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Types of Butterflies

These pictures and information about butterflies will help you identify some of the types of butterflies you may see where you live. It's fun to identify the butterfly types and learn more about butterflies.

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Types of Hummingbirds in the United States

Hummingbird images, identification tips and information about 15 types of hummingbirds seen in the United States, including the Ruby-throated, Rufous hummingbird, Costa’s hummingbird, the Black-chinned Hummingbird and more.

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How to Paint With Watercolors

Learning how to paint with watercolors is lots of fun. I want to share with you a watercolor technique I thoroughly enjoy - pouring watercolors. It is unpredictable and that is what makes it fun to me. Follow me as I paint some colorful Koi and pour the background.

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My Painting Color Schemes

Artists learn how to choose painting color schemes with this tutorial by Carol May. Included are the color schemes I most often use in my paintings. One of the reasons I am an artist is because I love color. This is how I select colors for my paintings.

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How to Paint a Wave

Join painting artist Carol May and learn how to paint a wave step by step in five easy steps for the beginner.

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How to Painting - Art by Carol May

Use this checklist for my how to painting tutorials and learn how to start painting on your own. I share my painting techniques for both oil and watercolor paintings. I snap photos and carefully explain how to paint in the step by step painting lessons.

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Fantastic Art Paintings

I did a series of fantastic art paintings. When I took them to shows people would just rave about them. "What awesome paintings." people would say and they would ask me, "How do you do it?" You can do it with this easy painting technique to create awe inspiring paintings!

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Landscapes Seascapes for Sale by artist Carol May

Landscapes Seascapes for Sale by artist Carol May – Original paintings and fine reproductions are available. I enjoy painting landscapes either with oils or with watercolors. Landscapes & seascapes bring a peace and a joy into the home. I am happy to share them with you.

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Using Values In Our Paintings

It’s fun painting with colors, but values are the backbone of successful paintings. They are what make a painting sing. Value is the light and darkness of colors. We use them when we are planning to create strong, attractive paintings.

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Hummingbird Paintings art Carol May

It is a pleasure doing hummingbird paintings of God's beautiful flying jewels. These little birds pack so much color and personality. Their beauty shines through in these paintings of hummingbirds by artist Carol May

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Creating A Focal Point In Paintings

The focal point is the main emphasis, the point of a painting. . The viewer's eye is first attracted to the focal area. Then it moves to other areas of the painting. What are the tools the artist uses to pull the viewer into the painting? How do you create a focal point?

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Color Wheel - How Colors Work

The Color Wheel by artist Carol May

What is the artist's color wheel? What are the primary colors, the secondary colors? How do you make a tertiary color?

We use color to create forms and give the illusion of distance in our paintings.

Using a limited palette gives us a better understanding of colors.

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