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Works of Art by Cari Miller
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For Sale, please email me at sunthingspecial@gmail.com or text me at 330-208-5693 if interested

sunthingspecial_fireandashes
"Fire and Ashes", acrylic on 8"x10" stretched canvas, 2017, $30

sunthingspecial_simplertimes
"Simpler Times", acrylic on 8"x10" stretched canvas, 2017, $30

sunthingspecial_manhattan
"Manhattan", original acrylic on 12"x12" stretched canvas, 2015, $65

sunthingspecial_zodiacleo
*"Zodiac: Leo", 16x20 original acrylic painting on canvas board, in gold frame, 2008, $100
The work began as a lion made out of paint dots which I was going to make for my son’s bedroom. I pretty much had it done except for the outline when I decided it just wasn’t working for me. So I decided to turn it into a heavily textured, funky sun face instead. But I kept the lion in the work’s title and thought maybe I’d do all the signs of the zodiac as suns and for me, the piece still retains an air of “lion” about it.

sunthingspecial_aftertherain
"After the Rain" acrylic paint on stretched canvas. 14"x11", 2015, $65 (small hole in canvas)

sunthingspecial_intersection
"Intersection", 2013, $15

sunthingspecial_kleessun
"Klee's Sun", 2016

sunthingspecial_sorceress
"The Sorceress", 2016


sunthingspecial_hubcap_royale
"Royal", acrylic paint on found hubcap, 2014, one of 20 limited edition specially painted sun designs, $50


sunthingspecial_starry
"Starry", acrylic paint on found hubcap, 2014, one of 20 limited edition specially painted sun designs, $50 


sunthingspecial_sparkle
"Sparkle", acrylic paint on found hubcap, 2014, one of 20 limited edition specially painted sun designs, $50

sunthingspecial_courtjester  

"Court Jester"  

     

 sunthingspecial_desperatelyseeking

"Desperately Seeking ..."

 

sunthingspecial_letthemin     

 "Let Them In" 

 

   sunthingspecial_risingfury  

"Rising Fury"  

 

 sunthingspecial_notonmywatch    

 "Not on my Watch" 

 

 sunthingspecial_unmasked_deception 

"Unmasked (Deception)"  

  

sunthingspecial_crossroads 

"Crossroads"   

 

 sunthingspecial_ificouldturnbacktime

 "If I Could Turn Back Time"


  sunthingspecial_soarthenshine    

"Soar, Then Shine"  

 

 sunthingspecial_tryingtofindthelight

"Trying to Find the Light"


sunthingspecial_searchforequality  

"Search for Equality"


sunthingspecial_embracediversity

"Celebrate Diversity"



sunthingspecial_zodiac_pisces
*"Zodiac: Gemini", 11x14 original acrylic painting on canvas board, 2008
This is the second in my ambitiously planned "Zodiac" sun series. I named it "Gemini" because like a Gemini is said to have split personalities, the two sides of the sun differ from each other. I think the eyes of the Gemini look confused, as if it isn't sure which personality to be at the moment. 



 SOLD or NFS




sunthingspecial_moonbeamsandtimemachines
"Moonbeams and time machines", 20x16 collage with acrylic paint on stretched canvas, 2011, SOLD

sunthikngspecial_pride
*"Pride", 8x10, original acrylic painting on canvas board, framed, 2003, nfs
This piece started off as a sunflower, but that wasn't working for me, so it became a sun. I added some pastels and charcoal to it as well. I named it "pride" but not in a bad way but because the rays remind me of a lion's mane. 

sunthingspecial_stress
"Stress", 8x10 original acrylic painting on canvas board with embellishments, 2008, framed, SOLD
Guess what frame of mind I was in when I created this piece?  


sunthingspecial_pisces

"Zodiac: Pisces", 8x10 original acrylic painting on canvas board, 2010, framed, nfs

sunthinspecial_movingon
"Moving On", acrylic on 8"x8" stretched canvas, 2015, nfs

sunthingspecial_tomorrowsanotherday
"Tomorrow's Another Day", acrylic on 8"x8" stretched canvas, 2015, nfs

sunthingspecial_sunsurprise
"Sun Surprise" acrylic paint on laminate sample, 5-3/4x8-3/4, 2012, sold


sunthingspecial_elsol
"El Sol" acrylic paint on laminate sample, 2012, SOLD

sunthingspecial_soleil
"Sun Soleil", acrylic paint on laminate sample, 2012

sunthingspecial_youaremysunshine
*"You are My Sunshine", 8x8, original acrylic painting on canvas board with painted frame, 2008, private collection
One of my few paintings with writing on it. I feel like my husband is my sunshine. At the time I was painting this he was traveling extensively and I didn't want him to go.

