Monday, December 28, 2015

Watercolor on Venetian Plaster Encaustic Bird

I got a new tool today, a router so I could cut a hanger on the back of my boards

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Encaustic Bird and Rooster

I've been having fun with encaustic wax, these are two paintings I did. The rooster is acrylics and the bird is watercolors

Wool birdie teacup pincushion glitter pins flowers

http://store.creativeworkshops.me/search.asp?keyword=laurie+may&search.x=0&search.y=0
My class starts today if you are interested in learning my pin cushion wool bird, it's my own pattern , was featured a couple of times in Somerset a Studio magazine

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Snowman online watercolor card class

Starting Dec 1 $12 5 snowman videos showing you step by step how to paint these snowmen, they are my own design. I hope you join me. I supply you with the pattern for each  

Monday, November 2, 2015

Watercolor clay pot and Pumpkins

I'm doing a sketch a day this month, you can learn how I did the pot and pumpkins in  my classes.  http://store.creativeworkshops.me/search.asp?keyword=laurie+may&search.x=0&search.y=0

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Watercolor Classes

Yay, I'm figuring out how to do this on my phone, I feel bad that I have neglected my blog, I have my watercolor classes up and running, if you want to make cards check out my classes http://store.creativeworkshops.me/search.asp?keyword=laurie+may&search.x=0&search.y=0

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Watercolor Cards and Envelopes





I thought I would share with you the process from sketching onto watercolor paper, to painting these little itty bitty's, then attaching to a card and making matching envelopes to each painted card.


Saturday, July 25, 2015

Learn to Paint Watercolor Cards Envelopes online class

This is my newest workshop at Creative Workshops   http://store.creativeworkshops.me/search.asp?keyword=laurie+may&search.x=0&search.y=0

Its just $12 there are a few more that I added. I give you the pattern and show how I paint each and every one of these. I'm selling the envelopes too if you want to contact me about them. 10 envelopes for $3 or $5 for 20.


Monday, June 8, 2015

Paint & Pixels

https://graceandivy.wordpress.com/2015/05/30/a-favorite-digital-artist-and-a-giveaway-too/
I signed up for this class that I think will be amazing.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Watercolor Birds Nest and Roses and Encaustic

 This nest is watercolor on gesso board covered with encaustic wax...my latest obsession.
 Fresh Picked Roses, they smell so good
Paired them together

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Encaustic nest with roses

I decided to sell this one, it's 6x6.  $24 free shipping.  Watercolor done on a gesso board. 

Monday, April 13, 2015

Watercolor Blue Birds Dresses on Clothesline

My class is up and running for these adorable little dresses and birds.
Just $12, you can check it out here.

http://store.creativeworkshops.me/search.asp?keyword=laurie+may&search.x=0&search.y=0

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Lots of Texture

video
Heres what the board looked like before I added paint.

Having fun with texture

 White on white on white


Sunday, March 22, 2015

Watercolor Online Classes

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If you are interested in learning a fun easy way to paint with watercolors, you might want to join classes. $12 for 3 projects.
http://store.creativeworkshops.me/search.asp?keyword=laurie+may&search.x=0&search.y=0

Watercolor Nest with Roses

I'm so excited, I got this new iPhone 6+ and just discovered how easy it is to stay in touch here on my blog, which means I'll be posting a lot more. Here's a 5x7 card I painted for a friend sending it in this cute envelope

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Vintage Trailer in a field of Flowers

This was a commission that I was excited to do

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.