Paint With Karen Ilari

Learn to paint Nature's Beauty in Acrylic paints - Step by Step

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By popular demand :) Here's some info and a small video on VALUES -

VALUES video

This is a link to my most recent painting, showing a series of work in progress photos with explanations... It's a huge Magnolia tree on the river. Trying some new techniques

Urban Magnolia WIP



3rd seascape in series of cards

Started by Adrienne skelton in Constructive Critiques. Last reply by David Good 33 minutes ago. 4 Replies

Here is my 3rd one finished . What do you all think ? I like how it turned out but open for cc ...thanks for looking !…Continue


Started by Eva Leitner in Constructive Critiques. Last reply by David Good 36 minutes ago. 11 Replies


My Morning Gathering

Started by John Redfern in Constructive Critiques. Last reply by John Redfern 54 minutes ago. 14 Replies

I know there has been some discussion on "The Morning Gathering" that Karen did such a beautiful job of in her painting so I thought I would try it with her permission. I attempted to make this my own version with a few changes. I  brought the tree…Continue

Riverside HELP!

Started by Eva Leitner in Constructive Critiques 1 hour ago. 0 Replies

Hi to all!As you see I tried to paint Karens photo but i´m not satisfied! The…Continue

Latest Activity

David Good replied to Adrienne skelton's discussion 3rd seascape in series of cards
"another beauty!"
33 minutes ago
David Good replied to Eva Leitner's discussion Helgoland
"Did someone mention a "tune"? :-D a one...and a two...and a........."
36 minutes ago
John Redfern replied to John Redfern's discussion My Morning Gathering
"Thanks Karen and thanks for letting us try an attempt at this piece. : ) john"
54 minutes ago
Linda Wooding replied to Eva Leitner's discussion Helgoland
" oh no!!  Now I'm really in trouble!!!  ;)))) "
1 hour ago

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