sunthingspecial_gypsyrose
*"Gypsy Rose", 11x14 original acrylic painting on canvas board, 2003, Private Collection (prints only)
I am fascinated by suns, especially ones which show a partial view. I like the color combination of this one - the contrast of the bright blue sky against the oranges of the sun and the rose color in the face. 

 sunthingspecial_2510  
Seen on CBS Sunday Morning April 13, 2013, "2, 5, 10", acrylic on stretched canvas

sunthingspecial_nightandday2002
Seen on CBS Sunday Morning FOUR times!
*"Night and Day 2002", 20x16 original acrylic painting on canvas board, 2002, Private Collection (prints only)
This painting was commissioned by a client who had seen the original “Night and Day” but requested a different color scheme to better match her living room. (She ended up putting the piece in her office, where it was a definite focal point.)

sunthingspecial_sunstare
*"Sun Stare", 14x11 original acrylic painting on canvas board, 2003, Private Collection (prints only)
Heavily textured, colorful and with an eye that dares you to look away.

sunthingspecial_sunrise
*"Sunrise", 14x11 original acrylic painting on canvas board, 2003, Private Collection (prints only)
One of my first sun paintings and because it was one of my favorites I chose to use it as my logo.

sunthingspecial_risingstar
*"Rising Star", 14x11 original acrylic painting on canvas board, 2003, Private Collection (prints only)
After painting several partial sun faces, I decided to try to paint a whole one. My first attempt was kind of Don Drumm-ish, but not in a good way. In fact, it was actually pretty ugly. So I painted over it and made it a lot “prettier”. It was purchased right away, before it even had a title. When the woman who bought it took it home and showed it to her niece, her niece fell in love with the piece, so the woman gave it to her as a gift. Her niece at that time was very active in the theatre and music, so I named the painting “Rising Star”.  

sunthingspecial-secrets

*"Secrets", 14x11 original acrylic painting on canvas board, 2003, framed, private collection
This sun face makes me feel it is hiding more than its share of secrets

sunthingspecial_awaken
"Awaken", 20x16 original acrylic painting on stretched canvas, 2010, SOLD
If this doesn't wake you up, nothing will


sunthingspecial_mystery
"Mystery", 16x20 original acrylic painting on canvas board, 2008, Private Collection (prints only)
The original "Mystery" was begun in 2003 as a horizontal acrylic painting on an 11"x14" canvas panel. I wasn't happy with the way that was going, so I flipped it vertically. I had most of the painting done in 2003 but took a 5-year hiatus on it. I finished it in 2008 after discovering that I had to include the bottom of the nose. This painting is so textured and I love the colors and the fact that one eye is green and one eye is purple. (FYI - this condition is known as Heterochromia and is uncommon in humans, but quite common in dogs (such as Dalmatians and Australian sheep dogs), cats, and horses.) (P.S. One of my daughters had the idea to paint the blue moon on the star in the forehead - the perfect last touch!) 


sunthingspecial_sunroyale
Seen on CBS Sunday Morning! "Sun Royale", 10"x8" original acrylic, framed, 2003, SOLD


sunthing special_midnight
Seen on CBS Sunday Morning!!*"Midnight", 11x14 original acrylic painting on canvas board, 2003, framed, SOLD
This piece seems a little darker and sadder than most of my other sun faces; as if it's midnight and the sun isn't quite sure what it's supposed to be doing."

sunthingspecial_hush
"Hush"

sunthingspecial_wheelinthesky
"Wheel in the sky", acrylic paint on found hubcap, 2012

sunthingspecial_allthatglitters
SOLD, "All that glitters", acrylic on abandoned hubcap, 2013 (limited edition, #2/20)
sunthingspecial_motherearth
"Mother Earth", acrylic paint on found hubcap, 2014, one of 20 limited edition specially painted sun designs, nfs

sunthingspecial_thegreekway
"The Greek Way", acrylic paint on found hubcap, 2014, one of 20 limited edition specially painted sun designs, SOLD

sunthingspecial_sunswirlfall
SOLD! "Sun Swirl, Fall", 2014, 20"x16", acrylic on stretched canvas

sunthingspecial_lightintoshadows
"Light into shadows", marker on 12"x12" ceramic tile, 2011

sunthingspecial_mifamilia
"Mi familia", acrylic on stretched 20"x16", 2014, NFS

sunthingspecial_storyofus
"The Story of Us", 16"x16", acrylic, 2014, NFS

sunthingspecial_suntilemosaic
NFS, sun tile mosaic, 2012

sunthingspecial_hcap_burningup
"Burning Up", acrylic paint on found hubcap, 2014, one of 20 limited edition specially painted sun designs, nfs 

*"Night and Day", 14x11 original acrylic painting on canvas board, framed, 2003, $85I originally used this design on a 20x16" acrylic painting for my husband as an anniversary gift; people liked the design so much I created three other similar pieces, including one that was included on "CBS Sunday Morning"