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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 Compulsion.

How often do you pick up. brush and paint? Since I started @ 3 years ago I try to paint everyday. I complete a painting a week at minimum a…

Started by Charles Emery

0 Sep 15

Color Cards

After 2 years of acrylic painting I finally decided to spend the effort to make color cards as Diane recommends and found it to be one of t…

Started by Charles Emery

0 Sep 11

What colour is it, anyway?

From the Golden newsletter just published. I have posted blogs in the past regarding the identification of the specific pigments in a given…

Started by Charles Eisener

0 Jul 24

Substrate Induced Discoloration (SID)

Golden's latest newsletter again deals with this issue, which is unique to acrylics (and latex paint).  A new series of tests has confirmed…

Started by Charles Eisener

3 Jun 29
Reply by Deborah Alavosius

What style are my paintings? How about yours :)

Hello everyone :))I havent been around for a while, but planing to start painting again soon. So happy to see that your great comunity is …

Started by Ana

4 May 31
Reply by Karen Ilari

Mark Twain

Came across a quote credited to Mark Twain some time back, and it makes me think every time I read it. "You can't depend on your eyes  Whe…

Started by Charles Eisener

2 May 8
Reply by Sarah Irland

Drying time for Oil Paints

I know that Karen's site is highly biased towards acrylics, but there are a number of members who use oils as well.  For either medium, I w…

Started by Charles Eisener

1 Apr 24
Reply by Karen Ilari

Lighting - best positioning

Hi all, hope this works, my third try to post this, lol. It seems no matter how I position my easel, with my lighting/where my lighting is,…

Started by Marion

6 Jan 30
Reply by Marion


Just started with "gouache" paints. Any of you have suggestions for me ?

Started by John G DeMoss

4 Jan 15
Reply by Karen Ilari

Paint colors and brands

Hi all, I'm new to painting and have still been trying to work out my palatte. I know Karen recommends golden acrylics but I started with W…

Started by Janet Lightburn

5 Dec 9, 2017
Reply by Karen Ilari


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