art by carol may

sharing the joy of painting

do you enjoy paintings?

you would like to -

  • Decorate your home with the beautiful art by Carol May
  • Learn to create your own paintings.

you have found the place to fulfill your desires!

Paintings show the world thru the eyes of the artist. Art by Carol May is a showcase of my world.

  • Painting is such a joy!
  • It's fulfilling to be able to share my paintings.
  • And to share my experience with budding artists.

There are over a hundred paintings on this website.

  • Enjoy looking at the paintings.
  • You can bring peace and beauty into your home with original paintings or prints.
  • Create your own beautiful paintings with the art lessons and the how-to tutorials.

Sit back, relax and enjoy the art by Carol May.

art by carol may

sharing the joy of painting

do you enjoy paintings?

you would like to -

  • Decorate your home with the beautiful art by Carol May
  • Learn to create your own paintings.

you have found the place to fulfill your desires!

Paintings show the world thru the eyes of the artist. Art by Carol May is a showcase of my world.

  • Painting is such a joy!
  • It's fulfilling to be able to share my paintings.
  • And to share my experience with budding artists.

There are over a hundred paintings on this website.

  • Enjoy looking at the paintings.
  • You can bring peace and beauty into your home with original paintings or prints.
  • Create your own beautiful paintings with the art lessons and the how-to tutorials.

Sit back, relax and enjoy the art by Carol May.


what kind of paintings do you enjoy?

Hummingbirds need flowers to survive.

This White-eared Hummingbird is visiting a Columbine flower.

See more paintings of the hummers that visit the US.

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 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 get dreams or visions you would like to paint?

Sometimes I paint them.

You can do it, too.






you can enjoy the art by carol may in your 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 can bring the peace and beauty of nature into your home with -

beautiful prints

original paintings

Paddlin' Pelican an original watercolor by Carol May the artistOriginal Watercolor Painting





create your own beautiful paintings

you can learn painting!

Take advantage of my years of experience and learn the basics of art by Carol May.

The art lessons can be used with any type of media - oil, watercolor and even acrylic paintings.

Learn the principles of good art - values, focal points, composition and colors.

Then create your own eye-catching paintings.


the foundation of good art


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

Answer these questions and much more with the art lingo from the Artist's Glossary.






paint and Practice the basics!

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 visiting a fuchsia.

Paint an Oil Hummingbird

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

What other Types of Hummingbirds are found in the United States?

What types of butterflies do you see in your yard?




speed up your learning!

Increase your painting skills with the How-to Tutorials.

It is such a joy to share my painting secrets.

Glean from my step-by-step explanation of each painting step.

You know the old saying, "Practice makes perfect."

The more you paint the better you get!


visit more how-to pages


We are all going through this life together.

  • It is my pleasure to share my paintings and knowledge.
  • 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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