art by carol may

do you enjoy paintings?

Experience the joy of painting on Art by Carol May, the website of the painting artist Carol May.

  • Enjoy my watercolor and oil paintings here or purchase them for your home.
  • Learn from my painting experience and create your own beautiful paintings.
Bold Freedom a watercolor painting of a sea turtle by the painting artist Carol May"Bold Freedom" watercolor painting by Carol May

The joy of being a painting artist is sharing my paintings and expertise.

Paintings showcase the world thru the artist's eyes. It is the opportunity to show the world what we see.

This website is the world thru my eyes. All the beautiful things in nature are the subjects of my paintings.

There are over a hundred paintings on this website. So sit back, relax and take time to enjoy the paintings.

my painting journey

Landscapes are all around us, so they are a natural subject to start painting.

Now my favorite things to paint are Nature Paintings. They are normally done in a somewhat realistic style.

Sometimes it's more fun to push the envelope and paint things like pink and purple dolphins. Nature Paintings 2.

What is more lovely than Butterflies?

more nature subjects

Butterfly Paintings


who is the painting artist?

I am a country girl, born in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California.

My normal pass-time was walking in the woods enjoying all the beauty in nature.

My favorite things to paint are birds, butterflies and flowers. I enjoy them while I am gardening.

I plant flowers for the butterflies and feed the birds. Then there are more critters to photograph and paint.

Painting buildings and people is not my forte. I have done a few, but I prefer painting nature.

Brown Pelicans were one of my subjects when I lived in Florida for more than thirty years.

When the paintings started running out of the spare bedroom Art by Carol May was born.

art by carol may

Beautiful Reproductions

Original Paintings


do you want to paint?

Learn the art lingo in the Artist's Painting Dictionary.

You can enjoy creating your own beautiful paintings when you know the basics of painting.

It is my joy to share my painting knowledge with budding artists. Take advantage of my years of experience.

When you know the basic principles of painting you can use them with any type of painting medium.

The basics are the same for all types of painting; oil, watercolor and even acrylic paintings.

learn painting

You Can Learn Painting


you can paint, too!

What a joy it is to share my knowledge with you.

The lessons of composition, color, values and focal points will give you a strong foundation for your painting journey.

Use the basics and increase your painting skills by doing the How-to paintings.

dive into the how-to paintings

Painting Daisies With Oil Paints


There are no painting secrets, I openly share my knowledge.

The what and why of the painting process is clearly explained step-by-step.

We are all going through this life together. I enjoy helping others along the way.

That way we can all have the "Joy of Painting"

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