Monday, March 2, 2015

Watercolor Mailboxes



would love for you to come and join me for my watercolor mailbox class. I will show you how I did all three paintings for only $12  You can join me here..http://store.creativeworkshops.me/search.asp?keyword=laurie+may&search.x=0&search.y=0

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Watercolor Batik

 I started out sketching on my pattern with a permanent pen, then a light wash
 I then sprinkled on hot was with a brush
 More watercolors to darken
 coated the whole painting with hot wax
 heres a close up. I put it in the freezer for a few minutes 
 Then I wadded it up in a ball
 unfold
 add heavy watercolor, working it into the cracks 

When it was dry I put it between paper towels and papers until the was is melted off with an iron

Monday, February 16, 2015

To get myself back in the habit of posting on my blog, I'll be posting some of my paintings. This is from Morro Bay where we took a little vacation this past summer. I plan on doing a class on this in a couple of months at Creative Workshop. http://store.creativeworkshops.me/search.asp?keyword=laurie+may&search.x=0&search.y=0  

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Art Play Date

So much has happened since my last posting. The biggest is that I jumped into the world of APPLE.
I now have my first IMAC. and I love it. I've been taking classes. I plant to start posting here more often.  I've been busy teaching online classes at Creative Workshop. I've been asked to be a part of ART PLAY DATE too!  I'm giving a 4 watercolor cards to 4 winners if you use my link to sign up. Its $99 but it comes to a little over $3.00 for each class.  

Join us for 26 weeks of Artful Play!
For 26 weeks you will be able to explore a variety of mediums and styles. This year we will explore acrylics, watercolor, colored pencil and some mixed media. Get inspired by 25 of the industries finest designers. And have the pleasure of this experience in the privacy of your home. Where else can you discover the art of 25 teachers all at once, at any time you like?

How does it work? 
Every Monday, May-October, for 26 weeks you will receive an email letting you know about the teacher and the lesson prompt. You can then watch the pre-recorded videos and download the coordinating PDF at your leisure. It's that simple.You will have class access until March 1, 2016.

Our Incredible Teachers!
Sign ups start February 1, 2015. Check out the amazing line up of artists for Art Play Date 2015.  They are Kerry Anderson, Lynne Andrews, Deb Antonick, Rebecca Baer, Sheila Bergner-Landry, Sharon Chinn, Margot Clark, Debbie Cole, Chris Haughey, Priscilla Hauser, Kim Hogue, Erika Joanne, Barb Jones, Arlene Linton, Laurie May, Mary Owens, Gisele Pope, Golda Rader, Shara Reiner, Laurie Speltz, Carol Spohn, Lydia Steeves, Sandi Strecker, Judy Westegaard, and myself, Kelly Hoernig.




Friday, November 7, 2014

Scribbly Snowman

Starts today, hope you join me. Check it out here:
http://store.creativeworkshops.me/Scribbly-Snowman--Laurie-May_p_139.html
Its only $12, you can make your own cards this year!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Watercolor Pumpkin and Bird

In my class you learn to paint on a gesso'd vintage book page, but it can also be painted on 140lb watercolor paper.http://store.creativeworkshops.me/Pumpkin-and-Bird-Mixed-Media--Laurie-May_p_138.html

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Mixed Media Pumpkin Class Watercolors on Gesso

Oct 27th...Tomorrow!!  My class at Creative Workshop starts!  if you are interested, please check it out. My classes are $12 there is a facebook group page you can join so you can ask questions or share your work.
Time has been flying by and I realized my Mixed Media Workshop starts tomorrow. This project takes you from the start to finish. I have given similar gifts to friends as cards or on cardboard to use in their holiday decor, it can also be nice framed. I used optional Fiber Paste for the leaf and stem. I would love for you to join me. $12
http://store.creativeworkshops.me/Pumpkin-and-Bird-Mixed-Media--Laurie-May_p_138.html

Friday, October 17, 2014

Hand painted Watercolor Christmas Cards

I'll be offering a class to help you paint your own Christmas cards in November, stay in touch on my Facebook page

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

3 stacking cups

I have a class going on over at creative workshop, it's pretty summery, here's a fall version

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Scribble pumpkin

I had so much fun figuring out to do this. I very lightly sketched the pumpkin and stem with a pencil.
I then started with .005 micron. Painted with water colors, I wanted a heavier pen work, I used a broad signo pen, then a fine signo
pen, then the signo white pen

Monday, September 15, 2014

Yay, my new class started today!

Please visit 

3 Stacking Cups with Birds and Roses - Laurie May at Creative Workshops.


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

New On-line class!!

http://store.creativeworkshops.me/3-Stacking-Cups-with-Birds-and-Roses--Laurie-May_p_129.html
I'm so excited to amounce that I am haveing my very first watercolor workshop over at Creative Workshop. I am so excited. I'm keeping the price really affordable $12... Yep! I'm hoping lots of people will come along for the experience to learn how fun watercolors can be!!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Birds and Teacups

I'm going to be having a class on my birds and teacups, it's a lot of work, so it may be a little while

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Anyone still looking at my blog??

Hi Everyone...Everyone??? is there still anyone out there that looks at my blog?? lol
If you are...do you have a hard time commenting...I tried to change how to comment, but I cant figure it out...
I have a plan in motion...I'm going to teach a watercolor class on my stacked teacups and birds with Gail over at Creative Workshops. I will have a link to it when the time gets here.
I would love to hear if you are still reading this. Thanks!
Its also my plan to post more often here! wish me luck! lol

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

A new watercolor girl

I added Goldens blue irridesence for shimmer

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Watercolor pen and ink spools of thread, bird and nest

Pink Pink Pink, collage vintage laces and fabric

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

New ecourse

Jeannie Oliver is having an ecourse on becoming a business...I really think I need this to get my business going, maybe offering an ecourse myself...the thought terrifies me, it would be nice to have someone hold my hand and get me through the process

Sunday, April 6, 2014

My latest artwork

I need to get some things added to my Etsy...hopefully this week

Monday, February 10, 2014

Monday, December 30, 2013

Journal page

Getting my art journal ready for the new year!