art by carol may: the place to express yourself with art paintings

Art by Carol May is all about sharing my joy and passion for painting.

It's my pleasure to paint the things around us, everything from flowers, birds, butterflies, landscapes and seascapes.

Express yourself with beautiful artwork in your home.

Painting has been my passion for over thirty years. Learning the basic fundamentals made me a better painter. Let me share what I have learned over the years of painting.

Learn the basic fundamentals of good artwork.

There are step-by-step paintings of flowers, animals and landscapes. Practice while you paint through the tutorials. Then use the same methods to express yourself with your own individual creations.

You may choose either watercolor or oil painting tutorials.

sit back and enjoy the painting art by carol may

Butterflies delight our senses with their beautiful colors and free lifestyle. There are birds and lots of other critters to paint, like the sea turtle.

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When I was learning how to paint, landscapes were my subjects. Now butterflies, hummingbirds and flowers show up very often in my artwork.

Beautiful butterflies delight our senses.

Who doesn't love the beauty of flowers?

Hummingbirds and flowers, what a combo.

Enjoy the fresh air of the landscape paintings.

What fun it is painting all the wonderful animals.

Do you have dreams or visions to paint?

  • Paintings come out of the artist's heart. We paint what we see around us.

The wonderful gifts of God are everywhere. There are so many things to paint, mountains, ocean and buildings like old country barns.

It was a pleasure growing up in the country. Barns were a big part of the scenery. So, on a trip to Connecticut, these barns were the subject of a classic painting.

Express yourself with the artwork in your home

  • Bring peace and beauty into your home with the painting art by Carol May.

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 may purchase original paintings or prints for your own home.

Painting has been my passion for many years, so most of my original paintings are in new homes. But Fine Art America does a wonderful job of reproducing my paintings in many different formats.

good artwork starts with the fundamentals

  • If you have a desire to express yourself with beautiful paintings, you can do it!

It's a joy sharing my knowledge with budding artists. Take advantage of my years of experience and learn what makes a good painting.

Awe-inspiring paintings all have something in common, they use the basic fundamentals.

Successful paintings use four fundamentals: composition, values, a focal point and color.

Use the basics of art and create your own unique masterpieces. They are easy to learn.

Values are the backbone of good painting.

A focal point draws in the viewers.

Good composition rules are easy to learn!

Speed up your learning with regular painting.

The color wheel is the artist's best friend.

Find the answers to frequent questions.

What does it mean when an artist says alla prima, glazing or frisket? Learn the art lingo, so you know what artists are talking about.

painting tutorials: art by carol may

The step-by-step painting tutorials explain the materials, what colors to use and the painting steps from start to finish.

Each step is carefully detailed, so you can practice painting the steps.

Then you can use the same steps to paint your own favorite subjects.

painting watercolor

Paint three different flowers; Iris, Echinacea and poppies.

Three giraffe tutorials, each with a different painting style.

Learn to paint a hummingbird with watercolor.

Use the white paper in your watercolor paintings.

Get some answers before you start with watercolors.

Learn the fun technique of pouring watercolors.

express yourself with beautiful oil paintings

  • The more you paint the better your get!

It's a joy to share my painting secrets. Glean from my step-by-step explanation in each painting.

more How-to oil painting pages

Steps for painting a red or multicolored rose

Painting an ocean wave is not hard, it's fun!

Tips and steps on how to start with oil painting.

Learn some basics about oil painting before you start painting.

Painting with a limited palette can make very colorful paintings.

Learn to paint the iridescent colors of a hummingbird.

art by carol may is all about sharing - enjoy!

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