. Don’t like where you are? Change it. You cannot wait for someone to change your life for you because you may be waiting forever. Change your own life. Be your own light. When you learn to do it yourself, nobody can ever take it away from you and if you ever fall back into the darkness, you will know wholeheartedly that you can pull yourself out.

When is the best time to change your life? Yesterday. When is the next best time? Today. Yesterday’s tomorrow has already arrived so tomorrow is no longer a valid excuse.

If you enjoy my work or my stories, please share them. Your referrals are the most powerful resource I have. Check out CariniArts.com and if you see something you like that’s out of reach, let’s find a solution for you. Interested in a #MostlyForHer post-it poem? Just go to my site, click “Donate” + make a small contribution to feed a starving artist, and message me the piece you like. I’ll send you some extra goodies too. I also have my painting class schedule listed there and you can DM me for private events and lessons.

Thank you all for your support!

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Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

“Where Time Falls.” Time is not static and exists in multiple states. It is not bound by clocks or timekeepers. Relativity has shown us all time and time again that a second can feel like eternity and eternity can feel like a second. At times it feels as if it stops and at others we wish it would. It’s difficult to predict where and how time will fall, but it’s absolutely imperative we treasure the time we do have because it’s virtually impossible to retrieve once lost. Yesterday’s tomorrow has arrived and the time is now. Now is always the time. Make the most out of yours and may time forever fall in your favor.

Check out this painting HERE

If you enjoy my work or my stories, please share them. Your referrals are the most powerful resource I have. Check out CariniArts.com and if you see something you like that’s out of reach, let’s find a solution for you. Interested in a #MostlyForHer post-it poem? Just go to my site, click “Donate” + make a small contribution to feed a starving artist, and message me the piece you like. I’ll send you some extra goodies too. I also have my painting class schedule listed there and you can DM me for private events and lessons.

Thank you all for your support!

Michael Carini | Painting & Vino Classes

Michael Carini | Painting & Vino Classes

Here’s the fun little painting we are going to do for my July 20 Painting & Vino San Diego class. I have 22 spots available and all skill levels are welcome. Come have a drink (or a bunch), bring a friend (or a bunch), and let’s have a great time getting messy. My class isn’t about painting like me or anyone else. It’s about finding your voice through paint. We will have some laughs as I walk you through a step-by-step process for everyone from beginners to advanced painters.

Go to CariniArts.com and scroll to the bottom to see my public schedule. DM for private and corporate events.

Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

Commencing upon the precipice of homelessness, “The Boy In The Box” follows the rigid geometric structuring of the “The Up-Side Of Down” and represents the perpetual quest for personal freedom and breaking outside of the box.

Life moves in cycles and I find myself in a similar place yet again at this time. I’m determined to work through though. A dream always starts with not giving it up.

Check out this painting HERE

If you enjoy my work or my stories, please share. You make what I do possible and I need your support now more than ever. Please check out CariniArts.com and if there’s something you want, I will find a solution for you.

Want to take my Painting & Vino San Diego classes for all experience levels? I have 9 openings left for July 12 and 22 openings for July 20. Go to CariniArts.com and scroll to the bottom of the page to see my public schedule. Contact me for all of your private events. Travel is available.