art by carol may

do you dream about paintings?
this is the place to fulfill your dreams

you want beautiful paintings for your home?

  • Bring the joy of painting to your home with the Originals and Prints of Art by Carol May.

do you want to paint your own creations?

  • The Art Lessons teach the basics of successful paintings.

what kind of paintings do you enjoy?

Nature's beauty is all around. The wonderful gifts of God are everywhere - trees, flowers, birds and butterflies.

The butterflies delight our senses with their beautiful colors and free lifestyle.

Art by Carol May shares all the beauty of nature, with an artist's interpretation.

  • Painting is such a joy!

It's very fulfilling to be able to share my paintings.

Plus, it's my pleasure to share my art experience with budding artists.

Paintings come out of the artist's heart and imagination.

God's Lighthouse

During a one woman show, the gallery owner asked me where this lighthouse painting was located. I told her, it is no place special, it just popped into my head.

Why do artists paint?

Sit back, relax and enjoy the art by Carol May

Hummingbirds need flowers to survive.

This White-eared Hummingbird is visiting a Columbine flower.

See paintings of the hummers that visit the United States.

Who doesn't love flowers?

Puttering in the flower garden is one of my favorite hobbies.

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

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

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

Trying to paint like a photograph can be stressful.

So, I enjoyed the artist's freedom of painting pink and purple dolphins.

It's a joy painting all of God's wonderful Critters.

What fun painting everything from giraffes to manatees and more.

Do you have dreams or visions you would like to paint?

It's a joy to paint them. You can do it, too.

enjoy the art by carol may in your home

Paddlin' Pelican an original watercolor painting for sale by the artist Carol MayOriginal Watercolor Painting

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.

Bring the peace and beauty of nature into your home with -

create your own paintings

  • Create your own eye-catching paintings with the basics of good art.

Oil, watercolor and acrylic paintings all use the same principles of art.

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

the basics of good paintings

  • Are watercolor brushes different from oil brushes? What is alla prima or frisket?

Answer these questions and more with the art lingo from the Art Dictionary.

paint and Practice!

Learn about materials, the colors to use and the painting steps from start to finish.

You can paint flowers!

Paint three different flowers; Iris, Echinacea and poppies.

Giraffes are easy to paint.

Paint three different giraffes, each with a different style.

Paint a watercolor Ruby-throat Hummingbird.

Paint an Oil Hummingbird

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

What Types of Butterflies do you see in your yard?

speed up your learning!

  • It is such a joy to share my painting secrets.

Increase your painting skills with the How-to Tutorials. Glean from my step-by-step explanation of each painting.

The more you paint the better you get!

visit more how-to pages

It's my pleasure to share my paintings and knowledge. We are all going through this life together.

  • We can all have the "Joy of Painting"

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

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