beautiful nature paintings

painting nature's beauty


There are so many beautiful nature paintings to do. Some of my favorite things to paint are butterflies and flowers.

Then of course I have to do some of God's other critters like dragonflies and birds.

I originally learned to paint with oil paints. Then I found out about watercolors.

Now I paint with one or the other. I switch back and forth between oils and watercolors.

My nature paintings include landscapes and seascapes.


beautiful nature paintings

Beautiful Nature Painting of a sea turtle painted with watercolor by the painting artist Carol MayBold Freedom


One time my husband accidentally caught a sea turtle. He brought him home for me to see.

Then we took him down to the water to let him go. 

When we got close to the water his flippers started going.

I saw a tear coming out of his eye. I said, "Look he is crying."

We turned him loose and now he is now swimming around in his "Bold Freedom".



Cardinal 'n' Dogwood oil painting by Carol MayCardinal 'n' Dogwood

I went out and painted some of the wild Dogwoods while they were blooming.

After I came home I added a male Cardinal for "Cardinal 'n' Dogwood".

It made a beautiful nature painting.



watercolor painting of sea shells by artist Carol MaySea Shells

While the weather was cool outside I was dreaming of going to the beach.

And you know what we all do when we go to the beach - collect "Sea Shells" to take home for memories.

This a watercolor painting is full of lots of memories.


You may see some close-up details of my paintings on Fine Art America.


Leafy Sea Dragons are the most amazing critter. Art by Carol MayLeafy Portrait

Leafy Sea Dragons are the most amazing critters.

They are related to Sea Horses, but they are much larger.

They can change colors to camouflage themselves.

This leafy deserved to have his picture painted.

"Leafy Portrait"


Pink waterlily flowers painted with watercolor by Carol MayPink Waterlilies

i looked forward to seeing the waterlilies blooming in our outdoor ponds.

With this painting of "Pink Waterlilies" I can have waterlilies all year long.


Watercolor bird painting by artist Carol MayNorthern Flicker

We were living in a home with a tin roof. We started getting a "Northern Flicker" that came by every morning at the same time.

He would beat on our tin roof. He was staking out his territory.

We started calling him our alarm clock!


A Downy Woodpecker on a pine tree with Virginia Creeper, a beautiful nature watercolor painting by Carol MayDowny On Pine

I like to walk in the mornings when everything is clean and crisp.

One time I kept seeing a Downy on the pine trees where I walked by every morning.

Finally I told my husband, I think it means I am supposed to paint him.

So I did the "Downy On Pine" with Virginia Creeper climbing up the tree.

The red creeper leaves complimented the red on the Downy's head to make a beautiful nature painting.


A dragonfly landing on a water lily for a watercolor painting by Carol MayDragonfly 'n' Lily

There is lots of water, lakes and ponds in Florida.

There also is a native water lily with lovely white flowers.

It was a natural set-up for doing a nature painting of the "Lily 'n' Dragonfly ".



Anhinga 'n' Mangrove watercolor painting by artist Carol MayAnhinga 'n' Mangrove

Here is an Anhinga sitting on the shore looking for something to eat.

They are a quiet bird that hangs around the inland water areas waiting for some fish to eat.

"Anhinga 'n' Mangrove" is a watercolor painting done on Arches cold-pressed paper.

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Paddlin' Pelican watercolor by Carol MayPaddlin' Pelican

Pelicans are amazing birds. We felt one when we accidentally caught him while fishing.

They look large, but they don't weigh very much.

We let him go and I did this original nature painting of a "Paddlin' Pelican".


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