Are you dreaming about painting art?

Enjoy the beauty and freedom of painting art.

Enhance your environment with beautiful art prints and original art by Carol May. There are watercolor and oil paintings of butterflies, hummingbirds, animals and landscapes.

Enjoy the freedom of painting your own art.

  • What are the basic fundamentals of painting good art?
  • Is watercolor easy to learn?
  • How do we use oil paints?
Painting art by Carol MayA sea turtle painted with an artist's interpretation.

experience the painting art by carol may

Artists paint what we see around us. Inspiring gifts from God are everywhere for our enjoyment. It's a joy painting and sharing them.

There's lots to see on the PAINTINGS menu.

are you looking for fine art for your home?

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Art Prints by Carol May

are you looking for fine art for your home?

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Art Prints

who can learn to paint?

Everyone can learn to paint.

Some people have God's gift of painting. Other people like Beethoven, have a musical gift. But most people learn to play the piano by starting with the basics and then they practice.

It works the same with painting. We learn the basics of good art and use them in our paintings. Practice hones our painting skills. You should have seen my first paintings! But I kept practicing.

Learn the basics and paint the tutorials. Then use same methods for your own artistic creations.

What are some of the popular tutorials?

create awe inspiring paintings

Artists use the basics of art to design and paint their creations.

It's a joy sharing my knowledge with aspiring artists. Forty years of experience has taught me what makes a good painting.

Country Barns (below) has been privileged to win two Best of Show awards. It was painted using the four basic principles that create good art. You can learn how to paint good art, too.

I enjoyed painting these barns, art by Carol May"Country Barns" painting art by Carol May

Composition, values, a focal point and color are the basis of awe-inspiring paintings. They are all on the BASICS OF PAINTING menu with much.

Create drama by using values.

Color makes our paintings sing!

A focal point will draw in the viewers.

Composition is very easy to learn!

what else do we need to know about painting art?

What's the best painting medium to begin painting? What are our choices?

Twenty common questions and answers are on the Frequently Asked Questions page. For example, you may wonder:

  • Is painting expensive?
  • What's are the minimum supplies we need to start painting?
  • How long does it take oil paint to dry?   and more...

We all need our own art space. What are some ideas for setting up our home studio?

What is the absolute fastest way to learn how to paint?

What is glazing and scumbling? What's alla prima, frisket, the difference between a flat and bright brush? Find the language used by today's painting artists in the Glossary of Art Terms.

how do we learn to paint?

Practice painting the step-by-step tutorials. They explain;

  • the materials
  • what colors to use
  • detailed painting steps from start to finish

Paint the tutorials, then use the same steps to paint your own favorite subjects. There are more than two dozen tutorials on the PRACTICE PAINTING tab.

oIL pAINTING: these pages may be used for acrylics.

The answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Oil Painting

You can Paint a Hummingbird with oil paints or acrylics.

Painting with a Limited Palette is a good practice for mixing and using colors.

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.

wATERCOLOR: The more we paint, the better we get!

It's a joy sharing my painting secrets. Glean from the step-by-step explanations and learn while you are painting.

Beginning Watercolor: Find answers about watercolor before you start painting.

Paint a pretty Angelfish with Watercolors Step by Step.

Pouring Watercolors: Paint colorful Koi with this fun watercolor technique.

How to save the whites in watercolor paintings.

Paint three different flowers with watercolors.

What is glazing and how to do it step by step?

Steps for painting a hummingbird with watercolor.

what are good ideas for painting?

Where do we get ideas and inspiration for painting art?

Artists are inspired by our environment, emotions, and fellow artists. We discover potential paintings in the beauty of everyday objects, memories, dreams, landscapes and beyond.

Get more for ideas for your next painting.

Where do artists get ideas for their next painting?Landscapes always make great paintings!

the garden inspires my paintings!

The beautiful flowers, hummingbirds and butterflies are my favorite painting subjects. How could we not paint them?

If I'm not in the studio painting, more than likely you will find me in the garden. It's my joy to share a few gardening tips.

You may paint any of the images on the pages below or grow your own beauties to paint.

Everything about rose care: from planting to pruning.

How do we keep orchids in our home?

You can paint this hummer with watercolors.

enjoy the wonderful world of painting art!