original nature paintings

free style nature paintings

I wanted to do some original nature paintings. I love nature, but I was tired of trying to paint like a photo.

watercolor Mother and Baby Dolphin art by Carol MayBorn Free

So I did some nature paintings in a free style instead of painting them like a photograph.

I have done quite a few dolphin paintings. I always did them in their natural grey color.

I decided to let it loose and do these in fun colors of pink and purple with turquoise water.

They are happy because they are "Born Free".

my freedom series began! - original nature paintings

original-art-painting Flying FreeFlying Free

I let my artistic imagination fly free. No more trying to paint like a photograph.

The result was "Flying Free".

The seagull is realistic, but the background is breaking loose into freedom.

watercolor painting of two Florida manatees - Gentle Giants - by painting artist Carol MayTwo Gentle Giants

Manatees are interesting creatures seen in Florida.

Some people call the Sea Elephants.

They are slow moving and very quiet and gentle.

They just like to eat vegetation to support their massive bodies.

I painted these "Two Gentle Giants" in fun colors.

watercolor painting of a Broad-billed Hummingbird with Delphinium flowers by Carol MayBroad-billed Hummingbird

The "Broad-billed Hummingbird" to me is one of the most colorful hummingbirds with its iridescent greens and blues on his body.

They also have an orange bill. Most other hummers have dark bills.

I did this painting on watercolor canvas. It is more difficult to get detail on the canvas.

The colors slide around on the canvas, so I did the delphinium flowers in a free style.

Lacey, a Blue-laced Wyandotte chicken painted in a free style with watercolor by Carol MayLacey

"Lacey" is another original painting done in a free style. 

The background is especially free.

The only thing very realistic is her face. Lots of fun!

Dragonfly and Waterlilies watercolor painting by Carol MayDragonfly and Lilies

I just let it fly free in this original nature painting.

I used the bright yellow-green with the reddish-violet for a very colorful painting.

I don't know if dragonflies come in pink, but they do in this painting.

"Dragonfly and Lilies" was lots of fun!

Just have fun after you Learn the Basics of Painting.

Leafy Sea Dragon With Purple Tangs watercolor painting by Carol MayLeafy Sea Dragon With Purple Tangs

I had fun doing this "Leafy Sea Dragon".

I did this one yellow as a complimentary color to the Purple Tangs.

Purple Tangs have yellow tails, by Carol MayPurple Tangs

The Purple Tangs have yellow tails.

Orangutan Baby painting by Carol MayOrangutan Baby

Babies are always cute, no matter what kind of baby they are.

I had fun painting this "Orangutan Baby".

A hummingbird nest in a Prickly Pear cactus leaf, watercolor painting by Carol MayHummer's Refuge

The style of this painting is not out of the ordinary. The subject is what is extraordinary.

I noticed some Prickly Pear cactus plants with leaves that are hollow inside.

My mind ran free and I thought that would be a perfect place for a "Hummer's Refuge".

The large cactus thorns would certainly repel predators.

Clown Triggerfish oil painting by Carol MayClown Triggerfish

Sometimes animals are naturally so amazing. I don't have to do anything to enhance them.

They are an original like this "Clown Triggerfish".

I certainly enjoyed doing this original nature paintings series.

Do some of your own Freedom Paintings. - Enjoy!

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