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beautiful artist paintings

by carol May

what makes beautiful artist paintings?

You know the saying, "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder."

Beautiful artist paintings come out of the heart of the artist.


so why do artists paint?

There are a lot of different reasons for painting.

  • One of the first reasons artists paint is to share the things around them.
  • We may paint to hone our painting skills.
  • Or we may paint for experimentation and try new things.
  • Most of all we paint for the sheer joy of painting!


we paint to share the things around us

Paintings from ancient cultures depicted their everyday lives and the things they saw around them.

  • This is one of the main reasons artists paint today.
  • It is natural to want to share the things around us.
Springtime, beautiful artist paintings by Carol MaySpringtime

We may want to paint the beauty of the spring blooming flowers. Or the wonder of a stream flowing around a cottage on the hillside.

  • Whatever the reason, we paint the things we see around us.
Harvest a still life painting of grapes by Carol MayHarvest

My home state of California grows lots of grapes. Harvest time is a very important time.

The schools start after Labor Day so the children can help with the picking, loading, and preserving all of the produce.

Anhinga with Mangrove watercolor painting by Carol MayAnhinga with Mangrove

Florida was my second home for about thirty years. I really enjoyed all the bird life.

Anhingas are one of the native birds we would commonly see around the waterways and lakes.



we paint to share with others

My hairdresser's teenage daughter wanted a cactus painting.

It was such fun doing it. And the greater pleasure was seeing how pleased she was when she got it.

the joy of painting!

Cactus Sunset by artist Carol MayCactus Sunset


we may paint to record history

Country Barns a beautiful oil painting by Carol MayCountry Barns

Country Barns records the architectural changes on this farm.

This paintings was privileged to win a Best of Show.

Day's End records the days gone by when the gulf coast of Florida had many stilt houses.Day's End

Day's End records the days when the Gulf of Florida had many stilt homes.

This home is gone now after the many Florida storms.



we paint to hone our painting skills

watercolor Rooster by the painting artist Carol MayRooster excerpt from a larger painting

At my new home in Florida watercolor paintings were the norm.

So I started working on my watercolor skills.

Surf Catcher a watercolor painting of a Florida Oyster CatcherSurf Catcher

One of the best things to do in Florida is walk on the beach and watch the shore birds.

This Oyster Catcher is catching some surf while he is on the way for more oysters.


we may paint to .....

try new things

Hibiscus Freedom an innovative watercolor painting by the artist Carol MayHibiscus Freedom

These Hibiscus flowers were painted with an unorthodox watercolor method.

to teach others

This tutorial is a fun how-to method of pouring watercolor paints.



best of all - we just paint for the fun of it!

Pink and purple dolphins were just plain fun!

Born Free a colorful watercolor painting of Bottle-nose Dolphins, art by Carol MayBorn Free

Beautiful paintings are a reflection of the heart of the artist.

it's a joy sharing my artist paintings with you!


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