Paint With Karen Ilari

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

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Learn to paint with acrylics - the fun, forgiving medium.

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Happy Painting! - Karen

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New WIP page!

Here's a link to a work in progress for a painting I'm working on... It's a huge Magnolia tree on the river. Trying some new techniques

Urban Magnolia WIP



WIP #2. A walk on the beach

Started by Teresa Murner in Constructive Critiques. Last reply by John Redfern 3 hours ago. 11 Replies

My daughter gave me this photo of my sweet grandson for Mother's Day last year. It is the photo modge podged to canvas. I decided to give it a go in acrylics. I have worked on this off and on for a couple of weekends and am still not thrilled with…Continue

In the Austrian Alps

Started by Eva Leitner in Constructive Critiques. Last reply by Karen Ilari 4 hours ago. 8 Replies

Another one I tried.. I love the high mountains and the calmness "auf der…Continue

Color Cards

Started by Marylou Laisure in General Discussions. Last reply by Karen Ilari 4 hours ago. 2 Replies

Hi everyone,My name is Marylou and I live in Northern Michigan.  It's a beautiful place to live and it has all all kinds of things to paint.  I'm 60 years old and retired and I have the time to do some things that I enjoy and have been looking for…Continue

New one after the storm in pastels

Started by Adrienne skelton in Gallery - no critiques - just sharing. Last reply by Linda Wooding 8 hours ago. 6 Replies

Hi everyone, I want to explain why I choose this to paint. Almost 10 years ago my mother passed away from lung cancer. She and I were very close. I was devastated. Not to make anyone sad. She loved to dabble in photography and she was very good at…Continue

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John Redfern replied to Teresa Murner's discussion WIP #2. A walk on the beach
"HI Teresa Great feedback from everyone and yes love the photo of your grandson...perfect for a painting. Don't be afraid to lighten up the underside of the clouds using blues and white mixes ...I like to have them fade down into the horizon an…"
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"Hi Karen....cutting a ton of gemstones and fighting my way through a new still may be ready to share next week if I get serious! HA! By the way Karen, this piece is so lush, so truly poetic...I am sure I hear music when I look at it! How…"
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Morning Gathering

"Thank you Paul and Lynda! And what have you been up to lately Lynda? We are missing seeing your lovely paintings :)"
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