art by carol may

do you enjoy paintings?


  • Bring peace and beauty into your home with Art by Carol May.

  • Enjoy watercolor and oil paintings here and in your own home.
  • Learn from my experience and create your own beautiful paintings.

why do we paint?

Paintings showcase the world thru the eyes of the artist.

It's an opportunity for the artist to show the world what they see.

This website is a showcase of the world thru my eyes.

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

There are over a hundred paintings on this website.

Sit back, relax and enjoy the art by Carol May.

art by carol may

do you enjoy paintings?

  • Bring peace and beauty into your home with Art by Carol May.

  • Enjoy watercolor and oil paintings here and in your own home.
  • Learn from my experience and create your own beautiful paintings.

why do we paint?

Paintings showcase the world thru the eyes of the artist.

It's an opportunity for the artist to show the world what they see.

This website is a showcase of the world thru my eyes.

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

There are over a hundred paintings on this website.

Sit back, relax and enjoy the art by Carol May.

what kind of paintings do you enjoy?

purple dolphins?

Koi and Giraffes?

A prophetic painting?



hummingbirds?

Hummingbirds need flowers to survive.

This White-eared Hummingbird is visiting a Columbine flower.

See more paintings of the hummers that visit the US.

what about flowers?

Who doesn't love flowers?

Puttering around in the flowers garden is one of my favorite hobbies.

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

nature subjects?

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

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






enjoy the art by carol may in your home

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.

Bring the peace and beauty of nature into your home.


Beautiful Reproductions

Original Paintings


Paddlin' Pelican an original watercolor by Carol May the artist






maybe you want to do your own paintings!

You can learn what materials to use, what colors to use and the steps of doing a painting from start to finish.

paint flowers?

You can paint flowers!

Learn how to paint three different flowers; Iris, Echinacea and poppies.

maybe a giraffe?

Giraffes are easy to paint.

Paint three different giraffes, each with a different style.

paint a hummingbird

Hummingbirds are intriguing.

You can paint a Ruby-throat visiting a fuchsia.

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

What other Types of Hummingbirds are found in the United States?






how can you learn painting?

You can enjoy creating your own beautiful paintings!

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

Speed up your painting journey with the basics.

These art principles can be used with any type of media; oils, watercolor and even acrylic paintings.

Create eye-catching paintings with what you learn about values, the focal point, composition and colors.


learn the painting basics


  • How are watercolor brushes different from oil painting brushes?
  • What is alla prima? Frisket?
  • Answer these questions and more with the art lingo from the Artist's Glossary.






speed up your learning!

Increase your painting skills with the How-to paintings.

There are no painting secrets.

Glean from my step-by-step explanation of painting.

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

The more you paint the better you get.


more how-to paintings


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

We are all going through this life together. We all can have the "Joy of Painting"

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