paintings of flowers are very challenging, but they are such a joy to paint!

If I’m not doing paintings of flowers, I’m working in the flower garden. That's one reason my college major was horticulture. Flowers are one of my favorite things.

Roses are such a Joy

Since I love flowers so much, this year I have been working on doing more paintings of flowers.

Here is a rose painting that was such a "Joy" to paint. It was one of those paintings that just flowed. There was no need to labor over it.

Orange is such a happy color and the turquoise vase was its perfect compliment.

Painting is so much fun!

compare the orange roses-above, with the pink roses-below

oil painting of a Cologne Bottle with pink rosesCologne Bottle

A few years ago I found this cologne bottle in my sister's greenhouse.

When we were girls, we each had our cologne bottles on the dresser. Mine had apple blossom and my sister's had rose cologne.

I don't know where my bottle went over the years, but my brother-in-law generously gave me my sister's bottle.

So i did a painting of roses.

Detail of Cologne Bottle pink rose painting in oilsCologne Bottle - detail

Drawing the bottle was a challenge. After the drawing was finished, painting it was a snap.

Shadow colors were added on the right side with some pink reflecting from the flower above. On the left some color was pulled into the background made it glistening in the light.

However the roses were not well done.

This year I'm working on more roses.

an improvement, don't you think?

Practicing painting roses with oil paintsRose painting practice

I've been practicing painting roses.

The casual approach of the orange rose (above) seems more appealing to me.

More rose painting practiceMore rose practice

When I am happy with the rose paintings, I will do a how-to page on painting roses.

It's in the works for 2021

you can enjoy flower paintings in your home.

more paintings of flowers

A Bloomin' Basket of Magnolia flowers painted with oils by artist Carol MayBloomin' Basket

Magnolias are the flower of "The" south.

They are beautiful with their pristine beauty. And their lemony fragrance is heavenly.

Here is a "Bloomin' Basket" full of them.

Go here for more of my floral paintings.

Scrub Jay on Tulip Magnolia flowers painted with oils by artist Carol MayScrub Jay on Tulip Magnolia

When my Tulip Magnolia was blooming, I went out and sat down on the edge of the front porch and painted it. Some people call them Japanese Magnolia.

Later I came in the house and added the blue Scrub Jay for the "Scrub Jay on Tulip Magnolia".

What a lovely compliment they are to each other.

Gold-top Iris an oil painting of a German bearded iris flowerGold-top Iris

Paintings of flowers are so much fun, but I can hardly wait for spring, so I can go out and enjoy the flowers in person.

Iris are faithful spring blooming flowers, like this "Gold-top Iris".

Daisies ‘n’ Porcelain - a flower painting by artist Carol MayDaisies ‘n’ Porcelain

Daisies have been one of my favorite flowers ever since I was a child.

So naturally, I had to paint some.

I put them in a porcelain vase on a mahogany table. “Daisies ‘n’ Porcelain”.

Daisies are my favorite garden flowers.

An oil painting of a giant sunflower by artist Carol MaySon Shine

These giant sunflowers grew in my garden one year.

Daisies are one of my favorite flowers and that includes the giant sunflower daisies.

They are such happy flowers, like the Son's face is shining down on us. "Son Shine"

An oil flower painting of white daisies by artist Carol MayDaisy Painting

Here is another "Daisy Painting" of lovely white daisies.

Since daisies are my favorite flowers, I had to paint them again.

Learn how to paint your own white daisies.

Wren and blue Morning Glory flowers, an oil painting by artist Carol MayWren and Morning Glories

I like watching the birds as much as I enjoy growing flowers.

The blue Morning Glories with a wren made a lovely critter and painting of flowers.

"Wren and Morning Glories"

A watercolor flower painting of Echanesea art by Carol MayEchanesea

You can have fun painting "Echanesea" flowers with watercolors.

This flower is native in the Midwest. You see them blooming on the rolling hillsides in June.

They are also called Purple Coneflowers.

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