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Let's collect Reference Photos!

So here is an idea: I've created an album for Reference Photos. Your photos, taken by you, that you would like to share with us all to pain…

Started by Karen IlariLatest Reply

A resource for landscape Photos

Hello all. My son is a profession graphic artist and has his own company. One of his hobbies is photography and has given me permission to…

Started by Allen ThompsonLatest Reply


Welcome to Paint with Karen Ilari (that's me :) I started this website as a way to share what I know about painting, and learn from all of…

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Reference photo critique

A friend of mine shared this photo she took on Instagram. It caught my eye. Lighting, reflections, textures etc. There is something about t…

Started by Micki Jerry

6 on Tuesday
Reply by Karen Ilari

A rant

I feel the need to rant and yall are the recipients because yall are artists and understand  NOTE: The word 'yall' is a copyrighted Missour…

Started by George Sapper

3 on Saturday
Reply by Wenda Spooner

Painting Posture

I am curious...Do you paint on an easel, drafting type table or table? Most of the classes I have been exposed to begin with an easel. I am…

Started by Micki Jerry

10 on Saturday
Reply by Wenda Spooner

Second guessed myself, bad idea

I had what I thought was a pretty good painting, yes, acrylic, almost finished and was looking forward to posting. Then the cheapskate in m…

Started by George Sapper

9 Jun 13
Reply by Micki Jerry

Malcolm's 10,000 hours

This is loosely based upon a two-page article in the Mat 12, 2017 issue of The Week, a weekly news magazine. Malcolm Gladwell is credited…

Started by Charles Eisener

3 Jun 3
Reply by Mark S Ward

Large Paintings

People keep asking me if I have any Large paintings.. Like sofa size. Most say they want it to fill up more of their wall space. If they sa…

Started by Wendy Robertson

2 May 19
Reply by Wendy Robertson

Hanging your work - Quick Clips

Earlier this month I was in a frame shop in Raleigh NC operated by an artist who is also a certified professional framer.  She has lots of…

Started by Charles Eisener

2 May 18
Reply by Charles Eisener

Simplifying a photo to erase details

I generally tend to paint too much details (with reference the style I like). I just found a trick wich might help me (I hope) when working…

Started by Philippe JOLLIVET

3 May 11
Reply by Wenda Spooner

Painting a Parks Scene - Green grass, green trees.

Wanda was just mentioning that she is going to be doing a plein air event this year in a park that is mostly green grass and green trees, a…

Started by Karen Ilari

6 May 4
Reply by Karen Ilari


Karen,as you can see,there are 3 blank comments from last night.Somehow after I signed out,it did that.This is too wierd

Started by Art

7 Apr 10
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