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How to Paint a Wave

There is nothing as beautiful a transparent wave. Join painting artist Carol May and learn how to paint a wave step by step with 5 easy steps for the beginner.

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Why do artists paint?

Fun Color a watercolor painting by artist Carol MayArtists paint to share what is in their heart.

We may paint to share the things around us. We may paint to record history. We may paint to share with others. We may paint for practice or to learn new skills.

Most of all we paint just for the sheer joy of painting!

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Happy New Year Everyone!

Joy a rose painting by artist Carol May

I have been working on doing more paintings of flowers.

Roses are one of my favorite flowers and this painting of oranges roses was such a "Joy" to do.

I wish everyone a wonderful 2020, may you find much joy in the New Year!

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Nature Painting of Bearded Iris

Nature Paintings by artist Carol May

One of my favorite pass-times is working in the garden, especially the flowers. I have been working on some flower paintings with oils.

Years ago I did an oil painting of three purple iris. I had two sisters at that time. Now there are only two of us. So I called this new painting "Two Sisters".

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Painting Daily by Carol May

Can painting daily really make you a better artist? You don’t have to paint perfect. Just paint more often. Regular painting will put your art into overdrive!

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Aquabord by Ampersand

Aquabord made by Ampersand is a great surface for creative watercolor paintings without the hassle of watercolor paper.

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Watercolor Art Supplies

What watercolor art supplies do I need? What can I paint on? What’s the best watercolor paint, paper, brushes? Can I watercolor on canvas, plus more…

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Painting Watercolor Flowers

The single most important thing about painting watercolor flowers is - watercolor is fun! How to paint watercolor Iris, Poppies and Echinacea flowers.

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Hummingbird Art

Hummingbird art, these little birds pack so much color and personality. What a joy doing hummingbird paintings of God's flying jewels.

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Oil Painting for Beginners

Step-by-step oil painting for beginners. What do you need to paint with oils? Paint a brilliant Oriole on Dogwood flowers while you learn how to use oil paints.

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Choose Paint Colors for each painting

How do professionals choose colors for paintings? Learn how to choose paint colors and create beautiful, harmonious paintings with only three or four colors.

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Artist Paintings by Carol May

Why do artists paint? Artist paintings come out of the heart of the artist. Artists paint for many reasons. Most of all we paint for the sheer joy of painting!

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