paintings of flowers

i really like flowers


Doing paintings of flowers are both fun and very challenging!

I enjoy working in the flower garden. Then I paint their beautiful blossoms, so I can enjoy them all year.

Azaleas watercolor art by Carol MayAzaleas

I always look forward to springtime with all the flowers blooming.

We have an azalea plant in front of our house that blooms every spring with white and pink flowers on the same plant.

So here it is recorded forever in “Azaleas”.


watercolor paintings of flowers

A butterfly checking out a Magnolia flower by Carol MayPretties

The southern magnolia tree has large flowers compared to many other flowers.

And they have a wonderful lemony fragrance.

Here is a butterfly checking out the Magnolia flower. 

“Pretties”

watercolor painting of Bearded Iris flowers by Carol MayBearded Iris

I painting these "Bearded Iris" plus some Coneflowers and Poppies all with watercolor paints.

See how I painted these springtime flowers.

White Flight a watercolor flower painting of Phalaenopsis orchid flowers by artist Carol MayWhite Flight

When I started teaching horticulture I found orchids in the class greenhouses. I quickly became infected with the orchid bug. They are so beautiful.

Orchids are found in every country of the world. Some of them like the phalaenopsis have flowers that last for months.

When the wild phalaenopsis orchid was first found in the jungles, they were seen at a distance and the explorers thought that they were a group of white moths flying.

Here are some phals in “White Flight”.

Doritenopsis orchid painting by Carol MayDoritenopsis

"Doritenopsis" is a cross of a Phalenopsis with a Doritis which gives the flowers brilliant colors.

They are grown the same way as Phalenopsis orchids.

Why don’t you try some of your own paintings of flowers. It is challenging and rewarding.

Then the flowers will last forever.

Oil 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.

Here is a "Bloomin' Basket" of them.

Go here for more of my floral paintings.

Scrub Jay on Tulip Magnolia by painting artist Carol MayScrub Jay on Tulip Magnolia

I went out and sat down on the edge of the front porch when the Tulip Magnolia was blooming 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.


Daisies ‘n’ Porcelain - paintings of flowers by artist Carol MayDaisies ‘n’ Porcelain

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

So naturally, I had to paint them.

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


Wren and blue Morning Glories 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.

"Wren and Morning Glories"


White roses flowers of Peace

When I got a little older, like everybody else, I learned to love roses.

Here are ten white roses signifying “Peace”.

What a lovely painting of flowers!


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