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 to one person may completely turn another person off.

The beauty of a painting comes out of the heart of the artist.


so why do artists paint?

There are lots 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 to try new things.

most of all we paint for the sheer joy of painting!

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 to one person may completely turn another person off.

The beauty of a painting comes out of the heart of the artist.


so why do artists paint?

There are lots 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 to try new things.

most of all we paint for the sheer joy of painting


we paint to share the things around us

  • This is one of the main reasons artists paint today.
  • It is natural to want to share the things around us.

Paintings found in the caves and from ancient cultures depicted their everyday life and the things they saw around them.

Springtime, beautiful artist paintings by Carol MaySpringtime

We may want to paint the beauty of the spring blooming flowers.

Or the beauty 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 in Calif.

The schools start after Labor Day so the children can work picking, loading, canning 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 enjoyed all the bird life.

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



we may paint to record history

Country Barns a beautiful oil painting by Carol MayCountry Barns

Country Barns records the architectural changes on this country farm.

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 coast of Florida had many stilt homes.



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 to get some 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.

or to teach others

Koi Challenge a bright and colorful watercolor painting by Carol May demonstrating how to pour watercolorsKoi Challenge

This tutorial is the how-to fun method I share on pouring watercolor paints.



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

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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