do you dream about paintings? art by carol may is the place to fulfill your dreams

Art by Carol May is all about sharing the joy of painting. The wonderful gifts of God are everywhere.

  • Enjoy my nature paintings done with an artist's interpretation.

Butterflies delight our senses with their beautiful colors and free lifestyle. There are birds and lots of critters to paint, like this sea turtle.

There is a joy painting with the freedom of watercolors. But there is a rich beauty with the classic oil paintings.

  • It's my pleasure to do both watercolor and oil paintings.

Paintings come out of the artist's heart. We paint what we see around us.

There are so many things to paint, mountains, ocean and buildings like these old country barns.

It was a pleasure growing up in the country. Barns were a big part of the scenery.

So on a trip to Connecticut, it was fun painting barns.  "Country Barns" was privileged to win a best of show award.


relax and enjoy the paintings by carol may

Beautiful butterflies delight our senses.

Who doesn't love the beauty of flowers?

Hummingbirds and flowers, what a combo.


The freedom of pink and purple dolphins!

What fun painting all the wonderful Critters.

Do you have dreams or visions to paint?




enjoy the art by carol may in your own 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.

Bring the peace and beauty of nature into your home

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do you want to paint your own creations?

  • Take advantage of my years of experience and learn what makes good paintings.

You can create eye-catching paintings with the basics of good art.

the painting basics

  • Successful paintings are created with four basic elements of art; composition, values, a focal point and color.

They are easy to master and you can use them to create your own masterpieces.


Learn some art lingo in the Art Dictionary. For example, what does it mean when an artist says alla prima, glazing or frisket?




the how-to tutorials

The painting tutorials explain the materials, what colors to use and the painting steps from start to finish.

  • Then you can use the same steps to paint your own favorite subjects.

Paint three different flowers; Iris, Echinacea and poppies.

Paint three different giraffes, each with a different style.

Paint a watercolor Hummer or paint a Hummingbird with Oils

speed your learning and increase your painting skills!

  • The more you paint the better your get!

It's a joy sharing my painting secrets. Glean from my step-by-step explanation of each painting.

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 painting Art by Carol May!



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