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One of the very best feelings I have experienced is when someone really connects with my work and I see their energy change as they take a new piece of mine into your hands and their heart. It’s such a cool and indescribable feeling, even for someone that spends a great deal of their time writing. I was blessed to be able to experience that feeling yesterday, and with a twist. 

When you’re commissioned for a painting as an artist, you may feel this different level of pressure because unlike a painting they have picked from a completed catalog, you have to bring a vision to life and hope they are going to connect with what you do next. Add the fact that you work predominantly in the realm of abstraction and that’s a whole new variable for the equation. Pressure makes diamonds though, and I’m always up for the challenge. Focus on the energy of the creative process, and most of the time things will turn out in a positive manner. I really enjoyed creating this painting and sharing the process along the way.

Please check out my new blog post on this painting at CariniArts.com and you can also check out my shop and podcast. 

Michael Carini

“I Gave You Every Piece Of Me But You Could Never Love A Puzzle (95,126,814,720 Pieces Of An Alchemist).” Acrylic and aerosol on panel. 40in x 25in. Canvas prints available.

This painting reflects upon battles with both self-love and the realization I often give the love I always wish I had. It’s often difficult for people to love a puzzle they can’t put together. The box can be intriguing, maybe they even open it, but so few are willing to take the time to see it through to the final piece. The number of puzzle pieces is also a direct reference to my mega creation Regenaissance. Perhaps the reason the puzzle is so difficult to complete is that so many pieces are missing because they were given away to people that mishandled them and never put them back in the box.

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Michael Carini

“I Gave You Every Piece Of Me But You Could Never Love  A Puzzle (95,126,814,720 Pieces Of An Alchemist).” Acrylic and aerosol on panel. 40in x 25in. Canvas prints available.

This painting reflects upon battles with both self-love and the realization I often give the love I always wish I had. It’s often difficult for people to love a puzzle they can’t put together. The box can be intriguing, maybe they even open it, but so few are willing to take the time to see it through to the final piece. The number of puzzle pieces is also a direct reference to my mega creation Regenaissance. Perhaps the reason the puzzle is so difficult to complete is that so many pieces are missing because they were given away to people that mishandled them and never put them back in the box.

Get your canvas prints of this painting and many more at CariniArts.com 

Michael Carini

Braska enjoying a little sunlight beneath “Flesh Of My Flesh (Deribon).”

Shop, blog, and podcast at CariniArts.com | Michael Carini


Carini Arts
behind the paint flashback to 7 years ago (2013) working on the first piece of “Regenaissance (Polyversikube)”…which is still available. This project took a year to complete (no days off and often 12-15 hour days), is composed of 9 large panels, and has 95,126,814,720 possible orientations.

CariniArts.com | Michael Carini

#MostlyForHer paintings available. Also accepting custom commissions with your favorite poem and color scheme. Support real artists and help keep paint on the palette & food on the table.

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Check out the new painting commission. It changes color depending on the lighting. If you want to see the full story behind this painting, check out my blog post at CariniArts.com where I go more in depth about the process including how I worked the ashes from a painting I sacrificed into the composition of this one.

CariniArts.com | Michael Carini

Yesterday I posted on the importance of process in my artistic journey. For this phoenix rising commission, I worked the ashes of a painting I sacrificed and burned into this painting. You can see some remnants of the burned framework in this shot. My process, Acrylic Alchemy, is based on the principle of equivalent exchange. Nothing can be obtained without sacrifice.

CariniArts.com | Michael Carini

Commission in progress. I am REALLY liking the way this one is turning out. Just a bit more and this one is ready to rise. Message me today to request your commission.

CariniArts.com | Michael Carini