art by carol may

sharing the joy of painting

art by carol may

sharing the joy of painting

do you dream about paintings?

  • You can decorate your home with the beautiful art by Carol May.
  • You want to learn to paint your own creations.

this is the place to fulfill your dreams!

  • Learn the basics of a successful painting in the Art Lessons.




what kind of paintings do you enjoy?

Nature's beauty is all around. We see the wonderful gifts of God everywhere - trees, flowers, birds and butterflies.

Butterflies delight our senses with their beautiful colors and free lifestyle.

Wouldn't you love to be a butterfly?

  • Painting is such a joy!
  • It's fulfilling to be able to share my paintings.
  • And to share my art experience with budding artists.

My paintings are the things we see around us, with an artist's interpretation.


paintings are the world thru the eyes of the artist.

  • Art by Carol May is a showcase of my world.

During a one woman show, the gallery owner asked me where this lighthouse painting was located. I told her, it is no place special, it just popped into my head.

Paintings come out of the artist's heart and imagination.

God's Lighthouse

Sit back, relax and enjoy the art by Carol May


Hummingbirds need flowers to survive.

This White-eared Hummingbird is visiting a Columbine flower.

See paintings of the hummers that visit the United States.

Who doesn't love flowers?

Puttering in the flower garden is one of my favorite hobbies.

There is all the wildlife to see and the lovely fragrances to enjoy.

Nature provides so many awesome subjects for painting, sea turtles to song birds.

You might even find the mysterious Sea Dragon and other amazing wildlife.


Trying to paint like a photograph can be stressful.

So, I enjoyed the artist's freedom of painting pink and purple dolphins.

It's a joy painting all of God's wonderful Critters.

What fun painting everything from giraffes to manatees and more.

Do you have dreams or visions you would like to paint?

It's a joy to paint them. You can do it, too.




enjoy the art by carol may in your home

Paddlin' Pelican an original watercolor painting for sale by the artist Carol MayOriginal Watercolor Painting

When the paintings started running out of the spare bedroom, something had to be done! Art by Carol May was born to share the joy of painting with others.

  • You can bring the peace and beauty of nature into your home.



learn painting and create your own paintings

Take advantage of my years of experience and learn the basics of art by Carol May.

Oil, watercolor and acrylic paintings all use the same principles of art.

The Art Lessons on values, focal points, composition and colors are what make successful paintings.

  • Learn and then create your own eye-catching paintings.


the basics of good paintings


  • Are watercolor brushes different from oil brushes? What is alla prima or frisket?

Answer these questions and more with the art lingo from the Art Dictionary.




paint and Practice!

Learn about materials, the colors to use and the painting steps from start to finish.


You can paint flowers!

Paint three different flowers; Iris, Echinacea and poppies.

Giraffes are easy to paint.

Paint three different giraffes, each with a different style.

Paint a watercolor Ruby-throat visiting a fuchsia flower.

Paint an Oil Hummingbird

Ruby-throated Hummingbirds are the most wide-spread Type of Hummingbirds in the United States. They are found from the Rocky Mountains all the way to the east coast.

What Types of Butterflies do you see in your yard?



speed up your learning!

Increase your painting skills with the How-to Tutorials.

It is such a joy to share my painting secrets. Glean from my step-by-step explanation of each painting.

You know the old saying, "Practice makes perfect."

The more you paint the better you get!


visit more how-to pages


We are all going through this life together.

  • It is my pleasure to share my paintings and knowledge.
  • We can all have the "Joy of Painting"

Take your time and enjoy the paintings and lessons on Art by Carol May!

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