Category: paintings

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For a long time I debated whether or not I wanted to continue focusing on painting or if I wanted to focus on writing…then I realized…why not both? I’ve really enjoyed the #MostlyForHer puzzled hearts I’ve been working on. I’ve only done a couple, but they feel like a missing piece to my puzzle.

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Michael Carini | Between The Gates (The Alchemist’s Key)

I hid a lot of imagery in this one…What do you see?

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Braska helps me arrange works on the painting racks. I have quite a few large works available, including the ones at ArcLight Cinemas La Jolla in Westfield UTC until January, 2020. 

Here I have “As The Caged Bird Sings.” This painting 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.

I took this original to KAABOO Del Mar this past month. The original is available and affordable prints are also available HERE

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I loved “El Camino” and it was so cool walking into ArcLight Cinemas La Jolla and seeing my work…seeing the way people approached and interacted with each painting…very humbling experience. Sunny Rey sure had a good time too.

Featured: A Father That Was The Son. Original and prints available. Worldwide shipping and payment plans available.

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I’ve got some incredible offers on some small original works and I’m current accepting new commissions. Message me.

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In honor of Mental Health Awareness Week, here is a detail of one of my favorite paintings…The Insatiable Monster Eating Away At Me From The Inside. This painting had vodka and xanax mixed with the paint. I love how this detail captured part of the painting in light…and part in shadow.

This painting takes a deep dark journey into personal demons and the things that eat away at the soul. Simultaneously, it reflects upon the simple and pure beauty of the battle back from those deep dark places. Sometimes is may even appear pretty on the outside while crumbling from within. We’ve all seen these places and some of us are still there. Keep fighting.

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“As Open Wounds Open Wings”

Growth often requires great struggle and sometimes  great pain. You may have to open yourself up, expose your wounds, and face very real traumas to do so. This may be the tremendously difficult but necessary truth for you to heal and grow your wings. I know it has been for me and, some days, I still feel the wounds opening up. This painting depicts wings sprouting from the wounds of an angel. This could be you. This could be your story. Let your wounds open your wings.

Original available and prints available at CariniArts.com + blog and podcast tackling very real issues. I also have a mesmerizing animated version of this painting for you to check out there as well.

Michael Carini

Free your mind. Here are a few of my most compelling paintings reflecting on issues of self-care and mental health. Both originals are available and prints are available at CariniArts.com + animated versions of the paintings that will blow your mind. 

Left: As Open Wounds Open Wings

Right: .38 With A .38 (The Speed Of Eternal Stillness)

Michael Carini | All Set Up For KAABOO

Michael Carini 

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