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.

Paintings of Flowers 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!


I've been practicing painting roses.

Practicing painting roses with oil paintsRose painting practice

The casual orange roses (above) seem more appealing to me.

More rose painting practiceMore rose practice

Enjoy painting roses by following the steps of How-to Paint a Rose.


compare the orange roses (above) with these pink roses

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 "Cologne Bottle". So i did the painting with pink 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 painting more roses.

the orange roses are an improvement, don't you think?


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 Magnolia flowers.



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

When my Tulip Magnolia tree 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.

Go here for watercolor floral paintings.



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".



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 grew fast from seed.

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



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, more happy flowers.

These are in a porcelain vase on a mahogany table. “Daisies ‘n’ Porcelain”.



Oil painting of hydrangeas in a vase with orangesHydrangeas

Learning to paint never ends. There is always more to learn. Here is a painting of "Hydrangeas" from a lesson by Nancy Medina.

The oranges make a nice contrast with the blue Hydrangeas. Plus she had such a pretty vase.



An oil flower painting of white daisies by artist Carol MayFresh As a Daisy

Since daisies are my favorite flowers, I had to paint them again. Here is another daisy painting of lovely white daisies. "Fresh as a Daisy"

You can learn how to paint your own 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 painting of flowers with a perky little critter.

"Wren and Morning Glories"



Oil painting of Two Sisters

Iris always bloom with buddies. They don't like being by themselves.

Here are "Two Sisters" standing up proud and pretty. There is such a variety of flowers to do more paintings of flowers.



you can enjoy flower paintings in your home.





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