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Paint a Hummingbird with Oils

How to Paint a Hummingbird with Oil Paints

Learn to confidently paint a hummingbird with oil paints.

Follow the step-by-step tutorial and paint the beautiful iridescent colors of the Broad-billed Hummingbird.

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Oil Painting Art Supplies

Oil Painting Art Supplies

Find answers to your questions about oil painting art supplies. What do you use for oil panting? What are the best oil paints? What brushes are best for oil painting? What are the basic colors for oil painting? What do you paint on? What is the advantage of alkyd paints?

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Learn the basics of oil painting

Learn how to oil paint with artist Carol May

Find the answers to common questions beginners have about how to oil paint. What do you need to oil paint? What paints should you get and what brushes? How do you use oil paints? How long do they take to dry? ....

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What is the advantage of Painting Daily

Sunflowers, a daily painting

Can painting daily really make you a better artist? Paint more often and don’t always strive for perfection. Artist Carol May shares how painting regularly will put your painting journey into overdrive.

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Learn a mixed media method to make "Awesome Paintings".

White Peacock Butterfly painting by Carol May

I did a series of awesome art paintings. When I took them to shows people would just rave. "What awesome paintings." They would ask me, "How do you do it?" You can do this easy painting technique and…

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Types of Butterflies commonly seen in the United States

Pictures and information that will help you identify some of the 30 different types of butterflies and moths commonly seen in the United States. It's fun to identify the butterfly types and learn more about this beautiful gift of God.

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Choose the colors for your new painting.

Glazing With Watercolor

Take the stress out of choosing the colors for your paintings. Master your color schemes when you know the secrets to color selection.

A color selection tutorial by the painting artist Carol May.

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Glazing with Watercolor

Glazing With Watercolor

Glazing with watercolor is where a transparent wash of color is painted over a previous dry layer of paint. The viewer sees both layers of paint and their eye visually mixes the color.

Glazing produces more luminous colors than when the colors are mixed on the palette.

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What Did That Artist Say?

Artist Glossary by Carol May

What did that artist say? What did they mean?

This artist glossary has painting terms commonly used by artists. Included are the art definitions of what these terms mean.

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How To Mix Paint Colors on the artist's palette

Make your paintings sing when you know how to mix paint colors. Mix secondary colors, warm colors, cool colors, greens and your own blacks with ease. Color mixing will be second nature. Painting will be fun and you will save money at the paint store.

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How To Choose Painting Colors for your individual paintings

How do the professionals choose colors for their paintings? What colors will look best in your paintings? Learn how to choose painting colors. You can create beautiful, harmonious paintings with only three or four colors.

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Color Wheel - The Key to Successful Paintings

The color wheel is a surprising tool to help our painting skills. Color creates emotions in our paintings. It gives form to the objects when we paint them. Color is just plain fun! What are the primary colors, secondary and tertiary colors? Should we use a limited palette?

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