do you dream about paintings? art by carol may is the place to fulfill your dreams

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

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

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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 freedom of pink and purple dolphins!

What fun it is painting all the wonderful animals.

Do you have dreams or visions to paint?

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.

Bring the peace and beauty of nature into your home

  • Enjoy the painting art by Carol May in your own 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 with others.

You may purchase original paintings or prints for your own home.

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the painting basics create eye-catching paintings

  • If you have a desire to create your own beautiful paintings, you can do it!

Awe-inspiring paintings all have something in common. They all use the basic elements of art.

Learn how to paint with artist Carol MayLearning to paint is fun!

Take advantage of my years of experience. Learn what makes a good painting.

  • Learn the basic painting elements and then, apply them to your own artwork.

The basic elements of art are easy to master. Then you can use them to create your own masterpieces.

Four basic elements make beautiful, successful paintings: composition, values, a focal point and colors.

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.

Learn some art lingo in the dictionary of Art Terms. Then you will know what artists are talking about.

For example, what does it mean when an artist says alla prima, glazing or frisket?

art by carol may how-to tutorials

The 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.

learn how to paint with 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.

Learn how to use the paper for your whites in watercolor paintings.

Get some answers before you start with watercolors.

Learn the fun, free technique of pouring watercolors.

start painting with beautiful oil paints

  • 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.

  • Painting is one of life's great joys.

It's a pleasure sharing my paintings and knowledge with you.

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