originals for sale

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The originals for sale include both oil paintings and also watercolor paintings.

Originally I learned how to paint with oils. One year my sister gave me a calendar of watercolor paintings. It intrigued me and I decided to give watercolors a try.

Now I switch back and forth between painting with watercolors and oil paints.

There is a rich classic beauty in oil paintings and a freedom with watercolors. I enjoy painting them both.

Lively and colorful paintings of the beauty and wonder in our lives

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Original oil paintings

My beautiful oil paintings are on stretched archival canvas. I use high quality pigments bound with alkyd resin.

Alkyd paintings are referred to as oil paintings. They are extremely durable and they look exactly like oil paintings.

I have been painting with alkyd paints for around thirty years. I am very pleased with this media.

The country barns at the right are painted with alkyd paints.

original watercolor paintings

Most of my watercolor paintings are on Aquabord. (This is the correct spelling.) It is a hardboard with an archival Kaolin clay applied to the hardboard.

When the painting is dry, I apply several coats of a protective UV spray. Then the painting should be framed without glass.

Watercolor paintings on watercolor paper need to be matted and framed under glass.

The pelican painting above is a watercolor painting on Aquabord.

Tim wrote to me,


"I am the proud owner of one of your paintings. It's my favorite painting of all the art I own and have to say it's hard not to stare and get lost in it. Your work is amazing and I applaud your abilities. Thank you for bringing both myself and my walls such enjoyment."

Tim - Florida

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Painting Artist, Carol May

These originals for sale are in standard sizes ready for your frame. United States shipping is included in the price of paintings.

Your satisfaction is guaranteed. If your order does not meet your expectations, return it within 30 days. I will be happy to refund your purchase price, when I receive the returned artwork.

There are many paintings on the Art by Carol May website. When you visit the painting pages, you may see paintings that are not on this page.

The original art paintings and prints may be available. For more information, contact me with the name of the painting.

Thank you for visiting, I am sure you will find some originals for sale that delight you!

Your artist, Carol May

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