Are you dreaming about painting art?
You may want to start painting, but you don't know where to start or how to do it? What are the basic techniques of painting watercolor? How do we use oil paints?
Are you looking for artwork? Art by Carol May paintings of butterflies, hummingbirds, animals and landscapes bring beauty and peace to our homes. You will find either watercolor or oil paintings.
We can all learn to
paint. Painting is
more of a discipline, than a gift from God. We can all create attractive
paintings using the basic principles of good art.
Click down the page to see the four basics of creating good art.
Painting takes practice, just like learning to play the piano. Practice painting the tutorials. Then you can use the same methods for your own individual creations.
What are some of the popular tutorials?
Artists paint what we see around us. God's gifts are everywhere. There's lots to see on the painting pages.
The garden has beautiful flowers, butterflies and hummingbirds, lots of great things to paint.
There's something wonderful about getting our hands dirty and puttering around outside in the fresh air and sunshine. So, in addition painting art, it's my pleasure to share some gardening tips.
Painting and gardening are two of my favorite things. In college my major was horticulture with a minor in art.
Yes, we can learn the basics in school, but we learn more by doing. Life experiences have been my real teacher.
Out in the garden, my camera is always ready to capture intriguing images for a new painting.
Yes of course, anyone can grow a garden!
Butterflies and hummingbirds are great garden gifts. We can specifically plant flowers to feed the butterflies.
The Butterfly Bushes are busy with butterflies all summer. Hummingbirds visit them, too.
Many of us have probably grown blooming Amaryllis or Narcissus in
the house. But can we grow orchids in the house? You bet we can!
Phalaenopsis (also, called the moth orchid) are perfect plants for inside our homes. Their delightful flowers last for many months.
Awe-inspiring paintings all use the four basic PAINTING PRINCIPLES: composition, values, creating a focal point and a good use of color.
It's a joy sharing knowledge with budding artists. Forty years of
experience has taught me what makes a good painting. You can learn how to paint good art.
Country Barns (above) has been privileged to win two Best of Show awards.
It was painted with the four basics that create good art.
Values create drama in our paintings.
Color makes our paintings sing!
A focal point will draw in the viewers.
Composition rules are easy to learn!
The step-by-step PRACTICE PAINTING tutorials explain;
Each step is carefully detailed, so you can practice painting. Then you can use the same steps to paint your own favorite subjects.
Getting started with oil painting.
Waves are not hard, they are fun.
Paint a red rose or multicolored one.
Add a waterfall to your landscapes.
It's a joy sharing my painting secrets. Glean from the step-by-step explanations and practice doing your own paintings.
Save the whites in watercolor paintings.
Paint three different flowers with watercolors.
What is glazing and how do we do it?
Steps for painting a hummingbird with watercolors.
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