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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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Painting kids on you pencil figures in first?

Hi, I want to do a painting of my grandson on the beach...I have sketched it onto my canvas, and now wonder, is this the best way to go abo…

Started by Marion

8 1 hour ago
Reply by Marion

Tips & Trickfor painters

Trucs%20%26%20Astuces%20de%20peintres.pdf Hi everybody! As I read a lot of art books and look at a lot of video tutorials for painters, I t…

Started by Philippe JOLLIVET

5 Feb 23
Reply by Ian Greig

SIDS Update by Golden

An email newsletter from Golden paints today has provided a new perspective on the sealing of hardboard (eg Masonite) prior to painting wit…

Started by Charles Eisener

1 Feb 17
Reply by Wanda McDonald

Varnishing Acrylic & Oil paintings

I am planning to varnish my acrylic and oil paintings and its my first time. I would like to get some tips on varnishing. 1. Which brand i…

Started by Nidhi

14 Feb 11
Reply by Charles Eisener

Missing In Action!

Sorry I haven't been on here in awhile.  I am in the middle of a move.  I am downsizing and moving to a condo in Reisterstown, MD.  I bough…

Started by Jan Michael "Mike" Price

4 Jan 9
Reply by Deborah Alavosius

Painting over a canvas?

I have a dilemma. My partner was so excited about this, too. Sigh. The place she works is remodeling. Actually re-configuring a building fo…

Started by KC Cooke

9 Jan 8
Reply by KC Cooke

Finishing a painting with acrylic markers

As I was asked how I use acrylic markers to finish my paintings, I show on this picture some examples (see the red ellipses). I find marke…

Started by Philippe JOLLIVET

4 Jan 7
Reply by Philippe JOLLIVET

Painting - Therapy for Pets as well.....

Hi; I have an old dog who has been quite ill the past several weeks.  It is getting pretty hard to keep her comfortable. I have found that…

Started by Sarah Irland

10 Dec 21, 2016
Reply by Sarah Irland

hanging art in public!

I did it! This morning at 8 a.m. I helped hang my paintings in the local library. I attached 3 of the groupings.

Started by Wenda Spooner

16 Dec 16, 2016
Reply by Wenda Spooner

Attempted synthesis about successfull paintings

How%20to%20paint%20successfully.xlsx Hi dear Ilarians! I'm learning everyday about painting while reading, viewing videos, watching galleri…

Started by Philippe JOLLIVET

18 Nov 15, 2016
Reply by Mary


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